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Today is World Heart Day, a global initiative to increase awareness of the prevalence and risks of cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions that end up taking the lives of thousands of people every day of the year.

Heart disease is one of the most pervasive diseases affecting people all around the world today. Around the world, 17.3 million people die of cardiovascular disease every year. That’s more than 4 times as many deaths than result from malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined. While infectious diseases such as these seem more dramatic and dangerous, leaps forward in medicine have lessened their overall worldwide impact. However, heart disease remains the largest killer by far.

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TQUK, for the last couple of years, has been growing and growing, like snowballs rolling down a snow-covered hill. Along the way, we’ve picked up slabs of new business in End-Point Assessment, with many more slabs to come. (By the time this snowball reaches the bottom of the hill, it will have become an abominable snowman so gigantic and ungainly it will topple over and crush any other AOs that stand in our way.)

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Today is International Tourism Day, a worldwide observance celebrating tourism in all its forms and promoting people moving from place to place and experiencing new people, languages and cultures

Given it’s the end of September, it’s prime holiday season! The TQUK office has seemed a little spare, with everyone booking their holidays to destinations near and far. So today we’d like to highlight the favourite places held close to the hearts of your favourite characters at TQUK.

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pexels-photo-544296.jpegIn order to streamline products and services, Training Qualifications UK will be withdrawing a number of qualifications from operation.

The end operational date has been set as 31/10/2017 with the final certification date 31/01/2018 for the qualifications listed below. If you have any questions or queries regarding this, please give us a call on 03333 583 344 or alternatively drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

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The other day, the boffins at TQUK noticed a story on the FE Week website that tickled our cockles. The story detailed the plans by the Department of Justice to invite future participation in a tendering process to appoint single awarding organisations for seven areas of study. Education in prison is usually a fraught topic, too often marred by a polarising discussion, where on the one hand is advocacy  for punitive approach to incarceration (where education is seen as a privilege) and on the other the argument that education is a key tool in reformation and rehabilitation. It is between the two poles of this argument that money swishes about.

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