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

Recruitment & Retention: Winning & Keeping Your Stars

August 29, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Recruit and retain star employees, with this half day course. Learn successful techniques from author and HR expert John Huckstepp to find those diamonds in the rough and KEEPING them on your team. This course is for anyone in personnel management whether new to HR or looking to top-up their skill set in recruitment & retention. Members £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

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

Employment Law Essentials

August 29, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Avoid unnecessary tribunal claims by training your managers and HR Team to work confidently in Employment Law issues with this half-day course and keep abreast of developments in Employment Law despite these many changes taking place. This course helps business owners and managers to understand what they need to do to comply with the law. Members: £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

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

BID Writing: Beyond The Basics

August 30, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bid writing to win public and private sector business will be simplified and faster for your team with this half-day course. Whether you are a beginner who needs to go through the whole procurement process from start to finish, or more experienced and looking for a refresher course to improve your organisation's quality of submission and success rate, you won't have to worry about the expenses associated with "getting it wrong" as this course will show you how to "get it right" the first time!

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

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

Emergency First Aid At Work – Level 3 Certified 3-Day Course

August 13, 2018

August 30, 2018 to the August 31, 2018

from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

For high-risk high foot-traffic organisations to gain the knowledge & skills to summon help & give safe, prompt & effective emergency first aid to a casualty in the workplace following an injury or illness. This course is essential for anyone looking to gain an understanding of first aid in the workplace. The Three-Day Level 3 First Aid at Work is an essential certification for anyone looking to become the designated first aider in their company.

Price: Members: £159; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £179

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

Fire Safety Fire Marshal Course

September 3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gain the knowledge and understanding of fire awareness within your workplace en route to fulfilling the role of Fire Marshal for your organisation. Through the identification of your role in fire prevention, the role of Fire Marshal can be filled completely.

Price: Members: £65; Affiliate: £75; Non-Members: £85

Contact: Chamber Training Centre: 01253 347063 or via Email training@lancschamber.co.uk

Marketing Unwrapped: Getting Your Message Right

September 4, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This thought-provoking session will demystify marketing, giving a valuable overview of the techniques available today and what is manageable for SMEs in this world of fast moving technology and fierce competition. Learn values-based marketing communication techniques to enable your organisation to connect on a much deeper level with your intended audience both internally and externally in an authentic, far more effectual way.

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

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

Health and Safety In The Workplace Level 2

September 4, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This course enables you to create the safest workplace for your organisation to protect your staff, clients, and contractors by increased understanding of health and safety procedures in the workplace, therefore, reducing the risk of work-related injuries. Failure to comply with the law renders companies and individuals liable to prosecution. This Health and Safety course is designed to protect the well being of employers, visitors and customers which makes good business sense for compliance, employee retention, and profitability! Members: £65; Affiliates: £75; Non-Members: £85

Price: Members: £65; Affiliate: £75; Non-Members: £85

Contact: Chamber Training Team: 01253 347063 or via Email training@lancschamber.co.uk

Managing Better: Using Emotional Intelligence

September 5, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Better understand yourself and your staff by gaining management skills to be more self-aware and to manage your reactions better. Learn to assess others' emotions more effectively and deal with them successfully for enhanced performance.

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

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

Incoterms – Level 2 – BCC Accredited

September 5, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ensure that all international trade parties clearly understand their responsibilities in performing trade under the given contract with this half-day course on Incoterms. In just one morning of training you will eliminate potential inconsistencies in language by giving all parties the same definition of specific terms within your trade agreements.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

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