Remote Access to Leading Lancashire

Remote Access to Leading Lancashire

The LMC Business Team are now digitally delivering all Leading Lancashire courses over the coming weeks via video conferencing.

Leading Lancashire


Lancaster and Morecambe College has successfully secured European Social Funding to support employees of all ages to develop effective leadership and management skills and behaviours. 

The programme of activity will enable people to progress into, develop and sustain leadership and management roles, as well as support for progression in work, tackling disadvantages and wider careers choices.

The project will work with SMEs and the self-employed in the following Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership priority sectors; Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, Digital, Creative, Visitor Economy, Financial Services and Construction. 

The Leading Lancashire project will be delivered by a consortium of 11 organisations, including Lancaster & Morecambe College and will be led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Activities will be delivered across the partnership through coordinated promotional campaigns and will be supported by robust needs assessment, focussing on upskilling, advice and guidance and coaching/mentoring activities. Lancaster & Morecambe College are proud to offer a range of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) awards and certificates in Leadership and Management delivered by a highly experienced team.

All Leading Lancashire courses are now being delivered digitally over the coming weeks. Once registered onto a course, you will receive instructions on how to join your conference call via email, this email will include your meeting ID and password.

For further information on any of the below courses, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Current courses in leadership and management

CMI Level 3

CMI LEVEL 3 AWARD

Each CMI Award unit is a 3-week programme, to receive your Award you must attend each session. 

Unit 321 – Managing Own Personal and Professional Development
26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 2 March

Unit 308 – Managing Volunteers
27 January, 3 February, 24 February 

Unit 313 - Developing and Sharing Good Practice
17 March, 14 April, 21 April

Unit 303 - Managing Individuals to be Effective in their Roles
28 April, 5 May, 12 May

Unit 307 - Developing the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the Individuals and Teams  
9 June, 23 June, 7 July

For further information on specific units, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

CMI Level 5

CMI LEVEL 5 AWARD

Each CMI Award unit is a 3-week programme, to receive your Award you must attend each session.

Unit 510 - Managing Conflict
12 January, 26 January, 9 February, 23 February

Unit 514 – Managing Change
9 March,  23 March, 20 April

 For further information on specific units, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

A Leader's Guide to Coaching for Performance

Date and time: 
DAY 1 - 12 February 2021, 10am-4pm
DAY 2 - 18 February 2021, 10am-4pm
DAY 3 - 19 February 2021, 10am-4pm
DAY 4 - 25 February 2021, 10am-4pm

Duration:
4 days

The FUEL Coaching Model - how to work with others, coach them to take ownership accountability and improve their performance. This workshop will (over four one day sessions) teach the principles of coaching, teach the difference between coaching and mentoring. Introduce and teach the framework model of FUEL coaching and allow participants to learn, practice, roleplay and master this exciting coaching technique.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Developing Your Leadership Skills and Knowledge

Date and time:
19 January 2021, 6pm-9pm
Duration:
3 hours

This session is for anyone who is or aspires to be a leader and wants to develop or enhance their, knowledge, skills, insight and understanding of the key components of effective leadership.  

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Leading Performance and Innovation using Reflective Practice

Date and time:
26 January 2021, 6pm-9pm
Duration:
3 hours

This course is aimed specifically for leaders and teams in the care sector. It will provide an opportunity to critically reflect and consider the fundamental questions that enable the highest professional standards to be a the centre of care. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Business Improvement Techniques

Date and time:
2 December 2020 / 2 March 2021 , 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

Within any business, continual improvement and refinement of techniques is critical in maximising the effectiveness of the business and maintaining competitiveness.

These sessions offer the learner business improvement techniques suitable for improving business performance in the workplace, however small.

To improve the efficiency of the workplace, the sessions will cover:

  • The application of continuous improvement techniques
  • Flow process analysis
  • Visual management systems
  • To reduce/eliminate waste

The application of Kaizen activities within the workplace

  • Problem solving to reduce costs and improve quality, delivery and responsiveness
  • The application of potential failure modes and effects analysis
  • The principles and application of Poka Yoke (mistake/error proofing)

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Managing Change and Instilling Resilience

Date and time: 
09 December 2020 / 10 February 2021, 9.30am-12pm
Duration:
2.5 hours

Change is inevitable if an organisation is to maintain competitiveness and currency of practice. This course has been designed to enable you to evaluate types and reasons for change within organisations and be able to select and apply theoretical models for its management.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Business Planning and Leadership

Date and time: 
12 January 2021, 6pm-9pm
Duration:
3 hours

Business Planning and Leadership - how to write and evaluate a Business Plan. Business planning is an essential component of Organisational Leadership and Development. Often time-consuming, but essential if you want to have a business that is going to survive in a competitive market place. If your business doesn’t have one, maybe it’s time to start writing it.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Introduction to the Role of HR

Date and time:
19 January 2021, 10am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 day

Increasingly referred to the ‘people practitioner’, this short course will explore the different activities carried out by the role known as Personnel or Human Resources particularly within the SME.

Presentation and Training Techniques

Date and time:
20 January 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

Delivering presentations can be very challenging. Training others can also have many pitfalls.

The aim of this session is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to plan presentations/training sessions to meet the needs of a target audience. 

It will address issues which may occur during training/presenting e.g. understand learning styles, designing programmes of training, motivate the trainer/clients, presentation techniques, understanding assessment and evaluation. 

The sessions will look at:

  • Making the learner aware of inclusive issues during training and presentations
  • Looking at the skills and abilities of an effective presenter
  • Address issues which may occur during training others
  • Understand learning styles to help with training
  • Help design programmes of learning
  • Motivate the trainer/clients
  • Presentation techniques
  • Understanding assessment and evaluation

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Excel for Managers

Date and time:
27 January 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

In business, literally, any function in any industry can benefit from those with strong Excel knowledge. Excel is a powerful tool that has become entrenched in business processes.

This course is for Managers who want to make better decisions through knowledge of manipulating data. Using calculations to model scenarios and provide graphical representation to help with the understanding of goals and targets.

Manager’s will get the most from this course, if they are already users of Excel and can do basic calculations within the spreadsheets.

  • Customising Toolbars – to speed spreadsheet development and knowledge towards the Data Manipulation Course
  • Manipulating Sheets - Re-Naming , Moving , Copying, Adding Multiple Sheets to allow forecasting and modelling.
  • Linking Sheets/Books - Paste Link, Autosum, Absolute Cell References – to ensure checking and data analysis is correct – again helping with forecasting
  • Calculation Techniques - Using The Function Wizard, Dates, Vertical Lookup/Logic Test – more complex calculations which knowledge, then can be transferred to other areas of the business
  • Graphs and Charts – to give a visual understanding of the position of the company.

Managing Data and Information Using Pivot Tables and Excel

Date and time:
2 February 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

The aim of this session is to equip the learner with the knowledge of using Pivot Tables from Excel to summarise data in a quick and easy manner.

The ability to solve problems, make timely business decisions and respond to customers’ needs is all dependent on the ability to manipulate good quality data and information. .

Learners need only to have a basic knowledge of Excel to be able to gain benefit from this course.

The course will look at:

  • Manipulating data from information already available
  • Using the Headings to change the information
  • Sorting and Filtering
  • Multiple tables on one page
  • Using Count, Sum and Average on Calculations.
  • Graphs and Charts from Pivot Tables
  • Presentation of Pivot Table information

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Resolving and Managing Conflict

Date and time:
3 February 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

Managing conflict takes resilience. This course is designed to equip you with strategies to manage conflict with confidence, find creative solutions and make difficult decisions

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Leadership and Organisational Culture

Date and time:
10 February 2021, 6pm – 9pm

Duration:
1 day

This session is an opportunity to develop your knowledge regarding how organisational culture directly impacts upon staff and business performance. This session will offer you an opportunity to reflect upon how organisation culture and performance are inter-related, share your experiences and consider new working practices.

For further information on any of the below courses, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Managing Projects to Achieve Results

Date and time:
10 February 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

This session aims to equip the learner with the knowledge ,tools and techniques for managing and monitoring projects or improvements within the workplace. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Business Improvement Techniques

Date and time:
2 March 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

Within any business, continual improvement and refinement of techniques is critical in maximising the effectiveness of the business and maintaining competitiveness. This session offers the learner business improvement techniques suitable for improving business performance in the workplace, however small.

For further information on any of the below courses, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Time Management

Date and time:
10 March 2021, 9:30am-4pm
Duration:
1 day

Do you spend your working day being busy from the minute you arrive at work until the time you leave but achieve very little? If you do then this highly practical workshop is the course for you. You will learn an array of tools and techniques to help you work smarter not harder and control events rather than be controlled by them.

For further information on any of the below courses, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Excellence in Customer Service

Coming soon

The aim of this session is to quip the learner with an understanding of how to deliver a great customer experience that meets and exceeds the expectation of the customer. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

How to Manage Performance and Develop your Teams

Coming soon

The ability to lead individuals and teams to success is arguably the most important skill a manager can possess.  This course focuses on the essential management and leadership skills required to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role. 

You will look at techniques to assess current and future team capabilities, including the role of recruitment, selection and staff development which supports this topic.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Current Courses in Digital Skills 

Twitter for Business

Coming soon

Are you using Twitter for business, not sure how to harness it’s power for your business? This introduction to Twitter course will provide you with a full refresh and review of Twitter. How best to use this fast moving platform to keep your customers and potential new customers informed and engaged. What to share and what not to share, what to follow, how to Hashtag, how to tag.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Instagram for Business

Date and time:
18 December 2020, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 day 

Beginners course

Coming soon

Learn how to correctly set up and use your Instagram account, to grow your business Instagram stats and trends. What Instagram is and how does it work. How people use Instagram. How businesses are now using Instagram. How to gain followers and keep them. How to create an engaging Instagram profile. How to take photos and post them correctly. How to Effectively use Instagram photos and create sales conversion. Also covering Stories, Newsfeeds, Highlight and InstaTV.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Facebook for Business

Facebook Pages – How to build a page and optimise for success 

Date and time:
27 November 2020 / 7 January 2021, 10am-4pm 
Duration:
1 day

This course is a must for all businesses who wish to maximize the awareness of their business on Facebook. A practical course, where a Facebook Pro will guide you through the changes, hints, tips and features you need to increase your following, reach and engagement.

Facebook Adverts for Beginners

Date and time: 
11 December 2020 / 14 January 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 day 

This course is for beginners and will take you from basic to advanced advertising on Facebook. You’ll learn, Facebook ad basics, how to set up the Facebook Pixel, how to create lookalike audiences, how to run retargeting ads to audiences, and how to create a Facebook ads strategy that works. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Social Media Content Workshop

Date and time:
8 January 2021 / 4 March 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

Learn how to create a content schedule, design ideas, understand your 12 week content plan and build content to schedule, all delivered by a Facebook Pro,

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Creator Studio – Combining Facebook and Instagram for business, introducing the new way to post video to social platforms

Date and time:
15 January 2021 / 21 January 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

This workshop takes you through the new developments of Facebook's Creator Studio - post and schedule video and designs with tags, engagement and content.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Google for Business

Date and time:
28 January 2021 / 4 February 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

Get found on Google, delivered by a Google Pro, this course is a must for all business owners who want to increase awareness and make the most of all Google has to offer. Most businesses only use 10% of what is on offer, missing the opportunity to move up the ranking within Google.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Basics of iMOVIE - Create and edit video content for your business marketing

Date and time:
5 February 2021 / 11 February 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

iMovie gives you lots of ways to share with your most loyal fans. You can post your movies to your website or blog, or post on popular social media sites like Instagram or Facebook, and you can use it to post more professional looking videos to YouTube.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

YouTube for Business

Date and time:
5 March 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

This course is for business owners who want to understand the power of YouTube and how it may enable your brand to gain more awareness. You will learn how video content can help to reach a wider audience, and want to know how to use content from other platforms on YouTube. The course is designed for those who want to understand how to optimise their channels and increase subscribers.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

MailChimp for Business

MailChimp for Business Part 1

Date and time:
11 March 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

This course is aimed at beginners, taking you through setting up an account to sending your first Mailchimp newsletter.

MailChimp for Business Part 2

Date and time:
12 March 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

Create landing pages for data collection and send out free booklets and downloadables to your audience. (You must have been on the Mailchimp for Business Part 1 before doing this course.)

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Canva for Business

Canva for Business  - Beginners:

Date and time:
18 March 2020, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

This is a beginners course in design using CANVA. Learn how to create simple, eyecatching graphics, posters, brochures and posts using this free software.

Canva for Business  - Intermediate:

Date and time:
19 March 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

This is a more advanced course in design using CANVA. Learn how to create more complex graphics, posters, brochures and posts using this PRO Subscription software.
(You must have access to CANVA PRO to enrol on this course.)

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

LinkedIn - Building Your Personal Profile for Business

Date and time:
26 March 2021, 10am-4pm
Duration:
1 Day

Create a winning LinkedIn profile that works, attract high worth contacts and increase the reach of your profile. Learn how to gain interest, create the right impression with logos, cover banners and profile statements.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk