‘Clive’ manages to shave almost £100k from Council training bill

Training on the Cloud save Council cash (pic: Moray Council)
Training on the Cloud save Council cash (pic: Moray Council)

A NEW ONLINE TRAINING system for staff at Moray Council has seen the local authority record a saving of almost £100,000.

Council staff training needs are being constantly updated as legislation is changed and new skills are brought on stream.

While that was previously delivered through classroom based in-house systems, it had the drawback of taking staff away from their normal duties and required a senior officer to deliver the training.

Now ‘Clive’, a cloud-based learning system, delivers modules covering a wide range of subjects to employees online, at any location and at any time 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

The system allows employees who do not use a PC as part of their daily duties or cannot find time during the day to log on at any web-enabled PC when it is convenient. Classroom training is, however, still an option for some subjects.

A Moray Council spokesman said: “All training is recorded across the Council and a detailed account can be produced as a certificate for individuals. For many employees this is evidence of study that can be used as part of an SVQ or other vocational programme.

“The council’s employee development team are continuously developing staff skills to improve performance for the public. Training programmes are developed to meet the needs of services and our wider corporate objectives.”

Since the introduction of the system Moray Council’s annual training bill has fallen by £95,000.