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Free business skills training

Free Business Skill Training

Like you, we want your business to succeed. That's why we've teamed up with leading e-learning provider MindLeaders to offer you a course from one of the training packages below free of charge3 to help you rise to the challenges you face every day.


Time management series

Knowing how to use your time effectively can help you meet deadlines successfully, fulfil your customers’ expectations and achieve a better work/life balance. Time management is designed to help you master this skill through a series of easy-to-follow courses and videos.

Courses include:

  • Self management
  • Work and life balance and stress management
  • Project management
  • Motivation
  • Leadership and coaching

General business IT series

Information technology (IT) has transformed our lives, from dealing with customers to managing invoices. Knowing how to take advantage of software, hardware and web developments can help save time, money and increase your bottom line. General Business IT consists of more than 300 courses and videos to help you make the most of your IT resources.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to PCs
  • Key Microsoft® programs, including Office®, Explorer®, Visio® and Outlook®
  • Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Web development, publishing and design
  • Java™ programming

Specialist IT series

If you need to develop and maintain a detailed IT infrastructure, this course could be ideal. Specialist IT is designed to help you cut the cost of staying on top of the latest technical developments and manage your systems more effectively. It consists of over 600 technical courses and qualifications that cover leading infrastructures and programming languages, including ones developed by:

  • Cisco
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft
  • UNIX Systems
  • Sybase

Finding and keeping customers series

Attracting new customers and keeping your existing ones is vital to the success of your business. Our Finding and Keeping Customers training series is packed with courses and videos covering topics such as:

  • Customer service
  • Internet marketing
  • FrontPage 2000
  • Fundamentals of business management
  • Web publishing and design

Business management series

Our business management series includes more than 150 courses designed to help build your confidence in the key areas essential to business success.

Courses include:

  • Negotiating
  • Access database
  • Effective business communication
  • Project management
  • Dealing with difficult people

Managing people series

It's not always easy managing people, especially when there's a problem. These courses help you deal with the difficult situations and teach you how to develop your staff to their full potential.

Courses include:

  • Building relationships
  • Time management
  • Motivation
  • Coaching

Barclays Connector

An online community designed to help you build your business. Find new customers, get tips and assistance to help you succeed.

Important information
1. Lines open Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Read our call charges and information
2. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Read our call charges and information
3. Offer is limited to one free training package only under a single courseware licence for a term of 12 months. Internet Explorer 5.01, SP2 or higher is required. If you want to complete more than one course, you'll need to pay the relevant courseware licence fee(s).


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Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Registered no. 1026167. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited. Registered in England. Registered no. 973765. Registered office for both: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. ‘The Woolwich’ and ‘Woolwich’ are trademarks and trading names of Barclays Bank PLC. Barclays Business is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC.


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