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The ABCUL Academy is open!

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27 Jul 16

ABCUL’s new training suite, the ABCUL Academy, is open – and more than 300 people are already signed up to use it.

The ABCUL Academy features the world's top-rated learning management system for the financial services sector, and it hosts a wide variety of training content in the form of videos, eLearning and reference materials that are designed to enable credit union boards, staff and volunteers to improve and demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

The different elements can either be accessed independently as single modules, or grouped together to form a pathway - dependent on the requirements of the individual.

Modules are designed to develop both strategic and operational skills, and include topics such as corporate governance, strategic planning, risk management, lending policy and credit control. In addition to these, a significant number of regulatory modules are available on topics such as preventing financial crime, data protection and compliance with the Senior Managers Regime.

ABCUL Head of Member Services Rosanna Donovan said: “At ABCUL, we are very proud to serve credit unions of all types and all sizes. So the ABCUL Academy’s “snackable” approach to training is designed to meet the needs of a diverse credit union movement where the requirements and time available to various employees, directors and volunteers varies widely.”

Access to the ABCUL Academy is exclusive to ABCUL members, and costs just £55 per individual user per year. Already, more than 300 people are signed up and using the Academy for their training needs.

NHS Credit Union’s Compliance, Risk and Training Manager Melanie Gilmour is one of the first people to use the ABCUL Academy. Melanie said: “It’s going to revolutionise the way our sector delivers training to its board, staff and members at minimal cost. So many people don’t always see the need, but I love it!”

Any credit union in Britain can access the ABCUL Academy when they join the Association. For more information or to set up a special online preview session to see what the ABCUL Academy can offer, please contact members@abcul.org.

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