CeLP Programme formally launched at Learning Technologies 2002
The world's first comprehensive certification programme for e-Learning professionals was formally launched by The Training Foundation and the Institute of IT Training at Learning Technologies 2002 in London today.
The Certified e-Learning Professional Programme (CeLP) consists of more than 300 learner hours of online, self-paced study materials designed for collaborative learning with online tutorial support.
(Note to readers; the Certified e-Learning Professional programme was integrated into the TAP Learning System in Jan 2006. The CeLP certificated courses have been improved, with certification being awarded under the TAP programme by the Institute of IT Training. Visit the TAP Skills website for details)
CeLP is designed to cater for the needs of anyone involved in the fast developing world of e-Learning. Certification tracks are available for: e-Learning Consultants, e-Learning Developers, e-Learning Tutors and e-Learning Managers
The Certificate programme may then be complemented by a number of electives that broaden the candidate's knowledge and skills in order to gain a full Diploma in e-Learning.
All CeLP courses have been developed by The Training Foundation, who will also manage the programme's learning portal www.elearningprofessional.com
The Institute of IT Training (IITT) competency framework which underpins the CeLP programme was developed on the basis of over two years' experience of setting standards for the e-Learning industry in the UK.
"More than 2,000 individuals from industry and academia have enrolled on the IITT's Online Tutor and Online Trainer courses over the last two years", explained CeLP Programme Director, Clive Shepherd. "This new certification programme builds on the experience we've gained and offers a much wider curriculum to those wishing to make a career in e-Learning."
The Advisory Board is drawn from a range of organisations and sectors to ensure rigour and relevance. Representatives include: UfI, the Open University, the e-Learning Network, KnowledgePool, Lancaster University, Edexcel, e-skills NTO and the Institute of IT Training.
"Research continues to show that a global shortage of skills is holding back companies from implementing and benefiting from e-Learning - this is not just a UK need; it's world-wide." explained Nick Mitchell, Chief Executive of The Training Foundation.