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.

Creating Great Content For Social Media

June 14, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Grow your online network while promoting your brand, goods, and services to potential clients by creating engaging content for your social media channels like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Learn what content is best to market your services and what content works best on each platform. This social media content creation course is packed with useful information to transform the way you interact online.

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

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

Paid Search Strategies: Get Web Customers Fast!

June 19, 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

June 19, 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.

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

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

Excel 2016 Level 4 – PRO Users

June 21, 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

WordPress Fundamentals For Business

June 27, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wordpress Fundamentals for Business is a one day course that is designed for business owners, directors, marketing managers, or anyone who creates, edits, and maintains a WordPress website for their orgranisation and how to drive traffic from Google using powerful Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategies and plugins in Wordpress.

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

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

Train The Trainer: Develop Your Own Staff

June 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Train your team in virtually any subject or topic by learning to identify their training needs, developing their learning objectives, and then designing and delivering a finished programme. This course covers these essential skills needed to be an effective trainer or learning development specialist for your organisation so that you can develop your own staff!

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

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

Brexit Preparedness for International Trade

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

Be prepared for life after the EU: From changes in export documentation to the competitiveness of products, in this new era we will explain the impact from different perspectives and how this can and will affect UK companies. This course will help you start planning now and put a strategy in place to adapt to any new changes that become applicable.

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

Import Procedures – Level 2 – BCC Accredited

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

Expand your supply chain here in the UK by bringing in goods from overseas legally and more cost effectively with the tools and techniques provided on this BCC accredited half-day course. Import Procedures Level 2 training is suitable for all key people involved in importing, including business owners, managers, purchasing, procurement, finance, and operations departments.

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

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

Writing Copy That Sells!

July 3, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Develop the marketing skills of your staff with this copy writing course and reach new and existing clients with effective language and style. They will be writing copy in a way that actually sells your organisation's goods and services while avoiding sector-specific jargon that might turn prospective clients away.

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

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

Managing Conflict Effectively

July 3, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Meet the challenges of complex personalities on your workforce and increase staff profitability by effectively handling conflict and problems in the workplace - preparing for them BEFORE they arise. With the skills learned in this one-day course, conflict can be managed effectively and greatly reduce the risk of negative impact that conflict can bring.

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

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