The importance of education in the age of online nutrition

In the age of information, advice on healthy eating is widely available from a number of online sources from bloggers to Youtuber Vloggers and Instagrammers. But with so much information to digest, it can sometimes be hard to tell what is and isn’t good for us. In the age of information, advice on healthy eating […]

Learn About the GCSE for Cooking and Nutrition

The Government have introduced a GCSE for cooking and nutrition that is now available in schools all over the UK, allowing students to “acquire a proper understanding of the scientific principle behind food nutrition, and use a number of practical cooking techniques to prepare and cook food.” Often catering-based or food-tech GCSEs aren’t given enough […]

E-learning v instructor led training

It’s a great time to be involved in the world of education today because there are so many options available to suit an array of educational needs. For instance, here at CLS we offer both e-learning and instructor led training, as well as a blended approach and ‘train the trainer’ courses. However, we also know […]

Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

How can we learn to navigate conflict in the workplace, whilst still maintaining a professional manner and a strong working relationship with our colleagues? This type of question is one that you are likely to face at least once in your career. Workplace conflict is always going to be possible in a working environment, especially […]

New Year, New Career? 10 Signs You Need A Career Change

  For many people the New Year means new resolutions, new opportunities and new perspectives. We’re all looking for that shift from our old drudgery to a bright, refreshing change. But change can be a scary thing as we dive into the unknown, especially in the realm of career change. Taking the risk of shifting […]

Minimise Risks with a Clean-As-You-Go Policy

No matter what industry you are in, keeping a tidy, organised and clean work environment is a key indicator of your standards and it helps to promote safety and efficiency amongst your staff. When you clean as you go in the workplace, your staff can stay focused for longer and will be more productive. Instead […]

Classroom vs E-Learning: What Works for You?

The benefits of e-learning courses are vast and numerous. The ability for students to learn on the go and at their own pace is an appealing quality. But classroom learning has its upsides too, and it’s up to you to decide which method works best for you and your staff. To help you decide, here’s […]

Educate Yourself on Allergens

Knowing your allergens is essential in the food industry. Simple information about what foods typically cause allergic reactions, and the basics of what to do when someone is having a reaction can quite possibly save a life (and your business!) The EU Food Information for Consumer Regulations, enacted in December 2014, requires businesses to inform […]

What is COSHH?

The workplace can hold a number of dangers for employees and employers alike. While the first hazards that to come to mind may be accidents such as falls, fire damage, or knife mishaps, an equally important realm is that of contact with hazardous substances. For over twenty years, UK legislation has had the Control of […]

Why Your Company Should Implement a Staff Training Calendar

With a staff training calendar, you can keep employees abreast of any new developments or policies, which is beneficial for more than just efficiency. Investing the time and effort to inform and educate your staff on an ongoing basis shows how much you value them as employees and as people working toward a successful career. […]

Slips and trips: The 10 most common accidents in the workplace

When it comes to workplace safety, both employers and employees have a responsibility to themselves and each other to be as considerate and mindful as possible to prevent injury. Accidents in the workplace are all too common, and most of them can be avoided. The most common work injuries in the catering industry include burns […]

Common Causes of Back Pain in the Workplace

Back, upper limb, and neck pain from work-related injuries is a major ill health condition in Great Britain and across the EU. In 2016, an estimated 8,784,000 working days were lost due to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSD). This is an astronomical figure, considering the simple habits and knowledge that can help reduce these upper body […]

How to Improve Sales with Better Customer Care

A customer care course might not seem like something that should take high priority – some employees may already be naturally gifted at communicating with customers, or maybe you’ve never had any serious complaints – but investing a bit of time and effort in raising the standard of customer care could have a huge impact […]

How To Spot Potential Fire Hazards In The Workplace  

From an office space to a kitchen, fire safety is one of the most important elements to understand in any workplace setting. Fortunately, most fires can be avoided, but it all starts with education, and an online fire safety course can be a great resource to get your team informed about how to prevent fire […]

Do You Have These Essential Trainer Characteristics?

The ability to train and teach effectively is a skill that requires training and practise itself. No one just wakes up with quality leadership skills! They are built over time and come with a series of trials and errors that shape you into a better facilitator each time. A train the trainer programme helps you […]

Tips for Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace

When it comes to promoting health and safety at work, it can seem like a tedious activity. While it’s included in an employee’s training or workplace induction, it can be quickly forgotten. However, prioritising workplace safety is far more important to the workplace culture and the company’s reputation than you may think. It reduces the […]

Creative Team Building Training Ideas

Even the most creative managers can be stumped when coming up with creative team building activities to keep your staff motivated, connected and working like a well-oiled machine. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, it could be time to consider a training course. Before you jump into that investment, however, let us offer you […]

How to Avoid Cross Contamination in the Kitchen

When trying to avoid cross contamination in your own home or work kitchen, it can often appear more complicated then you think. This blog will provide you with some simple and easy tips on cross contamination prevention, helping you steer clear of unhealthy outbreaks in your kitchen and ensuring that each meal you cook is […]

How To Prepare For The Ultimate Summer BBQ

Is there anything better than a BBQ with friends and family on a balmy summer’s evening? We don’t think so. At the first glimpse of summer, the population of England migrates their kitchen and dining areas to outdoors for BBQ lunches and dinners. Sipping on an ice cold beer whilst flipping a burger and chatting […]

The Benefits Of A Train The Trainer Programme

While it may seem a bit of an oxymoron, trainers and facilitators of learning should still consider themselves students. Being able to train a team effectively is a skill of its own that requires an understanding of different learning styles, group dynamics, and much more. A course that aims to train the trainer benefits more […]

GDPR and What it Could Mean for Your Business

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations. Over the last few years, the GDPR regulations have been renewed, aiming to bring the Data Protection Act 1988 into the present. The Act played a crucial role in data protection, specifically data protection within business use and provide individuals with guidance on how best […]

5 Tips For Cost-Effective Training

Employee training can cost a business substantial funds. However, it is essential in most cases, and wholly beneficial in all others. Proper, quality training equips employees with the tools they need to perform more efficiently, and often in a better state of mind too. When employees are given the tools to succeed, they often do! […]