Uk Firms Take To Hi Tech Training

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UK firms take to hi-tech training
7th November 2017

By Karen Pickwick

UK companies are increasingly embracing new technology to enhance their learning and development (L&D) offering, according to leading testing certification firm Bureau Veritas.

Latest research by the company reveals that, in recent years, L&D spending in the UK has grown by 11% to an average of £1,068 per learner, with e-learning experiencing the largest spike, up from 7% in 2009 to 19% last year.

Bureau Veritas has welcomed the findings, adding that organisations are now recognising that virtual learning has a great role to play in terms of convenience and optimising efficiencies as many employees now prefer to access courses remotely via their tablet or smartphone.

It comes as recent figures from international HR consultancy firm Brandon Hall Group show that almost half (48%) of organisations are exploring new technologies as their top L&D priority over the next 12 months.

At the top of the agenda for technology exploration is how organisations can incorporate social and collaborative tools as well as mobile delivery, research from the same study revealed.

Anticipating this wider functionally, Bureau Veritas recently launched its Virtual Classrooms initiative, which provides online courses that can be undertaken on mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet.

Expanding on the traditional e-learning format, the Virtual Classroom online courses include live face-to-face teaching provided by genuine industry experts, which allow the firm to train people anywhere in the world as if they were all in a room together.