Celebrating 40 years of Kaplan Altior

01 Feb 2019
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This year, Kaplan Altior is celebrating its 40th birthday. In honour of the momentous occasion, we wanted to share a note from our Head of Kaplan Altior, Jody Tranter, which looks at our past achievements and goals for the year ahead.

We’re incredibly proud to announce that this year, Kaplan Altior is celebrating its 40th year of operating. Over the last four decades, we’ve established ourselves as a trustworthy, long-standing legal training provider, working with countless firms and individuals to help future-proof careers in the legal sector, and we’ve received such positive feedback in doing so. However, over the next 12 months, we have no intention of slowing down our progress or innovations while we continue our celebrations. So instead, we’ll be adding to our service offering to meet the growing demands of the legal sector and ensuring our ongoing relevance.

As you may already know, at Kaplan Altior, we take the time to fully understand learning and development requirements for the firms and individuals that we work with, which over time has seen us expand our course offering. Originally, we started with the Professional Skills Course and consultancy services, and although these are services that we still offer, we now have much more to bring to the table. From Management and Leadership, Continuing Professional Development, HRA, CILEx Advocacy skills, Compliance and more, we help the firms that we work with to nurture talent and grow, which is what has seen us truly cement our place in the legal training industry over the last 40 years.

However, as well as our wide course offering, I believe that our success stems from our people, priding ourselves on our expert trainers who continue to practice and our team who work tirelessly to ensure the development needs of all those we encounter are met. They understand what our clients need and know the industry inside out which has played a pivotal role in helping us to introduce a blended approach to learning with our virtual classroom, Live Online, which officially launched in 2018. We know that everyone’s learning preferences, capabilities and schedules differ, which is why we’ve added this new approach that is both efficient and engaging. We have seen over 200 delegates undertake their learning through our virtual classroom over the past year and we expect to see this trend continue to grow as more of our courses and modules become available online.

Ultimately, reaching 40 years is an incredible achievement for Kaplan Altior and it’s something which we are all very proud of. Over the past four decades, we have worked hard to ensure that as an organisation, we do not stand still and are always innovating in line with industry standards and requirements based on insights such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Risk Outlook, for example. As a team and organisation, we’re passionate about providing excellent service, which I believe is conveyed in all that we do.

We have many plans in place for the coming months to mark our 40th birthday and we’d love for you to get involved, after all, we couldn’t have done it without you. So, as part of our celebrations, we would like to invite training managers, delegates and firms that we’ve worked with over the last 40 years to help us shape the Kaplan Altior yearbook. We hope that we’ve helped you and your team on your professional journeys and we’d love to hear about and share with others your experiences and stories of Kaplan Altior past and present. So, if you’d like to get involved, please email us on altior@kaplan.co.uk

But for now, another big thank you from all of us at Kaplan Altior and we look forward to continuing our work with you.

- Jody Tranter, Head of Kaplan Altior