Construction charity launches free e-learning modules

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching a new e-learning programme on Valentine’s Day to help spread some love and support within the sector.

The charity’s Wellbeing Academy already offers online tutor-led masterclasses, seminars and onsite training. This latest addition is aimed at equipping workers with the soft skills required to navigate today’s challenges.

The free 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 modules are delivered at two levels. Foundation Level 1 provides an introduction to each subject, key topic areas and an understanding of the language used in the next level. Foundation Level 2 presents scenarios where learners need to demonstrate their understanding of the subject, apply the skills learned and use reasoning to master a variety of problems.

With one registration, learners can access all the e-learning modules on any device and at any time. This allows learning at a pace that suits each individual.

Sarah Bolton, director of charitable services for the charity, said, “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.”

To register for the e-learning modules and find out more about all of the training available, visit the Wellbeing Academy.