Speed Reading & Information Management

1 Day
Edinburgh 14th Jun 2021
18th May 2021
5.5 hours

Course Overview

Mounting work pressures, too little time, keeping your knowledge base up-to-date, checking out the competition: we all have to find a way of dealing with todays tidal wave of information. One highly effective solution is speed reading - a technique that is not just about reading fast, but about making your whole reading process more efficient.

This speed reading and information management course will help delegates to sift through the glut of information that bombards them, identify the important items, read them rapidly and assimilate the information they need to retain. The simple but effective techniques that we teach enable virtually everyone to achieve reading speeds of 1,000 words per minute with good comprehension.

The programme covers the following:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • What slows you down?
  • Your reading baseline
  • How the eyes work
  • Six techniques for reading faster
  • The high speed skim
  • Exercises for relaxing the eyes and developing the vision
  • Stretching speed and comprehension
  • Styles of reading
  • Note-taking and recall
  • A process for studying effectively
  • Tips for speed reading success
  • Recap and review
  • Planning the next steps

This Speed Reading & Information Management training course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

Course Locations

Speed Reading & Information Management London
Speed Reading & Information Management Manchester
Speed Reading & Information Management Nottingham
Speed Reading & Information Management Birmingham
Speed Reading & Information Management Bristol
Speed Reading & Information Management Edinburgh
Speed Reading & Information Management Leeds

This course is worth 5.5 Continuous Professional Development hours.Learn more about CPD


09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives
10:00 - 10:15 Your reading baseline
10.15 - 11.00 Six techniques for reading faster
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee/tea break
11:15 - 12.00 The high-speed skim
12.00 - 12.30 Some different approaches to reading
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Speed reading practice
14:00 - 15:00 Effective note-taking
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee/tea break
15:15 - 16:00 Exercises and further practice
16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed


Really useful well delivered training. Simple and effective techniques I'd never heard about.

Georgina Angel, Public Health England

Excellent course. Surprising how quickly you can learn these techniques without realising it. Would definitely recommend.

Clare Diamond, Welsh Government/ The Welsh Assembly

It was excellent - just the right size group.

Madeleine Stockley, Barking and Dagenham PCT

Excellent study day. Information well presented.

Joanne Bilby, B&D PCT

Being in a small group was great and allowed very tailored tuition. The trainer was very knowledgeable.

Heather Lascelles, Environment Agency
Excellent trainer, good interaction with group - very easy to listen to and kept my attention throughout.
Emma Sole , Wellcome Trust
Was very interesting and enjoyable
Hardeep Brar, Wellcome Trust
Good course, very beneficial
Jonathan Easter - Countryside Council for Wales
Really enjoyed the course - lots of opportunities to practice in the session & easy exercises to do at home too. Lots of practical advice
Eve Nicholson - Countryside Council for Wales
Excellent, would highly recommend.
Carolyn Williams - Countryside Council for Wales
Very good and useful.
R.Tudor, The Ombudsman Service Ltd
Excellent enjoyable course
David Wheeler, Countryside Council for Wales
Excellent course, really well structured and clear.
Kate Smith, Countryside Council for Wales
Excellent course with amazing result.
Annwen Hope, Countryside Council for Wales
Very enjoyable session with enthusiastic trainer.
Anne Lee, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
Training very personable & clear in delivering materials and techniques.
Nigel Carter, The Welsh Assembly
The course was very useful. I found it very helpful and it will help me in my current role.
Pauline Bahia, The Ombudsman Service Ltd
Thanks for helping me read more efficiently.
Ian Chesworth, The Ombudsman Service Ltd
My speed reading improved by over 300 words per minute therefore was successful.
Lesley Morrison, The Ombudsman Service Ltd
Excellent course - thoroughly interesting and informative - thank you!
Sian Evans, Countryside Council for Wales
Rewarding session. Good resources. Thank you.
Lewis Roberts, HPC


  • How to browse quickly and effectively
  • Three techniques for gaining a brief overview of what you are reading
  • Six skills which will improve your reading speed
  • Exercises to help you read faster and understand more of what you have read
  • Exercises for improving your eyesight and avoiding eyestrain
  • Techniques for helping you to remember what you read
  • How to select an appropriate reading approach
  • A process for studying more effectively.
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