Upside Learning partners with THE Group to offer ILM qualifications
05/19/2012

Upside Learning recently announced partnership with THE Group, to provide ILM Level 3 qualifications in First Line Management & Level 3 Award in Leadership qualification to its customers and prospects.

Online PR News – 19-May-2012 – Pune – As part of its learning solutions portfolio, Upside Learning has been offering a range of more than 3000 ready-to-use courses in the areas of IT skills, Soft/ Business skills, Health & Safety and Banking & Finance. The company has augmented this range further by partnering with THE Group, a leading business consultancy providing services in the areas of training and development, leadership & management and strategic business consultancy, to include Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 3 Qualifications in First Line Management (Award, Certificate, Diploma) and the Level 3 Award in Leadership qualification.
The ILM Level 3 Award, Certificate & Diploma qualifications in First Line Management and the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership have been specially designed to give practising or aspiring leaders and first line managers a solid foundation in their formal development as a leader and/or a manager. Further, these ILM qualifications offer flexibility to all candidates in choosing from a diverse range of optional units to build their qualification – the Award, Certificate or Diploma. This high level of flexibility allows individuals or their employers to custom build a qualification focusing on the key areas of leadership or first line management that are most relevant to the demands of a specific role, industry or organization. From managing health and safety to planning change in the workplace, ILM Leadership and Management qualifications can be fully tailored to meet the varying needs of learners across all employment sectors.
Commenting on its collaboration with THE Group, Amit Garg, Director of Custom Learning Solutions at Upside Learning, said, “We have been working with THE Group for over 2 years now. After having helped them develop a Qualification Learning Management System (QLMS) called Accredit® for administering ILM qualification courses online, we decided to take our partnership to the next stage and offer actual ILM qualifications”. Further he added, “ILM are already the largest leadership & management awarding body in Europe and are increasingly becoming renowned the world over for their quality and standards. We believe Accredit® is a fantastic product that will help organizations in their training endeavour through these internationally recognised leadership & management qualifications.”
Brian Taylor, Managing Director at THE Group, said, “These e-learning products represent a major step in providing access to employees who wish to pursue their personal development outside the confines of the classroom. These modules represent the first units to be formally validated by ILM. We intend creating further suites of products over the coming months.”
The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services. Founded on the principle that skilled managers and leaders hold the key to creating productive workforces that deliver organizational and economic success, ILM’s qualifications and membership services are designed to drive up the standards of leadership and management and improve individual and team performance.

About THE Group
THE Group is a leading provider of professional business services that enable growing organizations to optimize performance through enhancing people and processes. With over 20 years experience in the provision of individual and organizational development, the company offers a range of value added products and services in the areas of training and development, systems, HR, quality and strategy. Through its extensive knowledge of learning strategies combined with a reputation for delivering a high quality service, they work with customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Arriva Trains, Bath University, Bristol City Council, Brother Industries, Dorset County Council, Honda, Orange, Total Petrochemicals, Virgin & Wockhardt.
For further information, visit http://www.the-group.co.uk

About Upside Learning
A globally recognized leader in training outsourcing, Upside Learning is one of the leading names in Custom eLearning Development, Learning Management Systems and Mobile Learning Solutions. With a collective experience of 600+ person-years, it has successfully completed more than 300 corporate and academic projects for over 150 clients worldwide.
The company’s solutions and services portfolio includes a range of learning solutions tailor-made to organizations of different sizes and types. It comprises -
• UpsideLMS – Stunning, best value, multi-award winning Learning Management System
• Upside2Go – A revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning
• Custom eLearning & mLearning Solutions
• Catalog Courses (over 5000 courses in IT, Finance, Desktop Skills & Soft Skills)
• Technical Support & Administrative Services
Upside Learning has been consistently picking up awards and other recognitions every year, including the most recent 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards.
It is its constant endeavour to develop and provide innovative solutions to its clients thereby impacting their organizational learning and hence, performance.
For more information, visit: http://www.upsidelearning.com