Training and Competence


You won’t find better. Our training programmes combine years of operational experience with cutting edge media tools and innovative learning techniques. We create training that really works and have thousands of happy customers globally. In fact, we’ve been training the very people who audit your safety standards, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), for 15 years. They keep coming back! 

Why should you choose Cresent for your training needs?

At Cresent, we believe effective learning isn’t just about the right information: it’s about the right way of communicating it to ensure knowledge retention. 

We combine content, written by our in-house Control of Work and HSE subject matter experts, and visuals created by instructional designers, to produce engaging training programmes defined by best practice, quality and relevance. 

We understand that there are time and resource issues associated with taking personnel off operational duties for training and development, so we’ve designed our web-based courses to be delivered at any location in typically less than an hour. At Cresent, we use reflective and experiential learning techniques and knowledge is delivered in a way that allows for direct application on-the-job. 

In addition to our off-the-shelf Control of Work e-learning suite, we also offer multi-language, bespoke courses and classroom courses. All of our training materials, including on-the-job coaching and Train the Trainer programmes, form an overall framework. 


Our e-learning courses are designed around learning objectives and your people’s needs. We keep the information straightforward, the communication techniques engaging, and the learner enthused as all our courses are extremely interactive. 

Like our other software related products, we use innovative technologies to ensure that your people get the best learning experience, including 360° scenario-based learning, augmented reality and 3D visualisation. 

They can be developed in any language you require; some of the languages we used recently are Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Urdu, French and Kazakh. 

Our courses comply with SCORM, the international e-learning standard, and can be delivered through our Learning Management System or your SCORM-compliant LMS. 

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Bespoke e-learning

Our techniques for developing bespoke courses are well established – they’ve evolved since we first pioneered e-learning in the oil & gas industry in the mid 1990s. 

Our subject matter experts, instructional course designers and media programmers combine to create the final product, adopting a strict but flexible development process to ensure quality standards, timescales and budgets are met. 

All of our courses use version control to ensure that changes during the development cycle are always documented and stored. We screen and quality control our products through various levels of tests to make sure that not only is the course content accurate, but the visual and technical aspects exceed the clients’ requirement. 

We never forget the courseware is ultimately for the learner. That’s why we ensure the methods and standards of communication match the target audience, and carefully factor in issues ranging from cultural and language considerations to literacy standards and age range. 

Classroom Training

Have you ever been to a classroom course where you experienced “death by Power Point”? This is exactly what we are NOT about. We simulate work environments and work on your people’s engagement during our practical and classroom courses.

We focus on topics such as Introduction to Control of Work, Hazard Awareness, Task Risk Assessment, Confined Space Entry, Working at Height, Scaffolding and even create bespoke courses to achieve your particular objectives.

Our courses can be delivered at our training centre in Aberdeen, at your site, or at some of our partners’ locations.

Apart from delivering outstanding content, we’ve organised “training camps”, helped thousands of our trainees with visas and logistics, created awareness campaigns and have been involved in Nationalisation programmes. We have a great “can do” attitude and are very passionate about making your people safe: this is what our customers value the most.


We support your people at all stages of their learning curve. Coaching is a great way of perfecting skills as it allows your staff to apply critical information successfully on-site and ensure consistency of approach in any location.

We have a team of very experienced coaches who use a range of learning techniques resulting in a high level of knowledge retention.

We also deliver Train the Trainer programmes and Train the Coach programmes.

All coaching programmes are tailored to suit your specific Control of Work processes and can be delivered anywhere in the world.