Raising awareness of key issues
Our e-awareness courses are designed to support organisational and personal wellbeing. The content has been adapted to suit local councils, public sector organisations, schools, sports clubs and businesses of all sizes, with additional ‘spotlight’ modules available.
Our ‘Focus on Fraud Awareness’ solution provides employees with a broad understanding of how fraud, in all its guises, can negatively impact an organisation’s operational performance, finances and reputation. In 45 minutes, employees will learn the risks of fraud, how to spot a fraudster, how to mitigate fraud and what to do if they suspect fraud.
Sector-specific versions of our Fraud Awareness product are available for local councils, schools and colleges, private sector organisations and managers.
Alongside our overarching Fraud Awareness course, we offer ‘spotlight’ courses that provide more detail on specific subjects such as cybercrime or procurement fraud.
Working in partnership
Our Fraud Awareness for schools course was developed in collaboration with Lincolnshire County Council and has since been rolled out to all schools and FE colleges across Lincolnshire.
Greater awareness of fraud reduces the losses caused by fraudulent activity, saving organisations significant amounts of money and minimising damage to the organisation’s reputation.
Our 20-minute ‘Focus on Mental Wellbeing’ course enables staff to recognise that it’s ok to share their vulnerabilities, understand how they can improve their own mental fitness, and sustain their stamina, resilience and energy during challenging circumstances and over long periods.
Sector-specific versions of our Mental Wellbeing product are available for local councils, schools, private sector organisations and grassroots sports clubs.
Alongside our overarching Mental Wellbeing course, we offer ‘spotlight’ courses that provide more detail on specific subjects such as suicide prevention, stress management and anxiety.
Developed with subject matter experts
Our Mental Wellbeing course was developed in conjunction with David Beeney, founder of Breaking the Silence Ltd. David has endorsed the course and confirmed the added value it provides to his own portfolio of workshops and online presentations.
Focus on… Mental Wellbeing helps create a kinder and more supportive culture, reductions in sickness levels and opportunities for improvements to business productivity and service delivery.
Our ‘Focus on Cyber Security’ e-awareness product gives employees a broad understanding of the threats of cyber attacks and how they apply to the organisation, why they are important to protect against, and the steps required to ensure all staff follow protocol to best protect the business.
Sector-specific versions of our cyber security product are available for local authorities, schools, colleges and SMEs.
Raising awareness of cyber security within the organisation reduces the risk of data breaches which can be extremely costly and damaging to an organisation’s reputation.
Our digital learning solutions have been designed with simplicity in mind, making it easy to upskill your teams.
Choose your heading colours, add logos to certificates and upload user emails.
Host on our secure learning platform, plug into your existing LMS, or become a reseller.
Manage users by department, assign courses and send emails on assignment and course completion.
Tracking and reporting
Track course completion, generate reports by department and collect course feedback.
Courses can be completed on any device, enabling employees to learn while working remotely or in the office.
This is our first year of offering the ‘Focus on mental wellbeing for students’ course to our students as part of our expanded induction provision. The course has been well received by students and feedback has included that the course offers useful tips and information and that it is a good resource that can be re-visited in the future. The course is accessible and easy to follow without being too heavy or intensive. It gives a good overview for students in terms of their own mental wellbeing and that of their peers. We are very happy with this course.
Student Support Manager
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Meritec have been great to work with, they really listened to what we needed and worked closely with us to design a package which was informative and relevant for colleagues. We’ve had some great feedback from across the business about the digital learning and I wouldn’t hesitate with working with Meritec again.
Head of HR
We have rolled out Meritec’s Mental Health course right across all staff at the business. We have found the course to be very informative, insightful and will help us breakthrough to those we need to. Thank you for all your help! We would happily recommend Meritec & the Mental Health course to other businesses.
Every £1 lost to fraud cannot be spent on front line services – more that can be done to fight fraud locally will help councils to respond in times of reduced funding. Focus on Fraud Awareness provides managers and staff with essential information on fraud risks and makes it clear that we all have a responsibility to help prevent and detect fraud, bribery, and corruption. The Digital Learning training course will be a key part of how the Lincolnshire authorities fight fraud.
Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management
Lincolnshire County Council
In order to tackle fraud, we believe that fraud awareness training for employees is a vital part of the process. So much so, that we’ve made it mandatory for all staff. They need to know: What fraud is, What to look for and How and where to report suspicions.
Meritec's Focus on Fraud Awareness has enabled us to provide a simple and engaging e-learning session, covering the points above, to employees across the council in a straightforward and efficient way. Building on the effectiveness of the training and the positive feedback received from staff, we have recommended the product to partners within the Staffordshire Counter Fraud Partnership, a number of whom have now also invested in the package."
Corporate Fraud Team Manager
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
The sad fact of modern life is that fraud represents almost 50% of all crimes committed in the UK and the figures are on the increase. Delivering this important awareness message to in excess of 5000 employees is a challenge which is why Harrow have chosen to work with Meritec due to their solid reputation in Local Authorities at providing bespoke e-training packages. The process was relatively straight forward; we reviewed the original package offered by Meritec and were quickly and easily able to personalise and adapt the content to align with our Corporate Anti-Fraud & Corruption Strategy. The package is fully SCORM-compliant and we were able to load it directly to our learning management system so it remains consistent with our corporate L&D strategy. We are confident, it will provide real value to the organisation and will further supplement the on-going fraud awareness programme which is very much part of our annual programme of fraud risk work
Corporate Anti-Fraud Team Leader
Our overall experience with Meritec has been very positive. Problems/requests were dealt with promptly, courteously and solutions were found
Rochdale Borough Council
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