Named after the River Hyndburn, Hyndburn in Lancashire was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of the Borough of Accrington with five other districts.
Traditionally, training at Hyndburn Council (HC) has been carried out face-to-face; an activity that in its nature is time-consuming and expensive. HC had an initial flurry into online learning using a system from an alternative supplier, and whilst some success was had, they found it lacked ease of use and some of the content felt old fashioned or lacked relevance.
With a limiting training budget, elearning had always seemed to be an unaffordable alternative however, HC soon came to recognize that time needed to be given to launching a new way of learning if it were to prove to be value for money. As a response to this, the L&D department visited the neighbouring council of Burnley who were using Learning Pool’s Learning Management System and decided that this could be the right time to take the plunge and allow them to deliver the vital training needed for staff to carry out their roles and reduce the amount of time that classroom training took.