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iLearn.To honours ILA training discount as government abandons scheme early

Added: (Wed Nov 28 2001)

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29th November 2001

iLearn.To, one of the UK’s leading e-Learning solutions provider, announced today that it would honour the provision of training with the £200 Individual Learning Account (ILA) training grant.

The Department for Education and Skills (DFES) last Friday terminated the Individual Learning Accounts grant scheme, two weeks ahead of schedule, which has affected all ILA account holders and learning providers throughout England.

This action has left more than a million grant holders in the in the lurch, unable to use their training grants to support learning. This is in spite a recent letter from the DfES to ILA account holders stating that they had until 7th December 2001 to use it and not to be rushed into signing up for learning just to meet the deadline.

“There are 2.5million ILA holders which, shows evidence of a strong desire for lifelong learning among the UK adult population. The promise of the ILA was to empower individuals to take control of their life and career” said iLearn.To CEO Sieng Van Tran. “We wish to keep the momentum and spirit of lifelong learning alive, while the government resolves its’ issues with the programme, by honouring the £200 discount to all ILA holders until the end of the year at www.ilearn.to”

iLearn.To offers its learners over 850 interactive courses from internationally-recognised content providers including BBC for Business, Harvard Business School, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Xebec McGraw Hill.

The self-paced courses presented in real-time over the Internet, provide instruction on desktop computer applications including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and MS Office, professional development and practical skills. The information technology courses cover Java, XML, Oracle, and certification programs for the A+ Certification, CISCO CCDA, Microsoft Windows XP, MCSE & MOUS and Novell CNE.

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About iLearn.To

iLearn.To was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing engaging, interactive and accessible education. The company offers a range of e-learning solutions to individuals, corporations, SME’s, media groups, portals & ISPs and training providers.

Voted one of the top100 European Internet Companies by the Times and Bathwick Group in May 2000, iLearn.To’s customers and partners include British Telecom, Commonwealth Institute, Dolphin Telecom, Education Guardian, Supanet, TXUEurope, Totalise and Netimperative.com.

iLearn.To is an associate of the Learning Lab and a registered ILA training provider since Spring 2000.

For more information regarding iLearn.To please contact:

Joe McTaggart
020 8880 4913

About the Individual Learning Account

The ILA grant offered a range of discounts to promote lifelong learning, was suspended to new applicants on the 25th October 2001, with existing grant holders given until 7th December to book their learning.

The scheme was officially launched in September 2000 to give the first 1 million UK/EU nationals £150 in the first learning episode towards their training. Individuals are then entitled up to 80% discount, worth £200, towards their training,

Approximately 2.5 million people in the UK have opened an ILA.


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