Succeed with Short Courses at City College

09 September 2016 | Business & Enterprise, College News, Employers

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In an ever-changing and fast-paced corporate world, training and development is an indispensable function.  Unfortunately this can sometimes be low on the priority list for businesses because of the potential impact on time and budget. However, City College is offering a solution in the form of short courses. So whether you want to ‘sell’ your story, take effective and detailed minutes in meetings or manage absence, the College is running a wide range of short courses for businesses this month.

Matt MacLean, Key Account Manager at City College, said: “Learning doesn’t stop after school, college or university; the workplace can be an equally intense and competitive learning environment. Businesses that offer their employees the opportunities to develop their abilities and learn a new skill have been proven to do better than the average. Professional development is key to keeping ahead of the curve and making your business stand out above the rest. City College is offering courses specifically designed to enable employers to solve skills gaps, or update existing skills crucial in helping your business to function effectively and remain competitive.”

The College is offering courses in Absence Management on Tuesday 27 September, 3.00pm to 6.00pm; Identifying a Press Campaign and Talking to Media on Thursday 29 September, 3.00pm to 6.00pm and Taking Effective Meeting Minutes on Thursday 29 September, 9.00am to 4.30pm. All the courses will be held at the Kings Road site.

From long term time off, to ‘pulling a sickie’, absence is a delicate issue. The correct protocol and attitude are paramount in handling absence whether it is for one day or three months. Absence Management will introduce you to understanding how an absence should be notified, the recording and measuring process, short and long term absence principles, how to facilitate a return to work and the fundamentals of capability.

Understanding how to identify a good story, write it up and make pro-active approaches to the media will be the name of the game in Identifying a Press Campaign and Talking to Media. This workshop helps businesses to ‘sell’ their story to the media and participate effectively in interviews for print, online, local radio and TV.

The success of any meeting rests not only with an effective chairperson, but also on accurate records of the outcome and any actions required. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes examines techniques for effective minute-taking including presentation, accurate note taking and use of professional language and layout in the final minutes.

There are a limited amount of spaces on each course, so early booking is advised through the online store, by calling 01752 305026 or e-mailing

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