The EU referendum: business as usual


So, after our referendum last Thursday on 23 June, the UK has decided to leave the European Union. Although this decision has been made, we of course don’t exactly know when, or at this point, how.  What is clear though is that it will happen at some point, over the next 2 years.

Business as usual

What effect will this have on Britain the UK and Europe? No-one really knows.  However, in terms of the various services that ATi provide, including our International and UK programmes, I want to be very clear that it is “Business as Usual”.

Already booked?  Still the same great service….

For those of you reading this who are already coming to the UK to join us for our programmes, you are still very much welcome. Indeed, for you there seems to be an immediate advantage, in that the exchange rates may well mean that the cost of your programme in your local currency could be cheaper.  The costs of things in the UK when you arrive therefore also at present cheaper to you than they would have been a few weeks ago!

As far as we can tell, there are no travel restrictions for genuine visitors to attend our programmes. Visa applications, although might take a little longer than previously, are not expected to be any different.

Same standards, same quality

The excellence of our programme content and qualifications remain the same and we continue to work closely and be highly regarded by our Awarding Organisations. Our programmes remain just as credible, important and of value to all of our participants.  In those programmes where we arrange visits to organisations to hear from experts in the field, these are still expected to take place, although we may need slightly longer to negotiate and arrange these.

Looking ahead to the future

Here at ATi we are forward looking, focusing on the many real opportunities of the challenges ahead.  In this new era, we are keen to further arrange our services to even better support you and your organisation in what you need from training, development and qualification programmes.

In Summary

  1. To our international delegates who have already made booking with us, your programmes are very much still running and we look forward to welcoming you. As usual, if you have any questions or are worried about this in any way – please get in touch so we can help resolve these quickly for you.
  2. If you haven’t yet booked and are interested in finding out about our programmes, either here in the UK, in your own country, or through our series of Supported Open Learning programmes, please browse our courses or email us for further details – we will come back to you with straight forward answers as soon as we can
  3. Our other advisory services of course also remain available. Please contact us for help and advice on our full range of services including training, development, quality assurance and accredited qualifications. We are very much here for you – whoever you are, wherever you are from and wherever you want to learn.
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With very best wishes
On behalf of the ATi team


Professor Ian Favell
Ian is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and has been Chief External Verifier for CIPD for almost 20 years. As Principal Consultant for Assessor Training Ltd Ian is particularly interested in quality assurance, assessment and verification, training, learning and development, and the development and use of competencies and competency frameworks.
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