Innovation Birmingham Campus-based distance learning college, Oxbridge Home Learning is preparing to compete against a selection of leading UK organisations at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017.
The international gala evening, expected to host over 850 guests, is set to take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel tomorrow (November 29th) from 6:30pm, where the online learning specialist will be battling it out for the Best Use of Blended Learning accolade for the UK.
Oxbridge Home Learning is up against stiff competition within the category, going head-to-head with an array of national and global companies including Barclaycard, Waitrose, John Lewis, KPMG and AXA. Stacey Ryan, Centre Manager at Oxbridge Home Learning said:
“Being nominated for the Best Use of Blended Learning award alongside world-renowned organisations is a huge achievement for Oxbridge Home Learning and provides invaluable brand exposure. Our rapid growth and success has catalysed developments and recognition like this, and the stage we’re at has arrived around a year earlier than we expected.
“This really does show how technology has developed and been foregrounded in distance learning, and we are proud to highlight how a small technology-based company can compete with well-established global corporates.”
Fending off a collective 4,000 award entries, the provider of quality distance learning courses bids for a triumphant night, with its ‘Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate Level 3 – Classroom Heroes’ blended learning programme for teaching assistant trainees providing a gateway into the nomination.
By combining interaction and innovation through technology, comprising engaging learner packs, video explainers, scenario-based interactions and assessments, the course accredited by the third largest awarding body NCFE CACHE qualifies participants to become a fully-fledged teaching assistant.
The programme is one of 11 national projects operated by Oxbridge Home Learning, which has now grown from a team of two to an employee base of over 30 specialists in one of the largest offices since its arrival on the Innovation Birmingham Campus 18 months ago.
Its vast range of online courses span across specialisms such as accounting, beauty, childcare, psychology, teaching and sport, offering both full and part-time flexible options as well as National Curriculum subjects at GCSE and A-Level.
Course accreditations are also included, with approval from the likes of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education. Stacey added:
“Being based on the Innovation Birmingham Campus has allowed us to be part of a community of likeminded people, and has also helped us acquire technical advice and support. We engage with more Birmingham-based businesses as a result.”
Oxbridge Home Learning now plans to introduce a suite of new home learning courses as part of the start-up’s ambitious vision for growth.
The Innovation Birmingham Campus is the Midlands’ leading digital Campus and the go-to location for Birmingham’s tech community, nurturing start-ups and scale-ups through a series of business support programmes, as well as hosting a community of techies and entrepreneurs.