9 October 2020
A picture of Sanctuary Learning Academy innovates to help staff achieve goals

To mark Learning at Work Week, Sanctuary Group is celebrating the work of its in-house Learning Academy which has adapted apace to the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

With a focus on development at work, Learning at Work Week (5 – 11 October) is a campaign led by the Campaign for Learning. Sanctuary’s Learning Academy supports the aspirations of staff through learning solutions, qualifications and training.

With many staff now working from home in line with government guidance, Sanctuary’s learning and development specialists have worked hard over the last six months to deliver course content in new, exciting and innovative ways.

Over 7,600 staff have been trained in virtual classrooms, and more staff than ever have been reached by technology. This has given people the option to learn on demand, at times that are convenient to them.

Traditional face-to-face training has been converted into virtual courses, bite-sized learning and video tutorials, with no compromise on quality or content.

Staff, including many apprentices, have continued with qualifications and communicated with assessors using different types of technology including WhatsApp, Facetime and Microsoft Teams.

The team are also working on the launch of a pioneering mobile application which will enable staff to undertake learning on the go.

Michelle Wood, Group Head of Learning and Development, said: "Now more than ever, it is important to nurture potential and support people to achieve new areas of expertise. 

“We are committed to finding innovative ways for staff to access learning and feel empowered with the knowledge to achieve their goals and succeed at every opportunity”.