Chelsea's European victory!
Gareth Harris, of the Chelsea Building Society, recently became the first person in the UK to scoop a European Diploma in the field of e-Learning. To achieve the award Gareth had to study a range of modules in the TAP Learning System and then complete an assignment for each one.
Gareth, who works in the training team at the Chelsea, was presented with his Diploma Certificate at the Society's headquarters in Cheltenham.
When presenting the Diploma Les Hobbs, Director of Learning Solutions for The Training Foundation commented: "Gareth successfully completed the necessary course of study with us and was awarded the TAP Diploma in e-Learning, issued by the UK Institute of IT Training. This has now led to a further award from the European Institute for e-Learning (EIfEL) which provides international recognition of the high standards that Gareth has achieved in creating, operating and managing e-Learning programmes for employees of the Society."
Jeff Farish, Chelsea's Assistant General Manager (Training & Development) said, "Gareth's achievement not only demonstrates the Chelsea's commitment to employee training, but also gives Gareth the tools needed to take our existing e-Learning programme to new heights".
Speaking from the headquarters of the European Institute for e-Learning in Champlost, France, Chief Executive Serge Ravet commented: "Gareth and the Chelsea should be congratulated for their foresight in making a significant commitment to the development of e-Learning related professional skills. These skills are currently in very short supply across Europe and are increasingly regarded as critical to the future success of human resource development strategies within major organisations".
The Chelsea is the UK's 6th largest building society with assets of £7.4bn.