'How to' Guides & Resources


The Workforce Development Team have gathered some useful resources and how to guides based on some popular requests we have had over the last year and put them all in here for you to access.

Some of the guides are links to other websites with training or activities and some are guides that are available on the intranet.  Please scroll through to have a look at some of the additional learning/guidance we have gathered for you.

If you do not see anything here that can support you, or need something else, please go to our ‘request a course’ page where you can log a suggestion for the Workforce Development Team to review.  You can click here or follow the below link to suggest a course.

Please note: the suggest a course will only be reviewed on most ‘voted’ for.  So, once you have put your suggestion on iLearn, please send an email to your colleagues who also might want the same training or may benefit from your suggestion and get them to vote for it.  Once we reach enough votes, we can put your suggestion to management and see if we can get your suggestion developed as a course.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email the Workforce Development team at learningmatters@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham City Council is offering advice on health and wellbeing to employees during the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), especially around mental and psychological wellbeing, social wellbeing, and physical wellbeing. You may find that some or all this advice may be relevant to you, so please take onboard this information to protect your health, safety and wellbeing.

We understand that the fear of infection and feeling isolated, along with concerns about financial security and the health and wellbeing of loved ones, are just some of the knock-on effects from the pandemic are likely to increase employees the pressure and stress employees are under before, during and after any pandemic.

It is important for all employees to support each other and to do the best for our citizens to enable the Council to continue to deliver as many of the key services as possible. The ongoing commitment and support of fit and well employees to maintain these services during this time is essential.

In December 2019, the council’s senior leadership team agreed a set of mandatory elearning modules that all employees must complete.

The aim of the mandatory modules is to help you understand and support the council’s culture and priorities.

Managers are expected to set an example, and fully support their employees to complete all mandatory modules by the deadline of end of March 2020.

The modules are short, and will take a maximum of 30 to 40 minutes each to complete.

Once you have completed the modules, you will not have to repeat most of them for a further two years.

There are a number of key documents to support you if you have already started the journey. These can be used as reference tools or as downloadable documents to share with colleagues.

The Skills Health Check is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations.  By working through the Skills Health Check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you and outline what skills you may wish to develop.  You'll be able to download your report once you've completed at least one assessment.

The Skills Health Check will take approximately 3 hours to fully complete, each section should take about 10-15 mins to do.  However, you can create an account and go back to it over as many days as you like and take as long as you like to complete all activities and quizzes.