University of the West of Scotland


Vocational Training Web Platform

Principal investigators : Professor Thomas M Connolly

KTP Supervisor (Company): Brian Boyle

KTP Associate: Carole Gould

Funding Body : Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Value : £128,873

Project Partners :


The project will deliver a new VLE model for vocational training, resulting in improved program delivery and increased trainee throughput. The VLE platform will allow the business to expand the range of training on offer and expand into new markets, and will achieve this through meeting the following objectives:

  • Audit of current business and practices.
  • Strategic Business Change Programme and Learning Strategy.
  • Evaluation, selection and implementation of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and development of new IT infrastructure.
  • Identify training needs and implementation of new IT infrastructure.
  • Dissemination of knowledge and embed ethos of VLE throughout the company and roll-out of VLE system.
  • Embed Knowledge and Expertise Internally.