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Headway Suffolk, the Brain Injury Charity, need our help

20 June 2017 in First Aid, Instructor

Headway SuffolkHeadway Suffolk are a brain injury charity and they have exceeded in the way the charity is run and managed helping meet the difficult challenges that anyone with a brain injury suffer from.  They also support families and carers in the care they offer.  They have been shortlisted for an award that would mean they could receive an award of £25,000 to help in their good work and we are asking for your help in voting for them.  All you need to do is to go to https://mcf.org.uk/region/suffolk and click “vote” to Headway Suffolk”. Read the rest of this entry →

Safeguarding Adults and Children Level 3 Instructor Course

15 June 2017 in Classroom Training, Instructor

Safeguarding Adults and ChildrenSafeguarding of Adults and Children is a course that is needed in many sectors from care to childminders and nurseries.  We will be holding a Safeguarding of Adults and Children instructor upgrade course at ITG/ProTrainings on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August for those who want instructor rating to deliver Level 2 & 3 Safeguarding Adults and Level 2 & 3 Safeguarding of Children (Child Protection). Read the rest of this entry →

Up coming courses for instructors in June

31 May 2017 in Instructor

ProTrainingsWe have the following courses coming up in June:

  • Food Safety 27th 28th June £295.00 + VAT
  • First Aid at Work Requal (includes Skill Evaluation) 23rd June £195.00 + VAT

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Approved instructor and approved centre stickers

21 May 2017 in First Aid, Instructor

ProTrainingsprotrainingsWe have made some stickers for approved ProTrainings instructors and approved ProTrainings centres.  They are round 100mm stickers and should stick to just about anything.  These are now going out to new centres but if you would like a set, email your full name and address to support@protrainings.eu and we will post with your certificates or direct to you. Read the rest of this entry →

Entonox video online course now live

15 May 2017 in First Aid, Instructor

EntonoxEntonox is a medical drug used in pain relief and we have launched a new video online course telling you the basics on its use.  Our Awareness course gives you the basics on how to manage and deliver it to a patient.  Entonox is a prescription drug and completing this course will not give you the authority to buy, rent or administer Entonox but it will give all the skills to help a qualified person to administer it and give you the skills to be trained with the practical side by an authorised person in your workplace. Read the rest of this entry →

Teach food safety courses by completing the level 3 food safety qualification

14 May 2017 in Instructor

Food safetyWe have set another date for the Food Safety level 3 regulated to allow you to teach the level 1 and 2 food safety courses on the 27th and 28th June.  With this qualification you will be able to sell courses and complete day rate work in the valuable food sectors. Read the rest of this entry →

First Aid at Work requalification on Friday 23rd June at Colchester

10 May 2017 in Featured Articles, Instructor

 

ProTrainingsWe are holding another First Aid at Work requalification course for instructors at ITG/ProTrainings on Friday 23rd June for those who have a valid FAW.  The course is a blended course so you would complete the online part before you attend the practical day.  We also include your skill review for your ProTrainings centre.  Read the rest of this entry →

Text and phone scams

2 April 2017 in Instructor

Text and phone scamsTexts and phone scam calls can be used maliciously to facilitate theft and fraud. ‘Vishing’ calls try to alarm recipients into making payments or providing important financial information. ‘Smishing’ texts may additionally try to entice their target to click on malicious links, activating trojan viruses which can steal passwords and other high-value data.

How do phone and text scams work? Read the rest of this entry →

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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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.

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