Globally-recognised accreditation body now endorses classroom, e-learning /online courses and other learning programmes as a means to identify high-quality and effective resources on behalf of content providers and consumers.
The Learning and Performance Institute has announced the release of its new independent endorsement programme for courses, training materials and learning programmes.
Learning Programme Endorsement (LPE) combines a set of rigorous standards developed through leading members of the learning community, and external review by experienced LPI assessors, to identify key factors that determine quality in the design and delivery of learning programmes and services.
Companies may apply to have a single course endorsed or a series of courses and activities that make up a discrete development programme. There is no restriction on the type of course – endorsement may be awarded to, for example, a single training course for Microsoft Office® or an online, distance and blended learning programme covering multiple activities in a learning path or curriculum.
The endorsement process has been specifically designed to reduce burden on staff time and resources whilst at the same time offering a substantial quality benchmark that benefits the learning programme itself, the participants who make use of the learning, and the organisation as a whole.
Commenting on the launch of the new endorsement, Edmund Monk, CEO, Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) said:
“Companies need to ensure their learning programmes are fit for purpose; that they increase operational competencies, spread knowledge and expertise throughout the organisation, and maintain employee retention. Whether such programmes are developed internally or sourced from external vendors, the challenge is knowing if the solution will deliver on its promises once it has been deployed. Will it be effective? Will it justify the investment made?
“To tackle these challenges, the LPI has developed Learning Programme Endorsement as a robust and repeatable framework against which learning programmes can be benchmarked for quality and efficacy. With its independent, well-established and globally recognised status as an accreditation body for workplace learning, the LPI is uniquely positioned to offer this endorsement. Moreover, choosing an LPI accredited company, or its endorsed programmes provides learners with assurance that all areas of provision meet the highest standards of quality, accuracy and commitment to learning outcomes.”
Endorsed learning programmes will be listed in a searchable web directory on the LPI website, providing course information for external agencies and prospective organisations.
Companies wishing to endorse their courses and learning programmes may apply by simply clicking here.