Essential Skills For Work

Course Duration is 1 Day

£425.00 Plus VAT (per person)

Have more than 2 delegates? Talk to us about our closed group courses.

Delivery Method

Open Public Courses РVirtual Delivery Only  Closed Group Courses РFace To Face and Virtual Delivery

Business Benefit

A one day course in communication skills for those just starting work

Who Should Attend

Essential Skills For Work has been designed to help new starters who have limited work experience to quickly become effective as a new member of the work force. The course offers a practical set of tools and techniques instantly useable in the workplace. The content is designed to complement and support any induction and role specific skills and technical training the learners may be undertaking.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the communication options available when at work
Appreciate the barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them
Define and act on best practice in customer services
Understand and apply the concepts of internal and external customers
Apply good telephone manners and techniques
Understand the importance of correct spelling and grammar and etiquette for written communications
Understand how to structure written communications
Appreciate and apply appropriate style, content and etiquette for email
Know how and when to use social media in the work environment
Know how best to dress for work
Develop and deploy improved interpersonal skills
Understand their natural team roles and how to work best in a team

Course Content

The three elements of communication
Choosing the right method of communication
Customer Service
Who are my customers?
What does good customer service look like?
How to manage complaints
Professional Telephone Skills
Telephone techniques including live role play of different scenarios
Talking Business skills practice, choosing the right words that work for work
Email for the workplace
Tone and content, why are emails different to other forms of written communication?
Structuring an email in the workplace
Difficult emails and how to respond
Best practice on attachments, errors and style
Team working
Belbin team roles
Interpersonal skills
Understanding other peoples motivations?
Dress codes

How to Book

Dates below represent open public courses only. To book this course, please select an available date and click the book now button below to complete the booking. Have two or more people to train – you may consider a closed group course. Contact us on [email protected] to discuss specific date and delivery requirements.


Measuring The Success


The purpose of your training is learning new skills and/or changing behaviour. We can help you measure this!

To evaluate how successfully the attendees are doing this, delegates can attend a Workplace Implementation session during the skills transfer period. The cost of the session is £595+VAT delivered virtually and lasts for 2.5 hours.

During the Workplace Implementation session the individuals will either on a 1-2-1 basis or as a group discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced during their skills transfer period.
This will include what they are doing differently as a direct result of the training and how this has positively impacted the organisation.
This is an excellent way to encourage the learning, support the skills transfer into the workplace and act as a measure to evaluate the training.

We compile this information into a report so that you have evidence of your return on investment.