New Courses For Stirling BID’s Online Training Programme

Stirling’s business owners can learn about GDPR and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults this month thanks to a free online training programme.


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The two courses have been added to the topics covered on the Go Forth Stirling training platform which has proved popular with the city’s business community over the last few months. Almost 600 people have signed up to access a variety of online courses since the initiative was launched in April.

The new courses – GDPR: An Introduction and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – are available for registration now and more details can be found on the website – www.goforthstirling.co.uk/online-training

Go Forth Stirling Project Director Danielle McRorie-Smith said: “We’re pleased to see that Stirling business owners are continuing to use the platform and still finding it a valuable asset for themselves and their workforces. We’ve now had 572 people enrol for the various courses we’ve run so far which is great and we’re getting some good feedback from those taking part.”

The GDPR course looks at the extra responsibilities added to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) two years ago and sets out guidance on business responsibilities related to obtaining consent, the requirement for a Data Protection Officer and more.

The short course covers 10 training pods including What is Data?; How to Report a Data Breach; The Principles of Data Protection and A Word from the Information Commissioner.

It is suitable for anyone who needs an understanding of the rules around GDPR and those who are responsible for implementing the changes which were brought in from May 2018.

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults course guides participants through the basic principles to follow to help safeguard vulnerable adults including actions they should take if there are concerns about an individual.

The course contains six pods including What is Safeguarding?; What Do I Need to Do and a Case Study.

It is suitable for anyone who works with, or comes into contact with, vulnerable adults.

More information about all the available courses – provided by training partner Navitas Academy – can be found on our website.

There were 175 registrations for the July courses, which covered Safeguarding Children and An Introduction to COSHH, and a total of 572 people have taken part in training since the platform launched.

The programme is funded in association with the Covid-19 BIDs Resilience Fund announced by Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell in March. The £1 million funding package aims to help Scotland’s 37 active BIDs play a vital role in supporting local businesses and town centres during the crisis.

The Go Forth courses are free to all businesses in Stirling – not just levy payers or those in the BID zone.

And once a business owner has set up their login details on the Go Forth portal, they are automatically enrolled for the whole programme and will be able to access each new course as soon as it is released on the 1st of each month.

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