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  E-Learning Modules

Below is a list of all Construction related CPD accredited e-Learning modules.

To view a full list of ALL the CPD accredited e-learning modules featured on the School, please click here.

All modules are interactive, featuring activities, videos and short quizzes. All our modules run between 30 minutes to an hour in length. Like all School resources, all our modules are free to access! You will need an account to access the modules, so do make sure you're logged in, or click here  to register with the School (which should take no more than 2 minutes).

 

Beginners

  • Competitive advantage through business ethics

    Time 45 minutes

    This module provides an overview of the benefits and principles of business ethics. This includes topics such as Prompt Payment, Living Wage, Zero Hours Contracts, UN Global Compact etc.

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  • Introduction to Sustainable Construction

    Time 60 minutes

    This module introduces the principles of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable construction

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  • Introduction to Biodiversity

    Time 1 hour

    This module explains the principles and benefits of Biodiversity, and explains the opportunities for enhancing wildlife in the built environment

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  • People, Skills and Labour issues in FM

    Time 45 minutes

    In this introductory module, we will discuss the importance of labour practices in the FM sector, how your business can comply with the law, meet your client requirements and help win new business

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  • Introduction to Economy and Community

    Time 1 hour

    This module provides an overview of benefits and principles of the local economy and community, why the topic is important and what the key issues are

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  • Introduction to Environmental Management

    Time 60 minutes

    1 hour online module providing an overview of environmental management

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  • The Circular Economy

    Time 30 minutes

    So you may have heard the term "circular economy" - but what does it mean in practice? This module will help unravel the term

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  • Responsible waste management in FM

    Time 30 minutes

    In this 30 minute module, we will discuss the waste hierarchy, how to manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste, waste storage and treatment and how training on these subjects can help your business

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  • Introduction to Materials

    Time 60 minutes

    This module provides an overview of materials use: including chain of custody, FSC\PEFC, principles of responsible sourcing, BES6001 and issues associated with sourcing from overseas

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  • Sustainability on Site

    Time 45 minutes

    This module was designed for those working on the site of a major contractor, and covers off the key sustainability issues you might face day-to-day as well as how best to respond to them

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  • Sustainability in Groundworks

    Time 30 minutes

    As one of the first on site, this module explains what sustainability issues Groundworks contractors should be aware of including dealing with everything from invasive plants to local communities.

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  • Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon

    Time 1 hour

    This module provides an overview of the carbon cycle, why the concern over carbon, the government carbon targets, the difference between climate change adaptation and mitigation

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  • Modern Slavery Act

    Time 15 minutes

    This quick 15 minute module discusses the key points you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act and how it affects your business

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  • Introduction to Water

    Time 45 minutes

    This module provides an overview of the water cycle, why water conservation is important and the principles of embedded water \ water footprinting

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  • Introduction to Waste

    Time 45 minutes

    A 45 minute module providing an overview of waste diversion benefits and principles, as well as legislation concerning waste disposal.

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  • Responding to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

    Time 45 minutes

    In this module, we will explain what the Modern Slavery Act is, why modern slavery is an issue, and how your business can comply with and adhere to the Act

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Intermediate

  • Life Cycle Analysis

    Time 60 minutes
    An in depth look at LCAs, EPDs and PCRs, how they interact and how they can be helpful when sourcing or supplying sustainable materials.
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  • FIR 1: Achieving business success through FIR

    Time 60 minutes
    In this module, we will discuss the meaning of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, why it is vital to your business, and the implications it has in the workplace
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  • Collaborative working

    Time 60 minutes
    This 1 hour e-Learning module focuses on collaboration, and how working collaboratively can create business efficiencies and open up new business opportunities.
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  • Carbon Reporting

    Time 45 minutes
    A closer look at why carbon reporting is an issue for our industry, how to tackle it, and how it can help you gain a competitive edge.
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  • Building the Business Case for Sustainable Construction

    Time 45 minutes
    A 1 hour module containing case studies, interviews and evidence to help build the business case for sustainable construction practices and products.
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  • FIR 2: FIR on site - why it matters and how to achieve it

    Time 60 minutes
    This module will cover what FIR is and why it's important to our industry, as well as provide guidance on how to deliver the 4 Toolbox Talks
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  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Time 45 minutes
    An introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will explain why adopting BIM is important, and how it can help deliver more sustainable projects.
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  • FIR 3: Setting up an inclusive site and site office

    Time 45 minutes
    This FIR module will explain the basics of how to ensure your site and site office is inclusive for everyone who works within the site, visits the site, or lives nearby.
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  • Leading change

    Time 45 minutes
    This e-Learning module takes you through the process of change management - how can your business adapt to market change?
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  • Engaging a diverse supply chain

    Time 45 minutes
    A 45 minute module identifying the steps to engage a diverse supply chain, the differences between supplier diversity and fairness and inclusion, and the benefits of having diverse suppliers.
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  • FIR: Fair and Inclusive Recruitment

    Time 90 minutes
    In this 90 minute module, we will take you through all stages of the recruitment process and point out where you should consider fairness and inclusion.
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  • Reduce Carbon, Reduce Costs

    Time 30 minutes
    Developed for the Green Construction Board and aimed at the whole supply chain, this introductory e-module goes through the basics of carbon measurement and reporting within the PAS 2080 framework
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  • Supply Chain Mapping and Modern Slavery

    Time 25 minutes
    In the next 25 minutes we will explore how supply chain mapping can help you with understanding your supply chain’s risks and opportunities
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  • Sustainable Timber and Chain of Custody

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will explore the significance of specifying and supplying legal and sustainably sourced timber for the UK construction sector.
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  • Circular Economy Indicators

    Time 30 minutes
    In this intermediate module, we will discuss using indicators to measure the circularity of a product, service or asset to help guide the industry towards a more circular economy
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  • Embedding Sustainable Procurement

    Time 1 hour
    In this module, we will explain why sustainable procurement can benefit your business, and take you through ISO 20400, the new ISO for sustainable procurement
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  • Getting value out of your EMS

    Time 1 hour
    A 1 hour module on how to implement an effective EMS that threads through your business in a way that will benefit how you operate.
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  • Social Value: Part 1

    Time 30 minutes
    In part 1, we explore what Social Value is, and why clients are demanding it as part of their projects
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  • Social Value: Part 2

    Time 30 minutes
    In Part 2, we will explore the methods available for generating, monitoring and measuring social value
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Advanced

  • Heatmapping: Prioritising your sustainability impacts

    Time 30 minutes

    A 30 minute introduction to the Heat Mapping process - a simple way to visualise your sustainability priorities within your spend categories

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  • Delivering energy and carbon efficient buildings

    Time 60 minutes

    This 1 hour e-Learning module will explain the difference between energy and carbon, what the performance gap is, and how buildings can achieve energy and carbon savings.

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  • Performance Measurement

    Time 1 hour

    This module will explain the benefits of measuring and reporting your performance to your clients, and includes practical examples and recommendations to get you started

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