Safety4Business, the Health & Safety Division of eLearning provider Learning Nexus, has had its popular Health & Safety courses approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

After a rigorous review by RoSPA auditors, all the courses in the Health & Safety range have received a RoSPA seal of approval, which recognises the quality of the content and demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to reducing preventable accidents in the workplace.

Research by RoSPA indicates that each year, about 14,000 people across the UK die as a result of accidents, and RoSPA, a safety charity, is committed to reducing this number. UK legislation requires employers to be responsible for safety training and employees’ safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

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.”

Managing Director Ruth Howell said about receiving the approval; “We are delighted to have our Health and Safety range receive the approval from such a worthy and inspiring organisation. Coming after our acquisition of the Safety4Business brand, this not only demonstrates the high quality of our content but also our wider objective of providing effective and life enhancing eLearning solutions.”

The RoSPA approval is the second recognition for Learning Nexus, the first being The British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD) quality mark which was awarded last year.

The full RoSPA approved Health and Safety Range is available for purchase now, direct from the Safety4Business website.


Aurion Learning is pleased to announce the beta availability of their new digital storytelling tool; storee.

The beta release is made available to allow a broad user base to test, evaluate and provide feedback on the new online storytelling tool.

Aurion Learning designed and built storee to help make it easy for people of all technical abilities, to create and share their stories using their own text, audio, video clips and photos online.

“We’re excited about creating a vibrant digital storytelling community,” said Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director at Aurion Learning “storee’s features combined with its easy to use interface will provide the best user experience and most importantly one of the efficient ways to create and share short stories online.”

“We're excited to be starting this storytelling journey, and look forward to sharing our storee vision with users as we continue to develop new and enhanced capabilities and features in this online tool.” Added Maureen.

The storee beta is available to Aurion Learning customers, partners, and members of the public. If you are interested in trying storee Beta, you can sign up and access the beta Access the beta here.

Aurion Learning will deliver a two day training workshop on Articulate Storyline in partnership with the Scottish E-learning Alliance in Edinburgh next month.

Designed specifically for in-house trainers, subject matter experts and those who want to design and build their own E-Learning, the workshop will provide participants with everything they need to help you create engaging rapid E-Learning using Articulate Storyline.

Held on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 June, participants will be guided through:

  • key features of Storyline,
  • Storyline workflow,
  • development of a rapid E-Learning course including demonstrations, interactive simulations, video and narration and
  • learn how to easily integrate content with E-Learning applications and publish to SCORM for your LMS to deliver HTML5 and Flash files.

Looking ahead to the two day practical and interactive workshop, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director at Aurion Learning said:

“We have been delivering these practical and hands-on workshops to a wide client base for over a decade with tremendous success. Because our educational teams work with Articulate daily we know simplicity and power of Storyline inside out and participants at the two day workshop will be able to benefit from this expertise.”

To register and for more information about the Articulate Storyline training 2 day workshop visit the Events Page.

Date: Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 June, 2014

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Venue: Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd, 95 McDonald Rd, Edinburgh, EH7 4NS

Students who perform above and beyond their everyday studies will now be recognised by Forth Valley College with a new Flexible Learning Award.

First recipient of the new award is HNC Business Studies student Carrie Gentles from Tullibody.
As well as coping with the demands of full time study Carrie has also committed to achieving the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) to enhance her qualifications. 

ECDL is a globally recognised information and communication technology (ICT) and digital literacy qualification consisting of seven separate modules of study.

Carrie has been supported through her extra study by the College’s Learning Development service which has included mentor support and alternative assessment arrangements. 

“Carrie has been a pleasure to work with throughout her ECDL course, with her can-do attitude and determination she now only has one exam to sit to fully achieve this qualification,” said Flexible Learning Coordinator, Lisa MacLaren.

“ECDL is brilliant additional qualification to have as it is transferrable across any career that Carrie chooses to pursue in the future.”

As well as the award Carrie will be presented with an iPad Mini which was kindly donated by Learning Nexus, a flexible learning materials supplier to the College.

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NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with E-Learning healthcare specialists Aurion Learning, have extended the capacity of the Post Registration Career Development Framework website by developing a new support and supervision section.

The new section will help integrate support and supervision into the everyday practice of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals (NMAHPs) throughout Scotland.

The Post Registration Career Development Framework website is designed to provide a platform to support the continuing professional development of NMAHPs throughout Scotland.

The support and supervision section on the website contains a comprehensive competency-based toolbox of tips, guidelines and personal stories including:

·         how to provide effective support and supervision to colleagues,

·         how to make the best use of support and supervision when offered, and

·         how to introduce and maintain support and supervision structures throughout the organisation.  

The updated area also contains resources and links to help develop the knowledge and skills of those receiving and providing support and supervision to others.

 “The new section on the website was written, designed and built with NHS Education for Scotland to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience. NMAHPs can now benefit from content that is simple to access, download and apply in practice with supporting tools, programmes and resources to help them get the support and supervision they need for their long term personal and professional development.” Said Barry Kelly, Product Development Manager at Aurion Learning.

The new section on the Post Registration Career Development Framework website is the latest in a series of bespoke learning resources that Aurion Learning has developed in collaboration with the team at NES.


About the Post Registration Career Development Framework

NHS Education for Scotland is NHSScotland's national education and training Board. We are responsible for supporting NHS services to the people of Scotland through the development and delivery of education and training for all those who work in NHSScotland. We work closely with a range of partners to deliver our vision of Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland

eLearning provider Learning Nexus has partnered with awarding organisation AIM Awards to start providing eLearning courses to complement their qualification offering.

Learning Nexus are pleased to be forming a strategic partnership with Derby based, AIM Awards who are approved in the UK by Ofqual and who currently offer over 400 qualifications across the country.

Chief Executive of AIM Awards Linda Wyatt said; “I am delighted to be able to launch our partnership with Learning Nexus. This is an exciting development for AIM Awards in that we are able to provide access to high quality eLearning resources for our centres and equally offer accreditation to established Learning Nexus users”

This is the first time Learning Nexus will have qualifications attached to eLearning courses with the first two Health and Safety related titles, Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace, set for release for the start of the 2nd quarter. The partnership will allow Learning Nexus to compete in the qualifications market.

Managing Director Peter Howell said about the partnership; “we are delighted to be working with AIM Awards in order to add value to both our product portfolios”.