Digital learning leader AVADO joins forces with Arch Apprentices

AVADO, the digitally-powered professional learning business, has merged with Arch, the Ofsted Grade 1 apprenticeship training provider.

AVADO Learning has a track record in producing innovative and impactful online learning, having co-created award-winning digital learning with Google and the CIPD. Combining with Arch will enable these learning methodologies to be used to create the first truly digitally delivered Apprenticeships.

The combined organisation now has offices in five countries, with a workforce of 350 people. It is headquartered in London, where it has recently moved into Imperial College London’s White City Campus, a 23-acre research and innovation district for science, engineering, medicine and technology businesses in West London.

Arch and AVADO are already successfully working together, in close partnership with industry bodies the CIPD, ACCA and AAT, to train hundreds of the next generation of Civil Service Employees with digitally delivered apprenticeships in finance and HR.

The evolved AVADO business will be positioned to help major businesses address the most urgent skills needs across the full range of professional and digital disciplines. Delivering learning in a flexible, innovative and engaging way and capitalising upon apprenticeship levy funding where appropriate.

Mark O’Donoghue, CEO of AVADO said: “Today marks an important step in AVADO’s ambition to be the world leader in professional digital learning. Our innovative methodology is changing the way people learn online all around the world – we create inspiring courses that deliver outstanding results at scale and we’re excited to give companies the opportunity to approach apprenticeships in the same way.

“We know that a skilled workforce is the lifeblood of any successful organisation, and today’s announcement will enable our digital-first approach to transform even more businesses both domestically and internationally.”

Jason Moss, CEO of Arch Apprentices said: “We’re delighted to be combining forces with AVADO to pool our expertise and help businesses future-proof their workforces via digital skills. Our aim is to give organisations access to new talent as well as upskilling existing employees using the highest quality online training approaches.”

Designing and delivering learning experiences which combine innovative technology, exclusive content and expert coaching with the science of learning, allows AVADO to achieve an 85% completion rate for its most demanding courses, versus an industry average of 22%. Its digital skills offer includes; DotNative, Lead Digital and Squared Online, which is developed in partnership with Google.

Arch specialises in delivering world-class apprenticeships in IT, digital, data, HR, leadership and finance roles and works closely with customers to develop and deliver exceptional apprenticeship programmes for both existing employees and new recruits.

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