Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs for short) are used to ensure consistency and quality within the organisation and ensures that the right people are trained for the job.
This module will help the learner gain knowledge for the theory behind and practical tips for implementing Standard Operating Procedures. Including, understanding what a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is, understanding the value of SOP's, assessments and training matrices - and understanding how to write all three documents.
The functions of SOP include:
- Training of staff
- A means of standardisation and sharing best practice
- A tool to help manage the workplace
- An audit document - training, risk, best practice
- Document control and discipline BD/ISO accreditation
The principles of 'Lean' are also used: Lean is often described as an approach for providing products or services that a customer requires on-time, of the right quality, at the right price, in the right amount, whilst meeting budgetary constraints and continually reducing costs.
The overall aim of this module is to give you a broad knowledge of the theory behind, and the tips for undertaking, Standard Operating Procedures (or SOPs).
Having completed this module learners will be able to:
- Understand what a Standard Operating Procedure is
- Understand the value of SOPs, assessments and training matrices
- Understand how to write all three documents
- Lean Principles
- Introduction to Standard Operating Procedure
- How to write a Standard Operating Procedure
- Assessments and Training Matrices
Target AudienceThis e-learning module is aimed at anyone within an organisation wishing to standardise practice and improve productivity. Although this module uses examples and scenarios from a Health and Social Care setting, it is equally useful to anyone outside of this sector, who would like to understand Standard Operating Procedures.
DurationIt is estimated that this module will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
CertificationOn completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
CPD AccreditationThe content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
Entry RequirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for this course.
What our customers have said
It was easy to use and informative
I thought using examples helped identify with a SOP much better
I liked that I could revisit and complete in my own time
The layout was very good, very easy to navigate & understand. The vocal addition helped
It was very handy being online. Easy to access. Lots of diagrams and pictures to help to illustrate key points. Good variety of examples of SOPs
Easy to follow, good explanation of SOP