BUSINESSES in North Nottinghamshire can now offer online, certificated training to their staff – including those on furlough – thanks to North Notts BID.
Developed in partnership with food and health and safety training specialists Navitas, the new online training platform provides continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for employees of businesses across the region, covering health and safety, human resources, legal and food safety training. The training aims to support sectors – such as hospitality – that have been affected by lockdown restrictions by keeping staff up to speed and engaged in developing important knowledge and skills, in preparation for the return to work.
Progress can be tracked on the platform and certification of completion will provide credits towards employees developing their CPD. The digital training academy has variable levels of training – including the widely recognised level one to three food safety training as well as a Covid Control Certification Scheme.
Courses are interactive, accessible and can be completed at home on a computer or mobile device at any time to suit the individuals’ needs and commitments.
Sally Gillborn, chief executive of North Notts BID said: “We are delighted to be launching a new online training platform in partnership with Navitas. It has been very tough on businesses over the last year – especially in the hospitality sector – and we recognise the need to further create CPD opportunities that will better prepare employees of North Nottinghamshire businesses for returning to work.
“Offering these free training opportunities to our BID members will be invaluable, particularly during the current restrictions. Staff will be able to undertake relevant training, at a time to suit them, ensuring that they have the right skills for their industry and are ready to hit the ground running when the restrictions are lifted.
“We have managed to secure 400 certificated courses, available on a first-come first-served basis, so businesses are urged to register their interest as soon as possible.”
Training specialist Navitas operates across the business improvement district (BID) network to provide a multitude of training opportunities, with experience operating both in-person and online.
Ben Gardner, CEO of Navitas Safety, said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside North Notts BID to support local communities in a time as difficult as this. People are going to be even more safety conscious than before so by providing accessible and interactive online courses, we are helping to prepare for a safety-first future.
“2021 is going to be a huge year for the food health and safety industry, particularly with the introduction of Natasha’s Law in October. It’s important for businesses and their employees to be as up to date as possible, and this training is able to offer that.”
To sign up for the training opportunities or to find out more about North Notts BID, visit northnottsbid.co.uk.