Continuous Professional Development

Understanding and implementing flexible working

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Course Summary

This free online course, developed by Scotland's leading experts in flexible working, offers a comprehensive understanding of flexible work arrangements and their implications for both employees and employers within the manufcaturing sector. 

The course covers key topics, including different types of flexible working, the benefits and legal rights associated with flexible working, strategies for initiating discussions, addressing common challenges, and exploring its application in the manufacturing sector.

By completing this course, participants will gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to effectively implement and manage flexible working within their organisations, fostering a more adaptable and inclusive work environment.

Note: This course was developed through the National Transition Training Funding (NTTF) a Scottish Government funding initiative.

The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Introduction to flexible working
  • What is flexible working?
  • Who wants flexible working?
  • Business benefit of flexible working
  • The legal aspects of flexible working
  • Managers: how to start the flexible working conversation
  • Employees: how to start the flexible working conversation
  • Common barriers
  • The manufacturing sector and flex
  • Flexibility Works- who are we and what we do
  • Understand what makes a job flexible and different types of flexible working
  • Recognise opportunities and build business cases for flexible working to benefit business
  • Understand the current legislation that surrounds flexible working in the UK
  • Understanding of a high-level process that can be applied to create a flexible working culture
  • Understanding of practical solutions that improve the work-life harmony of workers in frontline roles

This course is aimed at employees and management in the manufacturing sector. It can be delivered for individuals or as a business-wide training offering.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of flexible working and how to create flexible jobs. They will gain a better understanding of workers’ rights in relation to flexible working.

Attendees will also gain confidence to explore and implement new and more flexible ways of working in their own team or organisation, as well as a better understanding of how to help frontline workers create work-life harmony.

This course has been developed by Flexibility Works Ltd.

Flexibility Works Ltd. are Scotland’s main experts when it comes to flexible working. They help employers and organisations create more enhanced flexible workplaces.

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Dates & Venues

DateAvailable now
LocationSelf-directed online learning
Duration1 hour approximately
Course tokenUse token: NTTFFLEXWORK23

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