Regulatory Course Updates Policy and Procedure.
 

Regulatory Course Updates Policy and Procedure.

SkillGate offer a number of courses that make reference to specific legislation, guidance or other official documentation. We are aware that this information can and does change over time. It is our policy to make sure that out courses remain up to date and that a record of all changes is available to clients.

Twice Annual Course Reviews.

Legislative updates in the UK are scheduled to occur in two tranches throughout the year, once in April and again in October. The Health and Safety Executive have confirmed that any new guidance they issue will also be released in accordance with this timetable.

Therefore, SkillGate conducts comprehensive reviews of our courses in May and November of each year to ensure that they contain up to date information and make reference to the latest legislation and statutory guidance, case studies and statistics where relevant.

Procedure for May and November reviews.

Courses to be checked.

All regulatory courses need to be checked. Please see appendix A for a complete list of these courses.

Dates courses are reviewed.

Course reviews happen during the first full week of May and November.  For 2017 this will be w/c 08/05 and w/c 06/11. For 2018 it will be w/c 07/05 and w/c 05/11.

Course review process.

All course content checked against the following three sources;

  1. Parliament.uk
  2. Legislation.gov.uk
  3. Hse.gov.uk

ii.Where new legislation and statutory guidance, case studies or statistics have been released the course content should be amended appropriately.

iii.Where a course has been updated details of the update should be recorded in the Source box on the individual course, in appendix B and on the Course Updates news feed.

iv.Where a course has been checked but no updates found this should be noted in the Source box on the individual course, in appendix B and on the Course Updates news feed.

v.All details should be accompanied by the initials of the person carrying out the check.

 

Updates outside of these times.

On occasion, new legislation or guidance will be released outside of the April and October windows. SkillGate aims to incorporate these updates as soon as is practicable. In order to achieve this, SkillGate monitors the HSE.gov.uk. weekly digest, Parliament.UK and Legislation.gov websites and other news channels.

 

Procedure for regular reviews.

Review dates

i.The editorial team reviews legislation and guidance on the first Thursday of each month.

ii.Records of these meetings will be kept with these documents

  1. The sources reviewed are,
    1. Parliament.uk
    2. Legislation.gov.uk
    3. Hse.gov.uk
  2. Review Process.

i.Where new legislation and statutory guidance, case studies or statistics have been released the course content should be amended appropriately.

ii.Where a course has been updated details of the update should be recorded in the Source box on the individual course, in appendix B and on the Course Updates news feed.

iii.All details should be accompanied by the initials of the person carrying out the check.

Notification of changes.

Existing clients are notified of changes to our courses via the Content Update section of their LMS Portal. Where an update is deemed sufficiently important notification will additionally be provided via a newsletter or email sent directly to the clients.