Cyber-attacks and Business Email Compromise

28 March 2017 in Instructor

Cyber-attacks on SMEs have increased steadily in recent years. With criminals constantly devising new ways to steal information and money, one of the newest emerging threats is Business Email Compromise, also known as CEO or Chairman Fraud. The most frequent targets of this scam, small and medium-sized businesses, can lose huge sums because of one spurious email.

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Malware

22 March 2017 in Instructor

MalwareMalware or Malicious software is created to harm its target. Malware affects private individuals and corporate users.  Malware can steal information, hijack website visits, spy on internet activity and damage data.  Malware attacks that fraudulently redirect internet banking users are becoming more and more frequent.

There are different ways that Malware can spread, Trojans hide inside software that look safe, worms can spread between machines without relying on user interaction. Malware can be designed to evade defences and to execute tasks. Read the rest of this entry →

First Person On Scene (FPOS) the new Level 4 course date set

19 March 2017 in Instructor

FPOSWe have added a date for the new level 4 regulated First Person On Scene (FPOS) course on the 5th to the 8th June.  This course not only will teach you advanced first aid but also it will count as an FAW for instructors.  In January the FPOS course was upgraded and now covers much more than the old FPOS and it has been set as a level 4 regulated qualification. Read the rest of this entry →

Phishing

18 March 2017 in Instructor, Online Training

PhishingPhishing is one of the most common cyber-attacks, operating through emails which appear to come from legitimate senders, they entice the recipient to click on a link or attachment which will then infect the victim’s computer with malware which gleans private information, which can allow the attacker to disrupt business operations, destroy data and steal money.

Anti-virus programmes are often bypassed by phishing attachments which use Microsoft office macros, these download the malware if run.  Links may look like they go to a seemingly legitimate website but these websites will exploit vulnerabilities in a victims computer to install malicious code. Read the rest of this entry →

Cybercrime

14 March 2017 in Instructor

CybercrimeCybercrime is something that anyone can be a victim of, private individuals, small companies and large corporates may all be targeted through various forms of phishing and malware that you may unwittingly install on your computer by clicking a link or opening a file attachment that has been sent to you.

Cybercrime victims can suffer financial loss and damage to their reputation and may even find their data being held to ransom. Cybercrime in all forms is a wide scale problem over one million UK cases reported to Action Fraud in the last year alone. Read the rest of this entry →

Moving and Assisting People Trainer / Manual Handling Instructor Combined Course on the 1st and 2nd June 2017

14 March 2017 in Health & Safety, Instructor

Moving and assisting of PeopleWe have added a date for the next Moving and Assisting People Trainer / Manual Handling Instructor Combined Course on the 1st and 2nd June 2017. Our moving and assisting people train the trainer course is ideal for individuals who hold a recognised teaching/assessing qualification and who have experience working in a care or healthcare environment.

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Updated downloadable student forms now available

11 March 2017 in Classroom Training, Online Training

ProTrainingsJust for your information, we have added and updated the following forms: Read the rest of this entry →

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering March 6th and 7th

2 March 2017 in Classroom Training

This course is delivered over 2 days with 1 day pre-course work that is completed using the workbook and course book provided. This qualification is designed to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in ensuring compliance in food safety in a supervisory role, including the monitoring of good hygiene practices, implementing food safety management procedures and training staff to understand the procedures. Read the rest of this entry →

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Christmas office closing

14 December 2016 in Featured Articles, Instructor

ProTrainingsWe are closing for the Christmas break at 5pm on Thursday 22rd December and will be re-opening at 9am onTuesday 3rd January 2015. During this time we will not be available to answer phone calls or the online chat system and will have very limited access to emails.   You will be able to access your dashboard and courses as usual and all of our online courses will be available to purchase online as usual throughout the break.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and all of us at ProTrainings wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Canine First Aid is also now available with an Endorsed certificate from TQUK

9 November 2016 in Pet First Aid

canine first aidThe ProTrainings Canine First Aid qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge if required.  Endorsed certificates are not something that everyone will want but it does give an extra level of certificate if requested.  The course that is delivered, is the same so students can apply for and pay for the endorsed certificate if they would like to.  Instructors pass the class as usual then request and pay for the endorsed certificate direct to ProTrainings. Read the rest of this entry →

Thank you to all instructors that recently attended one of ProTrainings four conferences

31 October 2016 in Featured Articles

Colchester ConferenceWe would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that attended our season of training days and conferences in both Birmingham and Colchester.  Due to the exceptional amount of interest in the three conferences we held, an additional conference was organised in order to suffice. This is among the best turnouts we have had at our conferences with over 350 attendees in total! It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hoped you enjoyed them as much as we did.

We will be implementing many new features on the ProTrainings system over the coming months and expanding the number of online, classroom and blended courses available for instructors to offer. Our new Catastrophic Bleeding online course will be live shortly and will be given free to everyone who attended ProTrainings conferences.  Read the rest of this entry →

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Spread the word about your courses on social media direct from www.ProCourses.co.uk

30 October 2016 in Instructor

ProTrainingsWe have added a link on the course page of www.procourses.co.uk so you can instantly promote your courses on your FaceBook and Twitter accounts. Simply go to ProCourses, select the courses you have listed and click on each one to spread the word. This way your course listings are on social media to promote your courses and receive more bookings. Read the rest of this entry →

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LIFEPAK CR Plus and/or LIFEPAK EXPRESS Automatic External Defibrillator recall

19 October 2016 in Equipment

LIFEPAK CR PlusLifepak CR Plus and Lifepack Express AED units have a product recall for certain serial numbers.  Below we have copied their notice which contains their phone number if you think your unit may be affected.  You can also check their website for the affected serial numbers.  It is important that if you have one of these units that you check it now as it may not function correctly when needed. Read the rest of this entry →

New ProTrainings Europe Website

28 September 2016 in Instructor

ProTrainingsWe have just launched the new ProTrainings.eu website where you will find full details of all our courses and more information on what we offer and how you can apply it to your needs.  We have added many different sections showing how classroom, blended and online training can meet your needs.

You will also find a new course selection section which makes it easier to select the course you want and to find out more information on that course.  Read the rest of this entry →

Food Safety Level 3 Date Set

27 September 2016 in Instructor

FoodSafetyLevelThreeIconWe have added a date for the next Level 3 Award in Food Safety (QCF) on the 14th and 15th November.  This course will allow you to teach our range of food safety courses as a ProTrainings and Regulated qualification.

The course is £295 plus VAT including certification and books.  To book, please call Paula on 01206 805380 or email her on paula@protrainings.eu.

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