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College opts for Enterprise Study from BroadSkill
BroadSkill this week marked six months of operation of the first implementation of Enterprise Study Platform (ESP) in an academic institution.
ESP is a web-based training management system designed to automate a number of the processes involved in running an L&D function. These include booking training, post-course evaluation, e-procurement, internal course management and the maintenance of training records.
Bradford College has a student population of over 29,000 and nearly 2,000 staff. It launched ESP in September 2005 to automate some of the training administration procedures carried out by its staff development team.
Using ESP, staff can check on their training records, browse the internal training catalogue and make bookings. The system also manages the seeking of management approvals, the sending out of joining instructions, post-course evaluations and updating of training records.
Christian McGrath, staff development officer at Bradford College, said "Most people find the Enterprise Study System helpful in regards to booking on courses, they particularly like the facility to look at what training is available, what training they have booked on and their full training history, which they can download and keep in their CPD (Continuing Professional Development) portfolio.
"Once they've registered at the college they can also access the system from home, so it's particularly useful for our part-time colleagues."
Stephen Fletcher, MD at BroadSkill, said: "Enterprise Study was initially most popular with commercial training providers and in corporate training functions.
"We are now finding the interest widening to include any organisation that needs to provide training services. The large manpower and cost savings available to customers are very attractive and have made the system a core component of our training administration offerings."
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