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British Learning Association Present Seminar at World of Learning Conference

The British Learning Association (BLA) are continuing in their efforts to raise awareness of their new Quality Mark with a seminar at the World of Learning Conference.

The seminar, entitled “The British Learning Associations New Quality Mark”, will be presented at this year’s World of Learning Conference and Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. The seminar will start at 13.45 in the Product Demonstration Theatre and will be free of charge to attendees as the BLA launch their revised product.

The BLA’s Quality Mark has been revolutionized in recent times to make it relevant and accessible to an even wider range of organisations in the learning and skills sector. The process leading to the recognition of achievement is through a robust combination of self-assessment and external verification – an approach which provides a rigorous, consistent and cost-effective process.

BLA at the Conference

Quality Forum member of the BLA Alistair Morrison will be the one presenting the seminar. In 1998 he was the Managing Director of Skillchange Systems when it became one of the first organisations to achieve the Quality Mark Award. Alistair has been a member of the team working on the redevelopment project, and is delighted at the progress that he and the rest of the team have made.

He said of the Quality Mark: “Achieving the Quality Mark took a lot of effort but it really was worth it. Going through the assessment process identified areas for development that enabled us to improve both the quality of what we produced and the productivity of our operations. The public recognition of our commitment to quality and to continuous improvement was also of great value commercially and it acted as a morale booster for everyone.”

The General Manager of BLA, Brian Merison, commented: “A great deal of time and effort has been invested in the redevelopment of the Quality Mark. We believe that it acts as a powerful tool for enhancing the impact of learning and in so doing increasing the competitiveness of individual organisations and the economy as a whole. Existing holders identify a wide range of organisational and commercial benefits resulting from their accreditation.”

Jethro Marsh

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