The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching its new e-learning programme to help spread some extra love and support within the construction industry.
The charity’s Wellbeing Academy already offers online tutor led masterclasses, seminars and onsite training, and this latest addition is aimed at equipping workers with the soft skills they need to navigate today’s challenges and uncertain times.
The free self paced e-learning modules form the foundations of the Wellbeing Academy, and courses include Bang on Budget, Banter vs Bullying, Managing Stress, Resolving Conflict Understanding Anxiety and Work Life Balance.
Each of the e-learning modules are delivered at two levels. Foundation level one provides learners with an introduction to each subject, the key topic areas and an understanding of the language used in the next level. Foundation level two presents scenarios where learners need to demonstrate their understanding of the subject, apply the skills learned, and use logical reasoning to engage and master a variety of problems much like in real life.
With one simple registration, learners can access all of the e-learning modules on any device and at any time. This allows learning at a pace that suits each individual, and the ability to pause and return to a module at a later date and time gives complete flexibility around hectic work and home lives.
An easy to navigate dashboard shows the learner’s progress through the modules and reminds them of partially completed courses.
Sarah Bolton, Director of Charitable Services for the charity says, “We are constantly augmenting our charitable services to ensure that we meet the needs of our workforce. The very nature of our industry means that fitting a set training schedule around work and home life commitments doesn’t work for everyone and our self paced e-learning addresses that problem. Studies also show that this style of learning means people are more likely to retain knowledge on new subjects and therefore will feel more confident in applying those skills in real life.
“We also know that to support a positive wellbeing culture, we need to develop our workforce’s soft skills to help them negotiate the challenges of everyday life and working in what can be a very stressful environment. Our self paced e-learning modules do exactly that and they are relevant to every person in our industry. Whether you’re a self employed tradesperson, a site operative, project manager or office based, everyone will benefit from developing their soft skills and everyone needs to play their part.”
Benefits of Self Paced E-Learning:
- Learning at your own pace around other commitments
- Develops ownership of learning
- Creates a stress-free learning process
- Learners demonstrate greater understanding of subject
- Develops confidence to apply new skills