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EL Direct - First For Learning

First For Learning

First for Learning is industry-leading software, backed by first-class support from EL Direct.


Our First For Learning package is our latest product. It gives our customers and their employees access to over 60 training courses - all readily available to complete online. Courses cover various subjects including HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety - all designed to help you manage your business more effectively. All training is available to employees in the office, on the go and in their own homes, so learners can study at their own pace where they feel most comfortable.

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Here are a selection of our latest CPD accredited courses. Contact us for a full list.

  • Basic Food Safety
  • COSHH Awareness
  • DSE 2018
  • Fire Marshall
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Safety 2018
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Ladders and Stepladders
  • Legionella
  • Lone working and personal safety
  • Manual handling
  • Appraisals How to conduct
  • Bribery act 2010
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Employment Tribunals; what you need to know
  • Equality Act 2010
  • GDPR 2019
  • Information security
  • Managing short term sickness absence
  • Personal appearances
  • Preparing for a disciplinary hearing
  • Probationary periods
  • Stress
  • Young persons in the workplace
  • Information Security
  • Employees receive a dedicated dashboard and unique login details
  • You can manage personal details and training information via your Employee Hub.
  • You choose the relevant courses for you and your employees - and if you’re unsure we can help. When a course is completed you will receive a certificate for your records

Training time and costs can be greatly reduced with E-learning. Whilst the cost of paying for training may be manageable, the cost of taking staff out of the business for a day or more can make a big difference to the overall costs. E-learning can be a cost-effective alternative and with us, there are no time limits, so you have unlimited use throughout the year.

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I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.