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Best short courses for your career

Best short courses for your career

Gaining new skills and qualifications throughout your career can bring huge benefits, such as career progression, a higher salary and improvements in your general job satisfaction. Here is a round up of the best short professional courses you can take at Derby College to benefit your career, no matter what stage you’re at.


E-learning – First Aid at Work

Get the knowledge you need to go on to achieve first aid qualification in a fun and interactive way, all from the comfort of your own home.


Finance – Finance for Non-Finance Directors: Site Broomfield Hall

A 7-hour workshop aimed at directors and senior managers looking to understand more about company finance.


First Aid – Level 2 Award in CPR & AED (Defibrillator) Training: Site Broomfield Hall

This 3-hour course is designed to train candidates in the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). It is recommended for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.


Health and Safety – Level 2 Award in Fire Safety: Site Broomfield Hall

A 7-hour course aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace.  This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens, fire marshals, etc.


Human Resources – Human Resources Toolkit for Managers: Site Broomfield Hall This short course is designed for any manager who wants a better understanding of their HR-related responsibilities and how to ensure they are following best practice approaches and keeping within the law. It is intended for HR Administrators, HR Officers, HR Managers, Business Owners, Directors, etc.


Advanced Excel, Intermediate Excel and Advanced Excel

Get the knowledge, skills and expertise to build practical, functional spreadsheets that aid productivity both in the workplace and at home with this short course.


ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management and ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management

ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualifications are internationally recognised and cater to all levels of management,  delivering technical knowledge, strategic insight and practical expertise. Qualifications are founded on work-based learning, with assessments based on projects that relate to the employer, ensuring learning is relevant.


Project Management – Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner

This 5-day course will train candidates on how to fully apply the nationally-recognised Prince2 principles to the running and management of projects.


People Skills – Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

This course will help you identify ways that can make a difference to customer service within your organisation., focusing on communication and relationship building.


Social Media Marketing

This social media course is a perfect beginners programme for the social media user in your organisation.

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