Workforce Development Information

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Dear Barton Peveril College,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
Please can you provide information on the following:

1. Does your organisation use a Learning Management System and e-learning provision for employee / staff training?
2. If no, are there ongoing plans to purchase a Learning Management System and e-learning provision for employee training in the near future?
3. What is the name of the Learning Management System (product name) and which company is it purchased from?
4. Provide brief information of the current e-learning courses that are used in employee training.
5. Who provides the e-learning courses that are used in employee training?
6. Provide the development themes of the eLearning courses that are used in employee training (i.e. Compliance, Safeguarding, etc.)
7. Value of the current contract, date of commencement and date of expiry.
8. Who is responsible for ensuring the LMS and e-learning provision meets your training requirements?
9. Can you please provide your current organisational structure for the college.

I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after receipt, however I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this request.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for, my details are outlined below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Sharman

DataProtection, Barton Peveril College

Dear Chris,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. Please find response
below.
1. Does your organisation use a Learning Management System and e-learning
provision for employee / staff training?
No
2. If no, are there ongoing plans to purchase a Learning Management System
and e-learning provision for employee training in the near future?
Yes
3. What is the name of the Learning Management System (product name) and
which company is it purchased from?
N/A
4. Provide brief information of the current e-learning courses that are
used in employee training.
N/A
5. Who provides the e-learning courses that are used in employee training?
N/A
6. Provide the development themes of the eLearning courses that are used
in employee training (i.e. Compliance, Safeguarding, etc.)
None as yet, but will be used for DSE and H&S training
7. Value of the current contract, date of commencement and date of expiry.
N/A
8. Who is responsible for ensuring the LMS and e-learning provision meets
your training requirements?
N/A
9. Can you please provide your current organisational structure for the
college.
Kind regards
Data Protection Barton Peveril

Dear Barton Peveril College,

Thank you for your email in response to our FOI request. I have read your answers and was wondering if there is potential for us to assist you in your search for a Learning Management System.
At Virtual College we pride ourselves in being one of the leading learning technology companies in the UK and being dedicated to our customers as our main focus.

At a time when student numbers are increasing and budgets are being stretched, it is important that learning programmes are able to provide quality whilst also being cost-effective and helping to easily evidence compliance.
We have worked with a number of partners within the education sector to create a set of quality online training programmes to ensure all compliance needs are met in a consistent and cost-effective way, whilst enabling you to meet Ofsted requirements. Our courses are developed with our award winning e-learning development and we ensure high quality and the right price. Alongside providing online training to thousands of schools, colleges and academies Virtual College also partners with training providers and supports cost-effective apprenticeship provision.

When you choose our Learning Management System, you’re choosing the functionality you need to support a truly modern training programme. It can be used to support 2 to 2,000,000 learners. It is accessible on any device and will help your entire training process to be more streamlined and dynamic.
Modern user-friendly interface
Easy to customise and navigate
Fully responsive and scalable
Displays in a variety of languages
Robust and secure
Minimal set-up, fast deployment

If this is something you would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Smith, one of our Learning Technology Consultants on [email address], and she will be able to provide you with more information to assist you.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Sharman