City & Guilds Kineo have announced plans to launch an elearning academy and apprenticeship programme.
The aim is to create a new set of learning and qualifications for new entrants to the elearning industry. City & Guilds Kineo said the continued adoption of elearning had led to a skills shortage in the e-learning industry, particularly in learning design skills.
The elearning apprenticeship programme will develop key skills across the entire elearning production process including:
- Learning design
- Elearning development (IT technical)
- Project management
- Graphics and animation
- Quality assurance
City & Guilds said it is keen to develop the apprenticeship programme and academy in collaboration with the wider industry. It is inviting interested organisations to contact them to discuss the initiative, whether interested in designing the programme or providing apprenticeship opportunities.
City & Guilds product development director Kirstie Donnelly, said: “This is a unique opportunity to put something back into the e-learning industry and tap into the talent pool of school leavers to develop our next generation of elearning professionals.”
Matt Fox, Director of City&Guilds Kineo, added: “We already have a great heritage in new graduate training. This exciting initiative will help us build on this experience and extend it to a new group of employees across all our key disciplines. It will support us in our growth and our aim to give something back to the wider industry and the elearning community.”