Scout Association still prepared with ALS e-learning

From: Bob Little Press & PR
Published: Wed Jun 22 2005

The UK’s largest mixed youth organisation, the Scout Association has awarded a contract to AdVal Learning Solutions (ALS) to develop a further programme of e-learning to its 100,000 adult volunteer members.

The Association has been using ALS e-learning since 2002 when it identified the medium as a means of better serving members whose voluntary status and remote geographic location precluded their attending all courses.

The programme is the fifth in the adult training series Fundamental Values of Scouting.

Delivered on CD-ROM, e-learning brings course content a stage closer to its audiences.

All previous programmes have been well received by the training staff and target audience alike and continued success is anticipated with this new programme.

ALS training designer Howard Jones says: "It’s been a great experience conveying the challenges, activities, enthusiasm and fun of Scouting through the medium of e-learning. Our relationship with the Association has been pivotal in our mutual success."

Melissa Green, programme and development adviser for the Scout Association adds: "The Scout Association always aims to improve the training available, both in terms of content and delivery methods. Our initial foray into e-learning was a big step, but we are pleased with the programmes that have been developed.

"We will continue to use e-learning wherever the medium is appropriate to training course content."


Issued June 2005 on behalf of Adval Learning Solutions by Bob Little Press & PR (BLP&PR)

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About the Scout Association

With 400,000 youth members, Scouting is the largest mixed youth organisation in the UK. It provides opportunities for adventure, team building, and citizenship for young people from every background.

Widespread throughout the UK, in both remote and urban areas, the ‘Movement’ - as it is often referred to - is run by 100,000 adult volunteers who carry out all of their Scouting activities in their own time: including their own training.

About ALS

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, as well as off-the-shelf e-learning products.

Founded in 1989, AdVal works primarily with blue chip companies and public sector organisations, providing a range of products and services for customers designed to improve their business performance.

Its mission is to enable its clients to achieve a competitive edge through innovative, elegant and appropriate learning solutions.

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 in order to exceed project goals.
Offer innovative approaches to delivering the message or learning intervention.
Improve clients’ productivity and their ‘bottom line’.

AdVal's clients include: The Royal Bank of Scotland; Alvis Vickers; Rank Group; National Learning Network (NLN); Heads, Teachers and Industry (HTI) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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