Learning Pool works with Tempo to support five-year expansion strategy
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Tempo; the innovative Time Credits social enterprise.
Founded in 2008, Tempo has established Time Credits networks in six regions across the UK. The Time Credits approach builds on the model of Time Banking; a currency system that uses time as the unit of exchange. Over 50,000 people have now earned more than 700,000 Time Credits by volunteering time in the local community and then spending those Time Credits on hundreds of activities as diverse as ice skating, classical music concerts or floristry tuition.
To support Tempo’s five-year strategy goals of achieving 2.5m Time Credits earnt and spent involving a quarter of a million people in their communities, a clear need was identified for a new learning platform. Continuously developing Tempo’s staff across multiple offices is a key organisational enabler whilst also managing costs by moving from a face to face training approach to blended learning. In addition, a diverse volunteer network needs easy access to learning content and the Tempo partner network requires a mixture of engagement and training materials which are all accessible on any device in any location.
By selecting a Learning Management system from Learning Pool, as well as our pre-built Foundation Skills Catalogue of elearning and licenses for the Adapt Builder content development environment, Tempo is now able to rapidly deploy personal development opportunities to all employees and build engaging content for their external audiences that automatically resizes for mobile or desktop users. The new learning environment will scale with Tempo’s five-year growth plans without corresponding increases in cost; the key to the decision criteria.
“As a social enterprise, Tempo is always keen to make investment choices that minimise cost whilst providing the maximum return,” says Kristy Richardson, Training, Membership and Resources Manager at Tempo. “Throughout our tendering process, Learning Pool was able to consistently demonstrate that they had a firm understanding of our needs, could provide a fantastic solution for our colleagues, volunteers and partners at a reasonable price and would be able to support us for the long term. We’ve definitely made the right choice.”
Tempo and the Time Credits currency was founded in 2008, and has Time Credits programmes active in seven regions across England and Wales. Time Credits programmes work with a range of partners including local authorities, NHS and CCGs, in housing and schools. To date, more than 50,000 people have earned over 700,000 Time Credits! For more information on Tempo, see the website www.wearetempo.org
Learning Pool’s CEO, Paul McElvaney, says that “We’re so pleased that Tempo has become the latest social enterprise to join the Learning Pool family. Helping to do the right thing for society is core to our business culture and working with clients in the third sector fits beautifully alongside our own corporate social responsibility activities. We’ve implemented more Learning Management Systems in the UK than anyone else so we’re confident that we’ll deliver an outstanding learning solution for Tempo that’s on-time, on-budget and provides unbeatable value for money.”
About Learning Pool
At Learning Pool, we’ve got a fresh approach to partnering with our customers. One that makes a real difference with a 98% customer satisfaction rate. We are a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools and content creation to over 550 organisations and 1.8 million learners.
With the largest and most flexible catalogue of learning content on the market, we deliver a highly customised learning experience, at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke project.
We support organisations globally with their training blend, including personalised learning, gamification and AI driven performance support.
Learning Pool is the current Learning Technologies Company of the Year and has recently been awarded Gold Investors in People status, listed in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for and received the Customer Focus Award at the Institute of Customer Service.
Recently announced annual revenues have increased more than 40%, year on year and our latest acquisition of Scottish eLearning provider, MediaCorp, has seen our staff numbers rise to over 140 colleagues in our Derry, Nottingham, Brighton, Belfast and Glasgow offices.
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