The courses are designed for staff, who are working with live animals, with the emphasis being on the impact that they can have on animal welfare.
The Fundamentals courses aim to raise awareness within the workforce as to how everyone has a responsibility in safeguarding the welfare of the animals within their system.
The courses are very clear on the 'do's and don'ts' associated with handling animals and the link between bad practices and the detrimental effect on the quality of finished product.
Fundamentals courses are designed to be practical and they will be available in multiple languages.
This allows staff to take the course in their native language, which ensures a superior understanding of the course and its content.
The courses aim to cover specific processes, which could be on farm, during transport or at slaughter and deal with any potential issues that may occur.
The courses offer employers a cost-effective and simple method of delivering entry-level training to new and existing staff.
The on-line course allows the candidate to progress at their own pace, through a clear and simple navigation route, which makes it accessible for staff with limited or no computer skills.
A course and exam will typically be completed in about 45 minutes.
The key principle of low levels of text and bold graphics clearly illustrate how and when typical problems may arise during each process, and what to do to prevent or alleviate problems. Multiple choice quizzes throughout the course reinforce the key messages.
At the end of the course, there is a randomly generated, multiple-choice exam.
This will ensure that the course has been effective and provide the employer and candidate with a certificate to satisfy the annual training needs within a modern business.
If candidates do not pass the exam then the course remains active to allow them to re-take it as necessary.
Intensive, detailed training courses are already available for top and mid-management level employees. Fundamentals seeks to complement these initiatives with accessible and affordable training at ground level.
It also allows a business to implement a uniform standard of base-level training across a range of facilities and even internationally.
The first courses launched is 'The Fundamentals of Poultry Welfare at Slaughter' (for broilers and spent laying birds), and is already available in English, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin.
Further courses will be launched in the next few weeks. These will cover additional elements of the poultry chain and move into other species, including cattle, sheep, pigs and fish.
rlconsulting said it will also look to fulfil demands for specific courses and specific language options, and so be steered by market demand.
For further information and to start training immediately, visit: www.rlfundamentals.com