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08 October 2009

Since 2002 freelance practitioners and purchasers of learning and development training have been benefitting from the support offered by TrainerBase, the website recognised as the place where trainers find business and business find trainers.

As TrainerBase members sought professionalism and looked for representation, and training purchasers identified the need for training standards, the online resource developed into a not-for-profit trade association in 2007. For the last few years the TrainerBase website has actively engaged with organisations looking for learning and development professionals, has provided recommendations based on the standards achieved by Certified Learning Practitioners and offered expertise and advice to practitioners and purchasers alike.

The Future
TrainerBase reached a crucial landmark in its journey during 2009 when it officially became The Learning Practitioners’ Association.

Through three clear strategic aims and with news that a new website is planned, the Association will strengthen its position as the UK’s leading trade body for all trainers (individuals substantially engages in consultancy, design, development of delivery whose recipients are outside statutory education), whilst also serving as a valuable resource for purchasers of learning and development training.

Strategic Aims
– For the Association to become the voice of learning practitioners in the UK.
– The TrainerBase to be the dominant market place in the UK for learning practitioners across all engagement models.
– The Standard and any associated accreditations and qualifications to become the routes of choice for excellence in learning practice within the UK.

To support the changes the LPA has unveiled plans to split their existing website into two separate domains; will remain and a new website will launch in early 2010.
The pages that are of interest to purchasers of training including the Find a Trainer facility and the adding of tender opportunities will remain on the TrainerBase domain. The training provider links/pages and the trade association pages will be migrated to the new website.
Peter Mayes, Founder of TrainerBase and Chief Executive of LPA comments: “This separation of the Association from the TrainerBase, will allow us to clarify our services and provide focused messages for purchasers and providers of learning and development training.

“The TrainerBase website will continue to operate as one of the Association’s major products. It will continue to provide a valuable marketing channel for the hundreds of members of the Association who share in over £2 million worth of contracts awarded as a direct result of their presence on the site.”

The website launch is planned for early 2010. For further information or for expert help and advice, contact The Learning Practitioners’ Association on 01239 711544.

Author: Ed

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