Child sex offences involving the internet up by 44%

Child sex offences involving the internet up by 44%

Police have recorded in 2016/17 an average of 15 child sex offences a day that involved the internet in England and Wales. This is 44% higher…

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read more Aug 04, 2017
Prevent: is it working?

Prevent: is it working?

When we hear that children as young as nine are being branded terrorists – as The Independent revealed last week – it does make you wonder.

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read more Jul 07, 2017
GDPR: what do I need to know?

GDPR: what do I need to know?

As you may well have heard, the Data Protection laws in the UK are going to be changed soon. Don’t panic! We’ve got it under control. Here's…

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read more Jun 22, 2017
Safer recruitment – isn’t it just common sense?

Safer recruitment – isn’t it just common sense?

Safer recruitment is about making sure that the people you employ (whether paid or voluntary) – and entrust – to work with children, young people,…

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read more Jun 05, 2017
What qualifications do nannies need?

What qualifications do nannies need?

Thinking of becoming a nanny? Maybe you already are one! Whether you’re new or old to the job-role, take note: everything has changed.

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read more May 15, 2017
Modern slavery and human trafficking in the news

Modern slavery and human trafficking in the news

Modern slavery is happening in the United Kingdom, with sexual exploitation becoming the most common form of modern slavery reported, closely…

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read more May 02, 2017
Why is lifting people different to lifting objects?

Why is lifting people different to lifting objects?

Many of us, in all sorts of different workplaces and environments, need to do a certain amount of lifting, carrying, pushing, and moving. Often…

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read more Apr 19, 2017
What’s changed in the 2017 revised EYFS framework?

What’s changed in the 2017 revised EYFS framework?

Last month, the DfE (Department for Education) published a revised EYFS framework. These changes came into effect this week, on 3 April 2017.

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read more Apr 05, 2017
What’s on the Menu? Food hygiene certificate ratings

What’s on the Menu? Food hygiene certificate ratings

Back in November 2016, new regulations came into force in Wales meaning that all takeaways are required, by law, to display food hygiene ratings.…

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read more Mar 23, 2017
What is information security? The worst 5 losses of all time

What is information security? The worst 5 losses of all time

Data loss is costing organisations a massive £1.4 trillion per year, and 60% of organisations that experience severe data losses or damage go…

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read more Mar 09, 2017
Call the Midwife FGM Storyline

Call the Midwife FGM Storyline

Call the midwife returned to our screens for a new series in January this year, and amongst the various storylines, series six will see the show…

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read more Feb 21, 2017
Children are a Health and Safety Hazard: TILE, kids and risk assessments

Children are a Health and Safety Hazard: TILE, kids and risk assessments

Hearing the words “Risk assessments” can scare some people off. But really they are very easy. Manual Handling Risk Assessments are particularly…

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read more Feb 10, 2017
Why is lifting children any different from lifting adults?

Why is lifting children any different from lifting adults?

For most people who work with young children, lifting them and carrying them is a regular part of the job. Just like any other manual handling…

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read more Feb 03, 2017
Go Bubble, the social networking site for 7 year olds

Go Bubble, the social networking site for 7 year olds

The BBC have reported that among under-13s, 78% are using at least one social media network, despite being below the age requirement. Facebook…

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read more Jan 31, 2017
ISIS in the media; The Real Housewives of ISIS

ISIS in the media; The Real Housewives of ISIS

'The Real Housewives of ISIS', a two-minute comedy sketch produced as part of BBC 2’s new ‘Revolting’ show has been criticised by some of its…

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read more Jan 26, 2017
flick learning shortlisted for international learning and development awards

flick learning shortlisted for international learning and development awards

The finalists for The LPI's 21st Annual Learning Awards have been announced, and after a wonderful presentation from flick’s managing directors…

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read more Jan 24, 2017
E-Safety and child grooming; Kayleigh's story

E-Safety and child grooming; Kayleigh's story

On 31 October 2015, 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood began speaking to a man she had never met before online. He contacted her via Facebook and within…

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read more Jan 20, 2017
What training do my employees need?

What training do my employees need?

“E-learning? That’s not the training I had in mind. It’s too hi-tech for some of my staff, it wouldn’t suit their learning styles”. Is this you?…

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read more Jan 18, 2017
Promoting British values in childcare and early years

Promoting British values in childcare and early years

Knowing and understanding the Prevent duty for child carers is essential, and promoting good British values and spotting the signs of possible…

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read more Jan 14, 2017
New Year, New You: How to spot child abuse

New Year, New You: How to spot child abuse

New Year, new you. A phrase often heard at the beginning of January. But, have you heard of New Year, new view? New Year, new view is flick’s…

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read more Jan 13, 2017
Legionella roundup

Legionella roundup

Legionella is a bacteria that causes illnesses collectively referred to as 'Legionellosis'. Usually found in water, the bacteria typically thrive…

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PPE - Personal Protective Equipment (Infographic)

PPE - Personal Protective Equipment (Infographic)

As an employer, it's your responsibility concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work. Making the workplace…

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read more Dec 28, 2016
12 days of flickmas

12 days of flickmas

Welcome to our 12 days of flickmas blog, a little countdown, if you will, of our achievements over the last 12 months including some of our ‘stand-out’…

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read more Dec 21, 2016
The Casey Review: what does it mean for equality and diversity in the UK?

The Casey Review: what does it mean for equality and diversity in the UK?

The Casey Review: a review into opportunity and integration was published last week, on 5 December 2016. The report accuses the government…

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read more Dec 20, 2016
Self-neglect at Christmas

Self-neglect at Christmas

Introduced in April 2015, The Care Act 2014 included self-neglect as a form of abuse for the first time. Unfortunately, people who neglect themselves…

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FGM in 11 languages – how the Home Office is tackling FGM overseas

FGM in 11 languages – how the Home Office is tackling FGM overseas

December 1st this year, the Home office updated their information on female genital mutilation (FGM). Among the updated information includes…

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read more Dec 13, 2016
Early years education ‘much improved’, says outgoing Ofsted chief. But how can it be made even better?

Early years education ‘much improved’, says outgoing Ofsted chief. But how can it be made even better?

Sir Michael Wilshaw – the Chief Inspector at Ofsted, the schools and education watchdog – last week said in his final Ofsted annual report that…

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read more Dec 08, 2016
PPE Myths

PPE Myths

There can be some grey areas when it comes to PPE and who is responsible for what, but have no fear – once again – flick are here to sort the…

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Forced marriage: marrying your rapist

Forced marriage: marrying your rapist

The legal age of consent in Turkey is 18, however, with underage marriage being a common occurrence across the country, it is estimated that…

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ASA bans new Heinz Beanz advert on grounds of health and safety

ASA bans new Heinz Beanz advert on grounds of health and safety

Kraft Heinz have had one of their adverts showing consumers how to beat a song on an empty tin of beans cancelled for… wait for it… “health and…

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read more Nov 30, 2016
EYFS questions and answers

EYFS questions and answers

Got questions about the EYFS? Then step right up, because flick learning have all the answers.

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read more Nov 26, 2016
How to stop your Adobe Captivate animations and web objects from sitting on the top

How to stop your Adobe Captivate animations and web objects from sitting on the top

This week we’re going to be talking about how to fix one bug with Adobe Captivate has that has bothered us from Day 1: web objects sitting on…

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read more Nov 24, 2016
Is it dangerous to reheat rice?

Is it dangerous to reheat rice?

In a previous blog, we highlighted the following myth: “Cooked rice can be kept for as long as other leftovers." We explained that leftover cooked…

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read more Nov 19, 2016
What do the RSC’s new production of The Tempest and flick learning have in common?

What do the RSC’s new production of The Tempest and flick learning have in common?

In case you haven’t heard, the RSC has teamed up with technology giants Intel and Andy Serkis’ motion capture specialists The Imaginarium Studios…

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read more Nov 18, 2016
Extinguishing 5 fire safety myths

Extinguishing 5 fire safety myths

To round up our series of ‘myths’ blogs we decided to take a look into the world of fire safety and extinguish (you’re welcome) the myths surrounding…

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read more Nov 11, 2016
How to embed fonts in Adobe Captivate

How to embed fonts in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is no doubt a powerful e-learning creation tool, but every now and then there are a few features that appear to be lacking. Soon…

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read more Nov 10, 2016
Discrimination in the workplace… and the ‘gay cake row’

Discrimination in the workplace… and the ‘gay cake row’

Did you hear the story about the ‘gay cake row’? If not, here’s the brief: Gareth Lee, a gay man from Dublin went to a Christian-run bakery,…

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read more Nov 04, 2016
Food hygiene myths

Food hygiene myths

Following on from our recent health and safety myths blog, we decided to look into some of the more common myths when it comes to food safety…

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Health and safety: the top 5 myths

Health and safety: the top 5 myths

We love a great story here at flick (it just so happens to be one of our golden rules of great e-learning), and there’s nothing more entertaining…

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read more Oct 29, 2016
Prevention of radicalisation – everything you need to know

Prevention of radicalisation – everything you need to know

When trying to answer simple questions on Google such as ‘how do I prevent young people from being radicalised?’, ‘where can I get training for…

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read more Oct 27, 2016
Equality and diversity gone wrong: whitewashing in the movies

Equality and diversity gone wrong: whitewashing in the movies

This is the second year in a row that the Oscars have been criticised for having very little diversity. Unfortunately, not only are there very…

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read more Oct 21, 2016
Is the ‘five-second rule’ actually true?

Is the ‘five-second rule’ actually true?

At flick we’ve had a strong suspicion for a long time that the five-second rule isn’t something that should be followed, but now a new study…

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read more Oct 19, 2016
EYFS - Activities to encourage development

EYFS - Activities to encourage development

Encouraging the development of the children in your care is extremely important as it is likely to have a major impact on the rest of their lives.…

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read more Oct 15, 2016
Why are schools struggling to follow the Prevent duty guidance?

Why are schools struggling to follow the Prevent duty guidance?

Why do some schools neglect the Prevent duty? At the time of implementation, The Guardian reported ‘nervousness and uncertainty’, alongside a…

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read more Oct 14, 2016
EYFS - Guide to how many children per metre

EYFS - Guide to how many children per metre

The safety and stability of your premises, environment, and the equipment you and the children in your setting use, must be fit for purpose.…

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read more Oct 08, 2016
How can the fashion industry show us ways to prevent radicalisation?

How can the fashion industry show us ways to prevent radicalisation?

Earlier this year, Instagram launched its #RunwayForAll campaign, featuring – among others – models who are plus-size, amputee, gay and albino…

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read more Oct 06, 2016
Early Years' Foundation Stage Profile remaining for 2016/17

Early Years' Foundation Stage Profile remaining for 2016/17

The Early Years' Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) was due to become non-statutory from September 2016. However, the Standards and Testing Agency…

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read more Oct 01, 2016
Prevent duty guidance: in the classroom

Prevent duty guidance: in the classroom

As anyone working in education will know, schoolteachers and TAs are seen more and more as the front-line when it comes to helping prevent radicalisation.…

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read more Sep 30, 2016
What does the EYFS say about safeguarding and welfare?

What does the EYFS say about safeguarding and welfare?

The safeguarding and welfare requirements are designed to ensure that childcare providers promote the welfare of children and keep them safe…

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read more Sep 24, 2016
What are my responsibilities under the Prevent duty as a teacher?

What are my responsibilities under the Prevent duty as a teacher?

In July 2015, the Prevent strategy was given legal status, requiring schools and colleges in England and Wales to 'have due regard' to the need…

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read more Sep 22, 2016
The EYFS - measuring and assessing progress

The EYFS - measuring and assessing progress

The EYFS uses early learning goals (ELGs) to measure and assess the progress of children in childcare settings and gives an indication of the…

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Everything you need to know about adults at risk

Everything you need to know about adults at risk

The Safeguarding Adults annual report for England 2014-15 was published October 28, 2015 and stated that referrals were opened for 103,900 adults…

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What are the key changes made to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016?

What are the key changes made to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016?

Changes have been made to the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education. The revised publication, which replaces the 2015 guidance,…

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The Prevent duty training that all teachers and childcare providers need in 2016

The Prevent duty training that all teachers and childcare providers need in 2016

This week it was time to go back to school. Hello new class, new curriculum, new marking, new art projects and of course, lots and lots of new…

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The 7 different areas of learning and development in the EYFS

The 7 different areas of learning and development in the EYFS

Learning and development shape the activities and experiences that childcare providers offer children under the age of 5. The EYFS states that…

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Adults at risk - responding to disclosures and taking action

Adults at risk - responding to disclosures and taking action

Government figures show that in the year ending March 2014, there were 104,050 adult safeguarding referrals in England alone. Training your staff…

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Looking at the representation of adults at risk in the media

Looking at the representation of adults at risk in the media

Depictions of mental health in TV soaps and drama are becoming more and more common, and are prompting people to seek support according to Time…

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read more Aug 26, 2016
An introduction to the EYFS

An introduction to the EYFS

The EYFS is a set of standards and requirements, introduced into legislation by the government in September 2008, that must be followed by providers…

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Lone working – the life of a nanny

Lone working – the life of a nanny

Lone working doesn’t just describe those working in isolation. Lone working can cover jobs in public facing roles too and, as you may have guessed…

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read more Aug 17, 2016
Adults at risk: Neglect, Financial and Institutional Abuse

Adults at risk: Neglect, Financial and Institutional Abuse

This blog is going to cover some of the forms of adult abuse and help give an understanding of indicators abuse is taking place.So let's start…

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read more Aug 16, 2016
Adults at risk: Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse

Adults at risk: Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse

This blog is going to cover some of the forms of adult abuse and help give an understanding of indicators abuse is taking place.So let's start…

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read more Aug 13, 2016
Everything you need to know about FGM

Everything you need to know about FGM

FGM is a horrible, painful, and illegal procedure happening to girls all over the world and potentially thousands of girls in the UK. So here's…

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read more Aug 12, 2016
Maternity discrimination in the workplace

Maternity discrimination in the workplace

In June this year, The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a research report on the prevalence and nature of pregnancy discrimination…

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read more Aug 06, 2016
Nannies - outdated child protection training and a DBS check will no longer cut it

Nannies - outdated child protection training and a DBS check will no longer cut it

With the price of sending a child to nursery part-time sky-rocketing to an average of £116.77 per week in Britain, more and more families are…

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read more Aug 04, 2016
What do Adolf Hitler and ISIS have in common?

What do Adolf Hitler and ISIS have in common?

Apologies if you're expecting a punchline to a bad joke. But Adolf Hitler and ISIS really do have something in common, and that is...

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read more Jul 30, 2016
An introduction to the definition of adults at risk - who is most likely to be abused?

An introduction to the definition of adults at risk - who is most likely to be abused?

Anyone over the age of 18 with any type of vulnerability can be subject to abuse. It’s a common misconception that the only vulnerable adults…

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read more Jul 29, 2016
Using discussion to help prevent radicalisation in young people

Using discussion to help prevent radicalisation in young people

This month has seen the third major terrorist attack in France in the last 18 months, as over 80 people were killed in the south-coast city of…

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read more Jul 23, 2016
COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

COSHH (pronounced Kosh) stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, for example, substances in the workplace. Now we’re not just talking…

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read more Jul 22, 2016
Working at height

Working at height

As an employer, it’s your job to keep your staff safe from injury. If anyone works at height, they are subject to the Work at Height Regulations…

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read more Jul 16, 2016
What does preventing radicalisation have to do with ‘Generation K’ and the EU?

What does preventing radicalisation have to do with ‘Generation K’ and the EU?

The EU’s education commissioner Tibor Navracsics stated that recent terrorist attacks in locations such as Brussels and Paris were carried out…

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read more Jul 14, 2016
PPE: Personal Protective equipment

PPE: Personal Protective equipment

There are a number of injuries that can happen from human or machinery error, which is why it is important that your staff are wearing the correct…

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read more Jul 08, 2016
Raising awareness of FGM is half the battle

Raising awareness of FGM is half the battle

On the 30th June 2016, The Economist published an article entitled ‘An Agonising Choice’. This article suggested that, despite 30 years of attempting…

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read more Jul 06, 2016
Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the workplace, accounting for 40% of all workplace injuries. The most troubling…

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read more Jul 01, 2016
Manual handling training – everything you need to know

Manual handling training – everything you need to know

There is so much out there on manual handling training. When trying to answer simple questions on Google such as ‘who needs it?’, ‘how often…

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read more Jun 24, 2016
Cutting Season

Cutting Season

The cutting season is when girls are flown abroad to have female genital mutilation (FGM) performed on them. Often under the pretence of a holiday…

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read more Jun 22, 2016
Understanding FGM

Understanding FGM

How to understand and explain FGM through different media.

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read more Jun 22, 2016
Food Hygiene Regulations

Food Hygiene Regulations

Anyone who handles, prepares, sells or serves food or drink is required by law to have level-2 food hygiene training, so what is it that you…

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read more Jun 17, 2016
Modern slavery – what do businesses need to know?

Modern slavery – what do businesses need to know?

The very recent 2016 Global Slavery Index report – described as ‘the most accurate up-to-date analysis of slavery in history’ – has estimated…

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read more Jun 15, 2016
School staff training requirements - made simple

School staff training requirements - made simple

The summer holidays are nearly here, so just in case you missed what’s been happening, we decided to gather all the useful facts and tips for…

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read more Jun 10, 2016
Moving and Handling

Moving and Handling

Whether you work on a construction site, in a book shop, or in an office, things need to be moved from place-to-place – and it’s likely that,…

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read more Jun 09, 2016
Active listening in nurseries

Active listening in nurseries

We are not born with active listening skills, these are skills that can be developed and it takes practice and patience to finely tune these…

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read more Jun 04, 2016
Modern slavery – what are the signs?

Modern slavery – what are the signs?

Modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation is a global problem and can include victims brought from overseas, as well as vulnerable people…

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Modern slavery – what is it?

Modern slavery – what is it?

Modern slavery is a huge and highly under-publicised global problem and can include victims brought from overseas, as well as vulnerable people…

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read more May 27, 2016
Manual Handling regulations: How often do I need to do manual handling training?

Manual Handling regulations: How often do I need to do manual handling training?

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure you are compliant with regulations, and that your staff are aware of safe practices. So who…

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read more May 26, 2016
Data protection policy template

Data protection policy template

Every member of an organisation who processes personal information is required by law to understand data protection principles - that's why we've…

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read more May 19, 2016
Level 2 food hygiene training

Level 2 food hygiene training

If you own or run a food establishment and do not have the correct food hygiene training, you have the potential to make a lot of people ill,…

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read more May 18, 2016
Legionella risk assessments - training for schools

Legionella risk assessments - training for schools

As a teacher or someone who works in a school environment, it’s your job, and your passion, to keep the children you teach and care for safe…

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read more May 13, 2016
Legionella risk assessments - training for schools

Legionella risk assessments - training for schools

As a teacher or someone who works in a school environment, it’s your job, and your passion, to keep the children you teach and care for safe…

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read more May 13, 2016
Teacher training VS Time management

Teacher training VS Time management

Teachers - We all know that your job is not just about teaching kids their A-B-Cs. You have a million and one jobs to do in the day. But you're…

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read more May 10, 2016
Why is online bullying different to traditional bullying?

Why is online bullying different to traditional bullying?

Online bullying is like traditional bullying in that it involves the torment, threatening, harassment, or humiliation of another person. However,…

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read more May 06, 2016
What should I do about domestic abuse?

What should I do about domestic abuse?

We’ve looked at the 5 forms of domestic abuse and also how to spot the signs. But do you know what to do should you suspect?

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read more May 04, 2016
How to spot the signs of domestic abuse

How to spot the signs of domestic abuse

BBC Radio 4’s popular radio series The Archers has recently gripped the nation with a storyline about domestic abuse. We look at how to spot…

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read more Apr 30, 2016
E-safety - What do Ofsted expect?

E-safety - What do Ofsted expect?

It is vital that your organisation, whether you’re in a school, college, nursery or non-education setting, promotes and supports using technology…

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read more Apr 26, 2016
E-safety - How to stay safe online

E-safety - How to stay safe online

In this day and age, the approach to e-safety is much more about educating young people and enabling them to manage risk themselves, rather than…

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read more Apr 22, 2016
What are the 5 forms of domestic abuse?

What are the 5 forms of domestic abuse?

Typically, we may think of domestic abuse as being about physical violence, but there are other forms of abuse which are equally harmful, not…

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read more Apr 20, 2016
Legionnaire’s disease - Do hotels need Legionella risk assessments?

Legionnaire’s disease - Do hotels need Legionella risk assessments?

If you own, run or manage a hotel, guest house or even a B&B, you have a duty to understand the health risks associated with Legionella.

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read more Apr 16, 2016
E-safety - What are the dangers?

E-safety - What are the dangers?

E-safety is more than just a safeguarding issue, just like technological proficiency, it is a vital life skill. Children are going online at…

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read more Apr 15, 2016
Manual handling risk assessments

Manual handling risk assessments

What is manual handling, why you need risk assessments and why it's important that cleaners have training following flick learning's level 2…

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What is data protection?

What is data protection?

What is data protection and is it a legal requirement, following flick learning's level 2 online training course.

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read more Apr 07, 2016
Legionella - A landlord's guide

Legionella - A landlord's guide

If you are a landlord, and rent out a property you own under a lease or a license that is shorter than 7 years, landlords' duties apply to you.…

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read more Mar 30, 2016
How to spot the signs and indicators of someone at risk of FGM

How to spot the signs and indicators of someone at risk of FGM

The NSPCC have suggested that up to 25,000 girls under fifteen are at risk of FGM in the UK - do you know how to spot the signs of someone at…

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read more Mar 29, 2016
FGM - Where is it happening and who is most at risk?

FGM - Where is it happening and who is most at risk?

FGM is mainly carried out by unqualified family relatives or elder (female) members of the community. The procedure usually happens without…

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read more Mar 23, 2016
Why school staff need food hygiene training- and what level is needed

Why school staff need food hygiene training- and what level is needed

All school staff including Headteachers, Governors, lunchtime supervisors and afterschool club teams have a legal duty to maintain a safe environment…

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read more Mar 19, 2016
What is radicalisation and what does Twitter have to do with it?

What is radicalisation and what does Twitter have to do with it?

There is constant talk of radicalisation, ISIS and social media in the news – but what does it all mean?

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read more Mar 18, 2016
What is FGM - Comparing FGM to male circumcision

What is FGM - Comparing FGM to male circumcision

What is FGM? What's involved? Can you really compare it to male circumcision? No, not really. World Health Organization said that… “If a boy…

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read more Mar 16, 2016
Legionella… there’s something in the water

Legionella… there’s something in the water

Legionella is a bacteria that causes illnesses collectively referred to as 'legionellosis'. The most common of these is Legionnaire's Disease,…

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read more Mar 11, 2016
Forced marriage - How to respond to a disclosure & what is the One Chance Rule?

Forced marriage - How to respond to a disclosure & what is the One Chance Rule?

Britain is slowly coming to terms with the fact it has a forced marriage problem, now we need to know how to respond to a disclosure or discovery…

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read more Mar 04, 2016
What is radicalisation and why is it important to you?

What is radicalisation and why is it important to you?

The Government is not only demanding teachers understand the process of radicalisation, but is also placing a duty on anyone who comes into contact…

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read more Mar 02, 2016
Child abuse: How does it affect development?

Child abuse: How does it affect development?

Every child is unique, developing at his or how own rate. But as you know, it’s important to track key milestones, which can be measured through…

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read more Feb 26, 2016
Forced marriage – what are the signs?

Forced marriage – what are the signs?

Between 2010 and 2014 police in the UK recorded almost 12,000 cases of ‘honour’-based violence, which tends to go hand-in-hand with forced marriage.…

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read more Feb 24, 2016
Child abuse: Unconscious bias – who is the typical child sex abuser?

Child abuse: Unconscious bias – who is the typical child sex abuser?

Sexual abusers can be very deceptive. They can groom not only the children but also others around them, persuading them they are upstanding citizens.…

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read more Feb 19, 2016
What is forced marriage and what are the effects?

What is forced marriage and what are the effects?

Incredibly, there were 1267 known cases of forced marriage in the UK 2014. Forced marriage is when the bride, groom (or both) don’t want to get…

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read more Feb 16, 2016
5 killer reasons your organisation should invest in diversity training courses

5 killer reasons your organisation should invest in diversity training courses

There has been a lot of coverage about the 2016 Academy Awards in response to the Oscar members announced an all-white nominee list for the second…

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read more Feb 14, 2016
Teachers - You’re busy and under intense pressure - but you need to be alert to child abuse too!

Teachers - You’re busy and under intense pressure - but you need to be alert to child abuse too!

Teachers, you have an ever-growing workload piling onto your desk. The pressure on you and your staff to get through Ofsted inspections is constant.…

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read more Feb 11, 2016
Manual handling risk assessments – why do you need to do them and are there tools to help?

Manual handling risk assessments – why do you need to do them and are there tools to help?

It’s difficult to keep track of our responsibilities especially in the face of changes in legislation/best practice and conflicting guidance.…

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read more Feb 05, 2016
Child sexual abuse: how can you spot the signs?

Child sexual abuse: how can you spot the signs?

5% of children in the UK have been sexually abused; at least one in every school class. Unfortunately, most sexual abuse cases are not reported,…

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read more Feb 02, 2016
Why is health and safety training important?

Why is health and safety training important?

Why online health & safety courses are important for you and your staff.

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read more Jan 26, 2016
What are the types of physical child abuse and how can you spot the signs?

What are the types of physical child abuse and how can you spot the signs?

With physical child abuse, it’s important to notice instances where a child has injuries that do not match up to the explanation. So what are…

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read more Jan 25, 2016
Top 10 tips on manual handling

Top 10 tips on manual handling

10 top tips on manual handling from flick's affordable, online, manual handling course.

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What is emotional abuse and how can you spot the signs?

What is emotional abuse and how can you spot the signs?

Emotional abuse, sometimes referred to as psychological abuse, is the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child. So what are the signs?

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read more Jan 18, 2016
What is child neglect and how can you spot the signs?

What is child neglect and how can you spot the signs?

Child neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and psychological needs. There are four types of neglect; physical,…

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read more Jan 14, 2016
Spotting the changes in your pupils: key signs to be alert to in your classroom

Spotting the changes in your pupils: key signs to be alert to in your classroom

We can become almost oblivious to new haircuts and new shoes. But what if you started missing something else? Things like the terrorist information…

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read more Jan 10, 2016
What does discrimination look like? Promoting equality and diversity in your company.

What does discrimination look like? Promoting equality and diversity in your company.

Within the workplace, your obligations are governed by the Equality Act 2010 and it follows on that what discrimination means in this context…

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read more Jan 08, 2016
What to look for in manual handling training courses (and what to avoid)

What to look for in manual handling training courses (and what to avoid)

As an owner, manager or the responsible person – it’s down to you to ensure safe practices within your organisation, and that your staff, contractors,…

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read more Jan 04, 2016
The lessons e-learning can take from how we use social media

The lessons e-learning can take from how we use social media

What’s the one thing we all now do – rather instinctively – when we have the odd couple of minutes here and there to spare? We get our phones…

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read more Dec 30, 2015
Data protection and information security: what's the difference?

Data protection and information security: what's the difference?

As the two terms ‘Data protection’ and ‘Information security’ are often used together, it can create confusion. So, what's the difference?

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read more Dec 23, 2015
Teachers at Christmas – Solutions to an ever growing to-do list

Teachers at Christmas – Solutions to an ever growing to-do list

2015 has seen a high increase of safeguarding responsibilities being placed on teachers such as; FGM reporting, further child protection training…

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Why is health and safety training for managers important?

Why is health and safety training for managers important?

This expectation on managers extends into the realm of health and safety too. There are many, many responsibilities held by managers and directors…

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How to carry out a manual handling risk assessment [Whitepaper]

How to carry out a manual handling risk assessment [Whitepaper]

Injuries caused by poorly managed or incorrect manual handling are usually due to lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling loads. These tasks can…

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read more Dec 16, 2015
Facing an impossible budgetary challenge? 2/3 of schools will be in deficit by 2018; 7% already are.

Facing an impossible budgetary challenge? 2/3 of schools will be in deficit by 2018; 7% already are.

Budgets are being cut and at the same time the Government is making heavier demands in terms of staff training adding for example the prevention…

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Unexpected events could blow your budget off course.  Manage the risk with great, affordable training.

Unexpected events could blow your budget off course. Manage the risk with great, affordable training.

No one knows what’s around the corner. This year alone, the government has brought in new mandatory training for teachers on the prevention of…

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read more Dec 12, 2015
From radicalisation to FGM: you’ve got to get on top of the training. In the face of tough budgetary decisions it can be great and affordable

From radicalisation to FGM: you’ve got to get on top of the training. In the face of tough budgetary decisions it can be great and affordable

The government is demanding you and your staff complete new training. You are now obligated by law to understand what FGM and radicalisation…

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How to make an equality and diversity course engaging

How to make an equality and diversity course engaging

We know that investing in equality and diversity training for your team is beneficial for your organisation but to realise those benefits you…

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Facing tough budgetary choices? Wondering what to cut? TAs or regulatory training. Maybe neither.

Facing tough budgetary choices? Wondering what to cut? TAs or regulatory training. Maybe neither.

Studies suggest that four out of ten teachers leave the profession within a year. Dealing with this type of churn is almost impossible, particularly…

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Why is data protection training important?

Why is data protection training important?

Why is data protection training important? Nowadays, companies have a much greater responsibility to demonstrate compliance when it comes to…

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read more Dec 09, 2015
The onslaught of legislation means your staff need training. How to do more than just tick the box without breaking the budget

The onslaught of legislation means your staff need training. How to do more than just tick the box without breaking the budget

You and your staff are already under pressure with an ever growing workload. How to get on top of all this legislation?

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read more Dec 09, 2015
What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised

What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised

Radicalisation. If you’ve been reading our blogs this week you’ll now know what it is. You’ll know how it’s done, some of the consequences and…

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read more Dec 08, 2015
What are the signs of radicalisation?

What are the signs of radicalisation?

Radicalisation is happening all around us right now, in schools, after-school clubs, on the internet, in homes. As a teacher you need to know…

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read more Dec 07, 2015
Do you know how young people in your school are being radicalised?

Do you know how young people in your school are being radicalised?

The government is now demanding teachers understand the process of radicalisation by placing a duty on you to help prevent it. Maybe you think…

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read more Dec 06, 2015
What does the Prevent duty expect from you as a teacher?

What does the Prevent duty expect from you as a teacher?

Schools and higher education institutions now have a legal duty to have; ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’,…

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What should a basic health and safety course contain?

What should a basic health and safety course contain?

A clear guide to what you have to do to fulfill your health & safety legal obligations

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What happens to young people who are radicalised?

What happens to young people who are radicalised?

As a teacher, the learning and wellbeing of young people in your care matters to you. The government has placed a duty on you to prevent them…

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read more Dec 04, 2015
How would it affect your team if you were 'that school'?

How would it affect your team if you were 'that school'?

How do you think your staff, govenors, parents and local community would react to finding out that young people from your school had left the…

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read more Dec 03, 2015
What is radicalisation? Why do I need to know?

What is radicalisation? Why do I need to know?

There have been a number of terrifying events: the attacks in Paris, the hostage taking in Mali and the bomb on the Russian plane flying from…

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read more Dec 02, 2015
Patricia Rosas-Naylor: My life as a digital influencer

Patricia Rosas-Naylor: My life as a digital influencer

Meet Patricia, a lifestyle and travel blogger at PatriciaParisienne.com. We asked her how she engages with her audience and what makes for a…

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read more Dec 02, 2015
The neverending teachers to do list: so much work, so little time

The neverending teachers to do list: so much work, so little time

Teachers, you have it easy right? Weekends free, six weeks holiday in the summer, every Christmas off. What could you be stressed about? Could…

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read more Dec 01, 2015
Equality & diversity training: 7 benefits it brings to the workplace

Equality & diversity training: 7 benefits it brings to the workplace

Equality is the idea that people should all be treated fairly (not equally) while diversity is about recognising that there are both individual…

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read more Nov 27, 2015
Manual handling: AARR, MEEP and all the HSE acronyms

Manual handling: AARR, MEEP and all the HSE acronyms

When it comes to health and safety – or in this specific case, manual handling – it can be hard to figure out your responsibilities when it comes…

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What is health and safety?

What is health and safety?

As an employer you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees and even general public. But what are these responsibilities for…

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What can schools do about radicalisation?

What can schools do about radicalisation?

What is radicalisation and what causes it? What obligations are placed on schools and early years childcare providers by the Prevent Duty? Explaining…

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How to reach your goals by taking your knowledge online

How to reach your goals by taking your knowledge online

As a face-to-face trainer or consultant you have a wealth of knowledge, skills and stories that your customers value. It’s why they pay you to…

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read more Nov 13, 2015
What is the value of games in e-learning?

What is the value of games in e-learning?

How to create an engaging learning environment is a big question. Encouraging students and learners is key to a successful learning experience…

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read more Nov 11, 2015
Blended learning for face-to-face trainers

Blended learning for face-to-face trainers

Blended learning is in keeping with the consciousness that we now live in a digital age. The ways in which we work, learn, socialise and carry…

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read more Nov 04, 2015
Reporting cases of FGM (female genital mutilation) among children becomes mandatory

Reporting cases of FGM (female genital mutilation) among children becomes mandatory

A new mandatory reporting duty for FGM is being introduced as part of the Serious Crime Act 2015, which will require health professionals, social…

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read more Oct 30, 2015
How to make money from your knowledge: 6 killer reasons to go online

How to make money from your knowledge: 6 killer reasons to go online

How a freelance or face-to-face trainer can benefit from creating online training or e-learning.

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read more Oct 28, 2015
Why is adult safeguarding training important?

Why is adult safeguarding training important?

There are several misconceptions about what adult abuse is (and isn't. Everybody has a right to live their life free from violent and degrading…

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read more Oct 23, 2015
What BAFTA-award-winning director Julian Farino can teach e-learning

What BAFTA-award-winning director Julian Farino can teach e-learning

Here at flick, we’re passionate about making our e-learning enjoyable and effective, so we decided to get some inspiration from Julian Farino,…

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read more Oct 19, 2015
The power of visuals in e-learning

The power of visuals in e-learning

Imagery is a powerful tool for e-learning – the right image can help to convey your message like nothing else, and can go a long way to engage…

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read more Oct 09, 2015
The path to becoming a successful digital marketeer with 38.9k followers

The path to becoming a successful digital marketeer with 38.9k followers

The path to becoming a successful digital marketeer with 38.9k followers by Anthony Johnson, founder of Digital 4 Trade.

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read more Oct 08, 2015
Ofsted Inspection changes 2015: an overview of the update

Ofsted Inspection changes 2015: an overview of the update

Looking at the 2015 changes in Ofsted inspections.

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Bandage or band aid? What's needed in a first aid kit [plus infographic]

Bandage or band aid? What's needed in a first aid kit [plus infographic]

When it comes to stocking your first aid kit, it can become quite confusing. What does and doesn't actually need to be in there?

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read more Sep 30, 2015
Talking entrepreneurship with Mark Sephton [Guest blog]

Talking entrepreneurship with Mark Sephton [Guest blog]

As we first met Mark at the recent LeamTweetUp, it seems only right that we introduce him to you through the eyes of social media. According…

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read more Sep 24, 2015
NYT's Homegrown:  radicalisation & islamophobia from a teenager’s perspective

NYT's Homegrown:  radicalisation & islamophobia from a teenager’s perspective

Homegrown,  commissioned earlier this year by the National Youth Theatre (NYT) was set to be an immersive play, set in an east London school, …

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read more Sep 18, 2015
How NOT to break the law when marketing

How NOT to break the law when marketing

Before we start looking at how not to break the law, it’s probably best to be clear on what we exactly mean by 'law' as there is some specific…

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read more Sep 11, 2015
Back to school teachers toolkit

Back to school teachers toolkit

With the summer holidays now over, and 2015/16 term looming, we thought it'd be handy for us to pop together a handy 'Back to School Toolkit'…

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read more Sep 07, 2015
How does food become contaminated?

How does food become contaminated?

It’s actually pretty easy for food to become contaminated, so it’s not really that surprising that at least 5 million of us become ill each year…

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Why great workplaces invest in their employees [whitepaper]

Why great workplaces invest in their employees [whitepaper]

OK, so we’ve all heard of the annual rundown of ‘The best places to work in the UK’ – the Telegraph amongst others are quite hot on this topic…

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read more Aug 19, 2015
What causes radicalisation and how to spot the signs?

What causes radicalisation and how to spot the signs?

As yet, there has been no clear link or exact cause identified for someone becoming radicalised. This creates the sense that ‘it could happen…

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read more Aug 13, 2015
Top 5 #GBBO disasters and how to avoid them

Top 5 #GBBO disasters and how to avoid them

With the return of The Great British Bake Off, we thought it would be fun to look back on the past series' for the best fails. If your culinary…

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read more Aug 05, 2015
How to make a responsive YouTube player for Captivate 8

How to make a responsive YouTube player for Captivate 8

Captivate 8 is one of the leading e-learning authoring tools on the market at the moment. Adobe’s package is one of the few that makes it easy…

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read more Jul 31, 2015
Prevent radicalisation - training for schools and colleges

Prevent radicalisation - training for schools and colleges

Although radical groups and figures have long been a part of the world, they have never been more prominent and far-reaching than today, so let's…

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read more Jul 30, 2015
The a-z glossary of learning terms

The a-z glossary of learning terms

With so many learning terms, we thought it was about time someone wrote them all out so that everyone is down with the lingo. So, who better…

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read more Jul 24, 2015
Could the future of e-learning be right under your nose?

Could the future of e-learning be right under your nose?

How do people learn with their noses? Can e-learning become more effective and memorable with the help of smell-o-cation?

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read more Jul 21, 2015
What is HTTPS and why does it keep you safe?

What is HTTPS and why does it keep you safe?

HTTPS is an acronym that stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, ie it’s the secure version of http. But what does it do and do you need…

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read more Jul 17, 2015
How is equality and diversity changing in technology today?

How is equality and diversity changing in technology today?

Trying to represent people using one icon can be a very difficult task, and can sometimes unintentionally cause offence or isolation. Equality…

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read more Jul 17, 2015
#flicklaunch

#flicklaunch

flick have officially launched! So who was there and what did they see?

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read more Jul 10, 2015
Why did Blockbuster fail while Netflix continues to soar?

Why did Blockbuster fail while Netflix continues to soar?

By not paying attention to how their customers’ preferences were shifting Blockbuster failed whilst Netflix soared. We've moved into the Subscription…

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read more Jul 09, 2015
6 ways to screw up your job

6 ways to screw up your job

How often do we really listen to people? Or how many times have you heard the phrase ‘you’re just not listening to me’? For something we rely…

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read more Jul 08, 2015
‘TILE(O)’ your way through manual handling risk assessment

‘TILE(O)’ your way through manual handling risk assessment

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found the most fun – and sometimes most effective - way to remember things is to make a rhyme, acronym…

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read more Jul 03, 2015
How has origami developed technology in New York?

How has origami developed technology in New York?

Earlier this month, an engineer from Binghamton University in New York developed an origami battery, costing only three pence, which uses bacteria…

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read more Jun 30, 2015
E-learning - What is it and is it right for me?

E-learning - What is it and is it right for me?

Let’s look at what e-learning is in a bit more detail and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about whether it’s right…

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read more Jun 25, 2015
I need a learning app - which one do I choose?

I need a learning app - which one do I choose?

These days there’s a learning app for just about everything.Whether it be Medical Apps, Educational Apps or Game Apps with educational elements,…

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read more Jun 25, 2015
Is e-learning environmentally friendly? [Infographic]

Is e-learning environmentally friendly? [Infographic]

Let’s think about this for a minute. If you aren’t using online training, then how are you delivering it? If it’s not e-learning then there aren’t…

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read more Jun 23, 2015
The 70:20:10 rule of learning

The 70:20:10 rule of learning

What is 70:20:10? Like so many of the terms you’ll come across in the learning world, the chances are that you’ll see this referred to in varying…

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read more Jun 17, 2015
Why training is important in preventing radicalisation

Why training is important in preventing radicalisation

Radicalisation, a frequently mentioned word that we’ve all heard with increasing frequency in recent months/years. Understandably, the word strikes…

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read more Jun 12, 2015
Apple release 24-hour radio station

Apple release 24-hour radio station

At flick we're a combination of Apple fans, tech geeks, innovation enthusiasts and music lovers so it would be impossible for us not to talk…

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read more Jun 10, 2015
Top 10 benefits of e-learning [White-Paper]

Top 10 benefits of e-learning [White-Paper]

Top 10 benefits of e-learning with a free White Paper to help you calculate own internal investment when it comes to e-learning.

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read more Jun 05, 2015
Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, introduced herself via the cover of Vanity Fair. What did the public have to say?

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read more Jun 05, 2015
What is data protection and how does it relate to cookie law? [White-Paper]

What is data protection and how does it relate to cookie law? [White-Paper]

The term ‘data protection’ probably feels a bit like ‘health & safety’ in that it’s seen quite frequently in a negative light – you don’t do…

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read more May 29, 2015
Dodg-E-learning Part 2: Why are so many e-learning developers so lazy when it comes to imagery?

Dodg-E-learning Part 2: Why are so many e-learning developers so lazy when it comes to imagery?

There are hundreds of suppliers out there each with collections running in to the millions and expanding by the minute, and believe me, if you…

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read more May 27, 2015
10 things to consider when selecting an LMS [White-Paper]

10 things to consider when selecting an LMS [White-Paper]

With all the jargon and people in the marketplace offering you a variety of learning options, it’s important to have a clear idea on what you…

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read more May 20, 2015
What is CPD and why is it so important?

What is CPD and why is it so important?

CPD, or ‘Continuing Professional Development’ as it is fully known, is a system for tracking and recording the learning, skills and knowledge…

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read more May 13, 2015
Workers memorial day 2015

Workers memorial day 2015

Today is #WorkersMemorialDay 2015, help make sure that you and your staff aren't another statistic.

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read more Apr 28, 2015
10 reasons why e-learning should be gamified

10 reasons why e-learning should be gamified

Games are fun – we choose to play games for a simple reason: it’s an amusing way to pass the time. The sheer scale of our appetite for games…

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read more Apr 23, 2015
Food allergens and intolerances

Food allergens and intolerances

We all know about allergies and intolerances, but did you know this?

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read more Apr 21, 2015
Writing the FGM course... a stark reality

Writing the FGM course... a stark reality

When I first heard the term Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, I had little to no real understanding of what this actually meant, what the reality…

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read more Apr 16, 2015
The princess and the PPE

The princess and the PPE

As a lover of a pun, and in the spirit of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, today's blog post will be all about PPE, as you probable figured…

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read more Apr 02, 2015
Dodg-E-learning: Part 1

Dodg-E-learning: Part 1

‘Our people hated health & safety training,’ an HR and Development manager told me recently, ‘and our trainers hated delivering it.’

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read more Mar 26, 2015
What the MOOC are you talking about?

What the MOOC are you talking about?

When I hear someone use a phrase or an acronym that I haven’t heard before, it brings back the fear of being the last kid picked for PE at school:…

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read more Mar 20, 2015
The golden four

The golden four

Online training. Boring right? Well at flick, we think differently. No one’s saying that everyone should LOVE training, especially online training...

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read more Mar 12, 2015
Women in business - How to be successful at work and have a life

Women in business - How to be successful at work and have a life

Women in business. Is it possible to be successful at work and have a family at home? We spoke to flick learning's company director, Louisa Farino,…

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read more Mar 06, 2015

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