Faculty of Skills has been shortlisted for the title of Learning Provider of the Year at the 2022 Learning Awards. The award recognises the company's overall performance. The Learning Awards are presented annually in London, by the Learning and Perfomance Institute.
Effective on a large scale
Faculty of Skills will celebrate its ten-year anniversary in 2022. At the heart of the company is its own software, TrainTool, which allows participants to practice and test skills in online video role plays. In the last ten years, the company has trained more than 170,000 people. This makes it one of the largest training agencies in the Netherlands, with clients such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, ABN AMRO, Deloitte, the Red Cross, Aon and many other organisations. Learning effect, measurability and the large scale are the cornerstones. Together, participants have recorded over 1.4 million role plays. On average, participants score 25% better in the final measurement of a training programme than at the beginning. And they also apply what they have learned after the training: 84% of participants say they do so.
Distinctive in innovation
Other achievements that stood out to the judges are the innovations that Faculty of Skills has implemented over the years. Such as Alix, the AI coach that has previously won an award, the introduction of live online role plays, and branching role plays. With the latter technique, participants are presented with different follow-up roleplays depending on their answers.
From its foundation, Faculty of Skills' mission has always been to improve the communication skills of as many working people as possible. In ten years, the company has grown from a start-up, to a full-service training agency that delivers blended training programmes to organisations, educational institutions and individual participants. There are about 30 people employed by Faculty of Skills on a permanent basis, complemented by a large group of freelance trainers, coaches, actors and tech specialists.
The Learning Awards will be presented at a gala event in London on February 17, 2022. In 2021 Faculty of Skills also won an award in the Learning Technologies category.