Scouting for knowledge

From: Bob Little Press & PR
Published: Thu May 26 2005

The Scout Association is providing its 100,000 adult volunteer staff throughout the UK training via e-learning.

The Association offers a variety of training courses but the geographical spread of members and the limited time available due to their voluntary status can limit access training.

Bespoke training specialists, AdVal Learning Solutions (ALS) have developed three programmes for the Association with a fourth in development.
These courses utilise audio and slide shows and can be accessed online and in CD-ROM form, offering higher quality reproduction. The e-learning concludes with a short quiz about the course content, and again learners print out a certificate showing their name, score and date to add to their portfolio for validation.

Says Scout Association head of training Robert Halkyard: "We have worked through a major change of mind-set in order to accommodate this new way of learning.

"Response has been very positive - users appreciate the quality of the e-learning, value being able to access it faster, and can train in their own time and at their own pace."

Implementation of e-learning in the Association continues.

"Our three-year partnership with AdVal has worked well," says Robert Halkyard. "They have learned about Scouting and we have learned about e-learning."

Issued May 2005 on behalf of Adval Learning Solutions by Bob Little Press & PR (BLP&PR)
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Editor Note:
AdVal is a learning services group that offers human resources and change management
consultancy, bespoke e-learning, video production, web portals, testing and quality assurance, together with off-the-shelf e-learning products.

The company was founded in 1989 and is based at Aylesbury in central England.

Outlook and philosophy
AdVal’s approach is to:

- Understand clients’ business objectives, culture and values.
- Apply appropriate learning strategies within client organisations.
- Apply best practice in project management and quality assurance to exceed project goals.
- Offer innovative approaches to delivering the message or learning intervention.
- Improve clients’ productivity and their ‘bottom line’.

Client base
AdVal works primarily with ‘blue chip’ companies and public sector organisations, providing a range of products and services designed to improve its customers’ business performance by providing a competitive edge through innovative, elegant and appropriate learning solutions.

AdVal clients include: The Royal Bank of Scotland; Alvis Vickers; National Learning Network (NLN); Rank Group’s Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos divisions; Warwickshire Police; Heads, Teachers and Industry (HTI) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
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