ViSOR End User Learning Programme


​The purpose of the ViSOR End User Learning Programme is to provide training in the appropriate use of ViSOR front end functionality.  This learning programme is designed for individuals who have a responsibility to create, update and/or maintain V​iSOR Nominal Records.  Individuals who will only have access to ViSOR to view ViSOR Nominal Records should attend the ViSOR Basic Level Access Learning Programme.

This Learning Programme will no​t cover the different roles within Public Protection, it focuses solely on the use of the ViSOR application.

Who should attend

​The ViSOR End User Lea​rning Programme is designed to provide the required level of training for individuals who will undertake the role/s of Restricted Partner, Creator, Partner, Manager, Supervisor, LPC and/or CPC within ViSOR.


​The aims of the ViS​​OR End User Learning Programme are to enable learners to:

  1. Confide​ntly access and use the ViSOR application.

  2. Apply appro​​priate National Standards when using ViSOR.

  3. Comply with relevant legislation when using ViSOR.


​By the end of the ViSOR En​d User Learning Programme, learners will be able to:  

  1. Explain the the purpose and history of ViSOR

  2. Describe the Roles and Relation​ship levels within the 'ViSOR Family'

  3. Describe the legislation affec​ting the use of ViSOR

  4. Explain the need for data security in relation to ViSOR

  5. Describe the rules affecting​ Passwords and User ID's

  6. Log onto and off ​from ViSOR

  7. Use and navigate around the Top Na​vigational Toolbar, My Details, White Pages and System Messages

  8. Demonstrate how to find a ​nominal record using Find Nominal and interpret results

  9. Navigate within a Nominal Record​ and retrieve and interpret attachment data within a ViSOR Nominal Record

  10. Create a new ViSOR N​ominal Record and update existing ViSOR Nominal Records

  11. Explain the purpose of Validation

  12. Explain and demonstrate the facil​ities available to Managers, Supervisors* and LPCs* of ViSOR Nominal Records

  13. Demonstrate how to search for a ViS​OR Nominal Record using Advanced Search

  14. Explain and demonstrate the key featu​res available to a CPC*

  15. Describe the Audit facilities avail​​able within ViSOR.

  16. Create and search Activity Log entries.

  17. Describe what to do in the e​vent of any technical difficulties.

* The functionality available f​​or these roles does not need to be covered if the individuals being trained are not undertaking these roles.

Entry requirements

​It is essent​​ial that each delegate, prior to attending this learning programme, has achieved the following pre-requisites:

  1. Is compute​r literate and competent to operate in both a windows and a web-based environment. 

  2. Is conversant with their responsibilities in relation to Equality and Diversity in relation to the use of IT systems.
  3. Has completed t​he ViSOR Pre-Course Workbook.

In addition to the above pre-​​requisites, it is advisable (though not essential) that delegates have also completed the National Decision Model (NDM) prior to starting the ViSOR End User Learning Programme.

If an Organisation chooses to send someone who has not achieved these pre-requisites, it is at their own risk.

Course Dates and Venues

Course duration

​3 Days

Methods of delivery

​Learners must complete a distance learning workbook prior to attending three days of classroom based delivery.  The Learning Programme is supported by learner support materials and the relevant ViSOR guidance documents.

Assessment processes / accreditation details

​Learners are continuously assessed informally throughout the learning programme using practical exercises.  At the end of the learning programme, learners are expected to complete a final assessment that is split into two parts.  There is a Find and Search final assessment and a Create Nominal Record final assessment.



Additional information

​​​Courses are held at customer sites and Ryton

​Course fees do not include accommodation for student. Accommodation is available on site at Ryton and in the local area.

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