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Skillsoft announces new and improved care courses now available via ecommerce and confirms care certificate plans

Camberley, 7th October 2014: Skillsoft, an international learning solutions provider, reinforces today its position as a leading elearning solution provider in the Care sector by the release of an improved range of tablet-ready courses and their availability via a new ecommerce store.

Skillsoft further confirms its intention to launch a solution that will help clients deliver and track learning for the new Care Certificate, currently due to replace the Common Induction Standards.

The new and improved compliance elearning courses offer enhanced learner interaction, including updated graphics and assessments, while covering the broad range of topics needed by leading Care organisations. Additionally, the new courses can be accessed on either PC or tablet devices. All existing clients with license agreements for legacy versions of these courses will be given access to the new range of courses under the terms of their current licence agreements.

While larger organisations can already administer and report on employees' access to Skillsoft's courses through the Skillport or Academy Learning Platforms, smaller care organisations can also now use the courses via the new UK ecommerce store. This allows customers to purchase ad hoc licences that give employees access to the courses they need. This new store can be found at http://store.skillsoftcompliance.co.uk.

In addition, Skillsoft is currently meeting with select Care sector clients to share and discuss the design of an elearning solution to enable organisations to meet the demands of the new care certificate. Organisations that wish to take part in this process are encouraged to contact Skillsoft directly.

"We are delighted to announce the release of our new and improved range of courses for the care sector", Mike Newton, Skillsoft's UK Director of Compliance commented. "Skillsoft has invested significantly in developing an extended and engaging portfolio of courses for the sector and is now in discussion with many organisations regarding the development of additional topic areas moving forwards."

Mike continues, "Our clients are now all in the process of migrating to the latest version of our learning management system and many are now planning to use our refreshed solutions to extend the course library they offer to their employees. Any care sector organisations that are not satisfied with the quality of their current elearning service are welcome to contact us to review our latest course offerings. Additionally, we also welcome suggestions on new topics for future course development".

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 6,000 customers and more than 19,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at www.Skillsoft.com.