Professional Development Training Courses

Professional Development Training Courses

Local instructor-led live Professional Development training courses in the UK.



Professional Development Course Outlines

coachCoaching Skills7 hoursAudience

Staff who need to be fully prepared to deliver high quality Coaching sessions

- To individual members of their own staff
- To their teams
- To individuals who are not directly connected to their own teams but who would value their independent – and non-judgemental - input

Format of the course

A combination of:

- Facilitated Discussions
- Delegate Coaching sessions – with full feedback

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

- Define “Coaching” and explain in detail the use of Coaching to improve individual and team performance – particularly relating its use to understanding the reasons behind (and rectifying) under-performance
- Deliver meaningful Coaching Sessions
infavdconfInfluencing and Avoiding Conflict21 hoursAudience

- Staff who need to be fully aware of the issues surrounding Influencing and Avoiding Conflict with :

- Their colleagues
- Their bosses
- Their internal and external customers and stakeholders

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

- Appreciate the need to manage their own behaviour before they can influence others’ behaviour
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various communications media available
- Manage their internal and external customers and stakeholders


The course will be a highly-interactive combination of:

- Facilitated Discussions
- Slide Presentations
- Exercises and
- Case Studies
busicsBusiness Communication Skills35 hoursCommunication skills have long been recognised as essential to professional success and many a career has stalled, faltered or stagnated thanks to a lack of communication skills. Contrary to urban myth, few of us are born with this skill, instead most have either practised or learned from mistakes. This course is designed to assist delegates to improve their communication skills and in consequence their ability to work with others.

Mediation skills are subtly yet meaningfully different. Excellent communication is a pre-requisite but more important is the ability to listen and take note of what is being said. The role of the mediator is to help parties reach a solution to their problem and to arrive at an outcome that both parties are happy to accept. Mediators avoid taking sides, making judgements or giving guidance. They are simply responsible for developing effective communications and building consensus between the parties. This course also covers the wider range of skills, in addition to communication, that are required to be an effective mediator.
advyldshpAdvisory & Leadership Skills14 hoursThis course is part of the Data Scientist skill set (Domain: Advisory & Leadership).
ccarestrCustomer Care Strategy21 hoursA customer care strategy plays an important role in building customer satisfaction, helping you to retain loyal customers and increase levels of repeat business. Through good customer service you gain the client’s trust, enhance the company’s image and strengthen your competitive advantage in the market. This course focuses on strategies and skills for building lifelong customer relationships by developing valuable and effective customer-care strategies. Satisfied customers may, through conversations and story-telling, become voluntary ambassadors for your company and are highly likely to recommend your services to others. This workshop will also help participants communicate effectively, appropriately and clearly in all situations.


- Developing competencies in the area of professional customer care
- Increasing the efficiency of communication with customers
- Attaining the knowledge of how to get to the underlying needs and expectations of customers
- Building strong and sustainable relationships with clients
- Expanding the positive image of the company in the market
- Identifying, reducing, and overcoming objections and barriers
- Learning about personalities and communication preferences when dealing with clients
- Establsihing the ability to create an open environment for communication
- Developing skills to communicate clearly and effectively
- Identifying barriers to effective communication
- Mastering body language and non-verbal communication


- Role-playing
- Self-assessment tests
- Exercises in groups
- Individual work
- Practice sessions
- Lectures
- Discussions


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

- Adopt a focused customer care strategy
- Identify key customer issues
- Build the professional image of the company
- Adapt to specific customer behaviour styles
- Increase customer loyalty through exceptional customer service
- Develop communication abilities with clients
- Use techniques to build relationships
- Develop a personal action plan to improve customer service skills
- Show gestures of generosity and high quality customer care
- Use techniques to deal with difficult situations
- Recognise barriers to the delivery of outstanding customer service
unicorpUniversity to Industry – preparing for the transition7 hoursThis course is aimed at people who are about to begin or have just begun a professional career in industry. Designed to build an understanding and appreciation of the corporate workplace, the expectations and behaviours that post graduates will face when starting their career.

Following the course, a mentor will be assigned for a period of 6 months whereby upto 6 meetings will take place (via phone, skype, etc) on a 1-2-1 basis. The purpose of these meetings will be defined between the mentor and the mentee ahead of each session and will be focused on the issues that are most important to the mentee at the time.

Upcoming Professional Development Courses

CourseCourse DateCourse Price [Remote / Classroom]
Assertiveness - St Helier, Jersey, Channel IslesWed, 2018-09-05 09:30£1100 / £1575
Coaching Skills - SouthamptonWed, 2018-09-05 09:30£1100 / £1350
University to Industry – preparing for the transition - Exeter - The SenateWed, 2018-09-05 09:30N/A / £1400
Influencing and Avoiding Conflict - Aberdeen - Berry StreetMon, 2018-09-17 09:30£3300 / £4290
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Course Discounts

Course Venue Course Date Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
Excel VBA Introduction Belfast City Centre Mon, 2018-09-03 09:30 £2178 / £2678
Introduction to Selenium York - Priory Street Centre Tue, 2018-09-04 09:30 £1089 / £1239
Minitab for Statistical Data Analysis Cambridge Mon, 2018-09-10 09:30 £2574 / £3024
AWS: A Hands-on Introduction to Cloud Computing Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue Tue, 2018-09-11 09:30 £1287 / £1487
JMeter Fundamentals and JMeter Advanced Birmingham Tue, 2018-09-18 09:30 £2178 / £2828
Test Automation with Selenium St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles Tue, 2018-09-18 09:30 £2970 / £4395
Jenkins: Continuous Integration for Agile Development Manchester, King Street Thu, 2018-10-18 09:30 £2574 / £3224
CakePHP: Rapid Web Application Development Birmingham Tue, 2018-11-06 09:30 £4356 / £5656

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