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How Online Training Can Work For You – Real Life Results Shown in the Work Place

Posted 23rd December 2009.

See how an online food hygiene course can help you and your business. The digital learning facility is becoming increasingly popular amongst employers; do you know what you are missing out on?
Keeping up-to-date with your staff training can be hard work for any business no matter the size of the company or the nature of the business. This is most certainly the case when it comes to the food industry, with its stringent rules and regulations, employers must ensure that their staff are keeping in line with the law, being safe in their work place and delivering the best standard possible to their customers.
One way of ensuring that staff are receiving and maintaining the appropriate training is by obtaining an online Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate. One company that offers you this service is Leeds based business, High Speed Training. They offer certificates that are tailored to the catering, manufacturing and retail industries giving you the most specific training for your needs. Managing Director of High Speed Training, Gary Fowler claims that keeping track of your training online is the way forward for firms: With an increasingly computer literate workforce, it makes sense to offer online training. Carrying out your training online offers you a fast, cost effective, flexible and certified service. This is why its becoming increasingly more and more popular with businesses.
The following actual work place examples outline the numerous problems facing businesses when it comes to their staff training. It also provides a true account of how e-learning can help you deal with these issues as quickly and effectively as possible:
Rethink
Rethink is the leading mental health charity in the UK, working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life. They help over 48,000 people every year by offering a service that includes both food preparation and storage; as a result they need to train their staff in food hygiene. Rethink had previously had inconsistencies with training results and difficulties with scheduling training for all of their many staff, based across the UK. But via High Speed Training online food hygiene courses, staff are now being correctly and effectively educated. They are all able to access their training at any time – all they need is an internet connection.
Rethinks Workforce Development Manager, of the South West region, Simon Eagan appreciates the benefits that come from using High Speed Trainings online courses. He said: Its flexible staff can do it when they like. Its also cheaper and more convenient than organising centralised training. We bought the package in bulk so received a discount and the Management Reports are very useful to keep abreast of staff progress.
The Childcare Corporation
This company is founded upon wholly ethical principles to promote quality nursery provision. Each nursery delivers food to children so all staff with very few exceptions are designated as food handlers. On this basis they are required to complete a basic food hygiene course. Arranging the training for all staff was a huge inconvenience; as a result the training targets for this area were never met. Staff attended courses run by the local authority or they completed a workbook course. Both of these methods were very time consuming and expensive. High Speed Training now provides them with online training that can be accessed by staff at any time, at their own pace. The training can be spread out over several sessions, if necessary, to fit around busy schedules.
Sue Meekings, Director of Childcare, said: Speed, efficiency and success. The style of learning suits our staff. Even two of our oldest members of staff have completed the course with a bit of TLC! Few of our staff seem to fail, but the ability to retake at no further cost is also an incentive to us as a company.
A4e Pathways
A4e Pathways support people who aim to return to work. Employers in food businesses often require that candidates already have a food hygiene certificate before going to work for them. In order to help their customers gain a food hygiene certificate; A4e needs an accessible solution which enables candidates to be trained in food hygiene as and when required.
Daniel Swift, of A4e Pathways, applauds his experience with High Speed Training: We found the High Speed Training online food hygiene course to be highly accessible and easy for customers to fit around their life. The course helped A4e customers to obtain a job for people who required a food hygiene certificate. The programme ticked all the boxes for our customers, a job well done.

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Notes to the Editor:
-For information on how to obtain a food hygiene certificate from High Speed Training Ltd visit http://www.food-certificate.co.uk.
-For more information, images and interview opportunities please contact Lisa Conner, Upraw PR, 01423 727630 or email lisa.conner@rawcreativeltd.com