Statutory Training ourses
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Statutory training is fundamental to any business. Where a statutory body has dictated that an organisation must provide training based on legislation. The purpose of statutory training is to ensure that statutory training helps employees maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

Examples of statutory training

Statutory training is required by law or a statutory body, such as the Care Quality Commission, and has instructed the organisation to carry the training to meet legislative requirements.

For example

  • Fire Safety training is required by statute: Management of Health and Safety at

Work Regulations 1997, amended 1999

  • Race related training is required under the Race Relations Amendments Act

(2000) as interpreted by the Commission for Racial Equality

Mandatory training

Mandatory training differs from statutory training as it is usually made compulsory by the organisation to ensure their employees are competent to reduce risks, follow guidelines and comply with their policies. Employees undertake this training with the purpose of minimising risk, providing assurance against policies and to meet external standards which will ensure that:-

  • Staff are able to carry out duties safely and efficiently
  • To protect staff, patients and the public from harm
  • To maintain competence to the required standard e.g. Care Quality Standards

Some mandatory training is specific to particular groups and disciplines, and may be determined by Trust policy, government regulation and professional regulation instruction and guidelines.

Getting your staff trained

Training is not just about staying compliant, it’s about ensuring your people can safely and confidently do a great job and support those they serve.

The problem is, trying to get people engaged with (or even turn up for) mandatory training is a challenge when many courses are too broad and, dare we say it – too boring.

That’s frustrating. Especially when some of the skills your people need training in could, ultimately, save lives. Worrying about what could go wrong if your teams aren’t getting the required learning is enough to keep you awake at night!

But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

We’ve helped organisations like yours increase training attendance from 60% to as high as 90% in just 3 months.

Get in touch today with Knights Absorb.

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Four Seasons Healthcare Group

We had an urgent need to provide training in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) across our business as a result of the challenges experienced during the first critical months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Knights Absorb worked with us to define a training solution that could be delivered in a ‘Covid-Safe’ manner that would enable us to reach our teams at our target sites within a tight time frame. They trained 277 of our team members across a 6 week period, providing the reassurance we needed to keep our teams and residents safe as well ensuring we were meeting regulatory requirements. The trainers were professional and sensitive to the needs of our homes at all times, and the feedback from everyone who attended the training has been fantastic.

United Response

Knights are now our preferred provider. The quality of training that Knights provides is exceptional. When it comes to Customer Service, Knights excel, in the many years of partnering with multiple companies, Knights are head and shoulders above the rest. Never phased by challenges that clients provide, Knights naturally deal with the issues, assess the need and make the correct decision for the customer. This is not to say they bend over or wilt when challenged, quite the opposite, they seem to scope issues and resolve them efficiently, a customer service ethic that is quite rare. Keep up the good work guys, it is noticed and appreciated.


Knights don’t use generic trainers but find the best trainer for the course and client. The trainers are specialists in their fields and have practitioner experience which I feel is always important when delivering to staff. Trainers discuss our needs before attending training and revise training to meet specific needs.


Knights have personalised courses to meet our learning and development needs. As predominately a learning disability/Autism provider we require trainers and courses that reflect these specific needs and Knights have delivered on this. All courses have met our requirements fully

Modus Care

Knights Training are an organisation that are easy to work with, reliable, operate a competitive straight forward pricing structure, offer an impressive range of courses and employ good quality trainers who have expert subject knowledge, certainly an organisation that I would recommend.