NAC scoops £780,000 e-learning deal

09 Aug 2010

by: Margaret Snell

Edinburgh based provider of technology and telecoms services, NAC, has been awarded an e-learning contract valued at £780,000, by the Four Seasons Healthcare Group.

Under the three-year deal, NAC will underpin the online healthcare training provided by CareShield, part of the Access Academy Group, to more than 18,000 staff working for the private healthcare group. The CareShield online training portal will allow Four Seasons staff at over 400 care centres and nursing homes in the UK to further their professional training while they are on site caring for residents.

NAC and CareShield say that together they are helping to raise standards in the care home sector by providing fully accredited e-learning to meet the statutory training required by industry regulators, the government and local authorities.

Courses include emergency first aid at work, basic life support, health and safety law, infection control, dementia awareness and award in food safety, leading to a National Certified Qualification.

As well providing savings for the Four Seasons Health Care Group, the CareShield system will create five new full-time jobs at NAC and generate contract engineering work for at least five companies in the UK.

John Wilson, NAC’s sales & marketing Director, said: “In a time of economic uncertainty, NAC has proven there are opportunities out there for flexible, forward-thinking businesses with a can-do attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile for their clients.”

John Brogan, IT manager of Four Seasons Health Care, added: “NAC provide the best service we have ever experienced. They give 100% every time. When we have a problem they solve it.”