CCH launches new e-learning platform for continuing professional development

28 July 2005 - State of the art e-CPD environment includes innovative 'webrides' giving subscribers a virtual tour of all relevant websites covering a related area

CCH Professional Development, a leading provider of continuing professional development (CPD) launches e-CPD, an advanced e-learning platform for accountants and finance professionals. Operating in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, new CCH e-CPD courses will begin from August 2005.

All professional accountancy bodies in the UK require members to commit to CPD, and the new e-CPD platform from CCH will enable ICAEW members to keep abreast of the latest developments in tax, auditing and accounting. The advanced platform technology has been developed by Wolters Kluwer owned sister company Digital Spirit, who also power the intranet based global e-learning platform for over 7,000 Wolters Kluwer employees worldwide, supporting the company's own employee development programmes.

Douglas Broom, Director of CCH Magazines comments 'We believe our new e-CPD platform is the most advanced in Europe. With improved functionality and a full endorsement from the ICAEW we look forward to serving our existing clients better and welcoming many new subscribers over the coming months.'

A key new feature of e-CPD is the free 'webride' facility which takes users on a virtual tour of all the relevant websites related to a particular subject area. For example, an IFRS webride will visit all the related links on the topic without the user having to do any searching.

Designed to save time and be very easy to use, e-CPD from CCH consists of a series of online lectures which are divided into the three key areas of Tax, Audit and Accountancy, delivering easy to digest chunks of information. Each month, subscribers receive 2 hours of e-learning on the latest developments in their fields, delivered by mainstream experts. Developed with an appreciation of the busy schedules of accounting professionals, each standalone module no longer than 15 minutes.

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Existing CCH Professional Development Clients include Big Four accountancy firms, medium sized practices and businesses across a wide range of industries. Supporting its e-learning programme, CCH also run approximately 400 events across the UK each year, ensuring that accountancy practices have access to both on-line learning and face to face support wherever they are based.

For further details and advice on e-CPD learning, please contact the customer service team on 0870 777 2906 or visit www.cchseminars.com

About CCH
CCH is a leading provider of information and solutions to the accounting profession. CCH is unique in integrating its content within its products using Internet technology to maximise efficiencies for its customers and revolutionise the way the accounting profession works. CCH is an operating division of Wolters Kluwer (UK) Ltd, which has been one of the UK's leading information providers in the fields of tax, company and commercial law, finance, employment law, health and safety, education management, export and transport for over 50 years. Our professional software caters for practices of all sizes and is used across industry from the Top 100 practices to sole practitioners. www.cch.co.uk

About Wolters Kluwer UK
Wolters Kluwer (UK) Limited, incorporating the core brands, Croner and CCH, is one of the most respected provider of business information and consultancy services, providing a broad range of smart information tools that help make businesses more effective and profitable; from online interactive products and CD-ROMs to books, professional journals and loose-leaf publications.

Wolters Kluwer UK offers expertise in areas including:

Human Resources
Health & Safety
Education and Healthcare
Hospitality and Environmental Management
Small Business
Manufacturing and Construction
International Trade & Transport
Tax, Accountancy & Finance

For further information, please visit www.wolterskluwer.co.uk

Wolters Kluwer UK is part of Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, a division of Wolters Kluwer. Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

CCH is a brand name of Wolters Kluwer (UK) Ltd. Registered office: 145 London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6SR.