The Home Office has signed a deal to roll out on demand learning services to 22,500 staff under the Professional Skills for Government (PSG) initiative.
PSG is a change programme designed to ensure all civil servants have the skills and expertise – including financial management, people management, programme and project management, communications, marketing and strategic thinking – to enable their departments or agencies to deliver effective services.
The contract, with KnowledgePool, will enable the Home Office to call on trainers from the learning services firm to provide specific training and develop new training courses across a range of areas, including IT and core competencies, covered by the PSG.
“Our internal training team was facing huge demand for training,” said Una McGarvie, head of e-learning skills at the Home Office Centre for Learning and Development.
“We specifically went out to find providers we could call on to deliver training for us when and where there is a requirement, and also assist with the provision of e-learning courses to our staff,” she added. “We have more than 120 sites and we wanted to take the training out to people when and where it was needed, without increasing our headcount.”