Becoming an effective consultant

Course summary

Whether it’s independently, on a part time basis, or within your organisation, more of us are taking on a consultancy role. Your expert knowledge is your biggest asset but do you have the supporting skills to ensure you succeed in a consultancy role?

Do you have strong business skills? Can you analyse information and construct a recommendation on a course of action? Do you have good communication, observation and character analysis abilities? Can you ensure that your advice and knowledge is communicated clearly and concisely to your client?

Our one-day course has been developed to help anyone starting a career in consultancy. It’s an opportunity to reflect upon the skills you need and develop those that will help you succeed in your new role.

Organisations of all types – commercial, nonprofits and government – seek outside assistance to enhance their performances. A business consultant can uncover issues, solve problems and determine new opportunities on behalf of their clients. On this course you can learn if this fast-paced, exciting and potentially financially-rewarding industry is for you.


EW, The Citizenship Foundation
"Exceeded expectations! Everything has been excellent! Great facilities, very helpful / friendly. Booking process and great trainer / training!"
JK, The Citizenship Foundation
"It was a really good course and covered a good introduction in becoming a consultant and what I need to think about."
SB, The Citizenship Foundation
"The course fully met both of my objectives and helped my confidence, I will return to the office and put plans into actions. Our trainer was great; knowledgeable and approachable."

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

This course will cover:

  • The business impact of absence
  • Reporting absence
  • Short term sickness
  • Long term sickness
  • Non-sickness absence including dependents leave, adverse weather
  • Self and medical certificates
  • SSP outline
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Return to work interviews
  • Formal action to manage absence
  • Disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments
  • Annual leave and sickness absence

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

HR professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities. The workshop will support HR teams in creating and supporting absence management procedures and give line managers the tools to appropriately manage the attendance levels of their people.

Attendees will be able to:
• Appreciate how to encourage appropriate attendance at work
• Understand the main legal implications around managing absence
• Increase their confidence in managing absence related matters

The Centre offers a wide range of courses to help managers and leaders develop their skills, including: Human Resources: the essentials, Restructure and redundancy workshop, Employment law for people managers workshop, Family-friendly working, Conducting a formal hearing (disciplinary, capability, absence), Working with the contract of employment, What’s new in HR and employment, Discipline and managing conduct at work

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

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We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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