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Archive: Apr 2014

  1. Train the Trainer Unlocks Potential at Key Travel

    Train the TrainerTrain the Trainer a 1-day course has recently been delivered in-house to Key Travel.

    They are Europe’s leading travel management company dedicated to serving the travel requirements of the not-for-profit, academic and faith sectors. Their mission is to help organisations maximise the value of their travel budget and manage staff welfare through effective travel solutions.

    This Train the Trainer course has been designed to empower managers to assist and guide their team to their stated targets and beyond. Training, coaching and mentoring are all vital components in the make-up of a good manager and this course defines a structure and delivery style to a training programme which is going to be effective.

    Feedback from this Train the Trainer course from Key Travel attendees:

    I came away very positive and enthusiastic as came in feeling very under-experienced so feel I have come a long way in a day. – Ellie Lockwood, Key Travel
    This Train the Trainer course was really helpful and well delivered course. – Michaela Braddock, Key Travel
    Excellent. Enthusiastic trainer – constantly kept my attention which is a task! – Helen Shaw, Key Travel

    Train the Trainer Course Benefits:

    • Understand how successful training meets its objectives
    • Understand how learners gain from the training process
    • Enable the delegates to develop and prepare for training delivery
    • Increase the knowledge and skills of delegates
    • Practice the delivery of a programme
    • Widen their scope of knowledge of training opportunities

    More priase for PTP’s Train the Trainer course:

    Very well delivered by a very knowledgeable trainer. – Jacqueline O’Callaghan, Shell UK Cards
    Excellent training! – Hollie Lawson, ITV
    Learnt a lot of new ideas for improving my training presentations. – K Sapwell, Burberry
    Very helpful & useful. I’ve taken lots of techniques & tips away. Thank-you! – Karen Cusack, AWD Chase de Vere
    This Train the Trainer course was very useful and will improve my training abilities. – Michelle Peers, The Childrens Trust
    Really enjoyed the day – very informative & useful. – Paul Mackenzie, Sharp Interpack Ltd
    Very enjoyable. Thank-you. – Emma Coles, Space Engineering
    An excellent trainer, really enthusiastic and engaging. Perfect for this type of course. – Gemma Rice, National Friendly
    Very useful for future development of staff and my training techniques – Glyn Andrew, Arends International Ltd
    Excellent course. – Lindsay Wilson, Northern Light House Board
    Good practical examples. – Matthew Bradshaw, Catlin Underwriting
    Brilliant delivery, really enjoyed the training.– Susan Robson, Cummins Engine Company

  2. Personal Development Training in UK now paramount


    personal development training by PTP

    Personal Development Training for managers and staff in the UK has officially left the UK behind the rest of the developed world according to the Financial Times (31st March 2014). The report by the think-tank IPPR for JP Morgan says the decline in UK’s training began in 2007. Our drop in personal development training is four times greater than any other European country.

    Now is the time to invest in your people.

    Personal Development Training By PTP

    Since 1991 PTP’s personal development training has been used by over 40% of the FTSE 100 and small group training (average class-size just 6 delegates) ensures that individuals training needs are met. In additionall of PTP’s training is highly practical and hands-on ensuring everyone is fully engaged and can deploy the skills learned back in the workplace immediately. All PTP courses meet CPD – Continuous Professional Development Guidelines.

    Most Popular Personal Development Training Courses by PTP

    PTP – Practical Training for Professionals runs nearly 200 short personal development training courses. Here is a few of the most popular ones. Click the course titles to view full timetables and course benefits:

    All courses come with training notes, executive folder and framed certifcate of attendance.
    To make an enquiry, please call 01509 889632 or email If you book online, you can save 5%. See

In-House Training with PTP

PTP stands for Practical Training for Professionals and our aim is to make our training as practical as possible so delegates can return to the workplace with skills they can implement immediately. PTP now delivers training to over 40% of the FTSE 100.

What you get for your money

What is 1-to-1 training?

1-to-1 training can be based on any of the 100 plus courses that PTP provides, it includes an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site one to one training session at your premises with one of PTP's expert trainers and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

You have the option of a line manager being involved in both telephone conferences, the second telephone conference which can be for feedback and action planning is generally scheduled during the on-site visit.

Who does 1-to-1 training suit?

Individuals taking on a new challenge or responsibilities. Professionals who want a trusted "sounding board" and thinking partner. Executives or managers who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness to achieve organizational and career success. Executives and professionals wanting to compete successfully but still retain balance in their life. Individuals who want to understand their blind spots so that they don't stand in their own way on their path to success. Executives and Professionals who want to improve their interpersonal skills so as to be more effective with bosses, peers, subordinates, or people in general. How much does 1-to-1 training cost?

A 1-to-1 training session costs from as little as £400 + VAT and will include an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site training at your premises and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

What is U-Choose?

Choose from any of the 150 plus courses that PTP provides, and choose from 1 of our 50 plus UK wide training venues. You must book for 2 or more delegates and at least 4 weeks in advance, but that’s it, the course you want where you want it. The reason we ask for a minimum of 4 weeks notice is to enable us to market the course you have scheduled to other companies and organisations. However, if we fail to sell any additional places we guarantee to run the course just for you.

How much does U-Choose Training cost?

U-choose costs the same as our normal open courses i.e. the normal delegate rate. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, framed certification and comprehensive training notes. A U-Choose booking can only be confirmed once we receive payment which can be made via credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. Payment is due at least 4 weeks before the date you request. Please note to be eligible for U-Choose you must book a minimum of 2 delegates on the same course & date.