Free business skills 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.
- Self management
- Work and life balance and stress management
- Project management
- 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.
- 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:
- UNIX Systems
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.
- 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.
- Building relationships
- Time management
Barclays Business Lounge
Start exploring the Business Lounge, where you’ll find a vast range of inspirational case studies, articles and videos to help you make your business a success.