Message from the Founder of DirectCourse – Dr. Amy Hewitt

Dr. Hewitt talks through why DirectCourse was formed, and staff recount the impact this training had on their confidence on the job!

What is DirectCourse?

DirectCourse provides standardized, tailored online training to empower the direct service workforce and their mission to help others lead meaningful lives within their communities. Provide the support, education and resources your staff needs, while meeting compliance requirements and reducing liability. With DirectCourse, you can easily access, customize, track and assess training across your staff, and improve organization efficiencies.

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Expert education

Curriculum developed in partnership with nationally recognized experts based on the latest research.

Reduce costs

Essential training is accessible anytime, anywhere and is more cost effective and efficient than traditional classroom training.

Improve competency

Competency-based training targeted towards specific skill development enhances job performance and outcomes.

Increase retention

Supporting professional development helps improve confidence, satisfaction, and retention among your staff, opening the door for career development.

What makes us different?

The best content.

We partner with industry experts who are supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research to create content based on the latest leading research. Our partners build the curricula with the guidance of their National Advisory and Editorial Boards to ensure that current best practices are at the center of everything we offer.

With you every step of the way.

Our learning management system, Elsevier Performance Manager, makes learning simple. With access to courses anytime, anywhere, users can learn at their own pace. For administrators, Elsevier Performance Manager makes it easy to track learners’ progress, assign lessons and customize content for every course, enabling organizations to meet compliance standards. DirectCourse can also be delivered via a third-party learning management system.

DirectCourse Curricula

College of Direct Support

Enable your direct support workforce to build their industry knowledge and skills to provide the best possible support for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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College of Employment Services

Empower employment professionals with the training needed to best guide people with disabilities and other challenges through finding and maintaining meaningful employment.

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College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving

Training to help caregivers effectively provide assistance and care to older adults and people with disabilities.

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College of Recovery and Community Inclusion

Support community mental health practitioners with unmatched training as they work to expand opportunities for those with mental health conditions and lead a high-quality life.

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