Two training providers have formed an alliance designed to help
organisations deliver blended training to their workforce where in-house
trainers don’t have the capacity to do so.
Balance Learning – which describes itself as a dedicated blended learning
publisher – will provide the courses and Excel Communications, the soft skills
classroom specialist, will co-ordinate them.
The courses incorporate Balance Learning’s three-dimensional approach,
featuring e-learning to build knowledge, classroom resources to help develop
skills, and workplace activities to put new skills into practice.
"Our experienced tutors can now seamlessly set up and deliver a Balance
Learning programme, providing a multi-sensory learning experience ," says
Neil Tappenden, managing director of Excel Communications. "This can
accelerate people performance and reduce both the cost of training and staff
The alliance offers the option of having the live training element (called
the Skills Dimension), facilitated by Excel Communications’ tutors. Balance
will provide a full set of customisable PowerPoint slides, a trainer’s script
in Word format, exercises, role plays and case studies, which trainers can use
to enhance their face-to-face sessions.