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Unprecedented demand for eCPD results in innovative collaboration between Becta and LSIS

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and Becta are delighted to announce a new collaboration on the eCPD programme.

The LSIS eCPD Programme provides a national structure that organisations in the learning and skills sector can use to raise standards in the effective use of e-learning.  Individuals can use it to generate evidence towards recognised national awards, or as part of their CPD requirement from the Institute for Learning.

Right from the start, there was overwhelming interest from the sector, resulting that the eCPD training was massively oversubscribed with a long waiting list. To prevent any delay to the programme and meet the genuine level of need in the sector, Becta has agreed to match additional funding from LSIS to ensure an extension to the programme. This will enable more people across the learning and skills sector to develop their skills in integrating technology into teaching and learning, for the benefits of their learners.

The extension will fund:

  • 40 additional training places
  • development with the sector of front-line guidance and products to maximise the impact  and sustainability of the programme
  • an online multimedia version of the programme for supported self study.

David Collins, the CEO of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, explains:
“This partnership exemplifies how two agencies can respond swiftly to demand from the learning and skills sector by tapping into sector expertise to design and deliver programmes which support self-improvement.  We would like to thank Becta for its support and assistance on this programme.  We are now in a position to move the programme forward to ensure it meets the demands of practitioners, updates their skills and expertise, and meets the expectations of today’s learners.”

In welcoming this development, Stephen Crowne, Chief Executive at Becta, said: 
“At Becta we take pride in our collaboration with front line professionals.  We are delighted to be supporting the extension of the LSIS e-cpd programme to meet the scale of demand and interest from across the FE and Skills sector. The evidence shows that year on year FE is making better use of technology for improving outcomes for learners and increasing value for money for the public purse. We expect the programme to accelerate the pace of this improvement."

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