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Q-Validus, in conjunction with BPP Learning Media and BTL launch Spreadsheet Safe TM

Press release May 15, 2008 Education

BTL, in partnership with Q-Validus and BPP Learning Media, are pleased to announce the launch of Spreadsheet Safe™.

Shipley, United Kingdom, May 2008

The Spreadsheet SafeTM training and certification programmewas created in response to the growing requirements of organizations to reduce the risks posed by unsafe end-user developed spreadsheets. Spreadsheet SafeTM has been developed with the involvement of some of the world's leading experts in the area of spreadsheet design and control.

Spreadsheet SafeTM is an innovative training and certification programme designed to help spreadsheet end-users and organizations to:

  • Design, maintain and control spreadsheets
  • Raise awareness of key issues and potential problems in spreadsheet use
  • Deliver the skills and knowledge required to check work and ensure the integrity of information
  • Mitigate risk around spreadsheet use
  • Demonstrate a commitment to best practice
  • Ensure highest standards in spreadsheet development, maintenance and control
  • Give confidence in the validity and credibility of spreadsheets.

The Q-Validus, BPP Learning Media and BTL partnership brings together 3 leading providers of certification, learning and assessment solutions. The expertise in this partnership means Spreadsheet SafeTM has been designed to an industry standard certification level with the latest technology and learning styles in mind.

For further information about Spreadsheet SafeTM please visit

About Q-Validus

Q-Validus is a newly established international certification solutions provider, developing and delivering innovative assessment and certification programmes designed to improve collaboration, productivity and competitiveness in the modern workplace.

The management team has decades of experience in developing and delivering global certification programmes and working with leading technology partners to deliver best of breed solutions. Q-Validus also provides development services to a wide variety of clients enabling them to create and maintain their own assessment and certification programmes.

For further information please visit


About BPP Learning Media

BPP Learning Media is the market-leading publisher of innovative and effective study materials for professional exams and business. A subsidiary of Europe's largest professional education training company, BPP Holdings Plc, our products are used by individual students and training organisations in 157 countries.

BPP Learning Media helps people achieve their goals and career aspirations by providing top-quality, targeted, study materials. Our products empower students to succeed, whatever learning environment they choose - in the classroom, e-learning, supported distance learning, a blended approach or self study.

For further information please visit

About BTL

BTL is a leading UK owned and run learning and assessment development and delivery company. With over 1 million certified exams powered by BTL, our content development and delivery tools are helping some of the UK's largest agencies face the challenge of onscreen delivery.

Since 1985 we have been successfully helping our customers exceed their learning and assessment expectations, and continue to develop some of the most innovative onscreen content engaging learners anywhere.

For further information about BTL and its product offering, please visit


Hawa Mahmood

Marketing Manager

BTL Group Ltd

Tel: 01274 203 255

Fax: 01274 203 251

Email: [email protected]