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Understanding legislation and challenging negative social attitudes with e-learning courses


If you’re self-employed or just want to keep up-to-date with the latest legislation, Housing e-Academy offers you a suite of e-learning courses to help you.

CIH members can access a 15% discount on 3 out of 16 courses available from Housing e-Academy.

In this fourth instalment of the e-learning blog series, we will take a closer look at two of the top ten e-learning courses - The Bribery Act 2010 and Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller identity in society.

E-learning benefits

But before we delve into the courses here’s a quick reminder of some of the benefits of e-learning:
  • Save – there’s no need for extra travel expenses
  • Your terms – learn when and where you want
  • Professional growth – improve your career prospects
  • Support – despite not being in the classroom you’re never alone and there are always tutors on hand for support and guidance

The Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 only came into force on 1 July 2011, making it a legal requirement for organisations that operate in the UK to ensure adequate protection and training is in place against bribery and corruption in the workplace.

Breach of the Bribery Act 2010 is enforceable by law and can carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years, and unlimited fines. This training has been designed to create awareness of how to recognise a bribe, what should be done in the event of bribery being discovered, and how to put procedures in place to ensure that your company has taken adequate measure to prevent bribery in the workplace. The course also looks at the complicated high risk area of corporate hospitality.

This e-learning course, which can be completed in one to two hours with 55 interactive slides, is perfect for individuals who are self employed or for anyone who wants to keep up-to-date with the latest legislation.

Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller identity in society

The understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller identity in society course takes a look at the past and present issues faced by these communities and looks to proactively reduce prejudice towards them.

This course, which includes 50 interactive slides, can be completed in one to two hours. At the end of this you will be able to understand their history, culture and identity of the Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities.

You will be equipped to challenge negative social attitudes.

Count this course towards your continuous professional development and print out a Virtual College certificate to add to your portfolio.

Coming up in our fifth instalment of the e-learning blog series – find out about equality and diversity in the workplace, health and safety in the workplace, personal safety for lone workers and safeguarding vulnerable adults (POVA).

For more information about The Bribery Act 2010 and the Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller identity in society and the Housing e-Academy.

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