Double Unicorn award joy at LPI Awards

Unicorn Training is celebrating after winning two awards for Instructional Designer and Solution of the Year at the 2012 Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) Learning Awards held at The Dorchester, Park Lane on Thursday 2 February.

Leading financial services eLearning solutions providers, Unicorn Training, last year became the first organisation to achieve accreditation under the new banner of the LPI.

And the company, which next year celebrates 25 years at the forefront of eLearning excellence, made its mark on its first Learning Awards as an accredited body as Unicorn Training’s Laura Hooper was named ID of the Year and its industry-leading online training and competency resource for UK brokers, Broker ASSESS, handed the top Solution accolade.

The LPI Learning Awards recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence within the Learning and Development industry and are now firmly established as the benchmark for excellence throughout the learning industry.

Laura Hooper was recognised for her innovative and engaging solution to meet a demanding and time critical training need for long time client, Volkswagen Financial Services. The judges also recognised the flexibility of Laura’s solution that has enabled the template to be applied to several further scenarios and situations as a unique and effective rapid development tool. View Laura’s winning design in action here

Thanks to the support of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) and AXA, Broker ASSESS is the broking industry’s largest, most widely used and authoritative online training and competency resource. It is used by over 750 regulated UK firms with 25,000 current registered individual users to help improve commercial performance and levels of customer service and meet regulatory obligations.

Peter Phillips, Unicorn Training CEO, said: “I am delighted to have had the creativity and value of our work in encouraging effective learning and development recognised by the judges. We believe strongly in action-based learning, putting learners into emotionally engaging situations that are context rich, practical and highly effective. Evolving technologies, new tools and higher customer expectations means we can apply these principles more effectively than ever throughout our courseware and business simulations.

“Laura’s award reflects this ethos as her Flash template is rooted in putting the learner experience at the heart of instructional design.

“The past year has seen Broker ASSESS undergo a major upgrade and redesign to deliver a more complete, engaging and practical learning experience, hosted on a new Web 2.0 platform offering advanced management and reporting tools, and sector-leading continuing professional development (CPD) functionality.”

Unicorn Training had been shortlisted for four LPI Learning Awards in total – the winning two entries plus External Training Project (Volkswagen Financial Services) and Training Company of the Year.

In November, Unicorn Training was named eLearning Development Company of the Year at the annual eLearning Awards.

For more information about how Unicorn Training can help you find the right online solutions for your business visit http://www.unicorntraining.com

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