Governance Standards

EssentialSkillz Launching CPD Accredited Training Pack

Rossett (UK), March 2018 - Leading provider of eLearning, EssentialSkillz, has successfully achieved certification for their Business Protection pack of sixteen eLearning Courses from The CPD Accreditation Service.

With sexual harassment, modern slavery, and data security in the news on an almost daily basis, training employees to understand these issues is a challenge that many organisations are struggling to meet.

From MPs in the House of Commons to Hollywood moguls, through to the owner of a bed factory supplying high street shops jailed for modern slavery, when failures occur, the penalties in terms of reputational and financial damage can be severe.

The eLearning courses are designed to address the full range of risk and governance issues faced by organisations in today's highly legislated environment. The sixteen topics covered by the pack include key issues like GDPR, Fraud Prevention, Modern Slavery, Cyber Security, and Equality & Diversity.

Each of the courses lasts around thirty minutes, with a mandatory test at the end. The courses are SCORM 1.2 compliant, for use in any standard learning management system. Organisations can edit and customise the content using the WorkWize Author tool to add additional content or align them with their corporate brand.

Julian Roberts, CEO of EssentialSkillz summarised, "Our Business Protection pack is designed to help organisations build a culture of good governance, ensuring employees work in an environment free from corruption or abuse.  The courses found in the pack sit side by side with the policies organisations commonly roll out. However, without an audit trail that demonstrates real understanding in these areas, the risk is that compliance with legislation is reduced to nothing more than a tick box exercise. Our eLearning courses aim to address that."

With over 1,000 Institutes and Professional Bodies in the UK now seeking to provide Continuing Professional Development for their members, the demand for training that not only informs, but can be counted towards a CPD target is rapidly increasing. Couple this with constantly evolving legislation, and organisations are looking for smart ways to engage their employees and keep them up to date.

Courses from EssentialSkillz are regularly reviewed and updated by a dedicated team of researchers and instructional designers. This means they provide ongoing assurance that the advice given will be aligned with best practice. This alleviates the strain on internal HR and L&D Teams to continuously write and update internal courses.