Training and Development Courses and Qualifications by The BCF Group

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Business Coaching

Business coaching courses and qualifications, along with one-to-one coaching and mentoring programmes, can take you and your business to the next level.

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Management Training

The role of a manager covers a multitude of different tasks and responsibilities. Our management training courses teach new skills and refresh your existing knowledge.

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Interpersonal Skills

Good interpersonall skills often play a critical part in business. The ability to interact and communicate effectively with customers and colleagues is a vital skill.

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Health & Safety Training

We provide accredited and bespoke health and safety training courses to enable your business to keep your workers safe from harm and comply with applicable legislation.

The BCF Group

Established in 2001 as the Business Coaching Foundation, we have provided business coaching services, courses, qualifications and one-to-one coaching and mentoring programmes for individuals and companies in all industries. From those who were really struggling, right through to those who were already enjoying success but wanted to progress to the next level, our experienced coaches have been able to help people achieve their goals and companies meet and exceed their targets.

We also introduced our incredibly popular Become a Business Coach initiative, which guides individuals through the process of becoming a coach and owning your own coaching business. Obtaining an accredited business coaching qualification is just the first step, and many prospective business coaches, who would have gone on to have successful careers, fall down at this next hurdle. It can be a lonely and daunting place to start your new career as a business coach without any support or guidance. At the BCF Group, we offer a truly unique package which helps you on your journey of becoming an accredited business coach to new clients.

Continued repeat business, and demand for additional training that complemented coaching and the development of business skills, meant that in 2018 we expanded our provisions into other areas such as management training, interpersonal skills and health and safety training. This facilitated a change of name to The BCF Group to take into account the fact that we had evolved from only offering business coaching.

So whether you require a bespoke in-house management training programme, desire to be a health and safety expert with a NEBOSH Diploma qualification, want to improve your negotiation skills, or need a permit to work training course writing which incorporates your specific working practices, we can help.

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Students on a bespoke in-house training course

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Coaching & Mentoring

People development through business coaching is fast, efficient and cost effective and will get you measurable results. Business coaching can be applied to any employee within an organisation; from executive coaching for a company director, right through to coaching a front line member of staff. It can help to bring out the best in the individual and help to remove the barriers that are preventing them from reaching their full potential.

At the BCF Group, we have a specialist division devoted to business coaching and driving incredible results for our clients. Our team of accredited business coaches come from a variety of business sectors, but all have valuable and comprehensive business experience to help develop individuals at all levels.

So whether you are looking to outsource your coaching needs, achieve an ILM accredited qualification by attending an ILM Level 7 coaching course, or you would like to train your employees to become business coaches, we at the BCF Group can help.

Business Coaching and Mentoring

Management Training and Development

Good management and leadership is essential if a business is to maximise its potential and achieve its goals. From armies to football teams, no matter how good the individual is at their role, as a unit they will be nowhere near as effective as they could be if they don't have clear objectives and motivation. Similarly, managers also need to have clear management objectives to work towards fulfilling.

Today's management training courses recognise the fact that managers need to be a combination of 'managers' and 'leaders'. Managers are typically those who determine the firm's goals and come up with methods for achieving those goals. Leaders are the ones who motivate the workforce and inspire them. Successful managers always have a talent for both.

Along with our bespoke management training programmes, we also run scheduled open courses at various locations across the UK. Whether it is our own First Line Management course for those with little or no experience of managing, or the Institute of Leadership and Management accredited ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management qualification, we can provide a management course for your particular requirements.

Management Training and Development

Interpersonal Skills

People with strong interpersonal skills have learnt to identify which are the best ways of interacting with others in different situations. The good part is, interpersonal skills are easily developed; a little time and effort spent working, thinking and practicing your interpersonal skills can pay huge rewards in all aspects of your life, and in business.

Our range of interpersonal skills training courses and programmes covers a wide range of areas including customer care, influencing others, effective negotiation techniques, recruitment skills and train the trainer courses for those seeking to teach others within their organisation.

After taking a course with the BCF Group, you will almost immediately be able to see the return on investment as you utilise the skills and knowledge picked up from us and introduce these back into the workplace.

Interpersonal Skills Training

Health and Safety Training

For health and safety training - or indeed any form of learning for that matter - to be effective, course delegates must stay focused. Our health and safety course tutors are experts in keeping the attention of those on the course, which results in more information being absorbed and retained.

Health and safety can be a dry subject at the best of times, particularly when in comes to learning about legislation and regulations. Rather than sit and work through a textbook all day, mixing in activities such as interactive discussions and group work help to engage the whole class, keeping delegates interested so they do not "switch off" and miss vital content.

Using our pre-written health and safety courses as a starting point, we can work with you to create a tailored, bespoke in-house training programme for your employees. By getting to understand your business, your industry sector and the objectives which you would like the training to achieve, we can create and deliver an in-house programme which gets results.

Health and Safety Training
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Times are changing. Flexibility and expertise are required in equal measure. What if you had the option of outsourcing part of, or all of, your training department or requirement?

Here at the BCF Group, we have the ability to manage the entire process for you in order to maintain and boost your company performance. We will act as your own virtual training department, running the courses you require, in your own office, or in our training rooms at our training centre(s).

As a strategic partner, we will take the burden off your shoulders.

Training and Development Outsourcing
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The BCF Group past and present clients