The previous post, Energy Wasting Day, shows an April Fool’s Day joke (click here for a classic example) with the worthy intention of focusing attention on the issue of energy use in our daily lives. However, the following news is NOT an April Fool.
Read this McDonald’s website and decide for yourself. Does this mean the final destruction of British state education, or is this the way forward? Is this the future for Catalonia, with plans for indirect management of schools? (A[dvanced] Level is equivalent to Batxillerat.)
McDonald’s to offer qualification that is equivalent to an A-level
McDonald’s has become one of the first companies in the UK to be given Awarding Body status by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), enabling them to award accredited qualifications, equal to GCSE’s, A levels and degrees, to employees for the first time.
McDonald’s has been piloting a ‘Basic Shift Managers’ course since the beginning of the year, to teach staff everything they need know about the day-to-day running of a restaurant, from basic operational requirements and marketing to human resources and finance.
The initiative aims to give official credit to training which otherwise would not be recognised outside of McDonald’s and demonstrate how the workplace can be part of employees’ continuous learning.