E-learning portal users get chance of free access

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Funding has been made available to allow free licensed access to the Scottish Borders Community E-learning Portal for up to 180 users.

NHS Borders and Scottish Borders Council are meeting shortly to agree criteria for prioritising access to this funding.

The intention is to offer it to voluntary organisations and individual volunteers, who would otherwise struggle to pay the £27 per year price for each user.

Kath Liddington, knowledge management coordinator at NHS Borders, is keen to find out which third sector organisations may be interested in applying for access.

There is no guarantee that everyone can get free access to the training in the first year, but it would be helpful for organisers to get an idea of the number of people who might be interested.

More information on the e-learning courses available can be found at http://www.borderscarevoice.org.uk/want-free-access-to-e-learning-courses/#sthash.HG9jOMSW.dpuf.

Examples of e-learning courses on offer through the portal range from promoting hand hygiene to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers, as well as food safety, fire safety, time management and managing effective meetings.