Over the next six months, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will be launching a new suite of training courses as part of the Association’s Academy 2.0 Project. EUG (End User Guidance) will be the first course to arrive, on 7 July 2022 – Global Lifting Awareness Day #GLAD2022. EUG will be available via LEEA’s website, leeaint.com, as an open link accessible by all. Also on this day, the ILE (Introduction to Lifting Equipment) course will be available to LEEA members in the ‘Members area’ of leeaint.com.
On 2 August LEEA’s all new Foundation Certificate training course – FOU (Global), will be available to all members on subscription. This course is available in English, Arabic, Bahasa, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. FOU (Australia) will also be introduced, which is essentially the same as FOU (Global) but with regional variations. Online examinations will be available for FOU Certificate training in all languages stated.
LEEA’s all new Lifting Accessories Diploma training course, LAC (Global), will be available to all members on subscription on 5 September. Replacing the previous ‘Lifting Equipment General (LEG) Diploma’, the course is available in English, Arabic, Bahasa, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. In addition there will be LAC (Australia), LAC (NZ) and LAC (USA) courses. These will replicate LAC (Global) but with regional variations.
With all courses available on LEEA’s new e-Learning platform, members can carry out their training when they want, how they want and for as long as they want. The platform is suitable for any device and has an offline study capability with auto-sync updates once back online. LEEA has made a substantial investment into a technology upgrade In its Huntingdon training centre, making e-learning a real option for learners. Now equipped with high tech cameras, speakers, microphones and other equipment enabling, LEEA staff can hold classes with delegates from across the world and deliver training via Zoom with maximum effectiveness.
Andrew Wright, Deputy CEO at LEEA, said: “Five years ago, I delivered a presentation to the Associations’ Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held during the LiftEx 2017 exhibition in Telford. I spoke of constraints in the current LEEA Academy, and a range of opportunities that LEEA’s Learning and Development team would be working to deliver for our membership in the future. This included a state-of-the-art learning management system, incorporating a new suite of Certificate and Diploma level training courses; training courses available in languages other than English; online examination and a digital TEAM card. These new courses listed here are fulfilling the goal laid out at the AGM. In addition our digital TEAM card is now being produced and holders will begin to receive their new cards shortly.”
Incorporating new ‘smart’ technology, the new TEAM Card will enhance security, provide instantly verifiable data when required, and will be instantly updated by the LEEA team when changes occur such as new validation dates, change of employment details, a new photograph and when new qualifications are added.