Well, it's fair to say that Spring has sprung here in the Astutis offices and with the clocks going forward, we might have lost an hour's sleep, but the light evenings are more than making up for it! We hope that you've got a 'spring in your step' too!
It's been a busy time since our last update - we've run some competitions with our friends at Rigzone; met with a good deal of happy customers and future ones at the Middle East's largest health and safety trade fair, Intersec; received a set of fantastic NEBOSH International Diploma results achieved by our hard-working delegates; are set to launch our Diploma webinars to an international audience and have had some fun in the office raising funds for Sport Relief recently - all in the name of healthy working of course!
...but most importantly, January 2016 saw us celebrate an amazing 5 years since the 'birth' of Astutis!
With classroom courses in 14 countries and e-learners from 170 countries worldwide, the last 5 years have seen incredible growth and significant changes for Astutis.
Launched by Steve, David and Bren, Astutis has grown to become the 50+ amazing staff (family) we are today! Thank you for your support along the way!
They say 'time flies when you're having fun' and it certainly doesn't seem like 5 years since Astutis' inception - so we must have had some fun along the way!
It was great to meet with like-minded industry professionals and current delegates of Astutis courses at this year's Intersec. While it all seems like a while ago, we always value feedback from those on our courses and it's great to be part of such a forward-thinking event.
Huge Congratulations go to all our hard-working International Diploma delegates who helped secure a fantastic recent set of results!
At over 25% above the international average, our distance and e-learning students have proved that learning away from the classroom doesn't need to mean lower results - quite the contrary in fact!
Fun was had in the Astutis offices earlier this month when staff took to the floor to raise funds for Sport Relief - the biennial charity event bringing together the worlds of sport and entertainment raising money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.
The e-learning and development team has been working hard behind the scenes as usual this quarter. With the NEBOSH IGC e-learning course having been re-designed and re-developed to be completely accessible on mobile devices.
The unit ID International Diploma live online session is scheduled for Monday 4th April at 10am (GMT) with our lead Diploma tutor guiding students through the requirements of the Unit ID assignment. Bookings are open to Astutis students until Friday 1st April 2016.
In preparation for exams, International Diploma online revision sessions for Units IA, IB and IC will also be open to international students from late June 2016 and will take the form of 8 one-hour live online sessions with a Diploma tutor guiding students through a variety of topics from the course.
Get a feel for Astutis' health & safety e-learning experience by watching our new short video. Join over 7,000 of our e-learning delegates worldwide that have benefited from a NEBOSH or IOSH course with Astutis. Take a look for yourself:
Taking the NEBOSH Certificate? Read part 2 of our NEBOSH Certificate Exam Day Guidance post on interpreting NEBOSH command words correctly and how to plan your answers.
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