Courses Focus on Valuable Work Skills

17 Feb 2017

In an ever-changing and fast-paced corporate world, training and development is an indispensable function.  Whether it’s learning how to effectively manage a team, or oversee wellbeing within the workplace, City College Plymouth is running a wide range of short courses for businesses this month.

Taking on a management role can be daunting and having the skill to lead comes more naturally to some than others. The Management Skills course is designed to develop the skills of new managers, enabling them to work effectively and efficiently to support and motivate their team. This course will identify some of the typical characteristics and traits of successful leaders, and explore different approaches. Focusing on the key aspects of leading an effective and productive team, this one-day workshop aims to help participants to understand when and how to use different leadership styles and approaches. It will explore the importance of team dynamics, how to plan activities, give constructive feedback and develop strategies for motivating a team.

With great power comes great responsibility - understanding and managing health and safety in the workplace is a fundamental part of business. Whether you work in an office or not it should be a high priority. The Working Safely course offers an introduction to health and safety for managers and those responsible for overseeing well-being in the workplace. This course covers a wide range of topics including: causes of accidents, risk management, legislation and its effect on managing health and safety, health and safety policy, human behaviour and health and safety and staff training and communications.


“Having the necessary skills to manage as well as look after your team is important in any business,” said City College Key Account Manager, Matt Maclean. A well-managed, healthy team is more likely to work effectively and efficiently. Knowing how to correctly manage a team is difficult if it doesn’t come naturally - therefore being taught the necessary skills is vital to new managers. Health and safety can be a dry topic, however, looking after the welfare of your team is something all those in a leadership role should take into consideration.


"The College offers a range of courses specifically designed to enable employers to solve skills gaps, or update existing skills, crucial in helping businesses to function effectively and remain competitive.”


Working Safely is running every Wednesday, from 1 to 22 March, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Management Skills is running on Thursday 2 March, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Both courses are being held at Kings Road.


There are a limited amount of spaces, so early booking is advised through the online store, calling 01752 305026, or by e-mailing The full range of business support courses is available on the College’s 


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