Course Information and Bookings

At Ellis Whittam, we understand that taking time out for employee training is not always possible.

Nevertheless, as an employer, you want to know that your staff are fully equipped to undertake their duties confidently and safely – and that your business is protected – without affecting productivity or spending a fortune.

Rethink your approach to training

At Ellis Whittam, we provide an extensive catalogue of HR and Health & Safety e-Learning courses that are engaging, cost-effective and designed to have a direct impact on your organisation. 

As a convenient and powerful alternative to classroom-based training, our online e-Learning courses are delivered via our e-Learning portal and incorporate videos and interactive testing for impactful and engaging employee training.

Importantly, unlike traditional approaches, our flexible e-Learning solution allows employees to complete assigned courses at any time and at any location. All they need is internet access. This allows for training to be completed at a pace that suits each individual and with minimal disruption to their daily work role.

Everyone in your organisation, whether they work part-time, full-time or from home, can take advantage of web-based learning.

Why e-Learning makes smart business sense

Meaningful employee training, in any form, is instrumental in avoiding, mitigating and defending personal injury claims. Not only will it reduce the likelihood of issues arising out of ignorance and risk-taking, but by being able to demonstrate that you have provided relevant training, your organisation is better protected.

An innovative approach to staff development, e-Learning is a simple yet effective solution to employee training needs. As an entirely online system, some of the benefits of our e-Learning platform include:

  • Ease and simplicity. There’s no need for any special technology, training facilities or supervision, making training more accessible and easier to organise.
  • Putting employees in charge of their own development. Employees can complete courses at their own pace, in their own time, even at home. This makes training less of an inconvenience, encourages information retention, and promotes active and independent learning for increased employee engagement.
  • Keeping downtime to a minimum. The flexibility to undertake training anytime, anywhere, means that it’s no longer necessary to take whole groups of employees out of the workplace and no need for operations to come to a halt – keeping productivity levels high.
  • More choice. Licences allow for unlimited training in all modules for all employees, giving you access to a full range of relevant material, including courses you may have never thought about before.
  • Greater personalisation. With e-Learning, you can set your own pass score for each course to suit your requirements.
  • Easy monitoring. To allow you to monitor training progress, our e-Learning platforms allows you to see who has completed the training at a glance, as well as who has failed and needs to re-sit.
  • Training certificates for employees. When an employee has passed a module, they will receive a certificate for their files, which can be used as a record of their training. This is also an excellent, cost-effective way of demonstrating to your employees that you take their development and wellbeing seriously.

A growing range of courses

We have an expansive and ever-growing library of e-Learning training modules available, covering more than 60 topics. These are comprised of:

  • Health & Safety courses, including Accident Reporting (RIDDOR), COSHH, Display Screen Equipment (DSE), Manual Handling and Slips, Trips and Falls.
  • Compliance & Soft Skills courses, including Data Protection, Equality & Diversity, Leadership, Teamwork and Time Management.
  • Refresher training courses to continue to boost employees’ confidence, help them retain existing skills and knowledge, and increase abilities throughout the organisation.

We also offer a variety of specialist courses available upon special request. If you don’t see the course you’re looking for in our standard course library, speak to our e-Learning experts on 0345 226 8393.

The value of effective health and safety training is clear.

Far from just a tick box exercise, employers are recognising the very real benefits to be gained from effective health and safety training. Specifically, taking proactive measures to protect and enhance the wellbeing of your workforce can be instrumental.

As well as offering a number of positive consequences for your organisation, appropriate health and safety training is also a legal requirement. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers are required to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees.

It therefore makes sense to enrol yourself and your employees in appropriate health and safety training courses, not only to enhance productivity but to demonstrate that you have taken genuine steps to reduce risk across your organisation.

Accredited by IOSH

When investing in health and safety at work courses, you want to know that you’re receiving advice and information you can trust.

Our range of expert-led training courses are accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership body. With this assurance, you can be confident that you and your team are gaining valuable insight from qualified professionals equipped with the best possible knowledge and a wealth of experience to back it up. Not only does this make for impactful and effective training, but it also enhances your reputation as a responsible employer.

In safe hands

Our range of IOSH courses are delivered by highly-qualified practitioners. All of our trainers have real hands-on experience of supporting employers all over the UK with their health and safety obligations, and understand the practical measures involved in creating a safe and compliant working environment.

Comprised of a variety of interactive training techniques, our courses will:

  • Improve how you manage health and safety by contributing towards overall competence;
  • Ensure you and your employees are protected from work-related injury and illness;
  • Help you develop a positive health and safety culture, where safe and healthy working practices become second nature to everyone;
  • Make sure that everyone understands their responsibilities and is on the same page, thereby promoting efficiency and preventing mistakes from being made;
  • Support you in meeting your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees;
  • Explain the practical measures you can take to reduce financial and reputational risk; and
  • Eliminate health and safety guess work to allow you to operate with confidence.

Accessible and inviting venues

For added flexibility and convenience, our health and safety courses can be delivered at your premises or off site at a location of your choice.

Alternatively, we also run a variety of popular open courses throughout the year in various locations throughout the UK. Whether you’re a director, manager or employee, our tailored courses will make your individual responsibilities clear.

If you choose to come to us, we select the very best venues for our health and safety training events, all of which benefit from being in close proximity to public transport links. We make sure that all of our venues offer a bright and inspiring space that is conducive to learning without feeling like a classroom environment. We also provide refreshments throughout the day to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for all involved.

Open courses

Course details

This thought-provoking one-day course is intended for those who have overall operational or strategic accountability for an organisation. It has been specifically designed to support those who are responsible for determining and implementing effective safety and health management, as well as monitoring its success.

Take a look at the syllabus here for more information on the topics covered.

This comprehensive four-day course is aimed at those with supervisory or management-level responsibility for health and safety, and who take a more hands-on, day-to-day safety management role. As well as formal IOSH certification, this course will give delegates the skills they need to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and anyone else affected by your organisation’s activities.

Find more information on the course syllabus here.

This essential one-day course is designed to equip employees with a fundamental awareness of health and safety as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The course results in formal IOSH certification and provides a firm grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

The syllabus can be found here.

This unique two-day course has been specially designed by Ellis Whittam based on our extensive knowledge and experience of working with schools, colleges and other education and training providers. It is largely equivalent to the IOSH Managing Safely course, but focuses solely on the education sector and is compressed into two days in recognition of the limited time you have available.

The value of effective health and safety training is clear.

Far from just a tick the box exercise, employers are recognising the very real benefits to be gained from effective health and safety training. Specifically, taking proactive measures to protect and enhance the wellbeing of your workforce can be instrumental in:

  • Reducing accidents;
  • Protecting your organisation against costly fines, claims and damages;
  • Improving employee engagement, motivation and commitment; and
  • Lowering absenteeism.

 

As well as offering a number of positive consequences for your organisation, appropriate health and safety training is also a legal requirement. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers are required to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees at work.

It therefore makes sense to enrol yourself and your employees in appropriate health and safety training courses, not only to enhance productivity but to demonstrate that you have taken genuine steps to reduce risk across your organisation.

In safe hands

Our range of courses are delivered by highly-qualified Health & Safety specialists. All of our trainers have real hands-on experience of supporting employers all over the UK with their health and safety obligations, and understand the practical measures involved in creating a safe and compliant working environment.

Comprised of a variety of interactive training techniques, our courses will:

  • Improve how you manage health and safety by contributing towards overall competence;
  • Ensure you and your employees are protected from work-related injury and illness;
  • Help you develop a positive health and safety culture, where safe and healthy working practices become second nature to everyone;
  • Make sure that everyone understands their responsibilities and is on the same page, thereby promoting efficiency and preventing mistakes from being made;
  • Support you in meeting your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees;
  • Explain the practical measures you can take to reduce financial and reputational risk; and
  • Eliminate health and safety guesswork to allow you to operate with confidence.

Accessible and inviting venues

For added flexibility and convenience, our health and safety courses can be delivered at your premises or off site at a location of your choice.

Alternatively, we also run a variety of popular open courses throughout the year in various locations throughout the UK. Whether you’re a director, manager or employee, our tailored courses will make your individual responsibilities clear.

If you choose to come to us, we select the very best venues for our health and safety training events, all of which benefit from being in close proximity to public transport links. We make sure that all of our venues offer a bright and inspiring space that is conducive to learning without feeling like a classroom environment. We also provide refreshments throughout the day to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for all involved.

Effective training can supercharge your team.

By enhancing the knowledge and skillset of your senior staff, you can benefit from:

  • More effective HR management;
  • A better understanding of best practice;
  • A more engaged workforce; and
  • Increased productivity and efficiency.

 

All of these things combined mean you can dramatically reduce your risk of Employment Tribunal claims and create a happier, more stable workforce.
 

At Ellis Whittam, our range of carefully-designed HR training courses are managed and delivered by our team of qualified HR specialists. As such, you can be sure that you’re receiving industry-leading insight from experienced professionals and, in turn, enhance your reputation as a responsible employer.

Courses to suit your needs

Our engaging training workshops can be provided to a wide range of groups, ranging from an entire business keen to upskill their team to a group of HR managers looking to refresh their knowledge.

For added flexibility, we can either deliver the training at your workplace or you can work with us off-site, whatever suits your needs best.

Ran by experts

Our management training is delivered by highly-experienced and qualified HR practitioners with genuine ‘hands-on’ practical experience of supporting employers all over the UK with their HR requirements.

Popular course topics

Our wide range of expert-led one-day courses have been developed and accredited by Ellis Whittam to cover essential human resources topics. We also offer condensed versions to allow for a combination of topics to be covered in a single day. Popular courses include:

Poor mental health is now the number one cause of staff absences in the UK.

This course provides a general overview of mental health in the workplace and outlines the practical steps you can take to recognise and effectively manage mental health issues in your organisation.

This one-day course brings to life the benefits of effective performance reviews and appraisal meetings. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to identify, manage and improve employee performance. The course will incorporate case studies and exercises, and delegates will be encouraged to share real-life experiences and examples from their place of work.

Successful organisations know that disciplinary and grievance procedures are an aid to effective management, enabling issues to be resolved quickly and cost-effectively rather than being used simply as a mechanism for imposing sanctions. Having managers who are able to effectively handle disciplinary and grievance issues is therefore crucial for all organisations.

This practical, interactive course will develop managers’ confidence in conducting disciplinary/grievance investigations and hearings in accordance with legislation and best practice.

This practical session will give you the confidence to deal with absence management procedures – helping to reduce absence in the workplace and increase productivity. It offers pragmatic advice and guidance on managing short and long-term absence through to medical capability, dismissal and the law.

All employers have a legal obligation to protect their people against discrimination. Encouraging greater awareness and understanding of the different protected characteristics can reduce the risk of complaints, disciplinary action or an Employment Tribunal claim and avoid unnecessary cost and disruption to your organisation.

This course gives an overview of key people management issues, including employment law essentials, effective communication, leadership styles and performance management. The second part of the workshop focuses on the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures and offers practical tips on conducting disciplinary grievance meetings. Some of the topics covered are dealt with in more depth on other Ellis Whittam courses.

This course provides a valuable overview of the process from the identification of a vacancy through to the appointment of a new colleague. Recruitment is a long process with a number of important steps involving different colleagues. Our consultants can walk your managers through the procedure, highlighting best practice and the possible pitfalls that may occur along the way.

This course provides a general overview and awareness of employment law issues in the life of an employment relationship and explains how to deal with issues which may arise during this time. Those seeking more detailed insight into some of these issues would also benefit from attending our other related courses.

Bespoke courses tailored to you

Whilst our range of courses are suitable for all businesses, if you have a particular requirement or cannot see the course you’re looking for listed above, we may be able to create a bespoke course to meet your specific needs. For more details, please call 0345 226 8393.