EIfEL endorses CeLP

EIfEL endorses CeLP

The European Institute for e-Learning (EIfEL) has announced its endorsement of the Certified e-Learning Professional ( CeLP) programme, paving the way for wider adoption of the initiative across Europe.

(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)

The Training Foundation and EIfEL have jointly announced that EIfEL certification is now available for candidates that successfully complete the necessary course of study and are awarded a CeLP Certificate or Diploma by the UK Institute of IT Training. These European awards will also qualify holders to apply for corporate membership of EIfEL.

The CeLP programme consists of some 300 learner hours of tutor-supported e-Learning and consists of twelve certificated courses aimed at five roles within the e-Learning field; tutor, trainer, developer, manager and consultant. By successfully completing further elective courses delegates may upgrade their certification to the CeLP Diploma in e-Learning.

EIfEL offers members the opportunity to be part of a professional community, to develop a vision of e-learning and to contribute to its advancement.

Speaking after the announcement at the 4th ELearn Expo Conference and Exhibition in Paris, Chief Executive Serge Ravet commented: "The Certified e-Learning Professional programme satisfies a number of key performance indicators included in our own competency framework and makes a significant contribution to the professionalisation of e-learning practitioners. We have noted the significant take-up of these awards in the UK and regard them as being of value to the greater European e-learning community."

The Chief Executive of The Training Foundation, Nick Mitchell, welcomed the agreement: "In the United Kingdom the Certified e-Learning Professional qualification is already regarded as the key benchmark of excellence for e-Learning related skills, thanks to widespread adoption by major employers, employees and freelancers working across the public and private sectors. This endorsement by EifEL represents a very important step, marking the start of the next phase of development for the CeLP programme as we expand internationally."

Mitchell concluded: "We regard our partnerships with the UK Institute of IT Training and with EIFEL as equally important twin strands in an interlocking strategy designed to create common standards and a standardised approach to e-Learning skills certification across the European Community and beyond."