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E-learning – it’s for everyone

In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, we want every member of staff to have equal access to relevant and timely learning, education and development.

Learning is for everyone, so our learning opportunities have to be inclusive and accessible for all.

Online and computer e-learning can be accessed at any time of the day via the internet from work-based IT devices or personal computers, tablets or mobile phones, allowing staff to study at their own pace.

One example of e-learning in NHSGGC is the activity supported by LearnPro, an online learning platform which contains a large volume of e-learning modules used by staff.

Here you’ll find a wide range of learning opportunities including fire training, induction, child protection, adult support and protection and professional development modules on time management, project management, report writing, basic IT training and specialist subjects such as gender-based violence and information sharing. All of these modules can support personal development activity.

The majority of modules have an assessment set and once successfully completed the student may access a certificate which can be used for PDP or revalidation purposes.

Staff also have the choice of dipping in and out of modules for bite-size learning.

A specialist e-learning team exists to develop and deliver relevant online and computer based learning opportunities for all staff.

New customised courses are developed regularly using the expertise of professional colleagues within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

One of the experts who turned to the e-learning team was Alison Flynn, freedom of information (FOI) manager.

She worked with an e-learning advisor to create a module to reach as many staff as possible for this mandatory training.

She explained: “We decided that an e-learning module would be the most efficient and effective vehicle to achieve this because we don’t have the resources to hold face-toface training and staff can find it difficult to arrange time to attend classes.”

Alison summed up: “This is a terrific way of maximising the number of people you can reach and make the best use of resources available.”

For more information about registration and e-learning courses, go to the HRConnect pages on our website at Alternatively, to find out if e-learning might be the right approach for delivering your training course, contact the team at [email protected]

Pictured above: David Campbell, learning and e-support advisor, and Valerie Wallace, learning and e-support facilitator