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Accredited courses online

Accredited courses online

What exactly is an online course, and what makes a good one?

What is an online course?

An online course is a way to learn a new skill or gain some new knowledge from the comfort of your own home. They can either be paid or offered for free. Some are offered by educational institutions, while others are produced by experts in their field. The most important thing for an online course is for it to be engaging and to deliver a clear outcome.

In this article, I’ll explain exactly what an online course is. As well as what makes a great online course, and some examples of different online courses.

What is an online course?

An online course is a way to learn a new skill or gain some new knowledge from the comfort of your own home. They can either be paid or offered for free. Some are offered by educational institutions, while others are produced by experts in their field. The most important thing for an online course is for it to be engaging and to deliver a clear outcome.

In this article, I’ll explain exactly what an online course is. As well as what makes a great online course, and some examples of different online courses.

Online courses are typically a mix of video recordings or live lectures supplemented with readings and assessments that students can complete on their own time.

Online study – The method of study typically associated with online courses and programmes relies on a higher level of interaction than distance study, with a teaching style which is a bit similar to a traditional classroom setting – but without the actual classroom! Online study is facilitated by offering the student a range of resources that serve to assist them throughout their learning journey.

According to the dictionary, a course is a series of lectures or lessons about a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification. The term became popular in the 1800s and comes originally from the Latin word cursus, which contains the idea of something that runs, or flows. Which is very related to how a course works: there’s a curriculum, or study plan you must follow in order to complete the training.

An online class is a course conducted over the Internet. They are generally conducted through a learning management system, in which students can view their course syllabus and academic progress, as well as communicate with fellow students and their course instructor.

Online classes are generally self-paced, allowing for greater flexibility in completing coursework

Online courses are revolutionizing formal education, and have opened a new genre of outreach on cultural and scientific topics. These courses deliver a series of lessons to a web browser or mobile device, to be conveniently accessed anytime, anyplace.

An “online course is designed as a built environment for learning. It’s constructed as an experience that can be followed sequentially or can be accessed throughout the designated time period,”

 

 

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External training providers and courses

External training providers and courses

If your staff need formal training (e.g. for work that requires a licence or certificate), but you don’t have the time or resources to offer the training yourself, you may consider using an external training provider.

External training should be run through a registered training organisation. Training is typically at the organisation’s premises in a classroom setting. You can also hire external training providers to conduct in-house training at your business, or offer your staff online training through an external organisation.

External training includes:

  • ‘open’ programs, where one or more of your staff attend training that has been advertised
  • ‘closed’ programs, where you commission training to be delivered specifically for your staff.

‘Closed’ programs can be customised to your specific needs and workflow, but usually require a minimum number of participants.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL is a way to recognise staff skills and knowledge, regardless of whether they were attained through formal or on-the-job training. RPL can be used to achieve official qualifications. It benefits staff by improving their qualifications and boosting morale. It can also benefit your business by helping to keep good staff and improving your reputation by having a more qualified workforce.

Find out more about how recognition of prior learning may benefit you and your staff.

Staff development

External training offers opportunities for staff development. By developing your staff you can promote internally, which can also help you avoid a potentially expensive recruitment process.

Performance reviews provide an ideal opportunity to talk to your staff to find out what kind of training they are interested in or need to develop their career. They may be interested in developing skills in a new area, which can benefit your business by broadening your skills base. If you have staff who are ready to take on more responsibility, you may consider enrolling them in a leadership course.

You may also consider offering training and staff development through university degree programs. While this can be expensive, it can be an investment in good staff members who might otherwise look for a new job.

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Health and Safety Training Courses

Health and Safety Training Courses

Safety Representatives, Employees identified to become nominated Safety Representatives, General Staff who want to gain general knowledge of their company’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System pertaining to SHE Representatives

This course ensures efficiency and understanding of duties and obligations for this position. Attendees will have a greater understanding of SHE requirements and responsibilities according to the OHS Act. Implementing and monitoring various legislative procedures that promote and manage SHE related incidents, is also taught. Attendees will learn skills to identify health and safety issues, to consult with authorities on the matter and to further effectively resolve these issues.

Upon completion of the course, the learner will have a better understanding of the functions and responsibility of an HSE Representative. The learner will be able to carry out basic inspections and participate in HSE committee procedures.

The Functions of the Workplace Health and Safety Representative (SHE Rep) course is focussed on providing delegates with knowledge and skills to fulfil their SHE Rep functions within their company. Delegates will be able to comprehend the vital part Safety Representatives play within the Occupational Health and Safety Management System of their company. Knowledge of: duties, responsibilities and rights of Safety Representatives, employees and employers in terms of Occupational Health and Safety -is covered during this course. Delegates are empowered to play a vital role in ensuring a safer working environment within their respective companies.

Two main aims of the Health & Safety Representatives training course:

  • To provide appointed Health & Safety Representatives with an overview of the O.H.S Act. This includes knowing what the act says about the duties and responsibilities of employers and their employees and what it requires of them.
  • To provide Health & Safety Representatives with an understanding of their role as such. This includes knowing what their duties and responsibilities are and how you should carry them out.

The Health and Safety Representative Course is the ideal way to ensure that your occupation health representative fully understand their objectives and statutory requirements. Every representative in this field has rights, powers, functions and duties that must be understood and implemented.

This course ensures efficiency and understanding of duties and obligations for this position. Attendees will have a greater understanding of SHE requirements and responsibilities according to the OHS Act. Implementing and monitoring various legislative procedures that promote and manage SHE related incidents, is also taught. Attendees will learn skills to identify.

COURSE CONTENT:

1. LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS

  • INDUCTION – LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS
  • GENERAL DUTIES OF THE WORKER
  • PURPOSE AND SELECTION OF THE OHS COMMITTEE
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFETY PROCEDURES IN THE WORKPLACE
  • VARIOUS ACTS – FOR BACKGROUND ONLY

2. IDENTIFY HAZARDS

  • IDENTIFY HAZARDS
  • CONDUCT WORKPLACE INSPECTIONS
  • IDENTIFY RISK PROFILES
  • COLOR CODING AND DEMARCATION

3. EVALUATE AND REPORT HAZARDS

  • ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE
  • THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR ROLE
  • WHAT SHOULD BE LOOKED AT AS THE CAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT?
  • HOW ARE THE FACTS COLLECTED?
  • MAKING THE ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS

4. APPLY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

  • HAZARD CONTROL PROGRAM
  • WAYS TO CONTROL A HAZARD
  • ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AS A HAZARD CONTROL METHODS
  • HOW DO YOU DESIGN A TRAINING PROGRAM?
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU REPORT AND INVESTIGATE IN CASE AN ACCIDENT OCCURS?
  • HOW DO YOU PROMOTE EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS?
  • EVACUATIONS PROCEDURES 4.8 EVACUATIONS PROCEDURES

5. GENERAL MANAGEMENT FUNCTION

  • GENERAL MANAGEMENT FUNCTION
  • HOW YOUR H&S COMMITTEE WILL WORK
  • RESOURCES FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND COMMITTEES
  • PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW IN AN INCIDENT
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TrainYouCan elearning Accredited Courses

The TrainYouCan elearning platform offers you access to a wide variety of registered and credit bearing short courses as well as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training courses for professionals. In future more of our courses will be offered on the TrainYouCan elearning platform to make learning accessible to all South Africans.

Comparing eLearning to traditional education methods is like comparing e-book formats to paper books. Just like digital texts can’t replace the authenticity of a real book, eLearning can’t replace full-scale education. However, it is always available as long as you have your digital device with you, and thus, it’s more convenient.

We use eLearning daily to develop ourselves as individuals. We read articles, watch YouTube videos, and play games to exercise our brains on our smartphones. Businesses, from small startups to enterprises, also utilize eLearning to train employees and help with internal processes. But wouldn’t you like to know how it all started?

 

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Accredited Elearning Courses

eLearning continues to gain ground in the corporate sector. Businesses implement it to develop their staff, streamline their processes, and extend their reach.

So what is eLearning in a real-world context and why is it so attractive? Let’s have a look.

TrainYouCan is a SETA accredited training centre – offering trade skills and vocational training, courses, consultation and project management.

Our Online Learning Portal combines a rich online training experience, at a much lower cost with the ability to learn at any time of the day (or night) in abbreviated manageable interactions. This empowers students with the ability to apply and implement new skills at their own pace.

Our facilitators go through extensive training before they are appointed to be facilitators.  Assessments are standardised according to the requirements of the ETDP SETA and we have learnt much through our verifications from the SETA.

By doing a training workshop or skills programme you will master the required skills, get an in-depth understanding of the principles and procedures and at the same time gather credits towards your OD ETD Practices qualification.