Loughborough University is committed to the training and development of all staff. Mandatory training is an important part of both the induction of new staff and updating the skills of existing staff.

For new staff, mandatory training is an opportunity to welcome our new members; help them settle into their roles; and ensure they have the skills, knowledge and support they need to perform their role. It is an essential part of the Induction process, ensuring staff are able to work effectively, safely and to their best ability.  It is therefore extremely important that staff complete the induction process and their mandatory training.

Mandatory Training Policy

The Mandatory Training Policy was approved at Human Resources Committee in October 2021.  It defines ‘Mandatory Training’ as any training that is required to:

  1. Meet a legal or statutory requirement.
  2. Meet a clear job role requirement.
  3. Meet a strategic or cultural development need.

Mandatory training is categorised into courses that apply to all staff and then role-specific additional training, where a role determines the training to be a requirement for the job.

Please click on the button below to download the policy.

All mandatory training is accessible through the Mandatory Training Portal on LEARN.

Responsibilities

The Mandatory Training Policy outlines the following responsibilities:

  • All members of staff have a responsibility to complete the mandatory training requirements, in the timeframe outlined through their probation and induction period.
  • Line Managers have a responsibility to explain the mandatory training requirements to new starters.
  • Line Managers have a responsibility to ensure completion of mandatory training by their staff, including as part of the PDR process
  • Failure to undertake, or satisfactorily complete training without mitigating circumstances, may lead to the University taking action which could include termination of employment.

Mandatory Training

The full list of current mandatory training is provided below.  This list will only be added to or amended following discussion at Academic Leadership Team and approval at Human Resources Committee.

Bribery Briefing

Duration: 15 minutes

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: on legislative change

Fire Safety

Duration: 15 minutes

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: 3 years

Information Security

Duration: 1 hour

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: 2 years

Introduction to Health and Safety

Duration: 1 hour

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: N/A

Respecting Diversity

Duration: 1 hour

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: 3 years

Unconscious Bias

Duration: 1 hour

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: N/A

Welcome to Loughborough

Duration: 1 hour

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Frequency of renewal: N/A

Role-Specific Additional Training

Please note:  Role specific Health and Safety (H&S) mandatory training is determined through risk assessment and job role and is well handled by H&S. A full list of role specific H&S training is available through their website.

Professional Services & Academic Role-Specific Mandatory Training

PDR Briefing for New Reviewers

Role Requirement: All new PDR Reviewers

Delivery method: Online or in person bookable via my.HR

Renewal Period: 3 years

Recruitment and Selection

Role Requirement: All recruiting managers and/or Chairs of Panels

Delivery method: Online and in person bookable via my.HR

Renewal Period: 4 years

Probation Adviser Training (Professional Services/Non-Academic)

Role Requirement: All PS/Operational Probation Advisers

Delivery method: Online and in person bookable via my.HR

Renewal Period: 3 years

Probation Adviser Training Part A - D(New Lecturers’ Programme - Academic Adviser Training)

Role Requirement: All Academic Advisers

Delivery method: Online and in person bookable via my.HR

Part A

Part B

Part C

Part D

Renewal Period: 3 years

Loughborough Management Programme

Role Requirement: All new Line Managers

Delivery method: Online and in person. Expression of interest form here

Renewal Period: N/A

Academic Role-Specific Mandatory Training

Export Control Training

Role Requirement: All Academic Staff

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Renewal Period: N/A

National Security and Investment Act 2021

Role Requirement: All Academic Staff

Delivery method: Online via Learn

Renewal Period: N/A

Academic RTE Lecturer (Grade 7) Role-Specific Mandatory Training

Academic Professional Apprenticeship (or partial where exemptions apply) leading to Fellowship of the HEA (Descriptor 2)

Role Requirement: All RTE7 where appropriate teaching qualification not currently held

Renewal Period: N/A

Further details: click here

Supporting and Specialist Academic (Teaching) [SSA(T)] Role-Specific Mandatory Training

Associate Teaching Pathway: Leading to at least Associate Fellowship of the HEA (Descriptor 1)

Role Requirement: All SSA(T) where appropriate teaching qualification not currently held

Renewal Period: N/A

Further details: click here

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants [PGTA] Role-Specific Mandatory Training

Associate Teaching Pathway: Leading to at least Associate Fellowship of the HEA (Descriptor 1)

Role Requirement: All PGTA where appropriate teaching qualification not currently held

Renewal Period: N/A

Further details: click here

Sports Development Centre Staff Role-Specific Mandatory Training

Welcome to Loughborough Sport

Role Requirement: All SDC Staff

Renewal Period: Annually

Further details: Please contact sdc.admin@lboro.ac.uk

Healthy Working (Workstation Safety and DSE Assessment)

Role Requirement: All SDC Staff who work at a workstation

Renewal Period: Annually

Further details: Please contact sdc.admin@lboro.ac.uk