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The Next Generation Laser Launch

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Join us at simultaneous events in London, Leeds, and Dubai on Tuesday 25 June 2019 for the launch of the Next Generation Laser e-portfolio and virtual learning environment.

We will be live at venues in London, Leeds, and Dubai with three keynote speakers to discuss the evolution of digital learning in the further education sector, and how those working to develop life-long learning and skills are making a crucial difference across the globe.

The event will be hosted by The One Show’s Kevin Duala who has been bringing our digital learning resources to life for the past five years.

Author of the 1994 Royal Society of Arts commissioned report, ‘Start Right: The Importance of Early Learning’, Sir Christopher has been crucial to the development of the Laser since it’s conception back in 2008.

Sir Christopher was a guide to Laser Learning Directors when they began with just a vision of flexible and accessible online learning for early years staff, and has been a constant supporter of our work ever since.

Currently, Sir Christopher is promoting his book Early Childhood Education Redefined, which evaluates the impact of the Start Right: The Importance of Early Learning (RSA, 1994) report with research from a collaboration of early years specialists and academics, including Professor Pat Preedy.

CACHE Director, Julie Hyde

Julie has over 10 years’ experience of management in the childcare and education sector. Julie spent 12 years prior to this gaining commercial sales and training experience working in industry as a Regional then National Account Manager.

Julie joined CACHE in 2010 as Northern Regional Manager and in 2011 was appointed Senior National Development Manager. In 2013 she was promoted to Director of Business Development where she directed the development of high quality vocational qualifications in care, health and education for learners and employers; improving the skills level and professional standards of the childcare, adult care, education and health care workforce. Julie is now the Director of CACHE.

In Julie’s role as Director of CACHE, she led on the recent Save Our Early Years campaign which resulted in the government reinstating Functional Skills as an alternative qualification for Level 3 Early Years Educators. 

Dr. Samia Kazi, CEO of Arabian Child

Dr. Samia Kazi, CEO at Arabian Child; the leading ECE organization in the Middle East supporting quality improvement for child protection, childcare & early education. Also a great friend and respected writing partner of the Laser learning team.

The Huffington Post calls Samia one of the top Saudi Women that are reshaping early childhood education in the Middle East.  

Samia is a highly experienced and qualified Early years practitioner she has a doctoral & a master’s degree in early childhood & education policy leadership.

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Laser Learning Learners are at the Heart of what we do

Putting Learners at the Heart of what we do

It was a pleasure to be guests at the e-Assessment Awards dinner on Wednesday in London. We were delighted to find out Laser Learning had been selected as a finalist in the Export to Excellence category last month and now had the chance to celebrate the best of innovation in the sector with other e-assessment champions.

Laser Learning e-Assessment Awards 2019 Finalists

Chairman, Matt Wingfield commented that this year had seen a much stronger focus on the needs of the learner alongside using e-assessment to improve outcomes for learners. This has been at the heart of what we do since the very beginning, and it was an honour to be one of the businesses included in this statement.

In 2019 we have further developments to share, all of which we have created to fully support learners and staff using the Laser, but also to ensure the best possible learning journey for each individual learner.

If you would like to know more about our Laser e-portfolio and virtual learning environment, as well as our range of digital learning resources please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Laser Short Courses Dyspraxia

NEW Dyspraxia CPD Short Course

Did you know 5% of children in the UK having some degree of dyspraxia, and it often isn’t diagnosed until adulthood?

Our new CPD short course discusses Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, and the affects of the lifelong condition on movement coordinating.

It’s a common motor disorder, with approx. 5% of children in the UK having some degree of dyspraxia, and it often isn’t diagnosed until adulthood.

Through the course you will learn about the disorder, symptoms and early identification, the assessment process, and how to support dyspraxics in a learning environment. Those working with children will benefit from understanding more about how their disorder affects their every day life and how practitioners can assist them.

More courses you may be interested in:

Dyslexia

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Asperger Syndrome

e-Assessment Awards Finalists 2019 Laser Learning

e-Assessment Awards 2019 Finalists

We are delighted to be one of the three finalists in the Export to Excellence category of the e-Assessment Awards 2019.

e-Assessment Awards 2019 Finalists Laser Learning

The e-Assessment awards programme was launched in October 2016 to highlight and celebrate the outstanding and positive contributions that technology makes to all forms of assessment, and has gone on to showcase the best practice, research and innovation in the sector.

The awards programme holds a unique position, as it encompasses all sectors of education; from schools, through further and higher education to workplace training and professional exams.

The six sets of finalists were shortlisted by six separate panels of highly experienced, international experts.”

The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on the 10th April and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who have been nominated.

Awards which recognise commitment to digital and online learning and assessment mean a great to deal to us as we have been ambassadors for online learning for over a decade, and we believe strongly in the importance of flexible learning that encompasses every learner as an individual.

If you would like to find out more about the Laser e-portfolio and online learning resources, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A group of apprentices with their Laser Learning goody bags and balloons

Celebrating Apprenticeships

We were delighted to welcome Slough MP, Tan Dhesi to our offices on Friday to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2019.

He joined our directors alongside childcare apprentices completing their qualification using the Laser e-portfolio and online learning resources from Chiltern Training.

The apprentices took part in a short training session using the Laser and then headed back to their work placement with a Laser Learning goody bag. During the session, our team highlighted how their Laser lesson resources were there to support them throughout their learning journey. Each apprentice can access their learning online at a time to suit them, and being able to work through lessons at their own pace also gives them to ability to revisit learning any time.

Laser Lessons allow apprentices to work their way through tutorial videos, reading, good practice example videos, quizzes, evidence opportunities, and case studies. Each lesson gives consistent learning to each apprentice with a virtual learning environment and e-portfolio to provide both blended learning and audit trail.

It is with great pride we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2019 as we continue to be ambassadors for vocational lifelong long learning, adult education, and professional development training.

If you would like to find out more about the Laser e-portfolio or Laser Lessons, please don’t hesitate to contact us.