The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a department of the United Kingdom government concerned with trade agreements between the United Kingdom and foreign states while promoting foreign investment and export trade. The DIT is one of the newest government departments, founded in 2016 by Theresa May to broker foreign trade deals in light of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU. They chose us at Accipio to provide a digital learning platform for them, through Totara.
As a new organization, the Department for International Trade (DIT) had to recruit, onboard and develop 1000’s of people in a very short space of time. They knew that having the right learning technology in place was key to meeting growth demands, and wanted to find a contemporary and dynamic partner that could innovate with them and breath new life into their digital learning, processes and people development.
More specifically, they were looking to:
After a competitive tending process, DIT selected Accipio as their partner and decided to invest in Totara Learn because it provided a future-proofed and feature rich base to innovate from.
They worked together to reimagine digital learning through a new Totara Learn platform and unlock the true potential of both the LMS and their people.
Key features of the project included:
Over the last year, page views have almost doubled to over 560,000 per annum. Users have grown rapidly (increased by almost two thirds to just under 7,000 users) in the last year as the organisation continues to make the platform the key enabler for learning across the business especially in a post Covid world.
DIT were impressed with our dynamic and innovative approach, and knowledge of how to get the most out of Totara and build a digital learning eco-system.
Freedom to Save
DIT saved considerable time through:
Freedom to Learn
Users have the freedom to learn with:
They had a successful Learning at Work Week with 1000s of interactions, which made the most of bespoke featured to direct learners to the latest relevant resources;
Freedom to Innovate
Totara’s flexible open-source nature has allowed us to develop innovative plugins to tailor the platform for DIT’s unique needs and create a well- received and credible 21st century learning environment which include our LxP functionality for Totara with a discover page, recommendations, social learning, and gamification through leaderboards, points and other “sticky” features with incentives for learning and sharing through rewards and recognition.
Freedom of Choice
DIT had made the most of the competitive partner network to ensure they have a brilliant system, at the right price with world-class responsive support. They are able to continue to test the market every two years in line with government procurement requirements.