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eLearning – empowering learners through accessibility and self-directed learning

Now in our second year, the UKAS Training Academy’s eLearning portfolio is continually being updated to reflect changes in standards and to better meet learners’ needs. Developed in collaboration with technical focus persons or subject matter experts, our comprehensive portfolio offers practicable insights for organisations. We aim to provide clear and detailed information to empower learners on their accreditation journey.

eLearning has revolutionised the way individuals and organisations acquire knowledge and skills. Recognising the potential of this educational modality, UKAS launched its eLearning portfolio in July 2022. Designed to address the complexities of accreditation, the UKAS Training Academy’s eLearning suite provides learners with valuable insights and practical knowledge in key areas.

Expanding the eLearning portfolio

Building on the success of the initial launch, the UKAS Training Academy has continued to expand its eLearning offering. In response to feedback from learners, further courses and micro modules have been developed to address specific topics that require additional support. These additions ensure that learners have access to comprehensive resources that cater to their specific needs and challenges.

Recent releases in the eLearning portfolio include:

  1. Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Medical Laboratories v2 – revised to reflect the requirements of ISO 15189:2022
  2. Measurement Uncertainty Insights and Pitfalls in ISO 15189:2022

These courses provide learners with up-to-date insights into quality assurance and control practices in medical laboratories, aligning with the latest standards and requirements. By continually reviewing and revising existing modules in line with standard updates, the UKAS Training Academy ensures that learners receive the most relevant and accurate information.

Flexibility and convenience for continuous learning

One of the key advantages of eLearning is its flexibility, allowing learners to enhance their expertise at their own pace and convenience. The UKAS Training Academy’s eLearning format bridges the gap between busy schedules and the need for continuous learning. Learners can access the courses 24/7, empowering them to deepen their understanding of accreditation principles and practices whenever they need it.

The initial response from learners has been overwhelmingly positive, with testimonials highlighting the accessibility and practicality of the courses. Learners have praised the courses for being easy to follow, helpful, and eye-opening, recognising the value they bring to their careers and roles.

Accessing UKAS eLearning courses

To explore the available eLearning courses and book your place, visit the UKAS eLearning page. The page provides comprehensive information on each course, enabling learners to make informed decisions about the options that are best for them. For group learning, UKAS offers discounts for multiple users. Learners can contact the UKAS team or call +44 (0) 1784 429018 for more information on group discounts and specific requirements.

Digital badging for achievements

The UKAS Training Academy recognises the importance of celebrating learners’ achievements and their commitment to continuous learning. To showcase these accomplishments, the Academy has implemented digital badging for completed eLearning courses. Learners receive badges upon completing a course, allowing them to easily share their course completion credentials on social media platforms. This feature enables learners to highlight their expertise and dedication to professional growth.

Shaping the future of accreditation education

UKAS values the input and suggestions of its customers and stakeholders. Collaboration is actively encouraged, and the Training Academy welcomes ideas for future course development. Learners are invited to share their thoughts and suggestions by sending us an email. By listening to the needs of learners, UKAS can continually refine and expand its eLearning offerings to better serve the growth and development of accreditation professionals worldwide.

The success of the UKAS Training Academy’s eLearning portfolio is a testament to the growing demand for flexible, convenient, and accessible education in the field of accreditation. As learners engage with the eLearning courses, the Training Academy remains committed to refining and expanding its offerings, ensuring that learners have access to the highest quality accreditation education.