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Covid-19 Training and Webinars
Covid-19 Training and Webinars

Covid-19 Training and Webinars

 

In these unprecedented times, businesses are needing to find new ways of working across finance, management, marketing and personnel. Below, we have links to useful webinars and online training developed by ourselves and other organisations that we hope you will find useful in guiding your business through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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General Online Training

 

VisitEngland/VisitBritain

A collection of recorded webinars – sign-up required.

 

New College Durham

Delivering a range of free digital qualifications aimed at upskilling employees who live in Durham. The aim is to work closely with local employers to address any digital skills gaps that you may have in your workforce.

 

Employees can receive bespoke non-accredited training such as a range of introductory short workshops looking at digital file management, spreadsheets, databases, presentations or enrol on one of a range of accredited programmes:

  • Computer and Online basics
  • Essential Digital Skills for Life - Entry level 3
  • Essential Digital Skills for Work - Entry level 3
  • Essential Digital Skills for Life - Level 1
  • Essential Digital Skills for Work - Level 1
  • ECDL qualifications at levels 1-3
  • ITQ units
  • Essential Digital Award

 

Other training options include a range of Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe qualifications including:

  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2019
  • Adobe Photoshop

 

There are no financial costs, all training, registration and certification costs are supported by the European Social Fund.

 

To arrange a meeting to discuss the requirements of your workforce and receive further details, contact:

Veronica Spowart

Veronica.spowart@newdur.ac.uk

0191 375 4987

 

bethebusiness

Are you a hospitality and tourism leader or manager wanting to take proactive steps to survive the current economic environment? If so, our digital masterclass series is for you. Led by sector experts, they are a chance to learn from industry leaders and hear the stories of businesses just like yours making important changes. Bounce back strongly by opening yourself up to new ways of working.

 

Enterprise Nation

Attend events on topics from building your brand to growing your social following. They happen every day, across the UK and online.

 

Skills Toolkit Webinars (various contributors)

Introductory Level

 
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Cyber Security

 

Skills Toolkit Webinars (various contributors)
Advanced Level

 

 
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Digital Workplace

 
 
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Financial Support

 

HMRC Webinars

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus, including:

  • Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Flexible Furloughing
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – claiming the second grant
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – Universal Credit and Child Benefit
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – what has changed for parents
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme
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Online Advertising & Selling

 

Visit County Durham

Digital Drive County Durham

Masterclasses, workshops and conferences to drive your business forward digitally.

VisitEngland

  • Destination Marketing in the ‘New Normal’ – In these challenging times, experts state ‘Now, the challenge has become maintaining a steady flow of consistent, relevant communications’. We take a look at how businesses can maintain consumer marketing communication effectively and how they can get involved with VisitBritain/VisitEngland campaigns. Thursday 5 November 11am 
  • ‘We’re Good to Go’ What We’ve Learnt and What’s Next – The industry standard We’re Good to Go brought together the four nations; VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and Tourism Northern Ireland. This webinar looks at what we have learnt through the process and how the industry has used the standard to date. Thursday 26 November 11am 
  • Creating Great Content – With many businesses and organisations requiring new, updated imagery and content to portray their message in a ‘new normal’ world, what does great content look like and how do they ensure they can use it for the future? Tuesday 8 December 11am 

VisitEngland/VisitBritain

A collection of recorded webinars – sign-up required.

Google Digital Garage

  • Create Videos with YouTube - During this session, we will cover how to understand your brand and target audience’s behaviours, write, storyboard and film engaging videos, market your content to users and measure your success. Thursday 3 December 11am 
  • Find Customers with Google Maps - Join us to discover how you can utilise Google Maps to market your business online, reach local customers and drive footfall to your business. Thursday 10 December 11:00 

 

Skills Toolkit Webinars (various contributors)

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level

 
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Social Media

 

Enterprise Nation

How to utilise social media for brand awareness, social media marketing and engaging with contacts and the Modern Sales Funnel concerning engaging with new prospects on LinkedIn. Thursday 15th October 11:30-12:00 Book Now

BT Skills for Tomorrow

Skills Toolkit Webinars (various contributors)
Intermediate Level

 
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Accessibility

 

VisitEngland/VisitBritain

  • We look at what considerations need to be taken into account for accessibility, with practical steps, real examples and advice on where to get guidance – recorded webinar 30th July 2020. View the video  (sign-up necessary)

VisitEngland
Training slides to help provide your staff with basic accessibility training.

Purple
Providing free e-tutorials on delivering a good experience for disabled customers.

Tourism for All
Online modular training platform for Tourism for All partners.

 
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Health & Safety

 

County Durham Training Hub

County Durham SME & VCS Business Training Hub is committed to building the mental health, wellbeing and community resilience of all small and medium sized businesses and Voluntary Community Sector organisations across County Durham. This Training is FREE for anyone working for a Small or Medium sized organisation (SME) and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisation with fewer than 250 employees based in County Durham.

 

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Managing mental wellbeing when returning to work webinar.

 

Research

 

VisitEngland

  • Latest Inbound and Domestic Research and Insights - Wondering what the latest data and trends show us about tourism in England/to the UK in the months ahead? Keen to find out how this might impact your business? Join us as we discuss our latest data dashboards and consumer sentiment. Thursday 15 October 11am 
 

Sustainability

 

VisitEngland/VisitBritain

  • We look at some of the challenges we face as an industry and whether this is our opportunity to reset the dial for a more sustainable future - recorded webinar 21st July 2020 View the videos here (sign-up necessary)
 

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