Training and development

Training and development is not only key to keeping your staff motivated, but also essential to improving your overall business efficiency.  At North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce we offer a comprehensive support package to develop the skills of your workforce and improve the overall performance of your business.

We offer a year round calendar of popular training course and can also offer bespoke courses, tailored to your specific needs.

See below for details of our upcoming courses and if you have any specific training requirements please contact us.

Excel Level 3: Power Users

August 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Use the true “power” features and functions to solve complex problems while turning raw date into clear usable information that supports measurable initiatives by working with large worksheets, using logical and date functions ‘nesting’ functions advanced formatting features, styles, auto-format, format painter, sparklines, conditional formatting and data bars, working with data lists and tables, (Sorting, Filtering, Sub-Totals) and using charts in Excel. After this course, you will truly be a "Power" user! Members £139; Affiliates £169; Non-Members £189

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Mastering Microsoft WORD: Power Users

September 6, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn powerful (and hidden) Microsoft Word techniques designed to make you and your staff, masters of Microsoft Word and more productive and effective members of your organisation. Save time and effort on daily tasks when working with large Word documents, with the new techniques you gain on this course. You will wonder why you've been doing it the long way all those years! Price: Members £139; Affiliate £169; Non-Members £189

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Growing Your Business With Twitter & LinkedIn

September 11, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Grow your business by learning to properly utilise both Twitter and LinkedIn social media platforms. Apply best practice for posting content, making connections, building and sustaining a dynamic web presence for your organisation. Success in business is dependent on making the most of your social media channels and this full-day training course will help you accomplish that!

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate Members £169; Non-Members £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Excel 2016 Level 4 – PRO Users

September 20, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This advanced Microsoft Excel training course will teach you to use the advanced features of Excel to their full extent for your business or department. Configure and reproduce company data in a list using PivotTables, edit and analyse complex data by creating and utilising Scenarios, Goal Seek and Solver, incorporate built-in functions into a worksheet, work with controls and record macros.

Price: Members: £139 + vat, Affiliate members: £169 + vat, Non-members: £189 + vat, Laptop rental: £20 + vat

Contact: To reserve your place, call 01253 347063 or email training@lancschamber.co.uk

Google Adwords: Pay-Per-Click Academy

September 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Google Adwords: Pay-Per-Click Academy will provide you or your team with the absolute essentials of this popular and effective ad platform. Learn cutting edge approaches to building and constructing campaigns, bid optimisation and keyword targeting that will drive more traffic to your website — and more revenue to your bottom line.

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Paid Search Strategies: Get Web Customers Fast!

October 3, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn the essentials of Pay-per-click (PPC) strategies and techniques for search engines, Social Media ads, and other websites to top up your Digital Marketing strategy and to make the most of your Pay-per-click spend by placing PPC ads like a pro resulting in web traffic you need, right now!

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

SEO: Get Found In Google By Customers

October 3, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn everything you need to know to increase your visibility in search engines and get found by your customers through driving the right quality, organic traffic to your website using proven SEO principles from our Google Certified specialist trainer.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Excel Level 1: The Fundamentals

October 4, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Develop staff who are absolute beginners, fairly new to Excel, or those with limited experience in working with formulas and building spreadsheets from scratch. Gain a firm foundation on your Excel knowledge with this one day course, this is a perfectly designed course for a top up or an up-skill in the foundational elements toward truly benefiting from Excel.

Price: Members: £139 + vat, Affiliate members: £169 + vat, Non-members: £189 + vat, Laptop rental: £20 + vat

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Google Analytics for Business

October 30, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This full-day course will delve into ways to use Google Analytics to gather more meaningful data, analyze it better and make your website perform higher and more visible to searches online. From setting up tracking to speeding up your site and benchmarking your website data, this course will help you to be found by more potential clients who search online!

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Converting Website Visitors Into Customers

October 31, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make the most of your website visitors by turning them into paying customers. Gain positive referrals and repeat business by creating a smooth, easy, and enjoyable experience for your website visitors. Your business website can be easily transformed into a money-making machine and this course will show you how!

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063