This section provides quick access to any essential training courses delivered either in the classroom or online. This training is either required of all staff or staff carrying out specific duties.
Classroom training and online training
- TBF26: Data protection
This course is mandatory for all staff with an active IT account. The course provides staff with an understanding of the Data Protection Act, the principles that underpin it and the responsibilities that staff have to ensure that any person identifying data is handled in accordance with the law.
- Information handling tool
This enabling tool is intended as a resource for all staff who handle information at the University whether in digital or paper format. The tool will help you determine the best means for sharing, storing or deleting/destroying information.
- TMS84: Protecting Information for staff
Information is vital to us in our work at the University. Whether we work in administrative, teaching, research or income-generating roles, we are all responsible for protecting the information that we use in our work. This introductory level online course, comprises 7 units plus a self-audit worksheet.
Please check with your line manager as training may be mandatory in your area of work for your role.
- THS1E: Online health and safety induction (staff)
This online health and safety course is mandatory for all staff. It provides a basic introduction to health and safety at the University.
- PGR-IND001: PGR student health and safety induction module 1 - mandatory
This course is mandatory for all first-year PGR students. It covers the fundamentals of health and safety at the University.
- TPREVENT0517 Prevent online training
The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from all forms of terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (‘the Act’) relevant higher education bodies (RHEBs) must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is known as the Prevent Duty.
To assist implementation of the duty in section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, a Prevent e-learning training package is now available. This is introductory training. It provides a foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the roles involved in supporting those at risk.
For further information on non-mandatory health and safety courses, please see the Health and safety area in the Practical skills and knowledge section.
- CUBIAS17: Unconscious Bias
Colleagues taking part in an academic promotion committee or a recruitment panel are required to undertake this on-line module. This module will provide colleagues with a greater understanding of unconscious bias and how biases can be formed.
- Diversity in The Workplace
Colleagues taking part in an academic promotion committee or a recruitment panel are required to undertake this on-line module. This module will provide colleagues with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with equalities legislation; gain an understanding of the broader issues of equality and diveristy; to know their responsibilies and rights as a member of staff at the Unversity.
- Training in Equality and Diversity Issues
From 1st September 2017 the current face to face 'TMS9 Training in Equality and Diversity Issues' (TEDI) will be replaced by 2 online modules:
Diversity in The Workplace
For those colleagues who have attended TMS9 there is no requirement to undertake the two on-line modules, however we would encourage colleagues to complete the modules as they offer an opportunity for enhancinglearning in this important topic. For those colleagues who have already completed the two on-line modules since January 2017 there is no requirement to repeat them. These courses are mandatory for any colleagues that are involved in recruitment at any level.
- TRS02: Recruiting staff at Manchester to academic/research posts
This course is intended for any staff that are recruiting to academic/research posts and is mandatory. The course covers how to recruit effectively, follow University recruitment and selection processes and share good practice.
- TPDR01 Performance and Development Review training for managers
This training is essential for any manager who conducts Performance and Development Reviews with their team.
- TPDR05 Academic P&DR Reviewer Training
As part of the Univerisity's on-going support of the P&DR process, this session is aimed at inexperienced academics acting as P&DR Reviewers for the first time. Academics already experience at delivering P&DR can attend as a refresher if required but should note this course does not address revised processes or documentation recently rolled out to Professional Support Staff (PSS). This session will cover the same principles as TPDR01 P&DR Reviewer Training but also covers academic responsibilities to be discussed in P&dR, and makes use of examples aimed at an Academic audiences.
For further information about University recruitment policy and procedures, see Recruiting new staff on the HR website.