Commercial Training

A small selection of commercial courses open to Herts based employers in a variety of subjects.  Browse through to see where you can take advantage of training opportunities to up skill your staff and grow your business. The training providers will meet with you to discuss your individual requirements and tailor these course for your individual company needs.  Please email the Herts Growth Hub Skills Brokerage Service team: skills@hertsgrowthhub.com for more information 

COMMERCIAL TRAINING

A small selection of commercial courses open to Herts based employers in a variety of subjects.  Browse through to see where you can take advantage of training opportunities to up skill your staff and grow your business.  The training providers will meet with you to discuss your individual requirements and tailor these course for your individual company needs.

University of Hertfordshire Business School Short Courses

How to Present with Impact

This one-day course will help you refresh your presentation skills and acquire new ones. You will look at the basics of presentation, thinking about what makes a good presentation, with or without technical aids such as PowerPoint. You will have a chance to test your own presentation skills in a safe environment and spend time reflecting on what you do well and what can be improved.

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Understanding the principles of presentation
  • Venue, audience and other key variables
  • Pitch and Posture
  • Presenting with clarity – telling a story
  • Dealing with difficult or tricky questions
  • Your personal presentation SWOT analysis

 

Managing Change

This course will provide an overview of the types of organisational change, the individual change process and the relationship with implementing change and different leadership styles.

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Understanding of your own orientation to change
  • Understanding the change process
  • Dealing with resistance to change

University of Hertfordshire

MSc Business and Organisation Strategy

About the Course

Here at Hertfordshire Business School, we’ve designed a part-time MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy to help busy professionals develop their senior management skills.

If you’d like to build on your business or management experience, deepen your knowledge and open up new career possibilities, this degree is an exciting opportunity to fit postgraduate study around your existing work schedule.

When you graduate, you’ll not only achieve an MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy, but also a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 extended diploma in Management and Leadership. This highly respected diploma also gives you exemptions from some of the CMI’s additional qualifications, so if you’re aiming for Chartered Manager status, you’ll achieve it sooner.

The course develops your management skills in a whole range of areas, including:

  • personal development planning
  • strategic business planning
  • managing business strategy
  • resource management
  • project and risk management
  • financial management
  • strategic corporate social responsibility management
  • information management
  • managing organisational change
  • research skills for business and management

At the same time, our Master’s equips you to undertake in-depth research and communicate complex business ideas – excellent skills for advancing your career and your business.

At Hertfordshire Business School, we welcome postgraduate students with a first degree in any subject at 2:2 level or above, working in a management role. However, if you don’t have a degree but can provide evidence of at least three years’ relevant, substantive management experience, we’ll also consider your application.

This is a two-year, modular Master’s with block teaching (Thursday/Friday) with one follow up teaching day per module.  We attract a highly motivated community of postgraduate students with diverse business experience. Joining them on our Hertfordshire campus, you’ll learn in an interactive, workshop-based environment, working on strategic challenges with small groups of fellow students.

After each study block, you’ll carry on independent study with the support of our academic team. Studying alongside your working life is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience, giving you valuable opportunities to directly and immediately apply what you learn.

Partnerships and Opportunities

This programme has been created in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to give you a highly respected dual qualification when you graduate. The Institute’s direct input into the course means it’s embedded with the very latest organisational best practice, as well as strategic thinking from a broad range of business sectors.

In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a work-based project. This allows you to explore a current, relevant business issue or opportunity in real depth. We’ll assign you an individual personal tutor to support you through the project, helping you make the most of this opportunity to develop your business, implement an effective strategy and drive positive change.

Why Choose this Course?

  • This sought-after dual award course gives you a Master’s degree, plus a respected Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • It’s been specifically designed to fit flexibly around your working life, with block study and additional academic support.
  • The course is an ideal opportunity for existing managers planning to progress their careers by moving into senior leadership roles.
  • Working alongside your studies, you’ll be able to directly and immediately apply what you learn.
  • We’ve created a highly engaged workshop-based learning environment, where you’ll collaborate with fellow students and receive ongoing online support.

Professional Accreditations

This University of Hertfordshire dual-award postgraduate course has been created with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as a Master’s qualification.

Your Diploma also gives you eligibility for Chartered Manager recognition, enabling you to be quicker in achieving this status.

 

University of Hertfordshire

MSc Business and Organisation Strategy

About the Course

Here at Hertfordshire Business School, we’ve designed a part-time MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy to help busy professionals develop their senior management skills.

If you’d like to build on your business or management experience, deepen your knowledge and open up new career possibilities, this degree is an exciting opportunity to fit postgraduate study around your existing work schedule.

When you graduate, you’ll not only achieve an MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy, but also a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 extended diploma in Management and Leadership. This highly respected diploma also gives you exemptions from some of the CMI’s additional qualifications, so if you’re aiming for Chartered Manager status, you’ll achieve it sooner.

The course develops your management skills in a whole range of areas, including:

  • personal development planning
  • strategic business planning
  • managing business strategy
  • resource management
  • project and risk management
  • financial management
  • strategic corporate social responsibility management
  • information management
  • managing organisational change
  • research skills for business and management

At the same time, our Master’s equips you to undertake in-depth research and communicate complex business ideas – excellent skills for advancing your career and your business.

At Hertfordshire Business School, we welcome postgraduate students with a first degree in any subject at 2:2 level or above, working in a management role. However, if you don’t have a degree but can provide evidence of at least three years’ relevant, substantive management experience, we’ll also consider your application.

This is a two-year, modular Master’s with block teaching (Thursday/Friday) with one follow up teaching day per module.  We attract a highly motivated community of postgraduate students with diverse business experience. Joining them on our Hertfordshire campus, you’ll learn in an interactive, workshop-based environment, working on strategic challenges with small groups of fellow students.

After each study block, you’ll carry on independent study with the support of our academic team. Studying alongside your working life is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience, giving you valuable opportunities to directly and immediately apply what you learn.

Partnerships and Opportunities

This programme has been created in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to give you a highly respected dual qualification when you graduate. The Institute’s direct input into the course means it’s embedded with the very latest organisational best practice, as well as strategic thinking from a broad range of business sectors.

In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a work-based project. This allows you to explore a current, relevant business issue or opportunity in real depth. We’ll assign you an individual personal tutor to support you through the project, helping you make the most of this opportunity to develop your business, implement an effective strategy and drive positive change.

Why Choose this Course?

  • This sought-after dual award course gives you a Master’s degree, plus a respected Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • It’s been specifically designed to fit flexibly around your working life, with block study and additional academic support.
  • The course is an ideal opportunity for existing managers planning to progress their careers by moving into senior leadership roles.
  • Working alongside your studies, you’ll be able to directly and immediately apply what you learn.
  • We’ve created a highly engaged workshop-based learning environment, where you’ll collaborate with fellow students and receive ongoing online support.

Professional Accreditations

This University of Hertfordshire dual-award postgraduate course has been created with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as a Master’s qualification.

Your Diploma also gives you eligibility for Chartered Manager recognition, enabling you to be quicker in achieving this status

Oaklands College 

Fast Track Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Our fast track chartered manager degree apprenticeship is a new innovative and unique two year part-time fast track pathway to a BA (Hons) in Business and Management. The fast track pathway has been designed for existing managers and prior experience can be accredited towards the degree.
 
This programme is delivered by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with University Campus St Albans (UCSA). Find out more
 
Why choose this course?
 
 . Make experience count – no formal qualifications needed to apply
 . Exemption from 50% of degree time by completing a short course to accredit your prior experience (APL)
 . Designed for existing managers and delivered in personalised small workshops
 . BA (Hons) Business and Management awarded by the University of Hertfordshire
 . Dual accreditation on completion of degree (ILM Level 6 and CMI Level 5)
 . Chartered Manager status
 . Fees covered by the government levy through the employer
 
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Groundwork East  -  Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (City & Guilds)

This Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for learners wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Green Card, to access construction sites in the UK as a non-skilled worker.

In order to achieve the Green Card applicants require a formal knowledge-based qualification, the ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ award.  Achievement of this award will demonstrate the applicant’s understanding of key issues affecting safe working practices on UK construction sites.

The course requires learners to attend a three day course with an exam on day three.  Up to 12 people per course. 

The exam takes place at Groundwork East’s premises near Hatfield.  Other sessions can be held elsewhere.

Course cost £1,400 plus VAT per group of up to 12.

Plus:

  • £40 per head registration and certification fees
  • Venue hire costs (if applicable)

Exemplas

Management and Leadership Qualifications

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

We can support you to enhance your career through the achievement of a management and leadership qualification on a fully-flexible distance learning basis:

  • You choose the units you want to complete
  • You study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Your assessor is on hand throughout to provide support, encouragement and feedback.

How it works

Step 1

You will be introduced to your assessor who will support you not only to choose the appropriate level and size of qualification but also to select the right mix of component units.

Step 2

You will be registered as a student with the CMI and for the duration of your study you will be given full access to the Institute’s huge online learning library. Your assessor will give you a CMI workbook for each unit and assignment instructions and guidance.

Step 3

At times that are convenient to you, you undertake your own research in line with the guidance provided and complete the CMI workbook.

Step 4

You prepare your assignment and submit it to your assessor for review. Your assessor will provide comprehensive feedback on all elements and where additional work is needed, he/she will give you clear guidance about what is required. You edit your assignment and resubmit for marking and feedback.

There is no expectation that you will achieve a pass first time – the submission and feedback process is part of the learning and your assessor will support you until you achieve a pass in the unit. The cycle continues until you have achieved your full qualification.

 

Qualifications available

Levels

We offer the full range of Level 3 First Line Manager, Level 5 Management and Leadership and Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications.

Units, credits and qualification options

Within each qualification framework there is a choice of units, each unit having a ‘credit value’. Depending on the total number of units you complete and credits achieved you can gain an Award, Certificate, Diploma or, at Levels 5 and 7, Extended Diploma. Prices start from £300 and we are happy to discuss staged payments.