We provide an extensive programme of specialist courses for business and finance professionals. Our courses are suitable for every level of staff from new starters to specialists. All our courses are delivered in a practical, interactive workshop-style environment. We limit the number of attendees so we can deliver a more personal experience. We provide you with everything you need on the day – from comprehensive course materials to full refreshments. Our courses will provide a great learning experience!

Introduction to Management

As you take on this pivotal role in your organisation, this workshop will give you a clear understanding of the key skills and disciplines required in becoming an effective manager. It will help you clarify your goals, establish achievable and challenging work objectives, set priorities and produce a personal strategy for effective time management. The course will also provide you with an understanding on how to use different management styles in order to take a flexible approach to the variety of personalities you manage.

Introduction to The City

The City of London continues to maintain its position as a focal point for the world’s financial markets and is home to the UK’s financial services industry.

This entry level programme is designed for both new entrants into finance and those who new to the City and financial markets. We assume delegates are new and unfamiliar with the financial services industry.

We will attempt to de-mystify the jargon, discuss financial services providers including banking, insurance, fund management, and explain what they do, why and how the key financial markets work.

No prior knowledge is assumed.

Introduction to UK GAAP Tax Accounting

A practical, example-led course introducing delegates to tax accounting under UK GAAP. The course will build understanding by developing the initial concepts of tax accounting, including current and deferred tax, through worked examples. The focus of the course is to enable delegates to fully complete tax accounting calculations for a UK based company. The Introduction to UK GAAP Tax Accounting course will be based on tax accounting principles under FRS 102.

IR35 and the private sector

Businesses which use the services of freelancers who operate through a Personal Service Company have a big decision to make over the coming months.

From April 2020, medium and large companies, as defined by the terms of the Companies Acts, will have to operate the “IR35” rules, (more correctly the “intermediaries legislation”), in cases where they form the opinion that, in the absence of their PSC, the individual providing their services to the business would be an employee of the company.

Businesses will need to prepare thoroughly and decide on their approach. Preparation is going to be key and identifying the key individuals in the organisation who are going to have to cope with this problem and ensuring they are properly prepared, trained up and informed about the new rules is a serious issue facing many business over the coming months.


IR35 and The Private Sector 2020 and Beyond?

This online course will provide a thorough review for businesses and their advisers of the implications of the extension of the UK’s “Off-Payroll Working” rules to the Private Sector from April 2021

Islamic Finance

This Islamic Finance training course covers the key concepts and principles underpinning Islamic Finance and the market practices and key products coming out of the Islamic Finance industry. Delegates will learn the practical application of the modes of finance/transaction types,  the Sharia and legal underpinnings.

As a pre-cursor to looking at transaction types and practices this course will include discussions on a world without interest and adherence to the other prohibitions and principles – how would financiers and those needing finance interact, what would a potential banking model look like and what sort of activity, outside of lending on interest (prevalent in the conventional world) would not be allowed within the Islamic Finance industry?

Major Differences in UK/US/IFRS Financial Reporting

The course evaluates the main accounting differences between UK, US and IFRS GAAPs, using IFRS as the central point for comparisons.  It will enable delegates to identify the key differences and the major issues when moving from UK or US rules to IFRS.

Making Tax Digital

This is HMRC’s most important change in the administration of personal and business tax for forty years and starts to take effect from 2019.

Making the Most of Management Information

This course focuses on how to create useful information and present that information with clarity.

The objective is to ensure delegates are aware of how to minimise the cost and time spent by corporations on churning out reams of meaningless data and spreadsheets and, on completion, will be better placed to ensure meaningful information flows throughout their organisation. 

Information and data will be reviewed in future in a different way, as information to be analysed and engaged with, that acts as an early warning system, highlighting key issues and aiding decision making.

Management Essentials Day 1 – Introduction to Management

There are various skills that managers from all disciplines of a business require if they are to be successful in their management position. You are no longer responsible for just your own workload but the management of a team. Skills such as prioritisation and delegation are now vital along with ensuring that your team are motivated and feel developed by the feedback that you provide them with. This participative course will help managers understand some of the key characteristics of an effective manager whilst introducing participants to relevant management theory. The interactive components will allow participants to apply the skills they have learned to real-world scenarios whilst being observed, coached and provided with feedback from the session facilitator. This course is a necessity for those who are new to management or those who would benefit from a refresher.

This course will enable participants to

  • have an in-depth understanding of the key skills and disciplines required in being an effective manager
  • manage their own workload and priorities effectively
  • understand the process of effective delegation and feedback
  • deal with difficult characters more effectively

It is recommended that participants attend both days of this programme but this is not compulsory. 

Management Essentials Day 2 – Communicating Effectively

Communication evolves over time. In today’s busy working environment, time is of the essence and we are frequently faced with little time to communicate our message. Why are some people more effective at communication than others? This participative course is a necessity for anyone who would like to understand the key to effective communication at work. The session will be highly interactive and will focus on both verbal and non-verbal communication whilst ensuring that participants understand the basis of building rapport will colleagues and clients/ customers.

The interactive components will allow participants to apply the skills they have learned to real-world scenarios whilst being observed, coached and provided with feedback from the session facilitator.

This course will enable participants to

  • overcome the day-to-day barriers to communication at work
  • use effective communication to build relationships with colleagues and clients
  • enhance their confidence and capabilities at getting their message across with impact in a variety of situations

It is recommended that participants attend both days of this programme but this is not compulsory. 

Managing Across Cultures

Cultural awareness is more than just a management phrase. It goes to the heart of our ability to become aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions.

This course will explore effective practical strategies and everyday tips to help the manager far from home or their comfort zone not only to survive but also to thrive and enjoy the experience.  The trainer will work with delegates to create scenarios that reflect the issues faced by them; appropriate situations generate active engagement.

More about our courses

With our extensive programme of Accounting and Finance, Taxation, VAT, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Markets and Corporate Treasury, and Charities courses, we can help improve the knowledge and efficiency of your entire team and keep you ahead of ever-changing regulations and developments.

You can easily ask questions and discuss scenarios relevant to your business or workplace. Our comprehensive courses aim to provide a thorough understanding of specific topic areas. As well as a range of refresher and update courses to assist you if you need to update your knowledge.

Whichever course you attend, our expert trainers have been carefully selected for their knowledge and experience. They deliver the courses from a practical perspective giving you the skills to enable you to use what you’ve learned back in the office. 

Onsite training – All courses can be run onsite and tailored to meet your specific training needs. We can also put together bespoke courses if you do not see anything that meets your requirements in our programme. Our trainers are specialists in their respective fields and deliver engaging and informative courses supported by relevant course materials. Find out more here.

If you have an enquiry regarding any one of our courses or you are interested in running a course onsite, our training team would be delighted to help. You can call us on 0844 873 2121 or by contacting us on courses@quorumtraining.com.

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