The need for everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle has been particularly highlighted with the outbreak of Covid-19. But despite this, our research found that many employees, from a wide range of sectors and professions, actually increased their drinking after the outbreak of the pandemic.
The concern is that if people continue to drink at higher levels, without understanding the potential implications, this presents a real risk to their long-term physical and mental health. The Drinkaware at Work e-learning course provides an ideal introduction to alcohol education and is suitable for all employees as part of a supportive induction programme, wellbeing initiative or health and safety training.
The course is accredited by both the CPD Certification Service and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
What is included in the e-learning programme?
Our e-learning programme explains all the facts about alcohol so that employees can make better choices about their drinking. The course is comprised of three modules which take approximately 25-minutes to complete but can be taken in separate, bite size seven-to-eight-minute sessions. It’s possible to exit the course at any time allowing employees to pick up the course where they left off. There is also a short quiz at the end of each module to aid learning. On successful completion of the course a certificate can be downloaded. After completing the course all participants can take a short quiz to help them better understand their own drinking.
Module One: Alcohol - the basic facts
Dispels the myths from the facts are about alcohol. Employees also learn what the current low-risk guidelines are regarding alcohol consumption and explore how many units there are in different alcoholic drinks.
Module Two: Health harms associated with alcohol
Alcohol can have a range of effects on the body and mind and this module explains the health risks associated with harmful levels of drinking.
Module Three: Impact of alcohol in and around work
Explores the impact of alcohol at work and how to handle concerns about someone else’s drinking habits. The module also provides the opportunity to evaluate employee’s personal drinking patterns
Benefits to your workforce
The learning outcomes from the 25-minute course include:
- An understanding of what a unit is and how many units are in different types of drinks
- An understanding of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ low-risk guidelines and what they mean in real terms
- Awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol in the short and long term, for anyone who regularly exceeds the guidelines
- The potential impact of alcohol on an employee’s work performance
The course is easy-to-use and understand. The style is fun, interactive and engaging, supporting employees to learn about the effects of alcohol and its related harm.
Benefits to your organisation
The Drinkaware at Work training provides employees with the essential facts about alcohol. It is designed to empower them to make good decisions regarding their consumption of alcohol. The knowledge they gain can also help to reduce the risk of them endangering themselves or others.
Our e-learning can be integrated with existing Learning Management Systems (LMS), or can be hosted by Drinkaware. Courses hosted on the Drinkaware platform allow for the tracking of course progress and scores.
This accredited course can be incorporated as part of a new employee’s induction, health and safety training and health and wellbeing programmes.
Drinkaware at Work e-learning can be provided on its own or as an accompaniment to our ‘Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol’ virtual classroom sessions.