Personal and Professional Development: Maximising Learning Opportunities at Work

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 20 Study Minutes
  • Complete at Your Own Pace; Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

Our short online course will help you maximise learning opportunities at work, ensuring that you can develop and learn the skills you need to further your professional career.

The work climate is constantly developing, and it feels like there are new skills, ideas and concepts being introduced all the time. Many businesses are encouraging their employees to train and develop their skills, but how can we make the time?

Our short online course addresses this very topic. Suitable for anyone with an interest in learning at work, it explores what learning is, why curiosity is necessary, and the barriers we put up to learning. It also provides many hits and tips about how we can become better learners and what strategies we can put in place, ensuring that you’ll soon be maximising those learning opportunities at work.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Learning and the role of curiosity
  • Barriers to learning and how to overcome these
  • Ways to become a better learner
  • How to create a learning ritual
  • Learning strategies and principles

This course is also included in our 15-course Personal and Professional Development Training Package.

You will learn

  • Understand what learning is
  • Understand how to be a better learner
  • Be able to feel confident in creating a learning ritual
  • Know how to maximise learning opportunities at work

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This course is suitable for any learner who wishes to learn how to maximise learning opportunities in the workplace

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.