The Safety Train benefits from Learning Light
One of the UK's newest and brightest stars in the e-learning sector, The Safety Train, has re-located its operations to Sheffield, thanks to Learning Light's advice and guidance. Already, the move seems to be paying off.
- (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2010 - Jonathan Blythe, The Safety Train's business development director, explained: "The Safety Train grew from a need to provide distance learning in health and safety-related subjects - principally because it was proving difficult to arrange classroom-based courses to suit the diaries of a large number of delegates who were based throughout the UK.
"Our answer was to form The Safety Train and provide the training via e-learning materials dealing with social care, office health and safety and personal development," he continued. "These e-learning materials are delivered via streaming video over the web and/or via mobile phone apps."
Jonathan and his colleagues at The Safety Train first encountered Learning Light in 2009, when David Patterson, Learning Light's project director, outlined to them the business advantages for companies in the e-learning sector locating in Sheffield.
"David convinced us of the benefits of moving to Sheffield - the UK's e-learning capital," said Blythe.
"Indeed, David's advice and guidance on all aspects of the e-learning market as well as on our head office location has proved to be most valuable. The early signs are that this move to Sheffield is producing all that we had hoped it would in business terms," he added.
Learning Light, a company limited by guarantee, focuses on promoting the use of e-learning and learning technologies, as well as running the www.e-learningcentre.co.uk website which currently receives some 72,000 unique 'hits' each month.
Learning Light's David Patterson commented: "We're always delighted to be able to make our experience and expertise in the corporate e-learning sector available to any organisation - especially when it leads to enhancing and strengthening that sector in these challenging economic times.
"In recent years, Sheffield has established itself as the UK's e-learning capital - taking over from the Brighton area where the first e-learning companies were concentrated in the 1980s. Key e-learning related knowledge and skills are now well-represented among the working population in the Sheffield area - and this is helping to attract e-learning content and systems developers to set up in and around the city," he continued.
"So we're beginning to see a virtuous circle develop - which should continue to benefit both the industry and the area by continuing to provide more and more e-learning related jobs - and the people to do them!"
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About The Safety Train
The Safety Train, http://www.thesafetytrain.co.uk/ operates an e-learning training portal aimed at covering all aspects of health & safety training. It offers a range of social care training, personal development training and office safety training covering: fire, first aid, food, general care and the various provisions of the mental capacity act. Single user prices begin at £20.
About Learning Light Ltd
Sheffield-based Learning Light is a centre of excellence in the use of e-learning and learning technologies in the workplace. Its knowledge base contains over 400 papers offering insights and advice on how to use e-learning & learning technologies.
Learning Light works closely with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, and has undertaken a Systematic Literature Review of the available papers on the effective use of e-learning in conjunction with the University of Sheffield.
Learning Light, which is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, operates www.e-learningcentre.co.uk one of the leading resources on e-learning in the UK.
Learning Light occupies a unique space in the e-learning and learning technology sector networking with:
• Suppliers of e-learning and learning technologies to support the growth of the sector
• Buyers seeking out learning technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of their business or organisation
• Leading organisations worldwide who provide it with market knowledge from around the globe
• Provides unbiased and impartial advice to both suppliers and buyers
• Hosts events and workshops that provide the platforms to impart and gain knowledge by encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practice
• Acts as a conduit between suppliers and buyers to forge successful business partnerships
• Provides market intelligence and benchmarking information gained from its many contacts and networking partners
• Provides access to research materials from leading learning technology professionals
Further information from:
David Patterson/ Gill Broadhead, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 223 2442
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405