Mandatory Training

From here you can access mandatory training for all staff, take training as a refresher, and find other role-based mandatory training.

Diversity Training

All staff are required to complete this mandatory online training.

This training should be completed in the first 3 months of employment. It takes approximately 40-60 minutes to complete. The training then needs to be repeated at least every 3 years. This will ensure that you learn about new legislation and refresh your awareness. 

You will need to complete all sections of the training and the short test at the end of the module. This will ensure that this is recorded on your HR record. 

EDI online training
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Health and Safety

All staff are required to complete this mandatory online training.

This course has been developed as an introduction to Health and Safety at Lancaster University. New staff need to complete the training within one week of starting employment at the university. The training then needs to be repeated at least every 3 years. You must complete all the sections of the training as they have been identified as the key areas of importance for all staff.

You will need to complete the short test at the end of the module. Successful completion of the test will ensure this is recorded on your HR record. 

Health and Safety Induction

Information Security

All new staff are required to complete this online training.

This training should be completed within the first week of employment. If you need to use your University IT account before your first week, then you should complete the training before you access other University services or systems.

Every 2 years, staff are required to take the GDPR/Information Security Refresher Training. Email reminders will be sent to you and your line manager when you are required to complete the refresher training.

Information Security Training
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Mental Health Awareness Training

Not mandatory at present, but strongly recommended. 

This training will increase your knowledge in relation to mental health. It will provide you with the confidence to respond appropriately to a member of staff or student that is experiencing mental health challenges. 

Mental Health Awareness Training

Creating Accessible Resources

Not mandatory, but strongly encouraged.

New legislation that came into force in September 2019 requires all our online content to be fully accessible.

The link below will give you access to an online course that will help you make sure that any materials you produce are up to the new accessibility standard

Accessibility help and training
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Recommended Training

See below for other aspects of training that are mandatory for specific roles at Lancaster University. If you are unsure if any of the training applies to you, check with your line-manager first or look back over your PDR.

Health and Safety specific training

See our collection of short informative videos on a range of key workplace health and safety topics.  They may be used for personal development, supporting individuals to understand key health and safety principles as well as playing a useful part in locally developed information and training initiatives.