Topic outline

  • General


    This course is for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between pressure and stress and how this can impact on wellbeing. 

    In particular, it provides guidance to supervisors, managers and employers (whatever the type or size of organisation they are in), to help them understand their role in managing stress at work, and how to assess the risk of stress in their organisation.

    If you have any problems with this course please contact:

    Course Structure

    The course includes 5 sections and should take around 1 hour to complete.

    At the end of each section there are 3 questions to help embed learning. You will receive feedback on your answers.

    On completion of all the sections you need to achieve at least a 70% pass mark on the assessment. After completing the assessment, you will be able to access a certificate for the session.

    Before you start

    Think about what you can do to put yourself in a productive state for learning.  How can you make sure you are:

    • Alert?

    • Focused?

    • Open?

    Make a note of where you are if you need to stop (this resource does not track progress, so you might lose your place).

    Spend a reasonable amount of time on the reflective questions, you may want to come back to these if you need more time.

    Sit in a comfortable position, in a quiet area away from distractions.

    Remember to take regular breaks.

    If you require further support for this course, please contact our training in box at HWL Training:

    • E-module


      The module opens in a new window when you click on the link below. Please disable any pop-up blockers.

      For the best experience we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome or Edge.


      To navigate the module there are a number of options,

      • Clicking the ‘Next’ and ‘Back’ buttons located at the bottom right of the screen

      • The beginning of each section contains a subsection menu, you can quickly jump to a subsection by clicking on its name in this menu. 

    • Assessment

      Here you will find the Stress and the Workplace quiz. This is a ten question multiple choice quiz. To pass the assessment you will have to achieve at least a 70% pass mark.

      When you have completed the quiz and achieved the appropriate passing grade and also completed the evaluation questionnaire, the certificate will be unlocked and visible to you.

      The certificate is downloaded as a PDF document, please ensure you have a PDF reader installed in your web browser before accessing it. If you have difficulty please contact your local IT team first to check that this is installed and working correctly.

    • Evaluation

      Congratulations on completing the quiz and the course! To unlock your certificate please take some time to complete the evaluation form below.