Community Development

We have developed a range of courses supporting with community development, you can use the tabs below to browse some of the courses we have on offer. Courses marked [Online] can be purchased via learn.boost-training.org.uk

Guide to Fundraising
Guide to Governance
Future Builders Modules
Other Relevant Training
Cyber Security [Online]

CPD & IIRSM Approved

Employees, managers and directors should all have a good understanding of the threat posed by cyber-attacks and the importance of guarding against data breaches.

This short course will explain why cyber attacks and data breaches happen and provide practical advice on how to set up effective defences.

First, the course will identify potential 'cyber threat actors' who initiate cybercrime, along with looking at the main motivations behind cyber-attacks on individuals and organisations.

On a more practical level, you'll learn how to recognise and deal effectively with phishing attempts. The course will highlight the importance of keeping passwords secure and cover security for devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets or desktop computers.

You'll learn how to report a suspected cyber attack, and what to do if you genuinely make a mistake.

Finally, we'll underline the importance of cooperation and show how working closely together helps overcome a wide range of cybersecurity issues.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what Cyber Attacks are and why data breaches happen.
  • Identify those who commit cyber threats, their motivations and understand why you or your organisation could be a potential target.
  • Recognise ‘red flags’ so that you can effectively combat threats to your cyber security and define potential methods of defence.
  • Understand what makes you vulnerable inside and outside the workplace and what to do if a mistake happens.

Advantages

Training staff in cyber security is vital to protect your business from these ever present online threats.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at employees at all levels of an organisation as it provides an overview of some of the most common cyber security threats encountered in business.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 25 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Developing Good Employee Relations [Online]

CPD & IIRSM Approved

Effective businesses encourage the development of positive relationships between managers and employees, as well as amongst co-workers. Establishing and maintaining good work relationships is the key to a positive workplace, and it doesn't have to take a lot of time.

This course will define employee relations and cover the many benefits good relations can bring to an organisation.

It'll explain how to build confidence in management, including sharing the company vision, building strong teams and the importance of employee feedback.

It'll examine how a proactive HR presence benefits employee relations. Then look at employment contracts and the role of the Employee Handbook.

The course briefly discusses Performance Management including information on motivating employees and how best to show your appreciation of their contribution to the company.

Finally, it'll show you how to deal effectively with complaints, discipline and how to combat negativity.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Introducing GDPR [Online]

CPD Approved

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to strengthen and unify the principles of data protection for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area.

The GDPR is an incredibly important change to data privacy regulations so understanding its correct implementation is vital for all UK businesses and organisations, and particularly for staff who regularly deal with personal data.

This online course is designed specially for those front line staff and provides a clear introduction to the main elements of the GDPR, including compliance and the consequences of non-compliance.

It explains the roles of key players - Data Protection Officers, Data Controllers, Data Protection Leads and Data Processors and covers the main categories of personal data, along with the six lawful bases for processing data, and how to audit the data your organisation holds.

Other topics examined include the Seven Principles of the GDPR and the Eight Rights for Individuals, along with the importance of your Privacy Policy - how to construct one, and how to use it effectively when dealing with data subjects.

Finally, there's important information on data breaches; how to avoid them, what to do if one is discovered and how to file a breach report.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who has access to personal data. This mainly applied to front line data processors but will also include HR personnel, supervisors and managers.

Advantages

Understanding the reasons for and scope of the GDPR can mean that data is handled professionally, securely and in compliance with the Law. This is a benefit for individuals and the company as a whole as it provides a level of confidence that things are being done correctly and protection from potential legal issues.

CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

If this course is used as part of employee induction then it can be bundled with other health and safety courses such as DSE Awareness or Basic Fire Safety

For those doing this course to improve themselves we have a wide range of other business skills courses that could further enhance their abilities and knowledge. These include Managing meetings, Time Management and Stress Awareness.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

In addition to the courses listed above, we also have a wide range of resources and support toolkits available on the main ERVAS website.  

Find out more about the resources and support available