Launch of the ABMA Education Learning Environment

by | Nov 4, 2016 | News

ABMA Education recently visited Kenya and Zambia to launch the ABMA Education Learning Environment. The ABMA Education Learning Environment represents a new approach to qualification delivery that has employers in mind, helps to create professional work-based skills and is supported by a wealth of textbooks and exclusive resources.


ABMA Education Learning Environment is Launched in Kenya


The ABMA Education Learning Environment was launched in conjunction with the British Chamber of Business in South Africa, British Chamber of Commerce Kenya and Department for International Trade. It was presented to local, national and international employers, education authorities and recognised ABMA Education Centres.


In Kenya, we were extremely grateful to His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey, who introduced the ABMA Education Learning Environment and his speech highlighted how passionate learners in Kenya are for education and learning. In particular, the High Commissioner drew attention to the special links that ABMA Education had with businesses and employers and how this new innovative approach would bring great benefits to the dedicated learners in the region and to the region itself.


His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey’s speech can be listened to in full by clicking here.


His Excellency The British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey


In Zambia, we were also fortunate to have the British Deputy High Commissioner to Zambia, Andrew Hamilton, introduce the ABMA Education Learning Environment. Andrew spoke of how Zambia learners have a desire and thirst for learning and education. He spoke of the benefits of the ABMA Education Learning Environment and how ABMA Education’s new approach would help learners satisfy the needs of future employers.


Andrew Hamilton, British Deputy High Commissioner to Zambia

Deputy’s High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton’s speech can be listened to in full by clicking here.


Following both of the introductions, Paul Roseveare, Head of Business Development, then went on to introduce the ABMA Education Learning Environment to all the attendees.


Paul spoke about the current approach to education adopted by many awarding organisations, the reason we need to take a new approach and why that approach is so important now. He then went on to highlight how the ABMA Education Learning Environment would support learner developments and how ABMA Education learners would benefit in the future.



Should you wish to receive a copy of the full presentation, please contact us directly at and we will be happy to forward you a copy.


It was great to have so many employers, education authorities and ABMA Education Recognised Centres attend these events. Those that were disappointed to find the events fully booked can complete a contact form and we will be happy to provide details.




A list of example attendees:

Kenyan Attendees


Zambian Attendees

Adrian Kenya

Afex Lonrho

Aggreko International Projects Ltd

Agri Experience Ltd

AON Kenya Insurance Brokers Ltd


Auto Movers

Coffey International Kenya

Consumer’s Choice Limited

DGM Kenya

East Africa Cricket & Educational Foundation

Ernst & Young

Express Communication Ltd

Ford Foundation

Fourth Generation Capital Limited

Glen Edmunds Advanced Driving

Glowlingwlg(UK) LP

Grant Thornton

Heshima Kenya

Human Capital Synergies (HCS) Africa

ICT Online

Kenya Chamber Mines

Kenya Methodist University

Knight Frank Kenya

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Preferred Personnel Africa Limited

Prudential Kenya

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Safaricom Dealers

Sang Yug

School of Petroleum Studies

sQuid Kenya


WildlifeDirect (Kenya)

Mahali Mzuri


AES (Zambia)

Bank of Zambia

Bankers Association of Zambia

Going Places Tours & Travel

Hill & Delamain Limited

Intermarket Securities Limited

JPSM Innovations Ltd

Kansai Plascon Zambia Limited

Lusaka Grand

Lusaka Securities Exchange Plc

Madison Finance Company Zambia Limited

Professional Life Assurance

Public Service Pension Funds

Radisson Blu

Diamond General Insurance Limited

Zambia Chamber of Mines

Agro Africa


Villa Executive Lodge & Guesthouse

Africa Rentals & Travel

Zambia Bureau of Standards

Zambia Seed Company Limited

Zambia Cooperative Federation

Women and Law in Southern Africa


Zambian Breweries (SAB Miller)

Zambia Customs and Forwarding Agents Association

Vulpine Travel

Customized Clearing & Forwarding Limited



After both events, we were overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback that we had, and continue to receive, and whilst it was impossible to talk to everyone individually, we continue to be in contact with everyone who has attended.


Employers were extremely positive with the concept of the ABMA Education Learning Environment, especially with regards to the soft skills which is built in to the new ABMA Education qualifications. Below is just a snippet of the feedback which we have received:


“Soft skills are mandatory for any employee to fit in an organisation”


“Soft skills are very valuable and are essential in meeting clients’ needs”


“If the new method of delivery is as good as stated then this is game changing”


“ABMA Education learners will have a cutting edge around the world”


“Soft skills definitely play the biggest role in employment and I think this new approach is really valuable”


An important aspect of the ABMA Education Learning Environment is the Exclusive Resources, which excited recognised centres and employers alike.


ABMA Education has now launched an eLibrary which allows learners and lecturers unlimited access to full text books specifically dedicated to each ABMA Education qualification, which can be downloaded in a way which suits the user. Not only that, ABMA Education is incorporating a new professional development section of the elibrary to assist learners develop useful and sought after skills whilst in employment. In addition to this, users can also access thousands of journals, articles, opinion pieces and real life examples through our Journal Database.


ABMA Education Learning Environment Launch in Zambia


We are still receiving a great many emails and calls regarding the ABMA Education Learning Environment and how employers and centres can take advantage of the new approach and of course when this exciting new way of learning will be officially launched. Well, we are extremely excited to announce that this will be launch in the first quarter of 2017.


Should you have any questions or require any information please do not hesitate to contact ABMA Education by visiting our website, contacting us via Twitter @ABMAEducation or via email at


Useful links:


Kenya Launch Video


Zambia Launch Video


ABMA Speaks to British Deputy High Commissioner to Zambia Andrew Hamilton