After you have logged in, you will find links to all the kits you are signed up to via the ‘Dashboard’ link on the main menu – this only appears after you are logged in.
Navigating your kit
When you go to your kit (eg via the dashboard), the link will take you to an index page where you will find links to all parts of your kit. There may also be an explanatory video at the top of this page.
Kits generally consist of modules which are divided into parts. When you are viewing one of the kit pages you will find on your right, links to the other parts in that module and a link back to the main course page.
There will also usually be ‘previous part’ and ‘next part’ buttons at the bottom of the kit pages to allow you to move easily to the next section.
Note also that text in green will almost always be a link.
Navigating kit pages
Some of the pages in kits are quite long. A few may have an index at the top and links to take you back to the index on the page.
However, note that you can go back to the top of all pages on the site by clicking the ‘Go to the top of the page’ link which you will find in the pale green bar above the footer.
Watching the videos
Some parts of your kit may include videos. Note that we do not provide generally kit content in video form as it is difficult to change easily when the law changes which would make it hard for us to keep the kit up to date.
To watch the video, just click on the arrow buttons (or in most cases, just click on the video itself) to start it playing. Then click again to stop.
Our videos hosting service will display the appropriate format for the device you are using to view the page so you should be able to view videos easily whatever device you are using.
Marking parts completed
At the bottom of the kit pages, you will find a button ‘Mark Lesson Complete’ which you can click if you have completed studying that page. The button text then changes to ‘Completed!’
If you have marked a page as completed, then that part will have a tick next to it on the main kit index page. This is useful as you can then see how much left you have to study.
There will also be a message in the panel on the right showing what proportion of that kit is marked as complete. Some users have reported that the proportion shown is sometimes inaccurate. Unfortunately, there is not a lot we can do about this as this is down to the way the software is coded. You will appreciate that this is not something we can change. Please therefore just take this message as a general guide.
However be aware that the percentage ONLY refers to the parts marked complete – for example, it does not refer to the quiz and the percentage of quiz’s answered.
Often you will find a quiz link at the bottom of the page. These are there so you can test your knowledge. Quizzes are a good way of consolidating your study and so we hope you will use them.
The quiz software does not at present allow us to provide a CPD certificate based on completion of the quizzes – we have put in a request to the developers about this, and they have told us that they are working on it!
Some parts of your course may have downloads. These are usually pdf information pages or checklists for you to use.
Click the relevant link under the downloads heading and you will be able to download these to your computer. How this happens will depend on the internet browser you are using. Usually, you will be prompted to select a folder on your computer to save the document. You may want to create a special folder for Kit documents so you are able to find these easily in future.
Printing out the kit
I know that some people find it hard to read on screen and would prefer to print the content out.
I have considered providing an ‘ebook’ version – the trouble is that if the kit needs to be amended, for example, due to a change in the law (which may happen quite frequently), this can be done easily via the ordinary pages but will be a nightmare if I have to update a pdf ebook as well! (It is also a reason why video content is not always appropriate as it may go out of date quickly and be difficult to replace).
However, you should be able to print out the pages if you want to. For example, if you are using Google Chrome as your browser, just right-click on the page you want to print and select the ‘print’ item in the menu.
You can print out the pages via any browser but the way you do this may be different. For example, you may need to select the print option in one of the menus at the top of the screen. If you are not sure, do a search on Google ‘how to print with [name of browser]’ and you should find some instructions.
Hopefully, you will enjoy the kit and it will help you. When you have completed it, it would be really helpful if you could provide us with some feedback.
We have created survey monkey forms to allow you to do this easily and you will find a link to this at the end of your kit.
Feedback is really important for us and many parts of the kit and support section (including this page!) were created as a result of user feedback.