Surrey Learn

Upcoming courses

  1. Listening Skills - Online

    7 September 2022 – 7 September 2022

    Delivered online

  2. Train the Trainer - Online

    8 September 2022 – 15 September 2022

    Delivered online

  3. Psychology at Work - Online

    13 September 2022 – 13 September 2022

    Delivered online

  4. Conflict & Aggression, Managing - Online

    14 September 2022

    Delivered online

  5. Motivating and Engaging your Team - Online

    15 September 2022

    Delivered online

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

    19 September 2022 – 9 December 2022

    Delivered online

  7. Assertive Skills for Managers - Online

    20 September 2022 – 20 September 2022

    Delivered online

  8. Autism Awareness - Online

    21 September 2022

    Delivered online

  9. Coaching Conversations for Managers - Online

    27 September 2022 – 4 October 2022

    Delivered online

  10. Commercial Awareness - Online

    28 September 2022 – 28 September 2022

    Delivered online

  11. Project Management - Online

    3 October 2022 – 11 October 2022

    Delivered online

  12. Negotiation Skills, Introduction to - Online

    4 October 2022

    Delivered online

  13. Managing Myself for Managers - Online

    5 October 2022 – 5 October 2022

    Delivered online

  14. Lone Worker Safety - Online

    6 October 2022

    Delivered online

  15. Time and Priorities, Managing myself for staff - Online

    11 October 2022 – 11 October 2022

    Delivered online

  16. Liberating Leadership (MDP) - Online

    12 October 2022 – 9 November 2022

    Delivered online

  17. Recruitment and Selection, Effective - Online

    13 October 2022 – 20 October 2022

    Delivered online

  18. Report Writing - Online

    18 October 2022 – 19 October 2022

    Delivered online

  19. Menopause, A Time for Change - Online

    1 November 2022

    Delivered online

  20. Managing Team Resilience - Online

    3 November 2022

    Delivered online

  21. Using Inclusive Language – Online

    3 November 2022

    Delivered online

  22. Communication Skills, Effective - Online

    8 November 2022

    Delivered online

  23. Aspiring Manager - Online

    10 November 2022 – 16 November 2022

    Delivered online


Communication Skills

Work Processes


Personal Effectiveness

Management Development

2006 - 2022: celebrating 17 years of the Shared Training Programme!

Welcome to Surrey Learn (created by the Surrey Learn Partnership - SLP) where local district and borough councils can access relevant and up-to-date training courses at a reasonable cost. A variety of subjects are covered from Effective Presentations and Hybrid Working to Understanding Mental Health and Lone Worker Safety. The programme also provides a range of subjects aimed specifically at managers. 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.

  • It was such an interesting and informative course, I have already been able to use information we talked about in dealing with a customer on the phone. He told me he was autistic and was struggling to complete an online form as it didn't quite conform to his circumstances, I was able to help him complete this and he was so pleased.

    Autism Awareness - Online
    25 May 2022
  • This course fits in very well with the new increasing attention menopause is getting currently in the media, so felt very relevant, whatever age / gender you are, as this is something that affects all of us in some way at some point. It was great to have a whole course dedicated to this subject, and I feel is excellent progress in giving subjects such as this the attention they deserve.

    Menopause, A Time for Change - Online
    4 May 2022
  • Helped me understand what mentoring is, what's required to be a good mentor and help decide if I want to take up a formal mentoring programme. Sue was a great trainer, set a good pace and structured the training well. I enjoyed putting the discussion into practice via breakout rooms. Was a very worthwhile training to attend - I took a lot away from it.

    Mentoring - How to be a good mentor - Online
    3 May 2022
  • I went on this course because I had done projects but never had any training in the processes of managing a project and I now feel confident I can do this. Clive was lovely, very interactive and happy to answer all questions. He went through all the core tools and there was a good balance of information in all key areas. I will be recommending this course to others.

    Project Management - Online
    10 & 17 March 2022
  • It was useful to hear about the impacts of mental illness on businesses and the importance of taking the issue seriously, carrying out risk assessments and knowing practical approaches to discuss issues with staff, put in place support plans and support anyone who needs time off.

    Managing Mental Health for Managers - Online
    8 March 2022
  • I learnt how to train people in different ways and the advantages of using different techniques and resources. Excellent course, online in a smaller group was really good and we still had the same level of teaching as i would have expected we would have face to face. [Trainer] Liz was brilliant, I could see her training followed what she was also teaching us. I loved the layout of the course and the fact we could break away in to other groups virtually.

    Train the Trainer - Online
    27 January and 2 February 2022
  • A refreshed look at leading teams, the make up of the team members and how they each have different styles that need to be managed in an appropriate way.

    Leading Your Team - Online
    27 January 2022
  • It helped me understand an important aspect of management and built my confidence by making me feel more prepared to apply for a management position.

    Aspiring Manager - Online
    19 and 23 November 2021
  • Learnt among other things, how the brain is affected and influences our reactions in situations, that our perceptions are not necessarily what the reality is. How to be mindful to unlearn some vocabulary and replace them with much better and influential ones. Also learnt how to structure presentations and to capture an audience.

    Presentations, Giving Effective - Online
    18 and 19 October 2021
  • 1. It provided a thorough introduction to all aspects of management and the role play aspect gave me the opportunity to take part in different scenarios (interviews, coaching, disciplinary process) without worrying about making mistakes.

    2. Excellent course. well structured and good to see how managers from other boroughs approach situations. Increased my confidence having recently moved into a managerial role and increased my knowledge in areas where I needed to develop.

    MDP for New Managers - Modules 1, 2, 3 and half-day Action Learning Set - Online
    February to April 2021
  • Structure to how I understand my team and people's perspective. More balance and appreciation of how others perceive me. Beyond expectation (delivery and content). Exceptional trainer - would be very pleased to work with Debbie again.

    Persuading and Influencing People - Online
    2 February 2021
  • Great course leader, great outcome as I feel I can handle awkward calls much better.

    Telephone Aggression, Managing - Online
    3 December 2021

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