AGCC is forever committed to the development of skills and learning in Aberdeen and the North-East. We fully understand our market and have adapted our training provision to ensure all organisations, large and small, have the opportunity to enhance their skills.

 

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Our Training

Skills and Training

In 2014 you can choose from;

• 63 core short course subjects to be delivered throughout 2014,

• 191 scheduled course dates,

• NEW! On Demand training service,

• 6 partner relationships with local and national organisations, broadening our training provision to members,

• NEW! ELearning provision offering accessible and flexible training,

• In house training design and delivery,

• Vocational Qualifications in management and leadership,

• Business Mentoring programme offering support for businesses.

We have a learning experience to satisfy every type of learner and requirement. We pride ourselves on quality service provision, adaptability and competitive pricing.

ILM

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is an awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK. It is also a professional membership body for leaders and managers in the UK — providing a wide range of career support services to members.

ILM qualifications are practically based and designed to complement the individual's role at work. Aligned to the UK's Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), ILM qualifications begin at level 2, such as the ILM Award in Team Leading, and continue up to level 7, such as the ILM Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Executive Management.

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e-learning

Health and Safety

Covering a range of Health and Safety topics for those uncertain of their responsibilities, AGCC now provides a comprehensive online learning service courtesy of our sister Chamber, Essex Chambers of Commerce. A full list of courses and content can be viewed here.

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In-house Courses

In-house Courses

Selecting the best and most effective training for your employees can vastly improve your chances of success.

It can help build your competitive advantage and equip your employees with the skills that your business needs. Research shows that training your employees can bring your business an increase in productivity, profits, motivation and higher customer satisfaction.

Businesses often decide that in-house training is the most cost-effective way to improve the skills of their employees. In house courses:

• can be scheduled at business convenience,

• are focused, consistent and relevant to your business needs,

• peripheral expenses such as travel and accommodation are reduced,

AGCC's in-house training can take several forms:

• An off-the-shelf training programme,

• A training course designed and delivered by AGCC,

• A training programme tailored to your needs and managed by AGCC,

• A blended approach to training including on and off the job learning, courses and coaching.

AGCC's in house training courses accommodate up to 10 delegates per course and, by selecting one of the above options, can be highly flexible and cost effective training option.

Please contact training@agcc.co.uk if you wish to book or require further information.

 

VQs

Vocational Qualifications

At Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, we understand that you are an individual, with unique aspirations and goals. No matter what you want to achieve, the Chamber will help you every step of the way. Whether you are at the start of your career or seeking to move up through your organisation, we'll give you the support and guidance to help you succeed at every stage of your career by achieving a vocational qualification.

We offer Vocational Qualifications in:

• Business & Administration

• Customer Service

• Management & Leadership

• Learning & Development

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Funding

Training budgets

Attention all training budget holders!

Please check out this time limited offer from Skills Development Scotland. You could be eligible for up to £5,000 towards training costs.

The focus of the programme called "Flexible Training Opportunities" is to support learning activity which promotes improved workplace productivity, helping to increase organisational resilience through this period of economic recovery.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will provide a financial contribution of 50% of the training costs to a maximum of £5,000 to businesses to allow you to invest in learning and development of your staff, and so help support the sustainability and growth of small businesses within Scotland.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

You can apply for Flexible Training Opportunities if:

The total employee headcount for the business applying for this funding is 150 or less,

The business and the employees participating in the programme are based in Scotland,

The business or enterprises is a private sector organisation including voluntary and community not-for-profit status,

The business is privately run or funded out with the Public Sector.

The programme is also open to businesses operating as sole traders or freelancers (as defined below).

They are a sole trader if:

They are trading as an individual

The business finances cannot be separated from their personal finances insofar as a sole trader carries unlimited liability and is personally responsible for obligations incurred.

They are a freelancer if you are currently:

Employed on a fixed term contract of not more than 364 days.

What type of training will be supported?

What type of training will be supported?

Below is a list of the type of training that is eligible for support. This list is not exhaustive but a guide to the type of activity:

Vocational Qualifications including individual units

Master Classes

Learning based on National Occupational Standards

Industry recognised qualifications

First line supervisory management

Workshops

Taster sessions

AGCC have an extensive list of soft skills training courses, all of which are eligible under the FTO scheme.

What types of training will not be supported?

What types of training will not be supported?

Legislative or statutory training will not be funded through Flexible Training Opportunities. This is any non-negotiable training that is required by legislation or statute - regardless of your own rules and regulations - to comply with the law and requirements of regulatory bodies as below:

• To carry out duties safely and efficiently,

• To protect employees from harm,

• To maintain competence to required standards.

Below is a list of the type of training that is not eligible for support. This list is not exhaustive but a guide to the type of activity:

• Diversity including Disability and Race Equality,

• Fire Safety: Instruction and Evacuation / Fire Wardens / Fire Marshalls,

• Manual Handling / Safe Load Handling,

• Health and Safety Awareness (including risk assessment / risk management),

• Display Screen Equipment (VDU Risk Assessment),

• First Aid Appointed Persons and First Aid at Work,

• Food Safety.

Other exclusions include:

• Training delivered in-house by staff employed by the business,

• Company teambuilding away days,

• Company process awareness activity,

• Leadership and management programmes (excluding first line supervisory management),

• Travel and accommodation costs for employee or trainers,

• Staff backfill costs / downtime costs,

• Employer administration cost.