Digital learning healthcare specialists, Aurion Learning, has announced they will participate at the NHS E-Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting in Edinburgh later this month.

For more than 14 years, Aurion Learning has been providing expert digital learning solutions to the healthcare sector. Experts from the company will leverage this experience to share key insights and knowledge which contributes to the success stories of learning and development in healthcare organisations, including the Healthcare Executive Ireland and NHS Education for Scotland.

The event, which takes place on 24 April 2014 from 10.30am – 2.30pm at NHS Education for Scotland, Edinburgh, is open to all employees of the NHS and is organised and managed by the E-Learning Alliance. Aurion Learning will present “Digital Learning in Healthcare – success stories and lessons learnt.”

Looking ahead to the event, Gavin Woods, Business Development Manager at Aurion Learning said:

“With over a decade of experience in learning technologies, we are honoured to share information and knowledge about our E-Learning solutions as well as the insights we’ve gained from our trusted relationships with our healthcare clients with members of the Special Interest Group.

As this is the first opportunity we have had to participate at the SIG, I am tremendously excited. I hope our fresh insights, practices and expertise will benefit the members and contribute towards the development of their local E-Learning initiatives.”


Alliance Members, Learning Nexus, have announced that it’s popular Health & Safety course range has been approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be released late March.  The full range of 24 courses have received the prestigious approval. Rob Burgon, RoSPA’s Workplace Safety Manager, said: “Learning Nexus has worked hard to produce courses that will make a difference to people’s lives. The prestigious ‘Approved by RoSPA’ mark assures training providers and their prospective clients that courses have been independently assessed and are deemed to embody best practice. We are delighted that Learning Nexus has successfully been through our thorough approvals process and can now use the ‘Approved by RoSPA’ mark with pride.” For more information on this range please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meanwhile, Safety4Business, the Health and Safety Division of Learning Nexus is due to release its much anticipated NEBOSH Qualifications, the National General Certificate (NGC) and International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety available in Spring 2014. The course, which has been built in-house by the Learning Nexus production team, gives learners the opportunity to undertake the study element entirely online, within an interactive and intuitive learning environment. For more information or to register interest please visit

The education and training of a sales force forms the foundation of any successful company. Without it, market share will be lost and new opportunities overlooked.  Alliance Members, eCom Scotland are delighted to have been working with Andrew Carnegie Business School to enable them to deliver a multi-mode suite of sales programmes allowing sales teams to confidently undertake their studies in a way that suits the work environment.  The blended approach includes an online package developed by eCom Scotland that provides much needed support to the sales and marketing functions across all sectors of industry and commerce.

The launch of the new online package for the ISMM level 3 Diploma in Sales and Marketing is to be held at the Andrew Carnegie Business School on the 28th March 2014. At the event you will hear from other sales professionals about the positive impact sales training has had on their careers, the Andrew Carnegie Business School Team will explain about the range of qualifications available, of course showcasing our new online package for the Level 3 Diploma and how this will be of benefit to businesses.

To find out more about the range of Sales Qualifications on offer at Andrew Carnegie Business School, visit the dedicated ISMM pages or contact them on 0844 248 0145 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Edinburgh-based eLearning Alliance member Multiply has created a suite of 16 regulatory style eLearning modules for a major UK insurance company. Faced with the challenge of how to motivate learners working through hours of dry ‘compulsory’ training, the Multiply team delivered a vibrant design that employs an innovative scrolling interface.

The world of financial services is well used to the demands of regulatory learning.  Staff are expected to work through regular doses of detailed subject matter – usually repeated at least every year – with a formal assessment at the end. In many organisations, these modules have developed a bad reputation from users due to their repetitive nature and dull format.

To counter these negative perceptions, and to make sure learners were put in control of their learning, Multiply proposed an inventive new design to a major UK insurer when asked to pitch for a 16-module development project.

The solution employed an easy-to-use scrollable interface and a vibrant infographic-style design that presented key information in a highly visual and engaging manner.

Each module also included a randomised assessment complete with Management Information to satisfy detailed business requirements.

In all, more than 10 hours of learning was developed and the modules were received enthusiastically by client and learners alike.

For more information, contact David Bradley-Bird on  0131 718 0553 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





North East Scotland College is seeking a partner to develop and market a range of high quality work-based learning opportunities to employers and individuals.

The successful tenderer would work with the college to identify training needs across agreed industry sectors, develop flexible learning materials to meet that need, and market and administer resulting learning opportunities.

The College currently offers a range of blended learning courses delivered to businesses and organisations in the North East of Scotland and Central Scotland areas. We offer courses in subject areas such as Customer Care, Health & Social Care, Health & Safety, Management and Professional Development with enrolments totalling approximately 4,000 in an academic year.

The courses on offer are short 12-14 week programmes which involve learners undertaking distance learning but with tutor support. The tutor support takes the form of induction with a learner and then progress meetings with the learner, within the workplace, on two or three occasions during the 12-14 weeks. The tutors are contracted to the College.

Deadline date for submission of tenders is 14 April.

The contract will be for 3 years.

Record your interest in this opportunity via publiccontractsscotland.

Learning Nexus is delighted to have passed their annual ISO Quality Management Audit last month, achieving the standard necessary for the renewal of their ISO 9001 and 14001 certification for the 7th consecutive year. The certification demonstrates their commitment to quality standards in respect of business processes and the impact of the business on the environment. 

eLearning Alliance Member, Create eLearning, are building a new eLearning platform and are moving close to launch. 

Their next stage of development is to gather feedback on their platform to date from the wider community, so the folks at Create are holding three focus group sessions on 28th March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow to give you the opportunity to feed into the eLearning platform development in real time, while the development team listen to YOUR input.

Each session is the same, so you only have to attend one to give your input.

The day’s sessions will be followed by a drinks reception at 4.30pm, also in The Lighthouse, as a thank you for your continued support and for your contribution on the day.

You can register now to join the Focus Group at Create eLearning.