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New Horizons' Leadership and Professional Development programme receives LPI endorsement, achieving 'excellent' rating

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Suite of courses achieves real-world validation for superb learner experience, quality of materials and standard of delivery.


The Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce that following a rigorous assessment, the entire Leadership and Professional Development programme from the world’s largest independent IT training company, New Horizons, has been endorsed for the highest standards of excellence, commercial relevance and positive learner experience.

Offered via training centres in 70 countries, the Leadership and Professional Development suite is a comprehensive programme of classroom, live online, e-learning, and supporting assets designed to empower students to exceed beyond their specific business goals, building success through the growth of personal strengths.
Consisting of 26 courses created by expert instructional and curriculum designers, the suite offers students three distinct paths: Professional Development, Communication and Interpersonal Competencies, and Leadership and Management – and within each path are four “areas of responsibility” to help students plot the best possible learning route.

Each of the 26 courses has now been independently audited against an extensive framework and the entire suite awarded "Endorsed Learning Programme" status with an Excellent rating, acheiving a total of 4.4 out of 5.0 across all KPI's.

Overseeing the endorsement process, LPI consulting partner, Ettie McCormack, said: "This suite of courses from New Horizons has undergone an exhaustive quality assurance check, reinforced by our professional code of practice. Not only have we proved the real-world effectiveness of the learning materials and the expertise of those delivering it, but we have also seen first-hand how this training could have a positive impact on performance outcomes. The end result is an absolute guarantee of quality from an independent, established and globally-recognised accreditation body. Potential customers should have no hesitation in booking this course for their students."

Commenting on the endorsement, LPI CEO, Edmund Monk, said: "With thousands of training vendors offering tens of thousands of courses, simply choosing a suitable one is difficult enough, let alone being assured that it will deliver to expectations. Although peer reviews can help, the only reliable way to determine that a learning programme meets the highest quality standards is by an audit from an independent industry body. By completing the LPI's Learning Programme Endorsement, New Horizons has demonstrated, beyond all doubt, that its Leadership and Professional Development suite of courses ticks every box and delivers a commercially relevant and superb learner experience on all levels."

Kevin Rock, Senior Director Products and Programs, New Horizons, said: "New Horizons has received the highest possible endorsement ranking from the Learning & Performance Institute, placing our Leadership and Professional Development program in the top 5% of the industry for training quality and customer satisfaction. This globally-recognized, independent recognition affirms our position as a world-leading supplier of training." 

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