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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.

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.

MODNet Launch – a cutting edge Work Based Learning network

We were very pleased to be amongst representatives of over 200 business, public and voluntary organisations who were present at the employer launch of MODNet, the Middlesex organisational Development Network (Thursday 17 September) hosted by the Institute of Work Based Learning at the Middlesex University.

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 employer. This was clear from a CFE event for training providers delivered in London on 28th April 2009.

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 how to create the right blends of learning technologies and interventions that deliver results. Yet less than 1 in 5 organisations provide any training on how to do this.

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 century.

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.

Innovation at City&Guilds

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 on some hints and tips for successful learning partnerships.

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 on some hints and tips for successful learning partnerships.

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 the health sector.

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 technology to help demonstrate to their managers that they are able to use NHS online tools such as the patient management system.

elearn2work – meeting small business needs(Audio full length Podcast)

The eLearn2work project in South Yorkshire is an action research project to understand how e-learning can help small businesses improve their productivity.  This interview with Michael Thornton of Knowlegebase UK ( a lead partner in the project) is suitable for any education practioner looking to engage small businesses and work more effectively together.

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 partnership with brand leaders across all the major sectors.

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 assessment leading to recognised qualifications, makes for an insightful 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 9,600 staff now preferring this method of learning.

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 and industry employers

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.

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%.

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