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Online Training and Learning

We know that these are unprecedented times with a lot of questions, uncertainties and challenges for everyone, particularly organisations trying to survive the crisis and come out stronger.

We are offering a range of online training courses, learning materials and coaching for organisations and individuals so you can continue with your professional development. On this page you will find a list of the courses we are offering with online delivery. We are actively looking at all our training courses and will be updating this list with further online courses as soon as they are available.  

Small Business Leadership Programme

Our Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP), is a free, government-funded 10-week training programme for senior leaders in SMEs. 

The SBLP focusses on delivering professional leadership development, as well as providing the practical skills necessary to help your business build resilience, tackle any challenges you face during and after Covid-19, and ultimately drive future growth. 

A range of our small business experts, including entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics, will deliver this online programme over the course of eight 90-minute, interactive webinars alongside two hours of independent and peer supported learning. As part of a group of business owners and leaders you will also build new networks and share insights and experiences.

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Transforming Organisational Culture - Principles and Practises of Restorative Just Culture

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria University are proud to present a four-day course on the principle and practises of Restorative Just Culture, which is also part of the learning encouraged in the NHS plan; We are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21 – action for us all.

This programme, delivered either via a virtual campus or face to face (Covid-19 measures permitting), is for any professionals and practitioners who are involved in the management and welfare of a range of stakeholders (employees, patients, clients) when an adverse event or incident has occurred.

You will learn how to manage these issues in a restorative way that minimises the negative impacts, maximises the learning and develop and organisational culture where people feel safe and one they can trust. 

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Carbon Champion: Carbon Footprinting and Reporting for Organisations

An increasing number of organisations, of all sizes and sectors, are placing a focus on Carbon Accounting, Carbon Management and Carbon Reporting. This course provides an introduction to climate change, carbon footprinting (GHG Accounting), carbon management and energy management, carbon reporting and carbon reduction. It presents an overview of different methodologies (e.g. the Greenhouse Gas Protocol) to identify, quantify and account and report GHG emissions and plan actions to reduce these.

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Climate Change: Risk, Opportunity and Business Resilience

Climate change is a complex topic where knowledge and understanding is changing at a rapid pace. Many organisations are placing more focus on the need to identify the risks and opportunities associated with climate change in order to best plan how to address these, for instance by integrating these into business resilience plans or building them into management systems such as ISO 14001.

This course has been designed for all those wishing to learn about climate change and the associated risks and opportunities, and how to manage these within a business. Typical attendees include environmental managers, sustainability managers, owners and directors.

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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

This course has been developed to provide learners with a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build upon. The wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles covered ensures that learners appreciate and understand the breadth of the sustainability agenda, and the focus on specific management tools and skills provides learners with an introduction to practical application that they will need when working within this arena.

Successful completion of the course and of the assessment enables Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). IEMA is the membership body for more than 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide.

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Online CPD in Employment Law

Choose from a selection of courses on employment law topics that interest you, develop your skills and keep up to date in this fast moving area of employment law.  New courses will be added throughout the year.  You can test your knowledge with self-test questions and it is up to you how many courses you wish to access. 

The subscription will give you immediate access (once you have enrolled) to a dedicated blackboard site containing a number of employment law CPD courses and you are entitled to access as many of them as you wish.  The courses provide at least 1 hour of CPD, and have been designed to develop your knowledge as well as provide CPD hours.  They are intuitive and straightforward to use.  All the courses are available anywhere in the world online through the blackboard site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so you will not need to purchase any additional software.

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Making Accountants Digital Enablers – Free Coaching

According to a recent poll by Sage (UK) Ltd 63% of SMEs believe accountants will be key in helping them through the Covid-19 crisis.

As part of Making Accountants Digital Enablers, in partnership with SAGE UK, we are offering FREE 1-2-1 coaching for accountants to guide them on how they can support their clients through the recovery period and adapt to working in the new world, ready for the future, pandemic or no pandemic?

Our coaching conversations will help:

• Maintain regular client communication

• Nurture the client/accountant relationship

• Develop confidence in offering broader business advice

• Explore ways to take the opportunity to grow the business

Coaching will take place via coaching conversation, webinars and online support tools as part of the Making Accountants Digital Enablers project. To take advantage of this FREE coaching offer, CPD points and FREE online support tools please contact us.

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