Technology-led approach to save businesses' thousands on training budgets

Share this page

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 14 March 2014 in News

Streamlined service could see training budgets become up to 50 per cent more productive as staff training needs are more effectively matched

Employers could save thousands of pounds on their training budgets and deliver a more personalised learning experience, thanks to a new technology-led approach to apprenticeships and professional qualifications from City & Guilds Kineo, the workplace learning company. 

The new Managed Learning Service (MLS) enables employers to motivate their people, attract and retain talent and deliver bottom line results – all in one place. MLS can help employers save money as printing, travel and administration costs are all reduced. In fact, the streamlined service could see training budgets become up to 50 per cent more productive as staff training needs are more effectively matched. 

MLS creates blended learning programmes that are mapped to national standards and qualifications awarded by City & Guilds. These include elearning, virtual classrooms and access to curated content and resources. Everything is hosted on the MLS platform - a single system that brings together qualifications, ongoing learning management via Totara LMS, an e-portfolio, management information and reporting and crucially, links to funding where required.

Multinational contract foodservice and support company, Compass Group, is already piloting MLS for seven tailored qualifications with online assessments and expects to save over £250,000. 

Managing director of City & Guilds Kineo, Steve Rayson, said: “Providing qualifications or apprenticeships can be time consuming and costly, and has traditionally involved a huge amount of paperwork and administration. Where there are systems available, organisations often end up dealing with multiple platforms, not to mention extra headaches for the training team. MLS overcomes these barriers.

“New research by City & Guilds shows that 83 per cent of people under 35 actively wish to develop their skills at work, yet skills gaps continue to plague a number of industries. MLS is a dynamic way to ensure that employees receive professional development in a format that meets their learning needs whilst helping employers close the skills gap and maximise their performance.”


Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

19 October 2021

In another exploration of working with creatives Alistair Pearce looks at what managers need to do to support their creative people

13 October 2021

A change of climate in the post-furlough jobs market requires businesses to look within to get the talent required says Graham Fisher

4 October 2021

Whether it’s your board or your volunteers, training in the charity sector needs focus says Matt Hugg

Related Sponsored Articles

5 January 2015

Vincent Belliveau, Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA at Cornerstone OnDemand, explores the benefits of internal recruitment

19 November 2018

The Charity Learning Consortium has announced the winners of the annual Charity Learning Awards, revealing stories of amazing dedication, innovation and collaboration on the road to eLearning...