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Upcoming Health & Safety Workshops

Upcoming Health & Safety Workshops

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 14/03/2017 15:14:48



Course: QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
Date: 03-05/04/2017 or 19-21/06/2017
Duration: Three days
Cost: £250.00

 

Course: QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) Requalifying Course
Date: 06-07/04/2017 or 22-23/06/2017
Duration: Two days
Cost: £150.00

 

Course: QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
Date: 06/04/2017 or 22/06/2017
Duration: One day
Cost: £80.00

 

Course: QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)
Date: 07/04/2017 or 21/06/2017
Duration: Four hours
Cost: £55.00

 

 

To book please call 01903 273 732 or email business.solutions@nbcol.ac.uk.

Update your Excel and Word skills during 2017 with a choice of four IT workshops

Update your Excel and Word skills during 2017 with a choice of four IT workshops

Posted by Maxine Green on 09/03/2017 15:12:49



Microsoft Word is probably the most widely used word processing application in the business world. A host of easy-to-use tools enable trained users to create professional documents with ease and our workshops will show users that Microsoft Word capabilities extend further than simple document layouts.

If you have already gained a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and would like to learn more complex skills, then the Level 2 — Intermediate & Above is right for you. You will learn about formatting, creating and modifying tables, inserting and changing objects as well as how to mail merge.

 

Course: Level 2 — Intermediate & Above
Date: Friday 24th March 2017
Duration: One day
Cost: £175

 

 

Microsoft Excel is still the application of choice for an array of workplace and home activities and in the hands of a trained user, Excel is an extremely powerful tool.

Our one day workshop "Introduction to Microsoft Excel" will enable you to start creating, formatting and up-dating spreadsheets including basic functions.

 

Course: Introduction to Excel
Date: Friday 17th March 2017
Duration: One day
Cost: £175

 

 

If you have already gained a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and would benefit from being able to filter data, display data graphically and extend your application of the many formulas and functions available in Excel, then the Intermediate Level is right for you.

 

Course: Excel Intermediate
Date: Friday 7th April 2017
Duration: One day
Cost: £175

 

 

This workshop is aimed at those wishing to automate their worksheets and get to grips with some useful features at an advanced level.

 

Course: Excel Advanced
Date: Friday 21st April 2017
Duration: One day
Cost: £175

 

 

All training will be delivered using Microsoft Office 2010 at our Broadwater Campus.

For more information and to enrol, please contact Maxine Green, Specialist Skills Advisor on 01903 273 101 / email: m.green@nbcol.ac.uk

Room Hire – prices from £10 per hour

Room Hire – prices from £10 per hour

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 14/02/2017 14:17:08



Northbrook College – Open for Business.

 

Find out more.

For more information please contact commercial.services@nbcol.ac.uk or 01903 273 732.

Commercial Sense

Commercial Sense

Posted by Paul Trew on 14/02/2017 14:11:12



Business Navigator - Free Business Support

Business Navigator - Free Business Support

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 04/01/2017 11:52:35



Coast to Capital’s Business Navigator Growth Hub is a free service that signposts all businesses to the vital support that helps business owners achieve their objectives and growth.

 

Your local Business Navigators are, Amanda Geel and Ryan Davies, who cover the Worthing, Coastal and Rural West Sussex areas. Some of the work they do with businesses is researching potential funding options, helping you find a business mentor/advisor, assisting with recruitment, and finding support for website development.

 

The team will work with businesses on the telephone, via email and through face to face appointments. It is a free resource for businesses to use that researches the support that you need to help your business grow & prosper.

 

Some of our customers have said:

 

“We cannot thank Amanda enough for her visit and fantastic advice. It was perfect timing meeting with someone who understands our work and can help it really go in a positive direction.” – Kate Brickell of Trefoil Farm

 

“Ryan’s information and approach to linking me with organisations put me in a position to act and discover what I need to be considering and the support I am eligible for.” Sultan Caliskan of Academy International Management

 

Speak to Amanda or Ryan at one of the local events or exhibitions. Or contact them on the free 0800 977 4146 phone number or visit www.c2cbusiness.org.uk

The Better Business Show 2017

The Better Business Show 2017

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 03/01/2017 11:03:35



2nd February 2017 10:00-16:00
An event not to be missed – FREE to attend

The Better Business show will take place on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Worthing Assembly Hall. This event is collaboratively delivered by Worthing and Adur Chamber and Adur & Worthing Business Partnership. With a strong focus on “Buy Local”, this event is a “must” in the 2017 business calendar for ALL businesses in Worthing & Adur, both large and small.

 

What can you look forward to as a delegate?

  • B2B Exhibition – with over 80 stands, meet network and introduce your business.
  • Support – Free Business Support for start-up and growing businesses including information about grants and finance. Come along and meet the Business Navigators and Enterprise First.
  • Growth – Local Procurement Teams will be on hand to discuss opportunities including Adur & Worthing Council heads of department. There will be the opportunity to meet procurement teams from other local businesses.
  • Inspire – Keynote speakers will share their journeys to success Gillian Fielding – Chamber Patron, financial entrepreneur and “Secret Millionaire” will talk about how she started from humble roots in London's East End and discovered and used her own resources to eventually achieve financial freedom, Shaa Wasmund recently named as one of the top 20 most influential Entrepreneurs in the UK and currently runs several businesses which were all profitable from day one and Darren Gearing who was an international deluxe hotelier working for the Shangri-La hotel at the Shard and featuring in the TV show “A Hotel in the Clouds” Darren now has entrepreneurial interests locally including the Beach House and Corner House pubs.
  • Advise – The Expert Zone will offer advice on finance, marketing, PR, branding and legal.
  • Connect – Meet and mingle with other businesses over lunch at the Sussex Food Court
  • Promote – Network and share experiences at the B2B Exhibition with both new and established businesses.
  • Google Digital Garage – Find out how to make your business more visible online with the experts from Google.

 

For more information, to book a stand or to attend the show, and to keep up-to-date with the developing programme, visit www.worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

City & Guilds 2377 Portable Appliance Testing

City & Guilds 2377 Portable Appliance Testing

Posted by Maxine Green on 01/11/2016 11:50:36



Course: City & Guilds 2377 Portable Appliance Testing
Dates: Monday 28th to Tuesday 29th November 2016
Duration: Two days
Cost: £250.00

 

Every item of electrical equipment used in a business or public space must be regularly tested and certified as being safe to use. This course allows testing to take place in a competent and legitimate manner to ensure full compliance with safety regulations.

 

For further information, group rates, or enrolment, please contact Maxine Green, Specialist Skills Advisor on 01903 273 101 or m.green@nbcol.ac.uk.

Update your Word Skills

Update your Word Skills

Posted by Maxine Green on 21/10/2016 15:04:17



Microsoft Word is probably the most widely used word processing application in the business world. A host of easy-to-use tools enable trained users to create professional documents with ease and our workshops will show users that Microsoft Word capabilities extend further than simple document layouts.

Our workshop "Microsoft Word Level 1 – Basics & Beyond" will enable you to create well-structured documents with good presentation.

 

Course: Microsoft Word Level 1 – Basics & Beyond
Dates: Friday 11th November 2016
Duration: One day
Cost: £175.00

 

 

If you have already gained a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and would like to learn more complex skills, then the Microsoft Word Level 2 – Intermediate & Above is right for you. You will learn about formatting, creating and modifying tables, inserting and changing objects as well as how to mail merge.

 

Course: Microsoft Word Level 2 – Intermediate & Above
Date: Friday 25th November 2016
Duration: One day
Cost: £175.00

 

 

All training will be delivered using Microsoft Office 2010 at our West Durrington Campus.

For further information, group rates, or enrolment, please contact Maxine Green, Specialist Skills Advisor on 01903 273 101 or m.green@nbcol.ac.uk

First on the South Coast: Opening of the AAT accredited Professional Centre for Accountancy

First on the South Coast: Opening of the AAT accredited Professional Centre for Accountancy

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 16/09/2016 15:43:17



Supported by local employers, the Chamber of Commerce and partners of Northbrook College the official launch of The Professional Centre supporting accountancy for business training was held on Wednesday 7th September 2016.

 

Key note speakers included Kelly Huntington AAT’s Area Account Manager for the South East and Gill Fielding FCA, self-made millionaire and local entrepreneur and Patron of Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce.

 

College Principal Sue Dare outlined the importance of financial prowess in today’s business environment and how the investment in the new Centre by Northbrook, supported by AAT, would provide local businesses the training and support required.

 

More photos from the event.

 

To enquire about the courses and training available at the Professional Centre contact 01903 273 732 or business.solutions@nbcol.ac.uk.

Upcoming Assertiveness Workshop

Upcoming Assertiveness Workshop

Posted by Maxine Green on 18/08/2016 15:52:56



Course: Assertiveness
Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Duration: One day
Cost: £175.00

 

This workshop aims to provide you with the necessary skills and competencies to apply effective assertive behaviour confidently, and at the appropriate time. Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to plan for realistic change and be more effective, positive and competent in the workplace.

 

Click here for more information

Or to book please call 01903 273 101 or email m.green@nbcol.ac.uk.

NEBDN Level 3 National Diploma in Dental Nursing

NEBDN Level 3 National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Posted by Sue Dyer on 08/08/2016 15:34:52



Northbrook College are offering the NEBDN National Diploma which will be delivered through blended learning (classroom and workplace assessments). The curriculum is based on the GDC registration requirements for dental nurses and covers four domains of professional practice:

  • Clinical
  • Professional
  • Communication
  • Management & Leadership

 

Click here for more information

Or to book please call 01903 273 732 or email business.solutions@nbcol.ac.uk.

 

Supporting Retirement & Succession Planning

Supporting Retirement & Succession Planning

Posted by Paul Trew on 05/07/2016 10:09:49



Join us for this free workshop to explore and discuss ways in which organisations can best support employees approaching retirement, whilst at the same time retaining their knowledge bank. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Date: Wednesday 27th July 2016, 16:30–17:45

 

For more information, please see the flyer.

Upcoming Saturday Workshops

Upcoming Saturday Workshops

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 18/05/2016 13:02:19



Northbrook College will be opening on Saturday 11th & 18th June and will be offering the following workshops:

 

 

Social media is still an ever growing practice that appears in our everyday lives, bringing a wide communication and audience base. But knowing and mastering the risk elements is key, because with social media ignorance is not bliss, it’s a missed opportunity.

 

Course: Making the Most of Social Media
Date: Saturday 11th June 2016, 10:30–11:30 or 13:30–14:30
Or: Saturday 18th June 2016, 10:30–11:30 or 13:30–14:30
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £10

 

 

Have you recently started a business and want to know how to grow it? Join us on 11th June and give your ideas the kick-start or boost they deserve.

 

Course: Do you Have a Business Idea?
Date: Saturday 11th June 2016, 11:00–12:30
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: £20

 

 

Update your knowledge of English grammar and learn about different ways of increasing language awareness. Incorporating literacy focus into your students’ work and creating student independence will be some of the aims of this session.

 

Course: Teaching Literacy Through All Subjects
Date: Saturday 18th June 2016, 10:30–13:30
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: £30

 

 

All training will be delivered at:
The University Centre Worthing,
(West Durrington Campus),
Littlehampton Road, Worthing,
West Sussex, BN12 6NU

 

For more information or to book your place please call Business Solutions on 01903 273 732 or email business.solutions@nbcol.ac.uk

Who can you ask about Apprenticeships? Ask Angela!

Who can you ask about Apprenticeships? Ask Angela!

Posted by Angela Crane on 11/05/2016 12:30:35



Phone 01903 273 126, email apprenticeships@nbcol.ac.uk, or drop in to our apprenticeships surgery, Wednesdays 15:00-16:30 at Northbrook's Broadwater Road site in Worthing - no appointment needed

 

Find out More

Update your Excel Skills

Update your Excel Skills

Posted by Maxine Green on 04/05/2016 13:38:19



Microsoft Excel is still the application of choice for an array of workplace and home activities and in the hands of a trained user, Excel is an extremely powerful tool.

Our one day workshop "Introduction to Microsoft Excel" will enable you to start creating, formatting and up-dating spreadsheets including basic functions.

 

Course: Introduction to Excel
Date: Friday 20th May 2016
Duration: One day
Cost: £175.00

 

 

If you have already gained a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and would benefit from being able to filter data, display data graphically and extend your application of the many formulas and functions available in Excel, then the Intermediate Level is right for you.

 

Course: Excel Intermediate
Date: Friday 24th June 2016
Duration: One day
Cost: £175.00

 

 

All training will be delivered using Microsoft Office 2010 at our West Durrington Campus.

For more information and to enrol, please contact Maxine Green, Business Training Advisor on 01903 273 101 or email: m.green@nbcol.ac.uk

Digital Accelerator Selection Event

Digital Accelerator Selection Event

Posted by Sue Dyer on 19/04/2016 10:12:01



Did you know that Brighton’s digital economy is one of the fastest growing and well paid in the whole of the UK????!!!

 

Want to be a part of that by accelerating your digital skills and getting a great new job?

 

Northbrook College are pleased to be working in collaboration with Creative Process to deliver this exciting opportunity.

 

The Digital Accelerator will give you what you need to secure a digital apprenticeship job and to become equipped with critical digital skills that are in demand from employers. It will ensure that you are work and interview ready, providing essential digital training, and vital work experience comprising of:

  • 3 weeks digital training (starting on 4th May) 
  • A high quality work placement with a great, local employer
  • A recognised qualification in digital media
  • Digital employability skills

 

You will develop new skills and an all essential digital portfolio to show prospective employers:

  • Plan effective social media for business 
  • Build a simple website & online resume
  • Create a blog
  • Craft effective digital design

 

In addition you’ll get extra support in developing your project management, team working and job search/interview skills as well as any gaps that you may have in maths, English and IT. Most employers wil not shortlist you for a job if you do not have grades A-C in these subjects as well as an understanding of how digital works for business.  By making sure you fill these gaps you’ll be helping us to help you to secure a great new role!

 

STARTS MAY 4TH 2016  - REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND

Employment Law & Legislation Update 2016

Employment Law & Legislation Update 2016

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 14/04/2016 12:26:45



Our annual Employment Law workshop is an opportunity for HR professionals and other interested parties to be updated on current employment law and practices that have evolved over the last 12 months, and also to discuss with the trainer, and each other, how the change in law impacts practically on their business. Simon Bellm from South East law firm, DMH Stallard, will provide an update from an Employment Law perspective.

 

  • Price £40 inclusive of professional & comprehensive candidate pack & refreshments
  • Date Tuesday 14th June 2016, 17:30-19:00
  • Venue The Centre for Leadership, Northbrook College, Broadwater Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8HJ

 

Complete the attached booking form and return to the email/address provided. Places are restricted so please ensure you book ASAP.

Employer National Insurance Contributions for Apprentices Aged Under 25 Years Have Been Abolished

Employer National Insurance Contributions for Apprentices Aged Under 25 Years Have Been Abolished

Posted by Business Solutions Team on 13/04/2016 09:15:46



  • It is now better value for employers to take on young apprentices
  • Employers look to save around £1,000 a year when employing an apprentice earning £16,000
  • Apprenticeships give young people the chance to learn while earning

 

Employers of young apprentices are set to save thousands of pounds after the government abolished employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25 years of age.

The change, which came into effect on 6 April 2016, will make hiring an apprentice even better value for employers across the country.

This exemption will apply to both existing employers with apprentices and those taking on a new apprentice.

 

Skills Minister Nick Boles said:

"We’re making it even better value for businesses to take on a young apprentice. Businesses will no longer need to pay National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25.

Apprenticeships make sense for young people and for business. If you’re an employer not already reaping the benefits, now is the time to act."

PAT and 17th Edition Courses

PAT and 17th Edition Courses

Posted by Maxine Green on 31/03/2016 10:40:13



28th and 29th April 2016 – Portable Appliance Testing “City and Guilds 2377-22”

This course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required to test portable electrical appliances. If you already work as an electrician this qualification will add another string to your bow.

The fee is £250 and learners are required to purchase and read the reference book “Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment” Fourth Edition.

 

17th-19th May 2016 – Requirements for Electrical Installations 17th Edition “City and Guilds 2382-15”

From 1st July 2005 amendment 3 applies to all new electrical installations and this course will enable you to up-grade your current 17th Edition qualification and demonstrate that you are aware of the latest requirements.

The fee is £400 and learners are required to purchase the reference books ‘Requirements for Electrical Installations, Wiring Regulations, BS 7671:2008+A3:2015 (Electrical Regulations) and On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2008+A3:2015): Incorporating Amendment No. 3 (Electrical Regulations) (Yellow books).

 

To book you place and for more information please contact Maxine Green 01903 273 101 / m.green@nbcol.ac.uk