Menopause Awareness Training

This Menopause Awareness Training provides the support you need to break down taboos and create a menopause inclusive workforce – it is a game changer.

Menopausal women are the fastest growing workplace demographic, with 4.4 million women aged 40 – 64 in the workplace. 6 out of 10 menopausal women say their symptoms have had a negative impact on their work, and 9 out of 10 women currently say that they feel unable to talk to their manager about their menopause.

It’s not just transition symptoms themselves which can make work more difficult to handle. Evidence suggests that managers and colleagues’ attitudes to women experiencing the menopause play a significant role, which is why everyone in the workplace needs to understand the menopause, and help promote a healthy and supportive working environment.

In this course, individuals experiencing menopause are referred to as ‘women’. However, we recognise that menopause affects all those with a menstrual cycle, including non-binary, intersex, and trans individuals. We strive to avoid generalisations and to respect everyone’s unique experiences.

  • Developed with menopause specialists
  • Includes relevant, real-life, modern case studies
  • Unlimited access 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Certificate of achievement on completion
Duration: Approx. 30 minutes

*Annual price per unit 


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About the Menopause Awareness Online Training Course

There are currently approximately 13 million UK women who are perimenopausal or menopausal, equivalent to almost one third of the UK female population. More women than ever – 8 out of 10 menopausal women – will be working into and beyond menopause.

Unlike pregnancy or maternity, the menopause is not well understood or provided for in workplace cultures, policies, or training.

Many women are unaware of and unprepared for menopause, and may experience debilitating symptoms. Raising awareness through education to normalise what has been a taboo subject, is crucial to create an inclusive workplace.

Aims of the course

The aim of the Menopause Awareness Course is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the menopause in the context of the workplace.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Know what the menopause is and be informed about who it can affect
  • Understand how menopause can have physical, psychological, and cognitive symptoms
  • Be able to offer support to colleagues, partners, friends, and family
  • Know how menopause symptoms can affect individuals in the workplace, and understand adjustments that can be made
  • Recognise how to promote a healthy and supportive working environment to those experiencing menopause

Who is this online training course for?

The Menopause Awareness Course is for all employers and employees. It is important that all individuals in the workplace understand the process of menopause, as everyone will know someone that it may affect – colleagues, partners, family, or friends. The course will enable workplaces to promote a healthy and supportive working environment for all employees.

Course content


As an introduction to the course, you’ll look at why we need to talk about the menopause and hear about recent examples of menopause in the news. You’ll be shown menopause statistics, and understand why it is so important for women – and their partners – to understand what is happening. Menopause and the Law is reflected upon in this opening chapter.

2Understanding the Menopause

This chapter explores:

What is the menopause – menopause is defined and explained in simple and easy to understand terms.

The stages of menopause – you’ll learn about perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

Types of menopause – natural menopause, induced menopause and premature menopause are all discussed.

Menopause and the LGBTQ+ community – a summary of the people who may experience menopause symptoms

Symptoms of menopause – an in-depth section covering the multiple psychological, physical, and cognitive symptoms that may be experienced during perimenopause and menopause.

3Menopause and the Workplace

You’ll be shown menopause workplace statistics, and gain an understanding of the impact of menopause on the workplace. You’ll explore how menopause symptoms can affect your ability to carry out day to day tasks and the outcomes that this can have for productivity and ability to work.

In this section, you’ll also look at how the workplace can impact the symptoms of menopause, and what adjustments can be made to support menopausal workers.

The importance of a supportive workplace environment is highlighted, and you’ll find out about the steps that can be taken to ensure that all workplaces better support menopause.

4Starting the Menopause Conversation

This chapter explains the difficulties that may arise with discussing menopause in the workplace, and looks at why both employees and employers may previously have struggled to address menopause problems.

You’ll learn about the importance of sharing your experience with colleagues and line managers, and find out how to approach sensitive conversations.

5Support and Advice

In this detailed chapter you’ll find out about what you can do to support others (colleagues, partners, family and friends) who may be experiencing menopause, and we provide lots of hints and tips for you to try.

We take an in-depth look at the ways you can support yourself:

Self-care – here we explore smoking, diet, sleep, exercise, mindfulness

Medical support – we explain the role of HRT and other non-hormonal medical treatments

Alternative therapies – information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), herbal treatments, and alternatives such as acupuncture and yoga.


To conclude the course, you’ll reflect on your new knowledge about the importance of understanding menopause in the context of the workplace, and answer some true or false questions.

If you’re interested in further Health and Wellbeing Training, take a look at our Mental Health Awareness Training or familiarise yourself with Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training.

For more information about the menopause or if you wish to share more with your colleagues then please take a look at the RealSense blog article called “Menopause – a hot topic in the workplace“.

Ready-to-go online training

This module is ready-to-go and you could be up and running in a matter of minutes. If you’re still unsure, learn more about the benefits of RealSense’s ready-to-go online training or simply ask us for a demo. We can help you get started and remember our support team are always on hand if you need them.

What do you get?

Our course(s), designed by topic specialists, are simple and easy to use and can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. You will get unlimited 24/7 access to the learning platform, your resources, digital training record and access to your certificate is available upon completion.

When purchasing for larger groups of people, remember that our onboarding process can help setup the platform to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

If you cannot find the answer to your query in our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like a quote, a chat through your training requirements or just need some technical help then our support team are here to help. Contact us today.

How is it delivered?

Modules are delivered via our online learning platform, Activbase or available in alternative formats for use on a customer’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Once payment has been received, you will be sent an email from RealSense confirming your purchase followed by a separate email from our Activbase Learning Platform with details on how to access your course(s). Access is available 24/7 for the duration of your license. Customers requiring a different course format e.g. SCORM for use on their own LMS, please contact us with your requirements.

Menopause Awareness Training

Upon successful course completion, a certificate of achievement is available and or automatically added to a learner’s digital record. 

Digital certificate – print, download, store

The certificate itself includes the learner’s name, course title, completion score / result, completion date and any marks of approval, accreditation authorities, and or distribution partners. It can be downloaded, stored or printed.

Learning records

When using our platform Activbase, learning records are available 24/7 for review, tracking progress and access to certificates. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results. This and additional data such as associated CPD, standards and qualifications are logged and available for information insights and management reporting – a powerful resource for tracking compliance as well as monitoring learning pathways.

Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you will need to check those systems log learning activity appropriate to your training needs.


What they say…

Take a look at what organisations say about some of our online learning solutions

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“Excellent Course well presented, plenty of content and easy to follow.”

Scottish Water

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

The RealSense team have the ability to really understand client needs and deliver exceptional results through their knowledge and passion for their craft. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

M Group Services

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“Realsense are extremely knowledgeable, authentic, flexible but most of all they listen to the specific requirements of their clients. Realsense pride themselves on knowing their clients and provide full customisation of courses. The menopause awareness programme designed for organisations to support their employees is a game-changer.”

Menopause 360

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“The piece of work designed and developed by RealSense, tested and rolled out for HSBC was simply the best safety e-learning that the Bank had ever commissioned. We could not have done it without your expertise, drive and enthusiasm.”


“RealSense proved to be helpful, responsive and supportive throughout… a very satisfactory innovative product design to meet customer need.”

Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers

RealSense customer reviews 5 stars

“This e-learning training package is now even more flexible and easy-to-use, making it an excellent resource to assist employers in complying with fire safety legislation.”

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Product Specification

This module is designed to operate on industry standard multimedia PC compatible computers / laptops and or mobile devices with a suitable processor e.g. 2.0GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM or higher. A good reliable internet connection is required of at least 3Mb+/sec.


Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

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Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.4 or later (optimized for tablets)


Internet Explorer 11 must be installed.


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Screen Readers

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Our standard courses conform to SCORM / AICC (and TinCan) e-learning standards and have been successfully delivered on over 30 different learning management systems worldwide.

Activbase Online

Activbase is our own simple and easy to use learning platform for administrating, distributing and managing training. Our video based courses are streamed via our Activbase platform.

Other Devices

Most of our products are available on devices including Tablet, iPAD, smartphone or deliverable via media such as CD-ROM, USB memory stick and more. Let us know what you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pre-sale - Have a question about price, discounts, customising, demos, access?

Q: How do I access the online learning course?

A: The course is accessed via our own Activbase learning platform, or can be made available as a SCORM object for you to upload to your own Learning Management System.

Q: What if I would like to add or change some of the content to make it more specfic to my organisation?

A: We can swiftly tailor courses to suit your specific training needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

Q: Is it possible to arrange a demo?

A: Yes, of course. If you would like to have a demo of a course or the Activbase Learning Platform then simply contact our team who will be able to arrange a demo for you.

Q: I represent an organisation with lots of employees we would like to train. Can your solution manage that? How much will it cost? Is there a discount when buying for a large workforce?

A: Our digital learning solutions are suitable for small, medium and large organisations. The solution is scalable so you can purchase for an individual or for a large organisation. We have an affordable pricing structure with discounts available for larger volumes. Simply let us know what courses you would like, how many employees you wish to train and we can tailor a package to suit your specific training needs. Simply ask us for a quote.

What is Activbase?

Activbase is a simple and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) from RealSense that you can use to access your online learning courses. It provides hosting, administration, distribution and tracking of learning activities from a single cloud based platform. Find out more about the features and benefits of Activbase.

Using our courses - Technical query? Forgotten my password?

Q: I have a technical issue, what should I do?

A: That’s an easy one. Please contact us. You can get in touch via our online form, email our support team or call your account manager or our technical support team today.

Q: I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

A: If you have forgotten or lost your Activbase password, you can request a password reset through our learning platform, Activbase.

Records and certificates - Is the course accredited? What if i fail? Can I download my certificate?

Q: Is the course accredited?

Most of our courses are accredited by relevant authorities / approval bodies applicable to the course such as CPD, RoSPA or IIRSM. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any specific standard / approval requirements.

Q: Will I get a certificate?

All courses come with a certificate of achievement in recognition of completing the course successfully. A digital record is stored with each learner’s history and certificates are available for access and download.

Q: What if I fail my course?

If you do not achieve the pass rate for the course then you will be given the opportunity to review the training content and attempt the assessment again. With some of the video based courses, the course may be locked on a third failed attempt, subject to a review by your organisation administrator of a member of the RealSense support team.

I have another question, can you help?

If you cannot find the answer to your question here or in our detailed Frequently Asked Questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help answer your queries, help get you started and make sure you are maximising our digital learning solutions throughout.

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