Cheshire West & Chester Council: How International Workplace delivered bespoke training for a diverse audience
About Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cheshire West and Chester Council offers a range of services for residents of Cheshire, UK, including planning, building consultancy, local land charges and the natural and historic environment.
The borough of Cheshire West and Chester covers approximately 350 square miles and is the fourth largest unitary authority in the northwest, and is home to 343,000 people. Kelly Castle, the Council’s Digital and Technology Project Manager, explains how International Workplace has helped the council provide bespoke training to a number of different audiences.
Providing IOSH Training for the whole organisation
Over the past seven years, International Workplace has delivered the IOSH Managing Safely course to the council through its eLearning model. Then, in 2020, the council identified a need for a far-reaching health and safety training programme following internal investigations. After discussing the need with International Workplace, we identified a varied programme of IOSH accredited courses for our elected members, leadership team and the wider workforce.
We have undertaken the following IOSH courses:
We have taken all these courses via the International Workplace Virtual Classroom format and have trained in excess of 100 people. International Workplace proved themselves to be adaptive, flexible and accommodating to our needs, tailoring each programme to meet the audience’s requirements and to meet our council’s health and safety priorities.
"International Workplace proved themselves to be adaptive, flexible and accommodating to our needs, tailoring each programme to meet the audience’s requirements and to meet our council’s health and safety priorities."
Our Learning Experience with International Workplace
I have worked with a number of specialists from International Workplace, from our dedicated account manager to content specialists as well as the course tutors to really make each course meet our needs. The content was delivered via virtual classroom and online learning, which we found to be really inclusive and accessible.
Our experience has been a positive one. I found each representative of the company to be very approachable and responsive and I would certainly recommend them as a provider of accredited IOSH learning.