Workforce Development Information

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Dear Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form 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. If yes, 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

Dear Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College,

I am writing to remind you of my previous open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, you should have responded by now.
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 the local authorities training requirements?
9. Can you please provide your current organisational structure for the college.

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 and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris Sharman

Carolyn Wright, Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College

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Dear Chris

Freedom of Information Request Unique Ref: FOI 241

Thank you for your request for information dated 24th July 2018. You have requested the following information:

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.If yes, 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 can confirm that the college does hold the information you have requested. For ease I will respond to each of your questions in turn:

1.Yes
2.Not applicable - see answer to question 1
3.The product name is SmartLog and the provider is Safesmart Ltd
4.The current courses used by employees on the system are as follows:
Asbestos Awareness
COSHH Awareness
DSE Users
Fire Awareness
Fire Warden
Manual Handling
Slips Trips and Falls
Working at Heights
5.Safesmart Ltd
6.Health, Safety & Wellbeing
7.The total value of the current contract is £2700 including VAT, contract commencement date was 21/03/2017 for 3 years.
8.The manager responsible for the training theme is responsible for ensuring that the training meets our requirements, i.e. in this case it is our Health Safety & Welfare Manager.
9.Please see attached document for our current organisational chart.

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint, or request a review of the College's decision, please write to Anton McGrath, Principal, Ashton Sixth Form College, Darnton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9RL.

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Commissioner cannot normally make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the College. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF and at www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Carolyn Wright | Business Support Manager
Ashton Sixth Form College, Darnton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9RL
t: 0161 330 2330
e: [email address] w: www.asfc.ac.uk

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