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The Retail Development Academy courses are run under the Academy learning management system. This system provides larger corporate users with a range of facilities to help them manage the execution and monitoring of their training initiatives. The table that follows shows how companies and specific departments can benefit by managing their training investment and plans under a Learning Management System.


Your Company Benefits to the company
For corporate users training classes can be installed under a learning management system (LMS) if you have one already (if it’s SCORM compliant and most are) You can administer company wide training with the least possible admin
If not, we can host the training under our LMS As above
We can also host other e-learning you may have already or be developing All student activity can be tracked in one database and reported in one set of reports
The LMS will track student performance, namely classes completed, mastery tests passed, certificates awarded, classes in progress, etc. You can see how well your training investment is being used and how people are progressing
Your training management can have manager access to the LMS to see how your staff are progressing As above
For larger corporate users, we can provide the LMS in your brand Promote your image as a caring employer
If you are not sure your people need training, we can complete an assessment benchmark to see what level they are at You can see whether you really do need to invest


The list of facilities available includes:

  • Manage e-learning and instructor-led training programs effectively and efficiently.
  • Widest set of ready developed retail content in one training portal
  • Hosting your independently developed programs (as long as they are SCORM or AICC compliant)
  • Create learning paths comprising groups of programs to be treated as one overall learning objective
  • We and our partners optionally custom build for you or customize our existing programs
  • All class events, test scores, mastery scores, etc stored in the LMS database for ad hoc and routine reporting
  • Individuals can track their own progress
  • Administrator and manager reporting facilities are available by class or student
  • Ability to upload all types of courses including PDFs, URL’s to a webpage, SCORM courses, video and more
  • The ability to create a syllabus of instructor-led classes and online courses for mandatory training
  • Auto assign rules to manage assigning courses to users
  • Schedule and manage third party or in company instructor-led classes
  • Send out course schedule reminders
  • Outlook Integration - enter class appointments into personal calendars
  • Wait list management for over-subscribed classes
  • Download self-paced materials, job aids, etc.
  • Competency testing
  • Student communication
  • Mastery certificates issued
  • Custom Surveys/Feedback Forms
  • CPD /Compliance module to manage accreditation for courses
  • Try before you buy for groups of students

Large corporates can have their own branded version of the LMS and selected Academy content as part of their own Corporate University. Click here for more information on the Retail Development Academy Learning Management System.