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.

SEO: Get Found In Google By Customers

April 11, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

SEO is the antidote to GDPR - Your potential clients search Google when they want your products or services - Do you show up first in their search or are your competitors devouring all those queries? This half-day​ course will enable your organisation to properly compete for new business by providing SEO tools to "Get You Found in Google By Customers" - No "consent" required when your prospect contacts you for business! Price: Members £69; Affiliate £89; Non-Members £99

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

June 6, 2019 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 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Growing Your Business With Twitter & LinkedIn

June 11, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Properly use Twitter and LinkedIn & watch your business grow! Apply best practice for posting content, making connections, building and sustaining a dynamic web presence for your organisation. Make the most of your social media channels with this one-day Social Media training course. Price: Members £139; Affiliate £169; Non-Members £199

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

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

Google Analytics for Business

June 28, 2019 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 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Converting Website Visitors Into Customers

June 28, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make the most of website visitors by converting them to paying customers. Gain positive referrals and repeat business by creating a smooth, easy, and enjoyable experience for your website visitors. Transform your business website into a money-making machine with this afternoon course. Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members £99

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 2: Beyond The Basics

July 4, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Go beyond the basics of Excel 2016 with this intermediate training course. Delegates will be taken from the introductory basics to making more of the productive and effective features of Excel 2016 Software. Managing data and processing department information will ascend to a whole new level.

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

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

WordPress Essentials For Business

July 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wordpress Essentials for Business is a one day course designed for anyone in business who is tasked with adding, editing, or updating the company WordPress website. Many businesses utilise this easy and straightforward website software for the company website. Now with this training, you can either build or simply take proper care and maintenance of your business website without outside help! Price: Members: £139+vat; Affiliates: £169+vat; Non-Members: £199+vat

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

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

Ultimate Outlook: Power Users

July 12, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This Microsoft Outlook training will make it easy to be your most productive, organised and connected self to all of your staff and clients and will introduce you to the features and benefits of the power user" options of Outlook: The 20 percent of those Outlook functions that produce 80 percent of your desired results and help you better manage your day!

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

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

Excel Level 3: Power Users

July 25, 2019 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!

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

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

Excel Level 4 – PRO Users

August 8, 2019 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