وخبر Futuremedia Introduces the Prosecution College Friday June 17, 8:45 am ET Next Generation E-Learning Portal Created for Crown Prosecution Service to Train Lawyers in England and Wales BRIGHTON, England, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Futuremedia plc (Nasdaq: FMDAY - News), a leading European e-learning content and managed benefits services provider, today introduced the Prosecution College, an innovative e-learning portal designed to educate new lawyers in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the government department that serves as the principal prosecuting authority for criminal offenses in England and Wales. ADVERTISEMENT The introduction of the portal follows the Learning and Development Department of the CPS awarding Futuremedia a two-year contract in February to develop customized e-learning courses. Commencing June 20th, a phased introduction of different programs will be introduced into the e-learning curriculum of the Prosecution College, including Equality and Diversity, No Witness No Justice, Proceeds of Crime, Speaking Up For Justice, Advocacy Development, and Caseworker Induction, with further programs to follow. Commenting on the opening of the online college, Leonard M. Fertig, CEO of Futuremedia, said, "The Prosecution College is an example of how we are partnering with some of the UK's most important professional and educational institutions, utilizing the most advanced methodologies to extend their capabilities through effective e-learning courses. With a staff of 7,500, including 2,500 lawyers, the CPS deals with more than 1.3 million cases annually. We are helping this organization to more effectively serve British society by harnessing state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that its staff is at the forefront of legal practice and knowledge. E-learning is growing in use in education and professional development and is proving to be an increasingly valuable tool for the CPS and for the legal profession in general. Futuremedia has developed a unique position in its ability to partner with public and private institutions to create virtual colleges and professional schools." Shelagh O'Leary for the CPS said, "We are committed to providing our members of staff with the best tools possible to perform their valuable public service. Following the success of the Lawyers Induction modules, we are now in a position to increase the availability of CPS-specific e-learning for our staff. We are confident this arrangement with Futuremedia will continue to produce outstanding e-learning content that will be useful to our members as they prepare criminal prosecutions." About the Crown Prosecution Service: The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting people in England and Wales who have been charged by the police with criminal offenses. More information can be found on http://www.cps.gov.uk. About Futuremedia: Futuremedia plc is a leading provider of next-generation, value-driven e- learning content and services to public and private sector organizations. Backed by two decades of experience, the Company's content and services offerings include learning consultancy, Learning Management Systems, custom made learning programs and an extensive library of published courseware titles. The Company is also recognized as a pioneer in the development and delivery of a range of fully managed, outsourced benefit programs for large organizations, including products and services falling under the UK's Home Computing Initiative (HCI), childcare voucher system and tax-free bicycle programs. 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