Surrey Learn

Upcoming courses

  1. Writing with Style - Online

    18 July 2024

    Delivered online

  2. MDP for New Managers - Modules 1, 2, 3 and half-day Action Learning Set - Online and/or Classroom

    18 July 2024 – 28 November 2024

  3. Communication Skills, Effective - Online

    30 July 2024

    Delivered online

  4. Rapid Reading - Online

    3 September 2024

    Delivered online

  5. Disability Awareness - Online

    4 September 2024

    Delivered online

  6. Managing Myself for Managers - Online

    5 September 2024

    Delivered online

  7. Leading Your Team - Online

    11 September 2024

    Delivered online

  8. Unconscious Bias - Online

    11 September 2024

    Delivered online

  9. Mental Health First Aid Refresher (MHFA)

    17 September 2024

  10. Women's Development Programme - Online

    23 September 2024 – 10 January 2025

    Delivered online

  11. Psychology at Work - Online

    25 September 2024

    Delivered online

  12. Setting Boundaries Workshop - Online

    27 September 2024

    Delivered online

  13. Positive Self-Motivation - Online

    3 October 2024

    Delivered online

  14. Safeguarding Children, Adults and Domestic Abuse - Online

    7 October 2024 – 10 October 2024

    Delivered online

  15. Performance Management, Effective - Online

    10 October 2024

    Delivered online

  16. Calendar


Communication Skills

Work Processes


Personal Effectiveness

Management Development

E, D & I Awareness

Personal and Financial Wellbeing

Managing Performance

Introduction to Administration

Personal Development for Women


Cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will always be charged at the full price unless your authority sends a replacement.

Online courses

You must be able to join online to attend our courses so please follow your local protocols for doing so. If you have any issues, please contact your own SLP rep or IT Team. Surrey Learn staff will be unable to help you as each authority has different local arrangements.

2006 - 2024: celebrating 19 years of the Shared Training Programme!

Welcome to Surrey Learn (created by the Surrey Learn Partnership - SLP) where local district, borough and county councils can access relevant and up-to-date training courses at a reasonable cost in a variety of subjects. We share our training provision so we can work together to develop skills and knowledge using each other’s experiences. 

Course bookings are only available to officers working for a Local Authority in Surrey (or other selected bodies). If you have not done so already, please register.

  • An up to date awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion and how it can apply to my specific role. Also served as a refresher of the importance, and the equality act 2010. Great trainer - she was very engaging and I loved the anecdotes which bought the content to life.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Online
    24 October 2023
  • I now have knowledge on the techniques used in mentoring and the differences between mentoring and training someone. The trainer, Sue Noble, was excellent, she was well experienced in the topic, had a good level of interactive tasks and adjusted the training to the attendees needs and what we wanted to take away from the session.

    Mentoring - How to be a great mentor - Online
    19 October 2023
  • It filled me with confidence and understanding on the role of a manager. We had a lovely group of people and it was really interesting to meet different people from different authorities and hear their experiences.

    Aspiring Manager - Online
    16 & 17 October 2023
  • I have taken away some ideas to help me use my time in a way that will be more productive. Planning at the end of each day for the following day. Having a list of three things, must do, should do and could do.

    Time and Priorities, Managing myself for staff - Online
    11 October 2023
  • It gave me a better understanding of different strategies on how to diffuse a contentious call.

    Telephone Aggression, Managing - Online
    10 October 2023
  • Gave me a good understanding of considerations that need to be made when delivering a training session. Being aware of the varying learning styles of individuals in order to account for everyone.

    Train the Trainer - Online
    4 & 6 October 2023
  • It has helped me a lot with setting up appointments, creating the agenda for it and also taking the minutes. Since the training I have had positive feedback on the meeting minutes I have taken and agendas I have created.

    Minutes and Meetings & Speed Writing - Online
    28 September 2023
  • [covered] all aspects of form of communications, relevant to my role.
    ...very comprehensive and covering all types of communications and aspects of how better to understand and respond/react.

    Communication Skills, Effective - Online
    26 September 2023
  • It helped me to identify signs to look out for and ways that this can be reported. I thought it was very interesting course. The fact that the trainer was able to inject life experiences into the course also made the course interesting. Thank you

    Safeguarding Children, Adults and Domestic Abuse - Online
    25 & 28 September 2023
  • 1. It gave me a vocabulary to form a basis of new ways of approaching my mental health and negative thinking patterns, some of which I have been able to already directly apply to my life. I think this course would be beneficial to all, but as it was shared across authorities, we met a broad range of likeminded people.

    2. ..thought provoking ways to build new brain habits. The content and pace was perfect for 4 hours training

    Resilience and Wellbeing - Online
    21 September 2023
  • Overall, the MDP for New Managers met my expectations and provided me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in my managerial role. It not only met my objectives but also set me on a path of continuous improvement and growth as a manager. The sharing of a management development program by different authorities enhanced its quality, relevance, and credibility. It provided us with a more comprehensive and adaptable learning experience, enabling us to become more effective and well-rounded managers in our respective roles.

    MDP for New Managers - Modules 1, 2, 3 and half-day Action Learning Set - Online and/or Classroom
    June - September 2023
  • New skills; greater understanding of my 'drivers' and how/why I need to control these and 'put work back in its box' and not let it dominate my life! An excellent course I will be recommending to colleagues and my team managers.

    Setting Boundaries Workshop - Online
    13 September 2023
  • It has helped me to better understand the symptoms and effects of the menopause which will allow me to better support my team. The trainer was interesting and engaging. Very knowledgeable about the subject and gave me the tools required.

    Menopause for Managers - Online
    12 September 2023
  • It showed me how I work at present and how I could adapt that way to be more rounded. It taught me how to look at myself and how I work before possibly going for an internal advancement.

    Personal Development Workshop - Online
    7 September 2023
  • How to summarise and identify the main points for the readers to engage with. Really great trainer, interesting and helpful with constructive feedback.

    Report Writing - Online
    20 July 2023
  • Very comprehensive info on nutritional benefits of different foods so useful to know for making dietary choices during perimenopause or menopause.

    Menopause, Nutrition and - Online
    19 July 2023
  • Have a better understanding of symptoms and the menopause in general - being able to share with others in the workplace. Setting time aside to have conversations - making sure there are no stigmas attached. Make myself available as a manager and colleague for conversations/discussions - open communication/listening. Recognise the need to make adjustments in the workplace for individuals different needs.

    Menopause, Psychological Impact of - Online
    19 July 2023
  • 1) left me wanting to learn a lot more about the subject and practical steps I can take to make the necessary change. I have a better level of awareness of essential work we must undertake to meet Climate change targets.

    2) Rick, the trainer was really engaging. There was a great balance between content, discussion and explanation. I thought the presentation itself was great as well, explained a sometimes complicated topic very easily.

    Climate Change Fundamentals - Online
    13 July 2023
  • The trainer Ali was fantastic. She kept on topic, really explained well and gave great examples. She always ensured everyone was happy at participating and being included as well as managing expectations and giving advanced warnings where needed if there was a particularly difficult topic on the course. She was very knowledgeable on the MHFA subject. I'd recommend the course to all staff.

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - Online
    11 & 13 July 2023
  • Gave me some useful tips to use when conducting 121's. I found the scaling tool very useful as well as this is one i can use immediately with my team.

    Performance Management, Effective - Online
    5 July 2023


We also offer individual e-Learning courses from an external provider. Please contact your own SLP rep if you have any questions relating to e‑learning. More information.

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