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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Creating a Productive Workspace
  2. 2 Structure
  3. 3 Communication
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When it comes to setting up a productive workspace, there isn’t a precise method that works for everyone. But there are some things you can do to help maximise your productivity and remain focussed throughout the day. We’ll consider some of these as we move through this section.

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With your workspace set up and ready to go, the next step is to create some structure. In this section, we will look at how to plan your working day, prioritising tasks, physical, mental and social boundaries, and how to manage distractions. 


Possibly the most difficult challenge for any remote worker is adapting to a new way of communicating with their co-workers. By utilising technology such as video calls and collaborative software, people can stay connected and projects and workflows can continue running just as smoothly.

About this course

This Effective Remote Working training course covers guidance and tips on how to manage time effectively, set boundaries and identify your most productive times of the day.

It provides an overview of the importance of creating structure to your working day and creating a productive workspace. These include a basic understanding of DSE, manual handling and even employee mental health.

Being a remote worker doesn’t mean you are detached from the office, as there are a range of communication methods that ensure you can be reached and be heard. The skills you will learn in this course will help you as a remote worker carry out your role safely and effectively at home or from any alternative locations from the office.

Happy and productive employees will achieve greater job satisfaction so providing the tools to work effectively from home is vital.

Take a look at our Managing a Remote Team White Paper that works perfectly in conjunction with this course!

Chris Miller, a presenter of Effective Remote Working Training

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Chris Miller

The importance of Effective Remote Working Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Effective Remote Working Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Effective Remote Working Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Effective Remote Working Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Effective Remote Working Training certificate

541 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
Easy to follow and informative

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Excellent guidelines

Clearly delivered points to help me achieve effective remote working.

Good but may go against company policy

The training is generally quite good for remote working but doesn't account for company policies that may contradict some of the content - e.g. encouraging employees to work from a cafe without acknowledging that the company policy may prohibit this due to data security concerns or various other reasons. It would be better if such statements were accompanied by a caveat of "if your company allows...". Due to a number of such definitive statements, this training is also unlikely to be useful for hybrid working arrangements.

Detailed and in depth (learnt a few thin

Detailed and in depth (learnt a few things myself!).

probably the best as it can be

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

very comprehensive

After working remotely for many years, this was an excellent refresher and gave me some new tips for more effective workplace planning. I would recommend this course

Clear concise and easy to follow and use

The course was clear and well presented. It was on topic and easy and comfortable to follow and take part in.

Really comprehensive and informative.

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that “It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare at work of all his employees”. It is important to understand that a business is responsible for the health and safety of its employees whether they are office or home-based.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations requires an employer to carry out risk assessments regardless of the place of work. It is the employer who must identify and control these risks. 

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Business benefits

Employees want a good work-life balance and remote working can help them achieve this more easily.

Avoiding the daily commute or having the ability to pick the kids up from school are some of the reasons employees seek more flexible working.

There are benefits for employers too for offering remote working opportunities, including increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and more engaged staff. 

Part of achieving these advantages is by providing your staff with the tools to be productive and communicate effectively. That’s why our Effective Remote Working Training is a must for any business with remote workers, when the main office is not their base.

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