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Managing Stress Attendance and Pressure
Managing Stress Attendance and Pressure
Managing Stress Attendance and Pressure
Managing Stress Attendance and Pressure

Overview - Managing Attendance - Managing Stress and Pressure

Managing attendance in the workplace is about much more than simply keeping track of absences, annual leave and filling gaps in the rota.

HR staff and supervisors responsible for monitoring employee attendance also need to have an understanding of the factors that could be affecting people's ability to come into work. In addition, they need to be able to provide them with the support they need in order to return to work.

Workplace stress, as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, can leave people feeling unable to come into work. HR departments therefore need to be mindful of this so as not to pile extra pressure on workers when managing attendance issues.

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that the equivalent of 12.5 million working days were lost in the UK due to absences from stress, anxiety or depression between 2016 and 2017. Overall, the human health, social work, public administration, public defence and education sectors were affected the most.

Why take this course?

Unless managers take action to improve their understanding of the signs of stress and learn how to provide support to workers who are feeling pressured, the number of stress-related absences is only likely to increase, costing businesses precious time and money.

That's why we've developed our Managing Attendance: Managing Stress and Pressure e-learning course, which is based on the mantra 'prevention is better than cure'. The Virtual College team worked alongside from Wellbeing4business to create the course, as well as experts in occupational health, attendance and employment law, including Joan Lewis, Dr Les Smith and managers and HR professionals at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

The course is designed to ensure that HR staff and managers are putting patients' best interests at the heart of everything they do in their managing attendance policy, to safeguard their wellbeing, and the performance of their company.

After taking this course, learners will have been given a detailed introduction to:

  • What factors affect wellbeing
  • How mental and psychological health problems can affect you
  • Managing pressure and stress
  • Some of the details of the legalities and implications of stress at work
  • How to identify stress signs and how managers can help these be prevented

Who is this course for?

This e-learning course is designed for anyone who plays a part in managing employee attendance as part of their job. This could be HR, payroll, pastoral, office manager or administrative staff.

Enrolling in this digital learning course will help your organisation to meet health and safety obligations, and will support you in implementing your managing attendance policy.

Course accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


Upon completing this course, you'll be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for your records.

Course duration

Managing Attendance: Managing Stress and Pressure takes approximately two hours to complete, but this depends entirely on your individual learning speed and how quickly you absorb the study material.

E-learning courses are self-paced, so you can break off and resume your learning whenever you need to, with your progress automatically tracked throughout, thanks to Enable, our Learning Management System.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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Once your purchase has gone through you will be able to continue to a login screen. Enter your name and create a password if prompted. This will log you into our Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to take the course or allocate it to other people.

You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

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You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.

You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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