Professional Development Courses

SSG training are proud to offer a wide range of career, professional and personal development course to help you reach the next step in your career or gain knowledge in a specific area of person interest . completing an online course with SSG will provide you with access to exciting and flexible online learning content that you can access from the conform of your own home at a time that is suitable for YOU.
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Our bespoke online learning platform can be accessed 24/7 and you can complete you course at your own pace.

Benefits of completing an online CPD course with SSG:

Business, Leadership and Management courses

Are you looking to complete some conflict management training? UK employers are frequently looking for individuals who can confidently and competently manage conflict in the workplace, so why wait? This course aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to manage conflict in many forms, as well as learning how to best positively support individuals – an essential skill in anyone looking to move into a team leader or management position.

Section 1: Identifying and resolving conflicts

This course will allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of managing conflict and supporting individuals as required by a practising or potential first line manager.

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This short course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand how to lead and motivate a team, through effective communication, motivation and individual and team development.

Section 1: Communicating a vision and strategy

In this section you will learn what an organisational vision and mission is, how to develop team objectives and how to communicate clearly and accurately.

Section 2: Motivating and developing the team

This section will cover different theories in relation to motivation and how to use motivational factors to support your team.

Business management courses are an effective way of learning the key skills needed to effectively manage teams in the workplace and show prospective employers that you are qualified to deal with management responsibilities. This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the core skills required to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Section 1: Organisation in the workplace

This section will develop your awareness of how to organise people to achieve objectives, as well as how to identify the appropriate person for an activity in the workplace.

Section 2: Delegation skills

In this section, you will learn how to delegate tasks effectively to achieve workplace objectives. You will also cover the benefits of empowerment in the workplace and barriers to delegation, along with ways to overcome these barriers.

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Performance management training courses are a perfect way to learn the key skills needed to effectively manage performance in the workplace, opening up a variety of employment opportunities. This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to manage performance and underperformance and to give feedback in the workplace.

Section 1: The importance of effective performance management

In this section, you will learn about formal and informal performance assessment in the workplace and the line manager’s role in performance management.

Section 2: How to manage the performance of individuals in the team

This section covers ways to ensure fair and objective formal assessment, how to set SMART objectives and performance standards for a team member and how to measure performance.

Section 3: Feedback in the workplace

You will discover the importance of feedback to improve performance and how to give feedback effectively.

Section 4: Managing underperformance

This section covers the potential areas of underperformance in the workplace and its causes, along with actions to restore performance to acceptable levels.

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to plan projects and to monitor and manage performance.

Section 1: Project planning and performance monitoring

In this section, you will learn about setting SMART objectives for your team to achieve its targets, action planning and how to monitor a planned activity.

Section 2: Allocating work

This section covers how to identify the resources that are needed to complete a planned activity and how to assess and support team performance in achieving objectives.

Section 3: Managing team performance

You will learn how to identify possible causes of variance and actions to overcome them, as well as how to identify ways to improve performance to meet objectives.

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of how to define, investigate and analyse problems and how to evaluate your options.

Section 1: Defining, investigating and analysing problems

In this section, you will learn how to describe a problem, its nature, scope and impact.

Section 2: Data and information

You will discover how to gather and interpret information to identify possible solutions to a problem.

Section 3: Evaluating options

This section covers how to evaluate options to make a decision. You will also learn about decision making techniques to evaluate options to arrive at the best solution.

Section 4: Planning techniques

You will cover how to plan, monitor and review the implementation and communication of decisions.

 

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Section 1: Identifying and managing stress in the workplace

In this section, you will learn about the causes and impact of stress in organisations, symptoms of stress and stress management techniques.

Section 2: Supporting individuals in the workplace

This section covers management responsibilities and actions relating to work-related stress in the team, as well as how and when to provide advice, mentoring or counselling to support individuals in the workplace.

This short, auto-marked programme will develop your understanding of leadership styles and qualities, providing you with the core skills needed to progress as an effective leader.

Section 1: Leadership styles

This section will develop your understanding of leadership styles, including the different types of leadership, the roles and responsibilities of leaders and the effects of different leadership styles on individual and group behaviour.

Section 2: Developing an effective leadership style

In this section, you will assess your own leadership qualities and potential, and will consider ways of enhancing your own leadership behaviour.

Health and Safety courses

Are you looking to study a COSHH course online? This short, auto-marked programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to undertake a COSHH risk assessment and to classify different hazardous substances and how they cause harm to the body.

Section 1: The importance of COSHH risk assessments

In this section, you will develop your understanding of the reasons for conducting COSHH risk assessments and the main legislation relating to COSHH risk assessments.

Section 2: Types of hazardous substances

Upon completion of this section, you will be able to identify and classify different forms of hazardous substances and how these substances affect the body to cause harm.

Section 3: Controlling risks from hazardous substances

This section helps you to understand the factors to consider when assessing risks from exposure to hazardous substances, covering the hierarchy of controls in relation to hazardous substances.

Section 4: How a COSHH risk assessment is carried out

In this section, you will study the stages of a COSHH risk assessment and the circumstances in which a COSHH risk assessment should be reviewed.

Are you looking to complete your DSE training online? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand workplace risks and how to identify and remove any likely hazards.

In this section, you will develop your understanding of the reasons for conducting risk assessments and the main legislation relating to DSE risk assessments.

Section 2: Controlling the risks from DSE workstations

This section will build your knowledge of the principles of good DSE workstation design, the main causes of ill health relating to DSE use and the corrections that can be made to workstation design to control risks.

Section 3: Carrying out a DSE risk assessment

Upon completing this section, you will understand the stages involved in a DSE risk assessment and the circumstances in which a DSE risk assessment should be reviewed.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand fire hazards and risks and how to effectively identify and control any hazards.

Section 1: Fire hazards and risks

In this section, you will learn about how fires are caused in the workplace, the fire triangle, hazards during or after a fire and the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.

Section 2: Controlling fire risks

This section will build your knowledge of identifying and controlling fire hazards at work. You will also learn what is meant by the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards and will look at typical components of this. The principles of extinguishing fires will be covered, along with the use of portable firefighting equipment and fixed firefighting systems.

Section 3: Fire safety management

Upon completing this section, you will understand the duties of employers and employees in relation to workplace fire safety, how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection and the stages of a fire risk assessment.

Section 4: The role of the Fire Warden

In this section, you will work towards an understanding of the role and function of the Fire Warden and the contents of a fire safety briefing.

Interested in completing one of our health and safety courses? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

Section 1: The reasons for safe manual handling

This section covers the injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, the employers’ and employees’ duties and the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work.

Section 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety

You will develop your understanding of the hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment and the principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Section 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety

In this section, you will cover the principles of safe movement for manual handling, the types of equipment used for manual handling tasks and the requirements for testing, servicing and examining manual handling and lifting equipment.

Section 4: Applying safe manual handling principles

This section covers efficient and safe manual handling principles, including moving a load manually on your own, using manual handling aids and equipment, and undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

An understanding of how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection is crucial in ensuring that individuals do not unknowingly cause their family, friends, colleagues and any other people that they come into contact with to become unwell.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home. You will also gain knowledge of how to identify infections, as well as the different types of infection.

Section 1: Introduction to infection control (5 questions)

Section 2: Identifying infections (2 questions)

Section 3: How to reduce the risk of infection in the workplace and the home (7 questions)

Section 4: The importance of hand washing (3 questions)

Personal Development and Employability courses

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in Europe on 25th May 2018 and was designed to modernise laws that protect the personal information of individuals. It is essential that anyone who handles personal information is aware of GDPR and how to adhere to it in their work practices.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of GDPR, including how to apply its principles in your work and how it promotes the rights of individuals in relation to data collection and management.

This course is split into four manageable sections:

Section 1: What is GDPR?

Section 2: Principles of GDPR

Section 3: Rights of the individual under GDPR

Section 4: Your role in relation to GDPR.

Are you looking to complete your first aid training? UK employers are always interested in candidates who have first aid training, so this course would be a great addition to any CV. This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

The course will enable you to increase the safety of yourself and others in the workplace and in other everyday environments. This is a great course for anyone who is interested in first aid, as it will provide you with crucial skills that apply to all aspects of work and everyday life.

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This zone covers the role of a first-aider, how to approach different incidents and manage an emergency, basic patient assessment skills used by first-aiders and minor injuries such as cuts, burns and scalds.

Zone 2:

In this zone, you will learn about asthma, shock, severe bleeding and bone, muscle and joint injuries. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of each condition and will also look at how to treat these conditions and injuries.

Zone 3:

This zone looks at choking in adults, chest pains and seizures. You will look at signs of choking, the signs of chest pains – including heart attacks and angina, and the signs and symptoms of a seizure. This zone provides information about how to respond to each of these and how to respond to these incidents as a first-aider.

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You will look at head injuries, severe allergic reactions, unconsciousness and resuscitation and strokes within this zone. You will learn what the signs and symptoms are of each condition, and what the appropriate treatment is for each. You will also learn how to carry out CPR for children of different ages, and will gain an understanding of the legal protection for first-aiders.

Are you interested in studying our Personal Money Management course? This course will enable you to think about your money more carefully and will help you to budget more specifically. You will become more aware of what you are spending daily, weekly and monthly, as the course encourages you to evaluate your spending and how necessary this is.

Section 1: Understanding personal money management

This section helps you to change your attitude towards money and learn how to make savings in order to manage your money better and see it go further. Explore credit, the many different types and the cost of borrowing (including the dangers of the consequences following missed payments.)

Section 2: Applying methods for personal money management

Work out which daily methods suit you best by exploring different ways to save. In this section, you will understand what amount of your earnings you actually take home on pay day after tax and national insurance deductions, as well as examining other potential deductions and entitlements you are eligible for.

Are you looking to improve your knowledge of rights and responsibilities by completing an employment rights and responsibilities course? This course covers all the key information needed to understand the key roles, rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in the workplace.

You will learn who is responsible for specific things in the workplace, and the legislation that supports rights and responsibilities in the workplace. The course also provides you with advice and guidance in relation to what you can do if your employer or an employee is not adhering to their responsibilities.

This course is split into manageable sections, including:

Section 1: Rights and responsibilities

This section covers the rights and responsibilities of both an employee and an employer in the workplace. You will also learn about general employment law and the Employment Rights Act.

Section 2: Confidentiality and data protection

This section provides you with key information about Data Protection legislation and how both employers and employees within a business are legally obliged to respect confidentiality. This section covers the eight strict rules known as ‘data protection principles’, which are crucial in any organisation that deals with data of both employees and customers.

Section 3: Advice and guidance

The final section covers the help available to employees should they experience any issues with employers – including help at work, joining trade unions and useful sources of relevant advice. You will learn where you can find help if you need some advice in relation to your rights and responsibilities at work.

This course introduces you to the key aspects of equality and diversity and the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace, in society and in communities. You will look at the main principles of equality and diversity, the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees in the workplace, diverse communities and the importance of working or learning in a place that promotes diversity.

This course looks at the definitions and concepts associated with equality and diversity and examines prejudice and discrimination alongside exploring the Human Rights Act (1998) and its legacy. You will look at the processes that are in place to protect and maintain equality and diversity in the workplace and in educational organisations. Within this course, you will also look at how diversity enriches community life, as well as the multiple threats that sadly still exist today which threaten the development of increased equality and diversity

Internet safety courses highlight to potential employers that you are a confident and competent user of both computers and the internet, which is crucial for many job roles. This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet. This course is designed to highlight particular areas of concern for internet users, such as sharing personal information online and the possibility of being groomed online.

Section 1: Features of the internet

In this section, you will develop your awareness of what the internet is and consider the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.

Section 2: How adults, children and young people use the internet

You will discover how to access the internet and consider how people of all ages use the internet, including how they communicate and their online shopping trends. This section also includes information on how to be safe when social networking.

Section 3: Risks associated with using the internet

In this section, you will be introduced to how your personal information is shared online and learn about cookies, risks to safety and privacy, cyber bullying and trolling. You will also discover how to prevent cyber bullying and risks to your privacy, and you will cover the warning signs of internet grooming.

Section 4: Staying safe when using the internet

This section will cover the signs and symptoms of online abuse to help you recognise if someone is being abused online. You will also discover how to report online abuse and how to support victims of internet abuse.

Section 5: Recognising online propaganda

This section covers the benefits and importance of recognising propaganda. You will develop your understanding of the meaning of propaganda, propaganda techniques and how to protect yourself online.

This course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.

Section 1: Understanding the principles of safeguarding adults

In this section you will cover the main types of abuse and harm an individual may be at risk of experiencing, as well as the importance of being treated with dignity and respect when coming forward about a case of abuse.

Section 2: Reducing the likelihood of abuse

This section covers the expected levels of dignity and rights within a care environment and you will examine the importance of individualised care, the various safeguarding policies in place and managing potential risks.

Section 3: Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse

In this section you will look at what course of action to take if abuse of an adult is suspected, as well as local whistleblowing policy procedures.

Section 4: Protecting people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally

This section covers possible barriers to alerting or referring relevant agencies to an alleged case of abuse, as well as legislation in place currently which relates to the sharing of information.

Section 5: Safeguarding children

This section explores what procedures to follow if a child or young person is suspected of experiencing abuse.

Health, Fitness and wellbeing courses

Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating

Are you looking to complete a healthy eating course? Online materials and assessments make this course accessible to anyone, anywhere. This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand a wide variety of health issues and consider the key aspects of healthy eating when you are preparing meals for yourself and other people. You will become more aware of your own diet and the methods you can use to ensure you manage a healthy diet. You will consider different aspects of food, such as flavour, texture and colour, and studying this course will change the way you plan your food and think about your diet.

This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: Diet and health

In this section, you will understand the meaning of the term ‘diet’, what a healthy diet looks like and how to enjoy and maintain a balanced diet. This section covers topics such as energy and its sources, lifestyle, obesity and the positives and negatives of salts.

Section 2: Components of a healthy diet

In this section, you will identify different food groups, better understand a balanced diet and gain a range of information relating to how best to keep your body healthy.

Section 3: Nutrients and their role in maintaining health

In this section, you will identify the importance of nutrients, fluids and fibre and understand their pivotal role in maintaining good health and well-being.

Section 4: Healthy food preparation

In this section, you will cover the key concepts of food preparation and understand what is essential to consider when planning a meal for both yourself and other people.

Section 5: Food safety awareness

This section will introduce you to food safety and will help you understand about personal hygiene, cleaning and contamination.

Are you looking to increase your understanding of weight management by completing a weight management course? Online content and assessments make this course accessible for anyone, anywhere. This short introductory programme of study will give you the knowledge you need to understand health issues and how to control and manage a healthy diet.

Section 1: The risks associated with ineffective weight management

Within this section you will familiarise yourself with a range of terms relating to ineffective weight management, recognise health risks associated with obesity and emaciation, as well as learning about the warning signs of malnourishment.

Section 2: How body image may influence weight management

This section will explain the meaning of the term ‘body image’ and will cover the media’s portrayal of body image and its negative effect on weight management.

Section 3: Effective methods of weight management

This section will help you to understand the role of a balanced diet and the meaning of the term ‘energy balance’. You will also look at weight management programmes, lifestyle choices and the common myth surrounding weight loss.

Section 4: Planning a short weight management programme

In the final section you will learn how to plan your own diet and nutrition programmes, identify goals and collect information relating to a plan that you will develop.

Are you looking to improve your knowledge of exercise and fitness by completing an exercise and fitness course? This short ‘CPD certified’ programme of learning is a great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and fitness and is also ideal for heightening your awareness of positive lifestyle changes and the benefits they can have.

Section 1: Exercise

Within this section you will learn about the important role exercise plays in maintaining general health and well-being, the types of activities that can improve your health and fitness and why we need to exercise.

Section 2: Nutrition

Section 2 covers the nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet and explains how nutrition affects our everyday health and fitness.

Section 3: Anatomy and physiology

The final section will guide you through the different systems in the human body, including the different terms associated with each system and what effects exercise has on these systems.

Section 2: Nutrition

Section 2 covers the nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet and explains how nutrition affects our everyday health and fitness.

Section 3: Anatomy and physiology

The final section will guide you through the different systems in the human body, including the different terms associated with each system and what effects exercise has on these systems.