Initiatives What if you could be born wiser?

Skills Brokers really understand the local market for workforce training and business development. We have detailed knowledge of the initiatives available and will take the guesswork out of selecting the right ones for you and your employees. Skills Brokers Ltd works across all sectors to include Engineering, Care, Construction, Logistics, Retail, Hairdressing, Beauty and Manufacturing.
Contact us for further information on the initiatives listed below 0785 0531 031.

Selling, Pitching & Presenting Interactive DVD
£62.75 inc VAT and Postage
Today’s customers are overwhelmed by information and endless consumer options. In this environment, you don’t have much time to make a positive impact. Your sales and communication skills will be central to your ability to get across your offer in a way that is going to really connect with your audience.Selling, Pitching & Presenting is a fast-paced, entertaining training course that will help you build the strategies and tactics necessary to forge new relationships and turn promising prospects into repeat customers.

Learn how to:

Define your objectives, Analyse the market, Use your knowledge in a meaningful and convincing way, Assess your own communication style and

adapt it to each situation, Use questioning techniques, Understand your customers and how they make decisions, Keep your customers, Recognise when you should negotiate and ‘close’ …. And much, much more.

Master the art of communicating … or “You’re fired!”


Negotiating to Win Interactive DVD
£62.75 inc VAT and Postage
There’s not a lot in business that isn’t up for negotiation. What you get and what you give – much of it is up for discussion and your ability to negotiate effectively can make or break the success of your business or career!

Fast paced and entertaining, Negotiating to Win, will help you understand the key stages in negotiation. Through the course you’ll be asked to complete a series of tasks that will help you develop and test your business and negotiation skills.

If you want to get on in business, Negotiating to Win is the interactive training program for you. Using scenarios from The Apprentice, this program will help you become the business person you want and need to be if you’re serious about success.

But this is not just a game! You will need all your wits about you – all your powers of concentration, reasoning and persuasion to hit the mark.

Make the grade and get what you want! Otherwise… “You’re fired!”

Leadership & Management Interactive DVD
£62.75 inc VAT and Postage
In business, the only constant is change. Effectively managing a shifting and uncertain environment is essential to your success. Good leadership skills will help you navigate the hazards and move towards and beyond your goals, making a difference – a difference to your company’s performance and a real difference to the people who work with and for you. Get it wrong and you’re in trouble!

This DVD will set you challenging tasks and help you to:

Deal with the people who work for you and around youCommunicate effectively with your colleagues and your clients

Use different management styles

Build your team and keep it focused and motivated

Aimed at business owners, managers and everyone wanting to improve their business skills, Leadership & Management covers the key points you need to know about: Business Management, The Art of Delegation, Leadership, People Management

In business, the only constant is change…. Get it wrong and you’re in trouble!


Institute of Leadership and Management, Level 5, Diploma in
Management Coaching and Mentoring
Not sure if this is for you or your organisation then attend a free 1 hour session to explain the benefits gained from this course, with case studies of proven advantages.

This is a very practical and "hands on" programme, designed for key people in organisations, wishing to improve their Coaching and Mentoring skills.

It is also suitable for:

• individuals working as coaches, looking to achieve a recognised qualification.

• individuals thinking of developing a business in Coaching and Mentoring.

Comprises 6 one day sessions to achieve a nationally recognised qualification accredited by The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) enquire for course costs.

FREE Business Improvement Techniques (NVQ) level 2 Training
The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Business-Improvement Techniques (BIT) at level 2 enables employees to gain recognition for demonstrating their competence to deliver Quality, Cost and Delivery improvements in their own workplace, enabling the employer to reduce costs and increase productivity.

The pilot course is made up of 6 units from the process pathway, covering topics such as safety requirements, team working, workplace organisation, improvement techniques, visual management and data analysis. This will provide candidates with a platform from which they can complete their individual assessment plan that is based on their role within the company.

This course is ideally suited to those intending to get involved with continuous improvement and employees already working within a team who wish their skills to be developed. New employees would find this beneficial.

FREE Management and Leadership Qualification
For a limited time only, small businesses based in Nottinghamshire have the excellent opportunity to undertake a certified qualification completely FREE of charge.

The course is The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 2 Introductory Certificate in Team Leading.

The ILM Introductory Certificate in Team Leading is a qualification that is relevant for team leaders or supervisors who have received no formal management training. The course covers Communication, Time Management, Planning and Organising a Team, Motivating a Team and Health and Safety Techniques.

In order to be eligible for this FREE training a business must:
• Have less than 250 employees
• Be located in an Objective 2 area of Nottingham. To check your eligibility visit: http://www.go-

Places on this course are limited, therefore if you are interested in taking advantage of this special opportunity please contact us.

FREE language training
Companies in the East Midlands can take advantage of a FREE business language training programme in French, Spanish, German, Chinese or Italian.
The courses will be delivered at centres across the region from April 2006. The programme aims to give employees from small and medium enterprises (i.e. companies that employ no more than 250 employees) a basic business grounding in the language to help them communicate in Europe and beyond.
Courses take place for one afternoon/evening a week for 12 weeks starting in April.
FREE Work based training opportunities
This project aims to boost the workforce skills in small to medium sized businesses within North Notts through free work based training opportunities. The training required is determined by considering each company’s individual needs, this is carried out by a training needs analysis. Suitable training programmes to level 1 and level 2 are then put in place, such as Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Business Finance, Business Marketing and Information Technology
Director's Development Programme £1,000
Comprises 3 half day sessions

Profit Planning

Strategy Planning

Exit Planning

Rolling programmes provided to accommadate your diary.

Some sponspored places are available periodically please enquire for details

FREE Training Needs Analysis and support for a variety of training programmes.
So, let your personal Skills Broker identify and find the right development initiative/training solutions for your business. No need to make numerous phone calls to various organisations we will do the spadework for you. One phone call to us and you can carry on with running your business whilst we do the trawling of the many initiatives and training programmes from various organisations for you.

Skills Brokers are delighted to be able to direct you to a diverse range of courses which are either totally Free or partially Funded throughout the UK that you can access for your staff. 

FREE OR PARTIALLY FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES - learner must not already hold a level 2 qualification*The list below is not definitive so please contact us if you cannot see the subject you would like.

NVQ Level 2 - Information Technology (ITQ

NVQ Level 2 – Performing Manufacturing Operations

NVQ Level 2 – Customer Service

NVQ Level 2 – Retail

NVQ Level 2 – BIT (Business Improvement Techniques)

NVQ Level 2 - Hospitality

NVQ Level 2 – Professional Cookery

NVQ Level 2 – Child Care

NVQ Level 2 – Care

NVQ Level 2 – Hairdressing

NVQ Level 2 – Construction

NVQ Level 2 – Beauty

NVQ Level 2 – Engineering

NVQ Level 2 – If there is a subject you are interested in that is not on the list above please contact us we have a wide network of providers and therefore any request made will be investigated for you.

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A tutor will support you or your staff in their place of work with a minimum of disruption to your business.  This is an excellent opportunity to up-skill your staff.

* subject to eligibility and availability PLEASE SEE BELOW If you have any of the following list then the programme chosen may have a fee attached. If you have not got any of the following your course will be totally Free or partially funded. Please contact us to help you understand what is available to you.


5 GCSE’s grade A* - C


5 ‘O’ Level passes

City & Guilds Craft Part 2

5 CSEs at grade 1

Access to HE Course

2 AS levels or more


1 A LEVEL or more

First Degree/Higher Degree


Intermediate GNVQ or Higher


EDEXCEL/BTEC 1st Diploma or Higher

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