News from The Access Group

    • Why staff development matters

      The Access Group |

      According to Deloitte, organisations with a strong learning culture are on average 52% more productive and 17% more profitable than their competitors. Dynamic career development has never been more important to sustain organisational performance and maximise staff retention.

    • Access Learning to acquire digital learning platform Bookboon

      The Access Group | Loughborough, UK |

      Access Learning, part of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to mid-market organisations, today announces the acquisition of Bookboon, a self-directed soft skills content provider. Bookboon will complement Access Learning’s existing portfolio of industry-leading digital learning solutions.

    • Access Group webinar - transitioning from face-to-face training to eLearning

      The Access Group |

      While navigating the ‘new normal’ UK businesses need to adapt in order to ensure key tasks continue successfully, without disruption to the business or its customers. Upskilling employees is a great way to create a cross-trained workforce without costly external hiring and eLearning is the perfect method to deliver the required training, remotely and at the point of need.

    • Access Group launch webinar exploring how microlearning can drive marginal gains that matter

      The Access Group |

      The concept of marginal gains has already revolutionised sports, but in recent years it has also begun to significantly change the way we approach personal and professional growth. Making those 1% improvements when it comes to learning and development (L&D) can have a big impact on overall business performance and Microlearning is the perfect way to support this.

    • Unicorn Training launch risk and resilience course

      The Access Group |

      Unicorn Training have launched a new Risk and Operational Resilience course. The course sets the tone that ‘ultimately everyone in a firm owns and manages risk’. Emphasising that everyone has a direct responsibility for, and an impact on, risk.

    • Cyber Security - we all have our role to play

      The Access Group |

      Nick Wilding, General Manager of Cyber Resilience at Unicorn's content provider RESILIA shares some key learnings from his experience in offering GCHQ-certified online cyber awareness training that can help organisations combat the ever-growing cyber threat.

    • Unicorn Training Q2 Update and Q3 Preview

      The Access Group |

      2019 continues to see exciting changes for Unicorn with the launch of its Governance Risk and Compliance suite as well as new third-party content. All GRC courses that were updated in Q2 have also now been converted to the improved version of Unicorn's authoring tool - eCreator 2.0.

    • Unicorn Release Note 8.5

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, Brighton, London, UK |

      Unicorn LMS 8.5 brings improvements to many existing features, with enhanced form functionality with new fields and email options, as well as introducing better ways to report on them. Unicorn continues to update eCreator making it even easier to design content. There have been improvements to My Team Activity for tracking Team activity progress. This release also sees the introduction of the Qualification Portlet enhancing the Qualification functionality of the LMS.

    • Brand new AML and CTF training

      The Access Group |

      Release of Unicorn's redesigned and revamped AML and CTF course is imminent. The updated course features enhanced content surrounding the practical tools and prevention methods for these crimes, as well as Countering Terrorist Financing content and its parallels to AML preventative measures. This course is targeted for release in July 2019.

    • Unicorn Release Note 8.4

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, Brighton, London |

      Unicorn LMS 8.4 builds on Certification Regime support by introducing validation for Forms. Unicorn has significantly enhanced Diagnostic Assessments, which will now allow customers to use Likert scale-style questions to create learner-driven gap analysis assessments. In this release Unicorn has also made several improvements to eCreator and Administrators will notice a new-look Organisation & Users area. For its Users, Unicorn has introduced new portlets for Surveys and Qualification Plans.

    • Unicorn Release Note 8.3

      The Access Group | Bournemouth |

      Unicorn LMS 8.3 continues to enhance the Forms and Workflows functionality with the addition of Mandatory Training categories.

    • Unicorn Training Q1 Content Update

      The Access Group |

      2019 has already got off to a flying start at Unicorn with the launch of its brand new Mortgage and Home Finance suite and updates to a good many courses, not only from its Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) collection but also from its content partners.

    • Unicorn Training On Course For Record Year

      The Access Group |

      Bournemouth-based digital learning leaders, Unicorn Training, are on course to eclipse their record-breaking 2017 after recording best ever figures in each of the first eight months of this year. Unicorn and its Serious Games division, Game Brain, attracted big crowds at The World of Learning Conference and Exhibition in Birmingham this week.

    • Unicorn returns to ATD with minds-i

      The Access Group | London |

      It’s not every day you get to hear Barack Obama deliver a keynote speech. But that’s not even the main reason Unicorn are excited to be taking minds-i and Unicorn LMS to San Diego for the ATD International Conference and Exposition on 6-9 May.

    • Unicorn to exhibit at Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      The innovative eLearning company is returning to one of the L&D event highlights of the year, Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition. Building on the foundations laid at last year’s show where Unicorn launched the Learning Ecosphere, visitors will be able to explore this concept further by putting into action an achievable learning programme, which balances traditional learning methods with more modern approaches such as BYOD and serious games.

    • Unicorn Training Reports Another Record Year

      The Access Group | London |

      Award-winning online learning providers, Unicorn Training, have reported record sales with operating profits exceeding £1m for the first time as the group enters its 30th anniversary year.

    • Unicorn wins Gold at the Learning Technologies Awards

      The Access Group | London, UK |

      Joined by LAS and UCL, Unicorn was named winner of the ‘Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning’ category at last night’s prestigious Learning Technologies Awards.

    • Unicorn support eLearning charity Learn Appeal with new courses

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      Unicorn Training has thrown its creative weight behind eLearning charity Learn Appeal. In a bid to provide eLearning to communities who don’t have easy or reliable access to the internet, Unicorn has produced three courses for the Learn Appeal Capsule this year.

    • Unicorn to exhibit at World of Learning Conference and Exhibition next week

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      Unicorn Training is set to make a return to the hotly-anticipated World of Learning show at Birmingham NEC next week. Demonstrating a commitment to innovative, forward-thinking eLearning solutions, Unicorn will build on the foundations laid by the launch of the ‘Learning Ecosphere’ concept – bringing together a range of products and services designed to balance formal and informal learning to improve memory retention, engagement and understanding.

    • Unicorn launches fresh new website

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      Unicorn Training are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. Having been in the pipeline for the past six months, the arrival of the new site completely overhauls Unicorn’s blog and content offerings, as well as giving a smoother, more intuitive user experience.

    • Unicorn announces partnership with Video Arts

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      Some very familiar faces are coming to the Unicorn content library thanks to a new partnership with award-winning soft skills training providers Video Arts.

    • Unicorn opens new Brighton office

      The Access Group | Brighton, UK |

      Unicorn Training is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new office in Brighton. This site will bring the total to three across the Unicorn Group, adding to the headquarters in Bournemouth and a sales office in London.

    • Prestigious Win for Amuzo at the Dorset Business Awards

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      Last night marked the annual gala dinner and presentation ceremony of the Dorset Business Awards. Amongst a long list of deserving winners from a multitude of sectors, Bournemouth-based games studio Amuzo scooped the top prize for Creative Digital Impact.

    • Unicorn Training shortlisted for two Learning Technologies Awards

      The Access Group | London |

      Unicorn is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in two categories for this year's prestigious Learning Technologies awards: Learning Technologies Supplier of the Year and Best Enterprise Platform Implementation.

    • Unicorn Training Acquires Top Games Company

      The Access Group | Bournemouth, UK |

      Unicorn Training has underlined its commitment to developing world class learning games by taking a majority stake in BAFTA-nominated games studio, Amuzo.

    • New ComplianceServe Launched As Regulation Grip Tightens

      The Access Group |

      Unicorn has underlined its commitment to helping firms bring about genuine cultural and behavioural change and more effectively meet their regulatory obligations after launching a new version of its industry-leading compliance training solution, ComplianceServe today (Friday 29 April).

    • Exclusive Video Insight From Learning Technologies

      The Access Group | London |

      Unicorn Training has compiled a series of exclusive video interviews with thought leaders and industry experts providing insight and reflection from Learning Technologies.

    • Unicorn and Amuzo Launch ‘The Future of Game-based Learning’ White Paper

      The Access Group | Bournemouth |

      Is interest in games and gamification just another fashionable hot topic for the learning Twitterati? Or is there a real trend that is going to significantly impact on the industry? This is just one issue scrutinzed in a new joint Unicorn Training and Amuzo White Paper analyzing ‘The Future of Game-based Learning’ launched today (Tuesday 19 January).

    • Unicorn Training announces record year

      The Access Group | London |

      Unicorn Training, one of the UK’s longest established and most respected online learning companies, has reported record sales and growth of a third in 2015.

    • Handle Emotive Issues With Care Warns Financial Services Training Expert

      The Access Group | London |

      Helping staff stay on top of their regulatory and ethical responsibilities around such emotive issues as vulnerable customers and financial promotions must remain a priority for the financial services training industry believes Unicorn Training's Simon Mercer ahead of the BCCA Annual Conference on Friday (27 November).

    • 'No Hiding Place' as Accountability Framework deadline looms

      The Access Group | London |

      Two of the UK’s most prominent financial services training providers, Unicorn and FSTP, are leading the drive to help firms achieve regulatory compliance as the five-month deadline to the commencement of the FCA’s new accountability framework looms.

    • Unicorn Lend Support in Fighting Global Cyber-Crime through Award-Winning LMS

      The Access Group | London |

      Unicorn, the global top five LMS provider, is taking a central role in helping tackle the global risk from cyber-crime by working alongside AXELOS - a joint venture between the Government and Capita plc – to raise frontline cyber awareness to up to one million users worldwide.

    • SkillsServe named Top 5 LMS

      The Access Group |

      Unicorn's SkillServe Learning & Performance platform has been revealed as one of the World's top 5 LMSs and the number 1 system for financial services ahead of Learning Technologies this week.

    • Unicorn to launch new authoring tool at Learning Technologies 2015

      The Access Group |

      Unicorn Training is marking its return to Learning Technologies this year with the official launch of its new integrated authoring tool eCreator. Visitors to the Unicorn stand will also be able to discover why Unicorn's learning and performance platform, SkillsServe, was ranked in the World’s top 10 in the LMS Mid-Year 2014 Report.

    • Aon Ltd receives Industry Award for e-learning initiative

      The Access Group |

      Aon Limited Corporate Division has been awarded the prestigious British Insurance Award for Training 2002 for its e-learning platform 'RoPE' - Record of Professional Excellence - which was developed jointly with Aon's learning partners the Unicorn Training Partnership and Professional Development Online (PDOL). The award provides recognition of Aon's commitment to organisational professional development and best practice in e-learning.

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