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.

Employment Law Essentials

March 27, 2019 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.

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

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

Customs Procedures & Documentation

March 28, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ensure that your organisation imports and exports goods both cost-effectively and in full legal compliance with this one-day international trade course. This BCC-accredited session is suitable for both new and experienced international trade staff (including purchasing, finance, and operations departments) looking to save their organisation both time and money by staying up-to-date in their knowledge of customs procedures and documentation. Price: Members: £99; Affiliate: £129; Non-Member: £149

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

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

Incoterms – Level 2 – BCC Accredited

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

Make certain that all international trade parties clearly understand their responsibilities in performing trade under the given contract with this half-day international trade course on Incoterms. Eliminate potential inconsistencies in language by giving all parties the same definition of specific terms within your trade agreements and prevent unnecessary and costly delays and mistakes. Price: Members: £99; Affiliate: £129; Non-Member: £149

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

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

How To Use Agents & Distributors for International Trade

March 29, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Expand into foreign markets easier and in a more manageable way by learning how to use agents and distributors legally and practically with this half-day course. Learn about the agreements needed to cover your organisation when working with agents, distributors and even directly with customers in the foreign marketplace. Take advantage of the expertise of Forbes Solicitors’ John Pickervance as he takes you through Making Use of Agents and Distributors for International Trade

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

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

BID Writing: Beyond The Basics

March 29, 2019 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

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for International Trade

March 29, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Your intellectual property belongs to no one but you and this course will show you how to keep it that way! Develop sound practical skills that can be applied to the IPR of your organisation from a legal expert who represents and advises businesses across Lancashire on the very subject of IPR and copyright. This morning course will precede the Third Party Contracts course as part of a back-to-back offering.

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

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

Crisis Media Management

March 29, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

When problems strike - whether it’s a public safety issue, faulty goods or service or an unfortunate accident - it’s vital that you’re prepared. Develop your skills to handle both interrogation from the mainstream media and adverse reaction on 24/7 social media channels. Preserve your brand integrity and communicate critical information in the right way to the right people with this one-day course!

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

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

Safety Compliance in The Workplace: Are You Compliant?

April 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fulfill your statutory duties and satisfy the requirements of supplier accreditation processes with this training course to comprehend significant and foreseeable risks, absolute and reasonably practicable duties, and solutions to meet the need of their business(s). The course demonstrates expected standards, and practical exercises to assess your own compliance level anf helps to reduce current and future levels of sickness absence and lost time to accidents.

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

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

Excel Level 4 – PRO Users

April 4, 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. *THIS COURSE REQUIRES A LAPTOP/MOUSE WITH EXCEL 2016 or NEWER. Price Members: £139+vat; Affiliates: £169+vat; Non-Members: £199+vat

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

Export Documentation – Level 2 BCC Accredited

April 4, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Essential training on Export documentation so that Exporters can provide accurate information concerning all export consignments required for international trade. This morning course is designed for Export Staff involved in the administration of Export Issues and covers all relevant aspects of dealing with export documentation for both EU procedures and exports to overseas customers, while highlighting documentary requirements, as well as compliance with Customs requirements.

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

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