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.

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Training

September 26, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is more relevant than ever to International Trade business and it will continue to be relevant whatever happens when we exit the EU. It streamlines your customs process whether an importer or exporter. But how does it work? Who can apply? How do we get the most out of AEO status? These questions and more will be answered on this one-day AEO training course in Preston.

Price: Members: £169; Affiliate: £189; Non-Member: £199

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

Successful Supervisory Management

September 26, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Skilled managers lead staff effectively, whatever their personality and skills while supervising staff, complex tasks, and projects. When they do this well, the team is engaged and more productive, customers are satisfied, and therefore the company’s overall profitability increases. However, training is crucial to develop these "next level" skills.

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

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

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for International Trade

September 27, 2018 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

Writing Third Party Contracts & Terms & Conditions

September 27, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Operate your business or department with confidence and assurance, knowing that you have done your "due diligence" and have legally protected your organisation contractually. This half-day course is designed to help you do exactly that by developing sound practical skills in establishing proper third party contracts and terms and conditions. This afternoon course follows the IPR 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

Safety Compliance in The Workplace: Are You Compliant?

October 2, 2018 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 and 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

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

Minute Taking Skills Made Easy

October 5, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Gain skills to listen to meeting discussions, understand what has happened, identify the decisions/policies made and record them in such a way that people who were not there can clearly understand what has happened. This half-day course takes delegates through the process of understanding the role of the minute taker as well as providing tips. tricks and templates to ensure that their minutes are clear and accurate.

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

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

Managing Stress In The Workplace

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

Manage stress in yourself and your staff more effectively by understanding the root causes of stress. Receive tools and approaches to better manage the harmful psychological and physical symptoms that can be so debilitating in the personal and work lives of individuals. This afternoon course will enable you to understand better how to identify and help to manage stress in your own work life and the lives of your team.

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

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