November 11, 2020 @ 13:23 by Richard Dawson
A start-up company in the corporate training sector has won a major contract with Northumbria Police to create its new diversity and inclusion programme.
SUB 10 has been appointed by the 5000-strong regional police force to develop a new approach to training for officers, staff and volunteers.
Established less than two years ago, SUB 10 will work alongside Northumbria Police’s inclusion team to develop modules that deliver training in a more accessible and technology-driven way.
The company is based at PROTO in Gateshead and will deliver an initial three modules, which will then become mandatory for the whole police workforce and form part of their annual development.
SUB 10 was founded by Peter Stephenson and Angela Ross and has also won major contracts with software giant Sage.
It has recently been shortlisted twice in the international Learning Technologies Awards 2020 in recognition of the success of its partnerships.
The SUB 10 model is underpinned with learning methodologies and proven neuroscience to support how people learn.
Di Keller, diversity and inclusion lead at Northumbria Police, said: “While ourselves and a lot of forces use e-learning, our work with SUB 10 takes it to another level.
“These are short, intense learning modules which have proven learning benefits, enabling people to build knowledge and continue their learning even when the current pandemic is making it difficult for us to be in a classroom environment.
“There are significant demands on our workforce at present, particularly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and alongside the operational training we deliver to our officers, our focus on diversity and inclusion remains a priority and, we will always look at ways in which we can continue to deliver this.
“Our diversity and inclusion training will be created in short, digestible modules, which can also provide all of the analysis and insight of face-to-face training and is personalised and relevant to our organisation.
“We are delighted to work with SUB 10 to achieve this.”
Peter Stephenson added: “We created SUB 10 to meet the needs of an organisation such as Northumbria Police, where traditional training was taking up huge amounts of time and a more accessible alternative was badly needed.
“Through redefining the way the force’s diversity and inclusion training is delivered, we will be able to make the messages as memorable as ever.”
Legal advice was provided to SUB10 by Sintons’ Lucy Carlin, a specialist tech lawyer in the region.