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Thursday, 3 April 2008

MoD to issue 'combat French' qualifications

The Ministry of Defence is to award members of the armed forces the equivalent of GCSEs in "combat French" for being able to translate signs warning of unexploded bombs and interviewing witnesses after an attack. The MoD is the first public sector body to follow McDonald's, Flybe and Network Rail in a scheme to allow organisations to become awarding bodies, able to train and issue qualifications to staff.

Tuesday, 3 April 2008
The Guardian

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