The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and the Board of eCPD are delighted to announce that the Institute has acquired a 100% interest in eCPD Webinars (eCPD Ltd), the well-known and respected producer of online continuing professional development (CPD) for translators, interpreters and other professional linguists.
The move takes place today, 1 March 2018, and will ensure that eCPD can continue producing top quality CPD for its customers and members of CIOL.
eCPD’s founder and Managing Director Lucinda Brooks, a qualified translator and Chartered Linguist, established eCPD Webinars in 2010 to produce high-quality online training and online webinars to help translators, interpreters and other professional linguists develop their skills to run their businesses efficiently and profitably, and to meet an increasing need for flexible on-demand CPD.
Lucinda Brooks said “With the invaluable help of partners and co-directors, eCPD Webinars has moved from an idea in to the respected company it is today, producing top-quality CPD for linguists. I am delighted that CIOL will take the company forward to the next level, and ensure the continuity and quality of online training that our customers have come to expect.”
CIOL, the leading membership body for language professionals, had already established a working relationship with eCPD in 2016 when the CPD Standards Office, in partnership with CIOL, awarded CPD accredited status to eCPD Webinars for its online webinars, videos and training courses. This offered CIOL a new benefit of membership, bringing affordable, high-quality training to CIOL members, which can be undertaken at a time and place that suits the learner.
Jane Galbraith, Head of Membership at CIOL, added “We are delighted to be the new owners of eCPD. This respected company has an excellent and unrivalled reputation for producing high quality CPD training that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. We are looking forward to building on this success and would like to thank Lucy and her co-directors for their efforts in making the company what it is today.”
Webinars offered by eCPD cover a wide range of topics from medicine to financial regulations, from literary translation to translating contracts, and many more and have become an invaluable resource for linguists the world over.
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