The four-year contract, awarded to Brightwave on 8 May, comprises a number of elements including the provision of a bespoke LMS based learning platform, an authoring tool, plus an evaluation module and a 360° review system.
It marks the renewal of Brightwave's previous contract with the Group that ran for five years.
A tailor-made approach
Under the new contract Brightwave will continue to work in collaboration with the 21 councils currently signed up to the scheme. Each product and application is individually branded to each council, delivering a flexible approach to engage workers.
The continued partnership between Brightwave and CVLDG will build on the success of the programme to date, allowing councils to collaborate on e-learning projects and quickly develop and roll out courses. The project objectives extend beyond cost-savings to the strategic aim of creating a shared and sustainable e-learning service. The project remains the only one of its kind in the UK where councils have partnered in this way, with the most recent reporting figures demonstrating savings close to £10 million.
Charles Gould, CEO at Brightwave said:
"Councils continue to face tough challenges and it's as important as ever for them to deliver effective development and training programmes to support and deliver change. We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with the Clyde Valley councils, and that Brightwave has been selected as their long-term partner for success in the continued sharing of best-practice learning across councils in Scotland."
Gerry Farrell, Project Manager Clyde Valley Shared Services Group, said:
"The Clyde Valley Learning and Development Group is delighted to be renewing our partnership with Brightwave to provide our e-learning platform and associated modules. The new contract allows us to build on the strong foundations established over the past five years. We now have the opportunity to press on to the next level and to continue to share our learning, ideas and good practice amongst our partners and with other public sector organisations."