Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

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Course Overview

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs for short) are used to ensure consistency and quality within the organisation and ensures that the right people are trained for the job.

This course will help the learner gain knowledge for the theory behind and practical tips for implementing Standard Operating Procedures. Including, understanding what a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is, understanding the value of SOP’s, assessments and training matrices – and understanding how to write all three documents.

The functions of SOP include:

  • Training of staff
  • A means of standardisation and sharing best practice
  • A tool to help manage the workplace
  • An audit document – training, risk, best practice
  • Document control and discipline BD/ISO accreditation

The principles of ‘Lean’ are also used: Lean is often described as an approach for providing products or services that a customer requires on-time, of the right quality, at the right price, in the right amount, whilst meeting budgetary constraints and continually reducing costs.

The overall aim of this module is to give you a broad knowledge of the theory behind, and the tips for undertaking, Standard Operating Procedures (or SOPs).

Having completed this Virtual College course learners will be able to:

  • Understand what a Standard Operating Procedure is
  • Understand the value of SOPs, assessments and training matrices
  • Understand how to write all three documents

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction
  • Lean Principles
  • Introduction to Standard Operating Procedure
  • How to write a Standard Operating Procedure
  • Assessments and Training Matrices


The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 3 - 4 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This e-learning course is aimed at anyone within an organisation wishing to standardise practice and improve productivity. Although this module uses examples and scenarios from a Health and Social Care setting, it is equally useful to anyone outside of this sector, who would like to understand Standard Operating Procedures.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.