The Pensions Regulator

  Terry Clayworth,  Manager, Regulated Community Learning,looks at how The Pensions Regulator decided to use e-learning to help them address the challenge of reaching 100,000 trustees in a wide range of large and small businesses.He outlines practical lessons on...

Evolving L&D at McDonald’s

Towards Maturity and the CIPD have recently launched a new report L&D Evolving Roles:Enhancing Skills that considers the future direction of L&D and the skills that they need to get there. The report included a number of detailed interviews including this one...

Building professional excellence in the advertising industry

IPA and Willow DNA, Winners of Best online Distance Learning e-learning Award 2012 offer a credible online approach to CPD for advertising professionals The early incarnation of The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising ( IPA ) was mobilised by the government in...

Cambian Achieves excellence with e-learning

Practical lessons from award winning Cambian Group to deliver widespread adoption and excellent results. What happens when pressure within your sector, the high cost of face-to-face training and a lack of consistency in company training threatens to blunten your...

BILD – The future of e-assessment

The e-portfolio plays a vital role in: providing faster and more efficient learning programmes; reducing bureaucracy; simplifying the jobs of assessors enabling them to focus more on feedback and assessment rather than managing huge volumes of evidence; increasing the...

Dignity: The Heart of the RCN with e-learning

In June 2008, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched their ‘Dignity: at the heart of everything we do’ campaign because in the nursing profession, ‘Dignity’ is at the heart of everything they do and is clearly a vital component of nursing care. Winner of...

Training Quality Standard

The Training Quality Standard: what is it? TQS  helps training providers deliver learning solutions that make an impact on an employer’s business. It is an accredited Quality Mark but the real benefit is that it drives a dialogue between a provider and an...

Brush up your Blended learning skills

Our Driving Business Benefits research has highlighted that we are expecting so much more from our investment in learning technologies during difficult times but the biggest barriers to success are our lack of skills in developing appropriate solutions – knowing...

Building skills in e-learning

  What are the skills required to modernise learning effectively in the workplace?   We are currently reviewing courses, networks and resources available to bring you an up to date list of programmes will be useful for 21st century L&D professionals....

A Truly Global Innovative Blend by PLAN

This is the story of how a blended management development programme successfully improved the behaviours of managers, based around the globe, in developing countries. Anyone planning a management development programme can learn from this ingenious blend of pre/post...

Royal Navy revolutionises Engineering Training

The Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering introduced Buzzing Hub; e-learning for Modern Apprentices in Engineering. The RN train Marine Engineers as Modern Apprentices on entry leading through to Foundation Degrees as their skills and experience develop. The...

Effective Blends for Busy Managers

Last year, the Chartered Management Institute published their first research looking at how blended learning approaches can support managment development. One year on, the research was repeated with an online survey of over 1000 members of the CMI together with a...

e-learning benefits lessons from Higher education

Last year 16 higher education institutions worked  together on the challenge of providing evidence of e-learning success that will help influence academic sceptics and reflect the considerable changes that have taken place in the first few years of the 21st...

e-skills UK invites input to new strategic plan

e-skills UK today released a consultation for its five year strategic plan for England and is now seeking input from employers, educationalists and other stakeholders with an interest in the UK’s IT & Telecoms skills base. The consultation is focused on five...

Innovation at City&Guilds

FLV File   City & Guilds have enjoyed 7 years of success with their GOLA capability and have seen over 3/4 million candidates take their high stake exams online. In this presentation Dr Kenney- Wallace outlines lessons and perspectives from their learners and...

Innovation at City&Guilds (Audio)

  City & Guilds have enjoyed 7 years of success with their GOLA capability and have seen over 3/4 million candidates take their high stake exams online. In this presentation Dr Kenney- Wallace outlines lessons and perspectives from their learners and passes...

Megatrends in e-learning provision

How can large scale e-learning initiatives become sustainable and cost effective?  This is the question that has been considered by the  Megatrends in e-learning project  for the past 2 years as they have considered what has worked and what hasn’t...

Blended CHEERS Programme brings Good Health

BUPA needed to train users in 300 locations across the UK to use an employee and resident information system; traditionally done in a central training location. Employees wanted to spend less time away from their families, had differing PC skills; and new hires did...

NEW IT &Telecoms Insights report ‘Technology Counts’

Making the most of technology could boost UK economy by £35 billion – new research highlights critical importance of IT & Telecoms to UK and urgent need to invest in skills Fully exploiting technology is the single most important step the UK can take to...

e-learning – a note from Skills for Health

Following our series of health care case studies at the end of 2007, Jonathan Evans from Skills for Health,  has provided Towards Maturity readers more information the collaborative work that they are involved in to develop a joined up approach to e-learning in...

NHS Wales pilots light touch NVQ

The NHS in Wales have recently pioneered a rollout of a light touch qualification that not only equips staff with a relavent qualification for their day to day job, but also uses technolgy to help demonstrate to their managers that they are able to use NHS online...

UKI Partnerships introduce eNVQs for contact centre staff

  UKI Partnerships, part of RBS Insurance is an extraordinary business.From its inception in 2000, it has grown rapidly to become one of the country’s leading general insurance and motoring assistance partnership providers, serving millions of customers in...

Polymers Pilot Project

This genuinely pioneering development, developed over a number of years, exploring the use of online learning in a factory-floor environment combined with online aseessment leading to recognised qualifications, makes for an insightful case study. This case study...

Whitbread EL-Box Boxing Clever

Following the introduction of the National Certificate for Licences, this innovative programme, using the el-box tablet PC developed by Creative Learning Media for Brewers Fayre pubs in the Whitbread Group, reflects a high level of audience sensitivity with 86% out of...

BMW

BMW have applied learning technologies across to provide personalised learning from NVQ and technical certificates for in house apprenticeship programmes to new product updates for sales and technical staff across their dealership.   This study outlines how...

Virtual Centre of Learning Excellence ( Manufacturing in NE)

The aim of the Virtual Centre of Learning Excellence (VCLE) is to provide flexible learning opportunities for employees and students in technology related industries and to facilitate the exchange of information, resources and best practice between learning providers...

NHS Information Authority

Detailed case study covering 60,000 staff who accessed the NHS portal for basic IT ECDL skills training with an increase in staff morale, confidence and capability. Saving time, with 66% transfer of benefits to patients and an overall ROI improvement of 251%. NHS...

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