CHS eLearning Courses
eLearning offers individual instruction
eLearning is quick and simple to use, allowing learners to work at their own pace, stop and start at any time, and revisit particular pages or sections of learning.
The benefits of eLearning
By enhancing the traditional learning approach, e-learning can deliver great benefits. Here are just some of the benefits that elearning users have experienced:
- It enriches the quality of the training
- It provides a flexible delivery route
- It improves engagement and retention of the learners
- It helps 'close the loop' through online assessment
- It's fun
- Learners can learn anywhere and at any time
- It's always available
- It helps identify further training needs
- It creates an online training record
- It is cost effective
- Increased motivation of both learners and tutors
- Easy tracking of learner progression
Reduced overall cost is the single most influential factor in adopting eLearning. The elimination of costs associated with tutor fees, meeting room costs, and student travel, accommodation and meals are directly quantifiable.
Additionally, reduction of time spent away from the job by employees is an important factor in the current economic climate of public sector workforce cuts and increased expectation and pressure being placed on the staff who continue to plan, manage and deliver Housing-related Support services.
Expert knowledge is communicated, but more importantly captured and understood, with good eLearning systems.
The Centre for Housing and Support is pleased to offer the following eLearning programmes
These courses are provided in association with the Housing e-Academy, a division of Virtual College.
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
This module is designed to show learners how they and their colleagues can make customers feel that their business is genuinely interested in them.
Data Protection in the Workplace
It is vital that those who collect and use personal data maintain the confidence of those who are asked to provide it. The Data Protection Act 2008 provides a means to ensure confidence is maintained. The aim of this module is to provide an overview of the benefits and legal requirements in adopting Data Protection principles in the workplace.
Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour
This module aims to raise carers' understanding about the lived experience of a person with dementia, looking at the person first and then exploring simple techniques to help keep the person with dementia independent for longer.
Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
On completing the module learners will be able to: Understand what is meant by equality & diversity; Understand how the law impacts on equality & diversity; Understand what needs to be done; Promote best practice within the organisation.
Whilst we may not always experience complete wellbeing throughout our lives, we can look at how we live on a day-to-day basis to see whether changes can be made to make our lives healthier. This online learning module has been developed in conjunction with social housing organisations.
Money Matters – Financial inclusion
Managing tight family budgets is a key issue for many people, simply making ends meet and paying for essentials can be a real challenge, particularly at life transition points such as setting up a home or starting a family. This online learning module has been developed in conjunction with social housing organisations.
Personal Safety for Lone Workers
Every day thousands of people will be exposed to situations in which they are left alone with customers or other members of the public during their working day. There are many risks associated with working in isolation and violence against employees is unfortunately all too common. By taking this module you will be taking real steps towards minimising risk and feeling safer.
This e-learning course looks at the issues relating to safeguarding adults including notable drivers that have helped shape the UK's approach towards safeguarding adults. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable adults during the course of their work.
An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
This course helps to address the 'stay safe' outcome of the Government's 'Every Child Matters' policy. The vision being to make sure each child, whatever their background or their circumstances, have the support they need to: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.
Employers are legally required by Fire Safety Regulations to provide information, instruction and training to employees about the fire precautions in the workplace. This online fire safety training module will help employers to fulfil this requirement by offering learners an overview of the key issues relating to a safe working environment.
Housing Governance: The Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations
On completing this module learners will be able to explain the regulatory framework for Housing Associations; explain the role of the Tenants Services Authority (TSA) in regulating social housing providers and explain the importance of 'Best Value' for social housing providers
Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act is intended to assist and support people who may lack capacity and to discourage anyone who is involved in caring for someone who lacks capacity from being overly restrictive or controlling. The Act also aims to balance an individual's right to be protected from harm if they lack capacity to make decisions to protect themselves. This course aims to help care workers look at how the Act will affect them and to help them to develop best practice
Managing Stress and Pressure
This module is all about how, by gaining understanding of what stress and pressure are and what factors affect them, you can have an influence on the wellbeing of your team This module is all about how, by gaining understanding of what stress and pressure are and what factors affect them, you can have an influence on the wellbeing of your team.
Professional boundaries are the limits that help us to develop effective relationships in the workplace. If these boundaries are not clearly defined, there is likely to be confusion about who has responsibility for what which can lead to conflict, accountability or performance issues.
This e-learning course has been developed to provide guidance on professional boundaries and how they might impact on the workplace.
Risk Assessment in the Workplace
By Law, managers are ultimately responsible for safety, although all staff have a part to play. To discharge this responsibility, managers need to implement the agreed health and safety policies and procedures for their services so that safety standards improve and legal requirements are complied with. The aim of a risk assessment is to make working reasonably safe. This module should help you to do this.
Equal Opportunities and the Law
All employers have a legal responsibility to promote equal opportunity in the workplace and ensure their employment policy and employee behavior does not contravene UK law.
First Aid - Primary Survey
This First Aid training course has been created by the Virtual College, in partnership with First Response Training, to give learners the underpinning knowledge of how to act in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.
Introduction to Social Media for Business
With two thirds of the global internet population visiting social networks, businesses are increasingly utilising these platforms to engage with clients and other businesses, don't get left behind!
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Awareness
Research shows that people are happier and more productive in an environment in which they feel they can be themselves without fear of harassment or abuse, and although society as a whole is becoming more tolerant of a diversity of sexual orientations, homophobia is still ingrained in many institutions and communities. This continues to have an extremely negative affect on the lives of LGBT people.
Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller Identity in Society
By objectively outlining the past, current and present issues faced by Gypsies and Irish Travellers in the UK, this module aims to proactively reduce prejudice and discrimination towards this community.
Value for Money
Decisions about value for money are a daily reality in all our lives. We are constantly choosing which items or services to buy, and judging the right balance for us between quality and cost. These basic principles can be expanded and developed to create a refined Value for Money strategy which can help ensure your business obtains maximum benefit from the goods and services it acquires.
An Introduction to Telecare and Telehealth
Learners will have an increased understanding of telecare and telehealth. They will also have an increased awareness of how the adoption of telecare and telehealth will impact on the ways in which they work and what they can do to prepare for the changes it may be bring.
For more details of any of these courses, click the link at the end of the module description, read more and, on most of the courses, try a short demonstration.
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