London – November 6, 2018 – QA is pleased to announce the launch of its new innovative online training programme, QA Impact Academies. Today, where a world of information is constantly at our fingertips, we need to re-look at the traditional methods of accessing information and content. Passing a traditional exam demonstrates the ability to acquire knowledge, but it doesn’t build real-world capability. There is no guarantee that an individual will be able to use the skills they’ve learned effectively in the workplace.

With this in mind, QA has introduced its first Impact Academy: AgilePM®. This online, immersive, coach-led learning programme in Agile Project Management is delivered through a series of cutting-edge digital learning experiences. Participants in this course have the opportunity to turn their knowledge into a useable real-world skills.

Helen Tinnelly, Director of Strategy & Transformation at QA, said:

“As market leaders for providing AgilePM® classroom training, QA is always looking for new, immersive ways to provide cutting edge learning experiences for our customers. Through the Impact Academies, we are confident we have delivered a truly interactive approach to practising and implementing learning in a collaborative environment which will really benefit the learner’s progression.”

The 6 week online programme includes weekly challenges completed as part of a team with expert guidance from a QA Coach. Participants will be able to undertake the challenges with their cohort at a time that is suitable to their needs, delivering results on projects based on real-world scenarios. This interactive programme ensures active skills development and the implantation of AgilePM® practices in a risk free environment.

Simon Bryant, MD of Virtual Institutes at Proversity, commented:

“Working with experts in professional development at QA, we have developed a ground breaking experiential learning platform for professional development – the QA Impact Academy. The QA Impact Academy transforms the professional development experience from a classroom-based ‘chalk and talk’ exercise to a fully-online, immersive experience which – through teamwork, weekly projects and dedicated expert coaching – supports learners not just to understand their subject but also to practice, reflect on and hone their professional skills and behaviours for use and impact in their workplace.”

As the first Impact Academy to be launched, QA is extremely confident this reimagining of the online learning experience will raise the bar of effectiveness for delivering the next generation of business leaders.

About QA

QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. With learning centres throughout the UK, QA delivers an exceptionally broad training curriculum to meet the needs of individuals and corporate businesses.

With a client base covering 80% of the FTSE 250, and employing over 300 instructors, subject matter experts and learning professionals across a portfolio of 1,500 courses, QA is currently the number one provider of technical and business training in the UK. More information is available at www.qa.com.

Impact Academies

Visit www.qa.com/ImpactAcademies for more information on the Impact Academies and to view the promotional video trailer.

About Proversity

Proversity, are pioneers in the field of digital experiential learning – next generation, immersive digital learning experiences which, through drawing on experiential learning methods, not only update learners’ knowledge but also transform their skills and behaviours with real and measurable results.

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