Multi-award winning learning and talent solutions provider Kallidus has won the coveted gold award for External Learning Solution of the Year, in partnership with Transport for London, at the 20th annual Learning Awards.

Run by the Learning and Performance Institute, the Learning Awards celebrate and honour the best of the best in the learning and development industry and are recognised as the L&D sector’s premier awards ceremony.

Kallidus and TfL won the gold award for their development of immersive e-learning content which is supporting London Underground through the largest business transformation programme in Europe.

In the souvenir Book of the Night, the judges declared it to be a “standout learning solution about which both TfL and Kallidus were rightly passionate” and were impressed by “the shared vision and business purpose” and “highly creative e-learning enriched with strong gamification elements and inventive use of video”. The provision of iPads to non-office based staff to enable them to use the programme offline and online (thereby addressing a lack of connectivity in the Underground) was deemed to be “both pragmatic and far-sighted” and the judges also praised the programme for being “clearly designed to meet the needs of a highly diverse audience”.

Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus said: We were bowled over to win the Gold award given the record number of global submissions this year. This is a huge testament to the creativity and expert skills of everybody who has worked so hard on this project. We’re delighted to have scored a hat trick of award wins with Transport for London – this ground-breaking initiative also picked up gold for best use of blended learning and bronze for best e-learning project at the E-Learning Awards just a few months ago.”

Philip Pyle, Sales and Marketing Director added: “This is a great achievement and is the direct result of a truly collaborative partnership between our organisations. Our multi-award winning programme with TfL is a great showcase for how today’s innovative, immersive e-learning solutions can transform learning and make a real difference to business success.”  

More than 400 submissions from around the world were judged by a panel of industry experts looking for organisations demonstrating exceptional vision and depth in providing learning solutions with a proven business impact. The External Learning Solution of the Year was sponsored and presented by CompTIA. Popular television and radio presenter, Claudia Winkleman, hosted proceedings on 4 February 2016, at the Dorchester Hotel, on London’s Park Lane.

For more information about Kallidus’ work with TfL read the full case study here


You can download the souvenir Book of the Night from this year’s Learning Awards here