22 June 2018
DIMENSIONS TRAINING SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES THE LEARNDIRECT GROUP
Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS), a leading training provider, has acquired the learndirect Group for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Leicester, DTS has circa 150 employees and specialises in delivering apprenticeships, advanced learner loans provision and commercial training.
The deal, which has the support of the ESFA, transfers all current learndirect roles to DTS and follows a long relationship between DTS and the learndirect group including the provision of learning technology.
Commenting on the acquisition, Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Group CEO of DTS, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome learndirect into the DTS fold.
“DTS has been actively engaged in detailed dialogue with the learndirect team and the ESFA to ensure the best outcome for learners, and this deal delivers on that objective.”
Outlining his plans for learndirect, Janse Van Rensburg added: “Our number one priority is to maintain and develop delivery of the current programmes including Levy Apprenticeships and European Social Fund contracts.
“This includes growing the levy market share, while maintaining the focus on quality and the experience of the apprentices, and expanding Advanced Learner Loan provision.”
Andy Palmer, group CEO of learndirect, will remain with the business.
DTS is part of a wider group owned by Stonebridge Colleges (Publishing) Limited, which specialises in the further education sector, mainly in training and digital technology.
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