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Open Courses

The majority of our work involves providing in-house training programmes to companies and organisations which are often tailored to their specific requirements. Training employees at the same time in a group not only ensures that they receive the same information, and that some are not taught different things or more or less than others, but also makes the training much more cost effective.

However, we also run some of our most popular courses as scheduled open courses at training locations across the United Kingdom, so that individuals or companies who only have one or two employees requiring the training can book on and attend.


Scheduled Open Courses

The following courses are scheduled as open courses at various locations across the UK. Please click on a button below to find out more information such as the course syllabus, dates, prices, and to book online.

These courses can all be run in-house for a group of your employees, and most can be tailored to your specific industry and the needs of your delegates. For more information about an in-house course, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form.


Management Courses

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

One of the main responsibilities of a manager is to make sure that employees are satisfied with their job and reaching their full potential. A manager who can energise his or her employees will have a team which has a much greater potential and capability of achieving company goals and objectives.

This 3-day programme brings together the key leadership skills that you will need to be an effective manager so that you can return to the workplace and deliver tangible results. The syllabus of the course covers a variety of topics over the three days including problem solving, decision making, leadership and workplace communication.




First Line Management Course

The most popular of our management training courses, the 2-day First Line Management course is specifically for people who are new to a management position or who are about to undertake a management position and have had no formal management training. Anyone who is new to a management or supervisory position will benefit from this course.

Run over two days, the syllabus of the First Line Management course will cover a wide range of topics to give new or inexperienced managers a firm understanding of the foundations needed to begin their journey as a manager.





Coaching & Mentoring Courses

ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications (Certificate and Diploma) in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

The qualifications are made up of three mandatory units which enable participants to develop their understanding of this level of coaching and mentoring, and are intended for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.




ILM Level 5 Business Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 5 Qualifications (Certificate and Diploma) in Business Coaching and Mentoring are highly accessible and have been designed for all tiers of director, manager and those at a supervisory level, as well as anyone involved in people development. They provide a detailed, pragmatic approach to coaching and mentoring using the very latest techniques.

The qualifications have been created to sharpen a leader's skills; and provide a detailed, pragmatic approach to coaching and mentoring using the very latest techniques.




BLF Master Coaching Diploma

The Business Learning Foundation's Master Coaching Diploma is comprised of the same course syllabus as the ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching courses, but without the additional work, time and expense that is required to achieve an ILM accredited qualification. It is therefore an ideal option for those delegates who do not require an ILM accredited coaching qualification.

As this course is accredited by ourselves, it can easily be tailored and modified to suit your industry and specific requirements when run as an in-house programme.




Advanced Coaching Certificate

The Business Learning Foundation's Advanced Coaching Certificate is comprised of the same course syllabus as the ILM Level 5 Business Coaching courses, but without the additional work, time and expense that is required to achieve an ILM accredited qualification. It is therefore an ideal option for those delegates who do not require an ILM accredited coaching qualification.

As this course is accredited by ourselves, it can easily be tailored and modified to suit your industry and specific requirements when run as an in-house programme.





Train The Trainer Course

Train The Trainer Course

Our 2-day Train The Trainer course provides the essential skills for people that are new to training, or simply wishing to refresh their skills. It will guide you through the full training cycle of identifying learner needs, designing training material that will hook your audience, delivering a successful course and evaluating the commercial validity of your training.

Our consultants have established themselves as experts in the field of training and they will be able to guide you through the training process from start to finish, ensuring that you leave the programme with the relevant skills to achieve tangible results.