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Training from home: E-learning with ESS

Posted on Friday, 10th April 2020

Training from home: E-learning with ESS

The working world is currently going through one of the most turbulent times in living memory. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to lockdown and strict isolation measures being enforced by governments across the world. This has led to more and more people having to work from home, or unable to work at all.

Despite the difficulty the next few months will bring, this may give you chance to finally take on training you don’t normally have time to complete. At ESS, we are proud to present our suite of e-learning courses that can be completed from the comfort of your own home. This blog looks at what e-learning consists of, and how it can help improve your career prospects while in lockdown.

What is e-learning?

In simple terms, e-learning is training that’s entirely online. As long as you have a device that has access to the internet, you can complete an e-learning course.

The specifics of the course will vary depending on the topic and the awarding body, but they incorporate a range of interactive and engaging learning techniques to help guide learners through the course. These include modules which utilise interactive videos, live tutorials, teaching through Skype, and many more interesting ways of communicating the necessary knowledge and skills to the learner.

The e-learning we provide is accredited by industry-respected awarding bodies, meaning that your qualifications will be up the latest standards the sector demands. These highly respected names across a variety of sectors will look great on your CV and may allow you to get that new job or promotion you’ve been after.

The online courses have the end point tests or assessments included. Successful candidates will be issued with ‘e-certificates’ straight away, which can be shown to employers electronically or printed off.

What are the benefits of e-learning?

In the current climate, it’s simply not possible to access face-to-face training. E-learning offers an opportunity for learners to complete training while in isolation. But this isn’t the only advantage of taking online training.

One of the biggest advantages e-learning offers to both employers and workers is flexibility.

Rather than forcing you to take full days out of your schedule to train, e-learning allows you to complete the training at your own pace at a time and place that is convenient for you. Given the current circumstances, you may have family commitments such as childcare or looking after elderly relatives which means you can only dedicate small portions of time to training. E-learning is perfect for juggling life’s complexities while working to upskill yourself.

benefits of e-learning

What courses are available?

At ESS, we offer over 80 unique e-learning courses across a variety of sectors and industries. These can provide you with a key set of transferable skills which look great on your CV and prove your dedication to improve your knowledge of your specific industry. Some of the sectors and skills covered include:

  • Construction
  • Customer service
  • Digital and computer skills
  • Hospitality and care
  • Leadership and management skills

But these are just a brief selection of the courses we have available. For a full list, check out the e-learning page on our website.

Course Bundles:

We realise money is tight for a lot of households at the moment and ensuring that you are spending your money wisely is prime concern. This is why we are offering a special deal during this isolation period. For a limited time, you can buy bundles of five e-learning courses for the reduced rate of £100 + VAT.

We have grouped these bundles together to best serve the needs of consumers in this difficult period. The different options are:

The Marketing Package

  • Social media for Business
  • Facebook for Business
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Twitter for Business
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for Business

The HR Package

  • Data protection in the workplace - GDPR
  • Discipline Procedures
  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent Duty

The Behavioural Analysis Package

  • Behavioural Safety
  • Conflict resolution in the Workplace
  • Anti-Harassment and Bullying
  • Developing Teamwork
  • Disciplinary Procedures

 The Health PackageESS e-learning courses

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Stress Management
  • Infection Control
  • Nosie Awareness
  • Drugs and Alcohol

Intro to H&S Package 1

  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment
  • Working at Height Training
  • Manual Handling training
  • Fire Marshal Training

Intro to H&S Package 2

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Abrasive Wheel
  • Electrical Safety
  • Display Screen Awareness
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

Intro to H&S Package 3

  • Slips trips and falls
  • Sharps Awareness
  • Lone Worker Personal Safety Training
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Legionella Management

The Leadership Package

  • Effective Delegation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Developing Teamwork
  • Principles of Performance Management
  • Project Management

You can find and purchase these course bundles on from our site shop. You can of course still buy single e-learning courses as well at their regular price.

How easy is it to access these courses?

All you need is a device that is connected to the internet. Computers, laptops, smartphones and tablet are all supported by our website. Use whichever one of these you have available and feel most comfortable using.

Each course will provide learners with simple, easy-to-follow instructions on how to access and complete the course. However, if you are having problems, you can contact our training team on 0115 8970 529 or email us at [email protected].

What are the most popular courses?

At Essential Site Skills, we specialise in construction training. Our most popular e-learning courses reflect that. Some our most popular courses include:

These courses are perfect for anyone looking to get into, or looking to upskill within, the construction industry. This training will allow you to obtain the qualifications needed to legally and safely access certain sites.

Still unsure?

If you’re still on the fence about e-learning, why not take advantage of our free trial offer? This allows you to sample each course by accessing the first module of each course for free. Simply register your details on our website to get access to your free trial.

Due to the nationwide lockdown, our main office is currently closed with staff working remotely. However, we are still contactable if you want to discuss these courses further with a member of our team, or need help with the technology. You can speak to a member of our training team on 0115 8970 529 or email us at [email protected].

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