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In any workplace there will be range of equipment to use, from telephones to printers, so it is a good idea to understand their main functions and how to use them. Using Equipment and Resources introduces you to the common pieces of office equipment that you’re likely to encounter throughout your working life and explains how you can use them to your advantage. 

Who is this course for?
Using Equipment and Resources is designed for anyone working in business and administration who wants to familiarise themselves with the typical pieces of office equipment and their uses.  

What will you get from this course?
Upon course completion, you will be able to choose the most appropriate equipment for the task you’re required to do and therefore work more efficiently. You will also be able to use the resources available to you responsibly and sustainably. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify different types of office equipment and their uses
  • Understand the purpose of following instructions and health and safety 
  • Choose the most appropriate equipment for the task in hand 
  • Follow hazardous waste procedures 
  • Keep equipment clean and hygienic 
  • Reduce the waste produced by office activities and equipment 
  • Recognise the different problems that may occur when using equipment and deal with them appropriately  

Course features 
  • Interactive, audio-led content with videos for an engaging study programme 
  • Practice activities and scenario-based exercises to test your understanding 
  • Additional course resources to take your study further 
  • Glossary of useful terms and phrases 
  • Advice and tips from experts 


  • Get the basics: using equipment, managing problems with equipment and sustainability and reducing waste 
  • Show you know: put your understanding of using equipment and resources to the test with a scenario-based exercise 
  • Get the context: see your learning being applied in the real world  
  • Take it further: consolidate your knowledge by exploring additional resources 
  • Gather the evidence: understand the process of gathering evidence for your qualification


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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