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Specialising in providing affordable solutions, Learning Pool offer a complete learning technologies service that includes a library of responsive and editable content, Adapt Builder and innovative learning games to improve job performance. Learning Pool’s award-winning support which encompasses unlimited and end-user support, a dedicated Learning Consultant and access to an online training academy, helping you get the most out of the service provided.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Presentation Skills

    Online Course | Learning Pool

    Learning Pool

    Most of us find the thought of giving a presentation rather nerve-racking; if this sounds familiar; however; don’t worry. This module will act as a practical guide to developing the skills needed to impress an audience. This module will provide instruction on everything you need to know to get it right – from recognising the type of presentation you need to deliver; through to combating last-minute nerves and dealing with unexpected hitches.

  • The Principles of Risk Assessment

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    Learning Pool

    Carrying out a risk assessment where necessary is a legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Failure to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is a criminal offence.  This module has been designed to provide an overview of risk assessments. By the end; learners will be able to define risk assessment and identify the key principles. They will understand the difference between a hazard and a risk; and will recognise which risks require assessment. They will also be confident in undertaking the risk assessment process. 

  • Project Management

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    Project management is a key managerial skill. It involves the planning; scheduling and controlling of activities designed to meet specific objectives within an agreed timescale and budget. This comprehensive e-learning module will take you through the stages of the project management process and provide practical exercises and information to improve your project management skills. A short assessment section is included.

  • Promoting Positive Attendance

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    It’s estimated that British industry loses over ?13 billion each year due to sickness absence. Rising absence levels cause problems for every organisation; large or small; across every industry. Research shows that one of the main things that can help to reduce absence levels is clear communication with staff. This module demonstrates how managers and supervisors can communicate more clearly with their staff; thereby enabling them to address issues of absence more effectively. Video-based scenarios illustrate the key areas.

  • Questioning Techniques

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    Learning Pool

    This module provides helpful advice and practical examples of various questioning techniques; for use both in recruitment interviews and more general situations. We look at the most effective approaches to questioning (including open; closed; probing and funnelling queries); questions to avoid and the benefits of purposeful listening.

  • Reporting of Injuries; Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations: RIDDOR

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    Learning Pool

    The Reporting of Injuries; Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013; place legal duties on employers; the self-employed and those in charge of work premises to report certain serious workplace accidents; occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses). In recent years; more than 75;000 injuries have been reported under RIDDOR per year; with more 140 people killed at work annually. The RIDDOR module will explain in detail the legal obligations that the regulations impose; how to file a report and which incidents are subject to RIDDOR. Practical; real-world case studies are included to bring the content to life.

  • Risk Management

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    Learning Pool

    Effective risk management (the process by which risks are identified; evaluated and managed) is essential for any business that wishes to achieve its strategic objectives and improve outcomes for both employees and customers. This e-learning module will help the learner to identify risk as either a threat or an opportunity. We’ll look at the different roles and responsibilities that exist with regard to risk; and outline the nine categories into which risks can be grouped.

  • Self-development

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    Learning Pool

    Self-development is about taking responsibility for one’s own personal and professional development. It’s an area which; in an age of CPD; PDP and lifelong learning; has become increasingly important to both individual and organisation. The Self-development e-learning module will familiarise the learner with the different terminology and features of personal advancement; and will arm them with the skills to assess; formulate; execute and review their very own career development plan.

  • Smoking Awareness

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    Learning Pool

    Most of us know that smoking is bad for us; but do we really understand the effect that cigarettes have on our health? This module looks at the health effects of smoking; as well as the dangers of secondhand smoke. We look at why people smoke and the benefits of quitting; as well as offering support and advice to help kick the habit.

  • Spelling; Grammar and Punctuation

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    Learning Pool

    This module is designed to increase your confidence when it comes to using the correct grammar; spelling and punctuation. We explore some of the most common mistakes and issue tips on how to improve your writing skills. The topics covered include the correct use of punctuation (specifically the use of apostrophes; colons; semi-colons; parentheses and quotation marks); tricky spellings and commonly confused words; using an online dictionary or spellchecker and other key points which will help you to communicate your message clearly; effectively and professionally.

  • Stress Awareness

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    Learning Pool

    Pressure; in some circumstances; can help us to perform to a higher level and achieve our goals. When pressure becomes excessive; however; stress occurs. Our Stress Awareness module is designed to give you an overview of stress awareness at work. We’ll explain why stress occurs and how it can manifest itself physically and psychologically; and offer practical hints and tips on how to cope with the ever-increasing demands of the modern workplace. A 12-question knowledge check section is included.

  • Supervising: Achieving Excellence

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    Learning Pool

    This module examines what it means to be a supervisor; and offers some fast-track methods for achieving excellence. After completing this module you will be able to involve your team right from the start; setting challenging goals; supporting and motivating them. We’ll also demonstrate how to review the performance and progress of your team; and some best practice approaches to delivering feedback.

  • The Bribery Act 2010

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    Learning Pool

    The penalties introduced by The Bribery Act 2010 have been described as amongst the toughest in the world; with the legislation forcing organisations to evaluate how; and with whom; they do business. Companies are accountable for ensuring that safeguards are in place to prevent bribery. Learners will come to understand the key points of the Act; including an explanation of how this important legislation affects both employees and organisations. The module looks at typical examples of bribery and the consequences of such acts; as well as preventative steps that all staff can take. There’s also a section on how to report suspected instances of bribery.

  • The Importance of Managing Attendance

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    Learning Pool

    Employees are the key to any successful business and this should be reflected when dealing with employee attendance. While it’s unrealistic to expect 100% attendance by all employees; an organisation should aim to make sure that its employees are properly trained and given reasonable support to achieve high levels of attendance at work. This module is designed to provide you with an overview of a best practice attendance management process. The module outlines why good attendance is important; and how it can be effectively managed by using the tools provided. To make the module relevant to your everyday duties; you will see scenarios based on workplace activities.

  • The Recruitment Process (part one of two modules)

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    Learning Pool

    It’s extremely important that a process is in place for the recruitment of new employees; and that this process is followed closely. A procedural framework will help to ensure equality of opportunity; general fairness; best practice and legislative adherence. This suite of two modules explores the recruitment and selection process; including all required actions and the main dos and don’ts.

  • The Recruitment Process (part two of two modules)

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    By the end of this course the learner will be equipped to follow a best-practice recruitment process with confidence; from the initial stages of the post becoming vacant to making the offer of employment and managing the induction process. We demonstrate how to go about advertising the post; and cover the shortlisting phase and the interview stage in detail.

  • Training and Development for Managers

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    Learning Pool

    The need for training is a part of most people’s work lives. It might be classroom-based; e-learning or on-the-job. It also may be mandatory or part of a professional development plan. There’s a wide range of training needs and this module is for managers with little or no training background but who find themselves responsible for the training of others. It gives an overview of the main issues; the basic process and the common delivery methods. 

  • Understanding Maternity Leave

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    Learning Pool

    This module aims to provide an overview of maternity leave; and go into detail about maternity leave terminology such as CMP (Compulsory Maternity Leave) and OML (Ordinary Maternity Leave). The module also gives information and advice on an employee’s rights surrounding maternity leave; maternity pay; and the various levels of maternity leave.

  • Using Teamwork to Boost Performance

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    Learning Pool

    This module is aimed at anyone who needs to effectively lead a team. It will enable you to identify the basics of good teamwork; which in turn will allow you to improve your team’s performance. The module suggests techniques to enable you to establish a team purpose; build team spirit; improve team performance and then assess your own performance as a leader.

  • Whistleblowing with Confidence 

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    Learning Pool

    This module provides a high level examination of the legal and regulatory responsibilities regarding whistleblowing. The user will learn what is meant by the term ‘whistleblowing’; its origins and why such emphasis is placed on it in the modern commercial world.  We provide an introduction to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) and explore the ways in which whistleblowing can occur; including the options open to those who decide to ‘whistleblowing’ and the safeguards which are put in place by law and regulations to enable them to do so with confidence. The relationship between whistleblowing and risk management is examined; as is a typical company policy. 

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