City, University of London and ARuVR® to launch UK’s first CPD course for AR, VR and MR knowledge and skill acquisition

18 January 2024

In an exciting development for the world of Extended Reality (XR), ARuVR®, in partnership with City, University of London, we are  proud to announce the launch of the UK’s first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course specifically designed for Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR). This pioneering course is set to address a critical skills gap in the UK, offering unparalleled opportunities for professionals across various sectors.

With the express aim of plugging the immediate skills gap that UK businesses face, in order for them to adopt, manage and deploy XR training solutions within the workplace the CPD course “Introduction to Extended Reality Design and Production” has been specifically developed to provide the essential skills required to deploy training solutions which leverage “Blended Learning 3.0” – a combination of face-to-face, digital and XR content.

Registration is now open for the certified CPD course which begins in Summer 2024 at City, University of London.

To register for the course and for more information, please go here

ARuVR’s platform has been developed to democratise content creation and user consumption within Learning and Development (L&D) departments.

By making XR easy to use, organisations can efficiently manage digital transformation programmes and embed XR learning into the heart of their business, significantly impacting employee motivation and provide clear up-skilling for transparent career path progression.

The official launch of the CPD course was celebrated at an event hosted on the campus of City, University of London entitled “Immersive Design Sector Forum” on January 23rd, 2024, between 12:00-17:30 GMT.

The event was free to attend and offered attendees insightful talks on Immersive Design from a select group of high-profile figures, including representatives from ARuVR, Qualcomm, NEOM, Unity, Digital Catapult, and others. It provided a valuable opportunity for networking, experiencing demos, and participating in group tours of the University’s new AR/VR Learning Centre.

The event concluded with a panel discussion featuring speakers exploring the topic of ‘Immersive Education’. This discussion covered the training requirements for new Immersive creators and discussed how Immersive technologies can be applied within education, offering insights into the future of learning and development in the field.

We’re excited to launch, in partnership with ARuVR, the UK’s first CPD course to empower L&D professionals in the field of XR. The skills gap to enable organisations to take advantage of the undoubted combined benefits of AR, VR and MR is quite simply stunting business growth. We aim to solve this problem.

Professor Rajkumar Roy, Executive Dean, School of Science & Technology (SST), City, University of London,

Augmented and Virtual Reality training solutions have been proven* to deliver impressive results, including; 80% increase in training learning retention, improve training engagement by 90%, reduce post-training error by 40%, increase employee training satisfaction by 30% and improve employee performance by 70%.

ARuVR® solves many of the previous barriers to the widespread adoption and deployment of AR/VR/MR training, by allowing code-free content generation, live real-time consumption and interactive streaming and is fully cross-compatible across mobile, tablet, desktop and XR devices.

ARuVR® ISO 27001 accredited and is the first XR company in the world to achieve this highest level of international certification in Security Management Systems for design, development, hosting and support of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality systems. ARuVR® is also the only XR company accredited on both the UK government’s Crown G-Cloud 13 and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as well as on the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI).

ARuVR® counts leading enterprises including: Aramco, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Royal Air Force, Five Guys, ScotRail, NEOM, BAE Systems, Mondelez, Bloomberg, and PWC among a rapidly growing international customer base who are transforming the way training is delivered.

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* A survey by PwC

XR L&D has the ability to revolutionise the way in which enterprises train the existing and future workforce.The launch of this CPD course “Introduction to Extended Reality Design and Production”, is a major step forward in helping L&D professionals to become proficient in administering and delivering knowledge in an efficient and proven Blended Learning 3.0 environment,”

Frank Furnari, CEO & Founder, ARuVR®


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