24 Nov 2020

We have now released our 2021 open course dates - the schedule can be accessed by clicking the link below.  Open course training calendar 2021 These courses are held at our comfortable training venue in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, readily accessible from all areas of the North East of England. COVID-19 measures & alternative training options The safety of our learners and tr...

28 Jul 2020

During the lock down, the Health and Safety Executive announced an extension to First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work certificates that expired on or after 16th March. Initially for 3 months, this was then extended further. In order to qualify, a learner had to be able to explain why they had not been able to requalify and demonstrate what steps they had taken to access the t...

21 Jul 2020

  As working life returns to some kind of normality, amongst other responsibilities, an employer needs to ensure staff training is up to date. Approval has been granted for training centres to return to business as usual in terms of carrying out exams and assessments. We've already started delivery of some of our most in demand courses, particularly first aid, and have been bu...

02 Jul 2020

NEBOSH recently announced the release of an open book format for their exams which can be taken in learners' own homes.  In light of the current circumstances, this removes the requirement for learners to attend an invigilated exam at a Learning Partner's premises thus ensuring the safety of learners and Learning Partner staff whilst still allowing learners to achieve the qualification a...

03 Jun 2020

From 22nd June, we will offer 2 new short e learning courses specifically designed to assist businesses and employees in ensuring workplaces are COVID-19 secure, providing assurance to employees and customers alike. There are 2 versions of the course available, ensuring information is relevant to each learner's own workplace. COVID-19 Secure for Offices content: Coronavirus ...

11 May 2020

We're conscious of the fact that for many clients, the most urgent compliance training requirement is first aid training. We're also aware of our responsibilities to keep everyone safe. The HSE did announce in March that they would allow an month extension to certificates where requalification could not be undertaken because of COVID-19, however they do still stipulate that requalificati...

06 May 2020

We know that many of you have urgent first aid training requirements but also valid concerns about safety on courses and face to face training is not currently appropriate. This is what we are going to do to keep both learners and trainers safe and to maintain social distancing measures once the current lockdown restrictions are eased. We will: Provide each learner with their ow...

14 Apr 2020

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 places clear duties on an employer to ensure the health, safety and welfare whilst at work of their employees. Many employers have measures in place to ensure the physical safety and health of their employees, however one area which may need further consideration is steps to care for the mental health of employees. Whilst is true that managin...

08 Apr 2020

Infection control training Infection control is essential at all times, especially in work environments working with vulnerable people such as healthcare, but it has even more relevance during the current pandemic. Having effective infection control measures in place reduces the risk to employees, clients and particularly those most at risk. As part of this, employees needs a sound unde...

20 Mar 2020

*Update* At the end of May, The Health and Safety Executive revised the extension period detailed below from 3 months to 6 months. They do stipulate that requalification training should be arranged at the earliest possible opportunity - read their guidance here. We now have July and August dates available, more details can be found here.     In light of the current ...