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Restart, Reskill, Upskill

FREE Employment Focused Training Packages


Boston College's FREE 'Restart, Reskill, Upskill' employment focused training packages have been designed for those adult learners who want to 'restart' in the workplace, 'reskill' for their current job role or 'upskill' for a new career or challenge.

Each package offers a variety of courses to choose from, providing you with total flexibility to create a training package which will allow you to focus on what is important to you at this time. All three packages have been designed to be delivered online with the support of a specialist tutor.

 

Training Packages Available

Restart

We understand that being on a leave of absence from work can knock a person's confidence - the 'Restart' package is designed to help you build that confidence back up and be ready to go back into the workplace.

This accredited Level 1 course covers the fascinating subject of Emotional Intelligence. During this course you will learn more about what emotions actually are, and how they can affect us and others around us. You will also look at what triggers reactions and how we can manage our emotions better by learning to respond rather than react to situations. 

Through a better understanding of emotional intelligence, you will develop resilience and a greater ability to mange difficult emotions and situations arising as a result.

Course Duration: 2 days

Mode of Study: MS Teams - Introduction by tutor with resources and workbooks available for independent study. Q&A and 1-1 support available throughout, reconvening for the final hour of the course to hand work in and any further questions.

This accredited course will explore ways to improve self-confidence and raise self-esteem by making small simple changes, which will enable greater control over your life to become more resilient and get more from your talents and abilities.

Course Duration: 1 day 

Mode of Study: MS Teams - Introduction by tutor with resources and workbooks available for independent study. Q&A and 1-1 support available throughout, reconvening for the final hour of the course to hand work in and any further questions.

This accredited course examines the causes and effects of stress and ways in which we can keep control and maintain good mental health and general wellbeing. You will learn the benefits of relaxation, different coping strategies and how stress can impact on performance at work.

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: MS Teams - Introduction by tutor with resources and workbooks available for independent study. Q&A and 1-1 support available throughout, reconvening for the final hour of the course to hand work in and any further questions.

This accredited course will provide you with an introduction to Dementia - You will look at the causes and effects of Dementia, and benefits of effective communication.

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: MS Teams - Introduction by tutor with resources and workbooks available for independent study. Q&A and 1-1 support available throughout, reconvening for the final hour of the course to hand work in and any further questions.

This accredited course explores the factors that cause mental health problems. You will learn how to use effective communication skills and a person centred approach. 

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: MS Teams - Introduction by tutor with resources and workbooks available for independent study. Q&A and 1-1 support available throughout, reconvening for the final hour of the course to hand work in and any further questions.

This course provides an introduction to wellness and wellbeing including essential nutrition, planning your food, stress management strategies and how wellness links to motivation and productivity in the workplace and in your personal life.

Course Duration: 2 hours

Mode of Study: MS Teams. Choose from available start dates:

Monday 15th March, 1:00pm
Monday 22nd March, 1:00pm
Monday 29th March, 1:00pm
Monday 19th April, 1:00pm
Monday 26th April, 1:00pm
Monday 10th May, 1:00pm

This course gives you an overview of COVID-19 and how this may impact you in the workplace as well as your health and wellbeing. You will learn how to develop your emotional resilience after a period of furlough or redundancy, learn new ways of working and how to deal with social isolation and understand mental health.

Course Duration: 2 hours

Mode of Study: E-learning platform

This accredited course is an ideal progression from ‘Re-energise Yourself’. You will cover physical activity, diet and health, nutrition and weight management, stress management and an introduction to health, lifestyle and science industries.

The course has been designed to allow you to set achievable goals starting with small changes which provide the basis for lasting positive lifestyle change.

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: Online delivery, you can choose between Entry 3 or Level 1. Introduction to the course by tutor and then workbooks to complete. 

This course will provide you with an understanding of the sources and the need to balance income and expenditure. You will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money and introduce you to some of the products provided by banks and building societies and other similar financial institutions.

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: E-learning platform

Reskill

Are you in the process of returning to work or are you having a change of work environment i.e. having to work from home. The 'Reskill' package offers courses to ensure you have the skills to adapt to this change of work environment, including new digital working practices. 

This accredited Level 1 course is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment. 

You will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help improve your computing and IT knowledge - 

  • PowerPoint (9 hours)
  • Spreadsheets (12 hours)
  • Word Processing (9 hours)

Course Duration: Please see above.

Mode of Study: MS Teams - Introduction by tutor with resources and workbooks available for independent study. Q&A and 1-1 support available throughout, reconvening for the final hour of the course to hand work in and any further questions.

This course will look at ways to develop your resilience and ways of copying/getting through problems or difficulties. You will be introduced to ways of coping in difficult situations and ways in which you can learn to be more resilient. It will also enable leaders to recognise issues and build better work teams.

Course Duration: 3 hours

Mode of Study: E-learning platform.

Data protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations and it is vital that anyone working with personal data understand the laws and acts in compliance.

This accredited Level 2 course aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of GDPR and will include topics such as current data protection legislation and how it is applied; possible threats to ICT systems and data, and how to protect against them and the consequences of not protecting data.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 1 course focuses primarily on the building and construction industry but is a useful starting point for anyone. You will cover sustainability and the importance of natural resources, as well as learning about the 3 'Rs of Sustainability' and the correct disposal of waste.

Course Duration: 3 hours

Mode of Study: E-learning platform

This accredited course will introduce you to the importance of good customer service and the impact/consequences of both good and bad customer service. You will also cover how to interact positively with customers and gain an understanding of the importance of first impressions.

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: E-learning platform

This accredited course will introduce you to the principles of Equality and Diversity and its importance in organisations such as the workplace and learning environments. You will be provided with an understanding of the legal and moral obligations of an employee to recognise best practice, as well as gaining knowledge of current legislation which makes the law more consistent, clearer and easier to follow in order to make society fairer.

Course Duration: 1 days

Mode of Study: E-learning platform

This accredited course is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of internet safety including the risks associated with using the internet, safeguarding yourself and others when working online, maintaining data security, and following guidelines and procedures. This is increasingly valuable as more staff work remotely but access central business systems.

Course Duration: 1 day

Mode of Study: E-learning platform

Upskill

The workplace is changing and so are the skills which are needed, and it's ok to feel a little out-of-your-depth. The 'Upskill' package primarily looks at developing key skills focussing on digital technologies, productivity, management and wellbeing.

The courses below are all accredited, therefore will have an element of assessment to prove competency and certification. You will be provided with the learning materials you need and a tutor who be able to support if required. 

This accredited Level 2 course will increase your awareness of the importance of digital skills in modern society and help you improve your knowledge and capability in digital skills. It will aid you in developing digital career skills, the management of information, digital security, communication and productivity.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course includes topics such as how to protect devices and data, digital resources, digital skills in personal and business situations, and communicating socially and professionally using technology. This course is especially relevant given the rise in the application of digital technology in all aspects of business.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course will develop and improve your practical skills in order to become a successful team leader. This course is suitable for anyone who is new to a team leading role or wishes to develop their skills for future opportunities. It will aid you in understanding and being able to apply key themes such as, developing working relationships with colleagues, health and safety in the workplace and how to develop and deliver a presentation.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course will teach you the underpinning knowledge that is required to work in a range of different environments in a business administration role. It will aid you in understanding and being able to apply key themes such as: admin services, document production and information management, communication in a business context and developing working relationships

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course will develop your knowledge and understanding relevant to changes in society surrounding Equality and Diversity. You will cover British Values, Equality and Diversity, Positive Equality movements, promoting equality diversity and inclusion

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course  is beneficial if you are wishing to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding around providing services in business which improve performance. Lean manufacturing is a key driver in manufacturing business and this qualification is a good introduction - making the concept and benefits more accessible.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course aims to build your knowledge on the study of business improvement techniques, including workplace organisation, building effective teams and managing working relationships. It will also teach you the importance of improving processes and procedures using visual management systems and flow process analysis.

You will study topics such as safe and effective team working, understanding continuous improvement techniques (Kaizen), problem solving techniques and cash flow process analysis.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course will provide you with an understanding of customer service, the retail selling process, and how individuals and team contribute to the success of an organisation. Other topics covered include, Health and Safety in Retail, Consumer Law, and how to deal with customer complaints. It also looks at stock control and payment systems.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

This accredited Level 2 course is beneficial for anyone with an interest in improving their knowledge of the role of information, advice and guidance to a more in-depth level. It supports employment roles where you may give initial information, advice or guidance to others, and will particularly help individuals guide, motivate and develop new team members or apprentices.

Course Duration: 6 weeks (minimum)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning - All Distance Learning courses are ‘on demand’ so can be accessed when required. The course duration is an indication but can be completed in a shorter (or longer) timeframe. You will be allocated a tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance where necessary.

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For more information on our Restart, Reskill, Upskill training packages, please contact our Business Development Team on 01205 313242 or email employers@boston.ac.uk.

Alternatively for a full list of our Adult Learner courses, please visit our 'Adult Learner Course' page

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