Business skills

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Browse our business skills courses below and enrol today!

  1. Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Business skills for creative businesses

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. Developing a marketing strategy

    Course Date: Mon 19 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Looking in depth at communicating your brand offline or online, you will be provided with the foundations to create a

    marketing strategy to suit your business and budget.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Understanding project management

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What is Project Management, why is it important and what skills and tools do we need to manage a project? Get started in this one day course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Create your elevator pitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to introduce yourself and what you do. With a good pitch, you can avoid rambling, sound professional, and introduce your business with confidence when someone asks 'What do you do?'.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Publish your first book online

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to publish your first book electronically on the Amazon Kindle and other e-book devices using an existing Word document. You'll need good internet skills and experience of using Word.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Strategy: introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Build your career confidence by learning basic strategic management practices and procedures that will help you implement your company's strategic plans.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. Developing and managing your brand

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    A brand defines how people see and relate to your business or product. A well-developed brand strategy makes your brand recognizable, relatable and your business more successful and valuable. In this course we will focus on the process of create a strong, memorable and compelling brand strategy that goes well beyond designing a logo.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. An introduction to project management

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to learn about project management? You will learn techniques to ensure that controlled management of a project is obtained from start to finish.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Strategy: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further build your career confidence by learning intermediate strategic management practices and procedures to help implement your company’s strategic plans.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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