Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Distance Learning courses - but shorter! Individual, short courses available to adults aged 19+ to gain the vital skills you need for your workplace or for your CV to help you find employment.


Health and Safety in the Workplace

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to upskill within their current role or who are looking to add Continuing Professional Development to their Current CV.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

The intent is to build on the knowledge you need for health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

What will the course cover?

The course will cover four sections:

  • Roles and responsibilities for Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace
  • How risk assessments contribute to Health and Safety
  • Identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards
  • Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents at work.

What could I do when I have finished this course?

You could progress onto one of our many other courses, depending on your pathway of choice: upskill your functional skills with our Maths, English or ICT courses, develop your ICT skills for the workplace or you may decide to complete any of the 21 Distance Learning courses that will be made available to you to support your pathway within or to employment.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will take place online via our online portal. You will learn from home in your own time. You will receive your login details during enrolment. Enrolment is now open.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

What should I bring with me?

This course involves an online auto-marked assessment and can be completed in your own time. You will need access to the internet and an internet-enabled device on which you can access our online portal. Alternatively you may be able to complete this course within our centre if you cannot complete this course online.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team by calling 01325 405601, calling or texting 07932 869325 or email l&[email protected]

Manual Handling Safety at Work

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to upskill in the area of manual handling within their current role or who is looking to add Continuing Professional Development to their current CV.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

The intent is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for safe manual handling in the workplace.

What will the course cover?

The course will cover four sections:

  • The reasons for safe manual handling
  • How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety
  • Applying safe manual handling principles.

What could I do when I have finished this course?

You could progress onto one of our many other courses, depending on your pathway of choice: upskill your functional skills with our Maths, English or ICT courses, develop your ICT skills for the workplace or you may decide to complete any of the 21 Distance Learning courses that will be made available to you to support your pathway within or to employment.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will take place online via our online portal. You will learn from home in your own time. You will receive your login details during enrolment. Enrolment is now open.

Manual Handling Safety at Work

What should I bring with me?

This course involves an online auto-marked assessment and can be completed in your own time. You will need access to the internet and an internet-enabled device on which you can access our online portal. Alternatively you may be able to complete this course within our centre if you cannot complete this course online.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team by calling 01325 405601, calling or texting 07932 869325 or email l&[email protected]

Discipline in the Workplace

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to upskill in the area of discipline policies within their current role or who is looking to add Continuing Professional Development to their current CV.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

The intent is to provide you with knowledge and understanding relating to the operation and monitoring of discipline policies in the workplace.

What will the course cover?

The course will cover two sections:

  • Organisational policies relating to discipline in the workplace
  • Monitoring discipline in the workplace

What could I do when I have finished this course?

You could progress onto one of our many other courses, depending on your pathway of choice: upskill your functional skills with our Maths, English or ICT courses, develop your ICT skills for the workplace or you may decide to complete any of the 21 Distance Learning courses that will be made available to you to support your pathway within or to employment.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will take place online via our online portal. You will learn from home in your own time. You will receive your login details during enrolment. Enrolment is now open.

Discipline in the Workplace

What should I bring with me?

This course involves an online auto-marked assessment and can be completed in your own time. You will need access to the internet and an internet-enabled device on which you can access our online portal. Alternatively you may be able to complete this course within our centre if you cannot complete this course online.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team by calling 01325 405601, calling or texting 07932 869325 or email l&[email protected]

Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to upskill in the area of solving problems and making decisions within their current role or who is looking to add Continuing Professional Development to their current CV.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

The intent is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for solving problems and making decisions in the workplace.

What will the course cover?

The course will cover four sections:

  • Defining investigating and analysing problems
  • Data and information
  • Evaluating options
  • Planning techniques

What could I do when I have finished this course?

You could progress onto one of our many other courses, depending on your pathway of choice: upskill your functional skills with our Maths, English or ICT courses, develop your ICT skills for the workplace or you may decide to complete any of the 21 Distance Learning courses that will be made available to you to support your pathway within or to employment.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will take place online via our online portal. You will learn from home in your own time. You will receive your login details during enrolment. Enrolment is now open.

Solving Problems and Making Decisions

What should I bring with me?

This course involves an online auto-marked assessment and can be completed in your own time. You will need access to the internet and an internet-enabled device on which you can access our online portal. Alternatively you may be able to complete this course within our centre if you cannot complete this course online.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team by calling 01325 405601, calling or texting 07932 869325 or email l&[email protected]

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Risk Assessment

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to upskill in the area of COSHH within their current role or who is looking to add Continuing Professional Development to their current CV.

What entry requirements do I need to start the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

The intent is to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for appropriate COSHH risk assessment in the workplace.

What will the course cover?

The course will cover four sections:

  • The importance of COSHH risk assessment
  • Types of hazardous substances
  • Controlling risks from hazardous substances
  • How a COSHH risk assessment is carried out

What could I do when I have finished this course?

You could progress onto one of our many other courses, depending on your pathway of choice: upskill your functional skills with our Maths, English or ICT courses, develop your ICT skills for the workplace or you may decide to complete any of the 21 Distance Learning courses that will be made available to you to support your pathway within or to employment.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will take place online via our online portal. You will learn from home in your own time. You will receive your login details during enrolment. Enrolment is now open.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Risk Assessment

What should I bring with me?

This course involves an online auto-marked assessment and can be completed in your own time. You will need access to the internet and an internet-enabled device on which you can access our online portal. Alternatively you may be able to complete this course within our centre if you cannot complete this course online.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free.

What shall I do next?

For further information, or to book a place, please contact the Learning & Skills team by calling 01325 405601, calling or texting 07932 869325 or email l&[email protected]