Adult Community Learning Service

EQUAL

EQUAL from The Skills Network provides a range of online short courses in  work related or personal development topics. They take between 2 to 8 hours to complete and are available at no cost to individual learners (charges may apply to businesses).  

Equal CPD courses are  easy to access, meaning you can learn on your own terms, at a time and place that suits you.  Please contact us to register your interest in an Equal Course by using the online send a message to this service form.

If you are already registered please use the EQUAL Learning Portal Login



Course Title


Course Type


Course Hours


Childcare and Education


Principle of Internet Safety


This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet. This course is designed to highlight particular areas of concern for internet users, such as sharing personal information online and the possibility of being groomed online.


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Safeguarding Adults and Children


This course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.


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Business, Leadership and Management


Leading and Motivating a Team


This short course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand how to lead and motivate a team, through effective communication, motivation and individual and team development.


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Organising and Delegating


This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the core skills required to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.


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Performance Management


is short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to manage performance and underperformance and to give feedback in the workplace.


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Planning and Allocating Work


This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to plan projects and to monitor and manage performance.


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Solving Problems and Making Decisions


his short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of how to define, investigate and analyse problems and how to evaluate your options.


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Stress Management


This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.


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Understanding Leadership


Are you looking to improve your leadership qualities by completing a leadership skills training course? This short, auto-marked programme will develop your understanding of leadership styles and qualities, providing you with the core skills needed to progress as an effective leader.


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Health and Safety


COSHH Risk Assessment


This short, auto-marked programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to undertake a COSHH risk assessment and to classify different hazardous substances and how they cause harm to the body.


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DSE Risk Assessment


This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand workplace risks and how to identify and remove any likely hazards.


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Fire Safety Principles


This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand fire hazards and risks and how to effectively identify and control any hazards.


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Health and Safety in the Workplace


This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to carry out risk assessments and to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards.


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Manual Handling Safety at Work


his short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.


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Prevention and Control of Infection


An understanding of how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection is crucial in ensuring that individuals do not unknowingly cause their family, friends, colleagues and any other people that they come into contact with to become unwell.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home. You will also gain knowledge of how to identify infections, as well as the different types of infection.


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Health and Social Care


Alcohol Awareness


Our Alcohol Awareness distance learning course aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use and the possible health issues surrounding its consumption, as well as where to seek help if needed.


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Dementia Awareness


Our Dementia Awareness course will provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia, through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.


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Safeguarding Adults and Children


This course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.


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Sexual Health Awareness


This course provides a wealth of information that will increase your understanding of sexual health issues. It is a great way to enhance your knowledge if you are looking to begin a career within this field or simply want to increase your awareness of the different types of STIs. Also explored are helpful guidance for maintaining positive intimate relationships and the mechanics of human reproduction.


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Substance Misuse Awareness


This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse; develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue; and equip you with a skill set that is highly transferrable.


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Understanding Anxiety


Are you looking to increase your understanding of anxiety by completing an anxiety training course? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the causes and effects of anxiety, along with its management.


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Understanding Depression


This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons.


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Understanding Eating Disorders


s course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding eating disorders, as well as an awareness of the harmful effects eating disorders can have on individuals and those closest to them. The course is ideal for anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons, or anyone who would like to work with, and support, individuals with eating disorders.


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Understanding Stress


This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of, and key issues surrounding stress and raise awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them. The course is ideal for anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons, or anyone who would like to work with, and support, individuals with stress.


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Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication


Are you looking to study a safe handling of medication course? This course covers legislation associated with handling medication; procedures for receiving, administering, handling, storing and disposing of medication; as well as looking at the most common types of medication that are administered to individuals in a care setting. The course is ideal for anyone currently working in a role where they need to administer medication, or for those who wish to progress into a role of this nature.


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Mental Health Awareness


This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health and covers the social and personal effects of mental ill health, cultural diversity and mental health issues, responses to mental health issues and looks into the skills needed when working in mental health. This course can help you to achieve a career in the health and social care sector.

This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, either for your personal life, or professional interest. The course is accessible for anyone aged 16 or over, as the online content is interactive and engaging.


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Mental Capacity Act


he Mental Capacity Act (2005) is a key piece of legislation that protects the rights of individuals who lack capacity, as well as providing legal protection to those who provide care, support and treatment for individuals who lack capacity. The Act also outlines what constitutes as restraint and the factors which make restraint lawful.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the key elements of the Act and restraining an individual who lacks capacity.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain or improve their knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how this affects the care provided to individuals who lack capacity. Anyone who currently works in, or is looking to work in, a health and social care setting would benefit from this course, as would anyone who would like to improve their understanding of the Act for personal reasons.


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Retail and Hospitality


Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service


Are you looking to improve your customer service skills by completing some advanced customer service training? This course provides you with key knowledge in relation to the principles of customer service and what it takes to deliver good customer service. You will look at how customer’s needs and expectations are identified and the importance of customer service in an organisation. You will gain the crucial skills you need to be a successful customer service advisor, such as handling complaints from customers and the legislation that relates to customer service.


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Food Safety Awareness


This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand the key aspects of food safety and will increase your awareness of the risks and diverse health issues relating to food safety. You will learn about hygiene, food poisoning, food safety responsibilities, illnesses, contamination and protective clothing and equipment that is necessary when preparing food.


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Personal Development and Employability


GDPR


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in Europe on 25th May 2018 and was designed to modernise laws that protect the personal information of individuals. It is essential that anyone who handles personal information is aware of GDPR and how to adhere to it in their work practices.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of GDPR, including how to apply its principles in your work and how it promotes the rights of individuals in relation to data collection and management.


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First Aid Programme


This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid. The course will enable you to increase the safety of yourself and others in the workplace and in other everyday environments. This is a great course for anyone who is interested in first aid, as it will provide you with crucial skills that apply to all aspects of work and everyday life.

This course is broken down into four separate zones, which are:

Zone 1:

This zone covers the role of a first-aider, how to approach different incidents and manage an emergency, basic patient assessment skills used by first-aiders and minor injuries such as cuts, burns and scalds.

Zone 2:

In this zone, you will learn about asthma, shock, severe bleeding and bone, muscle and joint injuries. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of each condition and will also look at how to treat these conditions and injuries.

Zone 3:

This zone looks at choking in adults, chest pains and seizures. You will look at signs of choking, the signs of chest pains – including heart attacks and angina, and the signs and symptoms of a seizure. This zone provides information about how to respond to each of these and how to respond to these incidents as a first-aider.

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You will look at head injuries, severe allergic reactions, unconsciousness and resuscitation and strokes within this zone. You will learn what the signs and symptoms are of each condition, and what the appropriate treatment is for each. You will also learn how to carry out CPR for children of different ages and will gain an understanding of the legal protection for first-aiders.


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Personal Money Management


This course will enable you to think about your money more carefully and will help you to budget more specifically. You will become more aware of what you are spending daily, weekly and monthly, as the course encourages you to evaluate your spending and how necessary this is.


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Rights and Responsibilities


Are you looking to improve your knowledge of rights and responsibilities by completing an employment rights and responsibilities course? This course covers all the key information needed to understand the key roles, rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in the workplace. You will learn who is responsible for specific things in the workplace, and the legislation that supports rights and responsibilities in the workplace. The course also provides you with advice and guidance in relation to what you can do if your employer or an employee is not adhering to their responsibilities.


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Understanding Equality and Diversity


This course introduces you to the key aspects of equality and diversity and the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace, in society and in communities. You will look at the main principles of equality and diversity, the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees in the workplace, diverse communities and the importance of working or learning in a place that promotes diversity.


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Health and Fitness


Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating


 This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand a wide variety of health issues and consider the key aspects of healthy eating when you are preparing meals for yourself and other people. You will become more aware of your own diet and the methods you can use to ensure you manage a healthy diet. You will consider different aspects of food, such as flavour, texture and colour, and studying this course will change the way you plan your food and think about your diet.


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Principles of Weight Management


Are you looking to increase your understanding of weight management by completing a weight management course? Online content and assessments make this course accessible for anyone, anywhere. This short introductory programme of study will give you the knowledge you need to understand health issues and how to control and manage a healthy diet.


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Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness


fitness course? This short ‘CPD certified’ programme of learning is a great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and fitness and is also ideal for heightening your awareness of positive lifestyle changes and the benefits they can have.


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