Major investment from Skillsoft sees launch of tablet ready elearning courses

Camberley, 9th May 2014: Skillsoft, the international learning solutions provider, has announced major updates to its cloud platform to meet the growing demand for engaging, up-to date training content to address regulatory and compliance requirements in the hospitality industry.

Following its acquisition of MindLeaders in 2012, Skillsoft has committed significant investment into the modernisation and expansion of its compliance course offerings and release of its new compliance LMS platform.

The investment has seen all MindLeaders hospitality courses updated to offer customers content that is now fully tablet ready. In addition, the company has also launched a substantial catalogue of UK-focused health and safety and legal compliance courses. There has been a full design overview of learner materials, updating the look and feel of content, with ongoing investment committed to increasing learner engagement elements of courses, such as games, videos and exercises.

As all of the courses are now in Skillsoft's standardised format, the company's SkillStudio authoring tool now allows customers to customise courses to an organisation's specific needs by removing or adding components, changing media assets contained in the courses as well as changing branding.

"We have worked hard, and committed huge investment, since the acquisition of MindLeaders, to make this generational leap in the content and experience we are offering to the hospitality industry," Mike Newton, Skillsoft's UK Director of Compliance commented. "Our learning solutions enable hospitality clients to offer their staff access to compliance courses through tablet devices as well as PCs, offering greater learning flexibility at a lower cost. As well as offering the most up to date and legally compliant materials, we are committed to increasing engagement elements for the benefit of both learners and our customers."

"Hospitality staff need the right training to both deliver their best performance and ensure businesses stay compliant with the law. We are dedicating continued resources to the improvement of our offering, speaking to key industry bodies, and participating in events such as the BII Annual Lunch later this month, to hear what customers want and need. New courses are being added to the platform all the time, for example, we have teamed up with WSET to offer a new, tablet ready Great Grapes of the World training course."

Skillsoft will soon be launching a new e-commerce platform which will enable smaller hospitality businesses to purchase licences for all of our latest compliance elearning courses for their staff as and when needed.

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


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