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Ships Cook Certificate

This blended course is a mandatory requirement for all chefs on UK-registered commercial vessels operating more than 60 miles offshore and with 10 or more seafarers on board. The start date is a suggested guide to start your online Packs.This course takes roughly 16 weeks to complete, if you need to complete within a quicker timescale thi...
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IT Software Fundamentals

This IT Software course teaches you how to select appropriate types of software applications to present different types of information.- Learn how to input, organise and format data in different software applications to meet specific needs.- Understand how to produce information that is fit for purpose and how using a variety of layouts c...
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Sustainability – Principles of Sustainable Communities

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Sustainable communities are part of a growing trend towards becoming more environmentally aware and responsible, combining more green spaces with eco-friendly energy sources.This course provides a definition of a sustainable community as well as the local and global benefits of them. Learn how to create a sustainable community and about t...
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Sustainability – Principles of Sustainable Develop

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Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.There is an increasing focus on improving environmental performance for both individuals and companies. This course provides an understanding of sustainable development goals,...
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Sustainability – Principles of Sustainable Energy

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The move away from fossil fuels to green energy sources such as wind and solar power has been underway for a number of years. However there is still a long way to go to reduce carbon emissions.This course has been designed to explain what sustainable energy management is, ways to manage energy usage and energy conservation techniques that...
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Sustainability – Principles of Sustainable Transpo

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The environmental impact of transport whether for leisure or business contributes greatly to air pollution and global warming. Companies are coming under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and find more sustainable transportation methods.This course covers what is meant by sustainable transport, types of leisure travel a...
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Sustainability – Social Responsibility of Business

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Social responsibility in business is becoming increasingly important, not only for the environment but also to consumers looking to buy from responsible companies.This course covers a variety of topics including what corporate social responsibility is, a definition of greenwashing and why the triple bottom line is more important now than ...
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Using IT to Increase Productivity

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Learn how to choose the most appropriate IT tools and systems to use for specific tasks. - Understand the factors that can affect an IT task (such as legal guidelines and constraints)- Learn to demonstrate the use of specific IT tools and systems and review their work approach to specific tasks to work out how this could be improved in th...
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Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
Aimed at anyone wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding of mental ill health and how to support people experiencing mental distress. This course is particularly helpful to individuals, managers and organisations wishing to assess and improve mental well being in the workplace or learning environment.Mental Health First aid ...
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Numeracy @ SCQF Level 5

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Enquiries and to book a place: Email code: F3GF 11This Unit seeks to develop skills of interpretation and communication of graphical information and application of a wide range of numerical skills in everyday and straightforward, generalised contexts.Numeracy at SCQF level 5 is about applying numerical skills...