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Personal Development Courses and Training

Personal Development Courses and Training

Personal development improves your quality of life through the development of skills to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Personal development courses could include areas relating to self-awareness, stress management, efficiency, creativity, time management and career change.

Browse the list of personal development courses below and request information for those that interest you.

With Activia, personal development training comes the way you want it: at your place or ours; off-the-shelf or bespoke; scheduled public classes or closed private courses matched to your requirements. 

Activia Training has over 200 courses at highly competitive prices, from Microsoft to Management, from Sales to Soft Skills, at 11 UK centres or delivered at your offices.

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- 1 Day Time Management Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(5)
Multiple (32)
Why is In-House Time Management Training so paramount in our fast-paced lives? With ever-increasing workloads and work deadlines, failing to...
- Confidence Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(4)
Nationwide
Is a lack of confidence holding you back? Would you like more people to listen to you? Maybe your not...
- Mental Resilience Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(6)
Nationwide
Setbacks are unavoidable when making progress. Many top sportsmen and women have the 'skills to succeed' but not always the...
- Stress Management Training- In House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(4)
Nationwide
So why is stress management training important & necessary? As we know, most jobs will involve dealing with pressure of...
1 day Communicating well at work training course (You'll be happy or we won't invoice you)
Training Works
         
(2)
500 GBP
Nationwide
Work is a demanding place to be, especially when we want to be really good at our job. This cost...
1 day Interpersonal skills training course (You'll be happy or we won't invoice you)
Training Works
         
(2)
500 GBP
Nationwide
Experts say that 80% of a decision or action is based on emotions which show how important interpersonal skills are....
1 day Time management planning and delegation course (You'll be happy or we won't invoice you)
Training Works
         
(2)
500 GBP
Nationwide
This cost effective, enjoyable, interactive program allows you to choose the most important modules for your managers. The delegates will undertake...
2 days Robust Project Planning using practical PMI methods
Priority Management London
790 GBP
Nationwide
A proven process that is easily understood and implemented immediately by the whole team. Involves the whole team to share...
21st Century Accountant Professional Development Skills
Financial Fluency
Nationwide
This training course  provides a comprehensive skillset for today's accounting profession. This course reviews the challenges facing the modern accountant...
3 hours to run Effective Meetings
Priority Management London
345 GBP
Nationwide
Get your meetings on time, on track, and on purpose. Learn not only how to plan, organise and run a...
5 Days class on Stress Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(2)
2,794 USD
Multiple (6)
A practical stress management training course offering practical solutions to reduce and manage workplace stress. Learn techniques for effectively managing...
5G Mini MBA - Business & Technology
Innovation Academy
3,895 GBP
London
The government, high-tech organisations and communication service providers will take the lead role in developing the requirements of technology needed...
8 WorkingSm@rt behaviour changes - 21st century Time Management
Priority Management London
         
(16)
595 GBP
London
This is a hands-on (using Microsoft Outlook), practical way to learn how to work effectively and manage your time -...
8 WorkingSm@rt behaviour changes - 21st century Time Management In-house Training
Priority Management London
         
(17)
595 GBP
Nationwide
This is a hands-on (using Microsoft Outlook), practical way to learn how to work effectively and manage your time -...
A Level Mathematics - AS & A2 Fast Track
UK Open College Ltd
399 GBP
Distance
This A Level distance learning course in Mathematics , fast tracking the A2 and AS levels , is designed for...
A Level Mathematics - Pure
UK Open College Ltd
399 GBP
Distance
Study for your A Levels next to the training specialists at UK Open College. This A Level Mathematics - Pure...
A Level Mathematics - Pure Fast Track Course
UK Open College Ltd
399 GBP
Distance
This A level Pure Mathematics fast track course is designed for students working at home. The topics are presented in...
A Level Mathematics - Stats Course
UK Open College Ltd
399 GBP
Distance
This distance learning A level Maths course builds on work covered in GCSE Maths at Higher Level, so you need to...
A Masterclass in Minute Taking
Courtney Associates (Global)
Nationwide
The problems associated with effective minute taking often come down to issues related to communication, listening, co-operation and organisational skills....
A Masterclass in Minute Taking
Courtney Associates (Global)
         
(11)
285 GBP
Multiple (5)
The troubles associated with effective minute taking often boil down to issues related to communication, listening, co-operation and organisation skills....
A Masterclass in Voice Training for Business
London Piano Institute
275 GBP
London - City
Your voice is one of the most effective sales tools that you have. This masterclass from the London Piano Institute...
Abnormal Psychology
Global Edulink
39 GBP
Distance
Are you interested in studying human behaviour? This Abnormal Psychology course is the perfect opportunity. Abnormal Psychology is a division...
Accelerated Learning
International Coaching Academy
500 GBP
Liverpool
This course from the International Coaching Academy is designed to help participants retain 90% more knowledge in half the learning...
Accelerated Learning
International Coaching Academy
300 GBP
Distance
This course from the International Coaching Academy is designed to help participants retain 90% more knowledge in half the learning...
Accelerated Training
International Coaching Academy
500 GBP
Liverpool
This course from the International Coaching Academy will teach you how to pass on the skills that enable retention of...
Accelerated Training
International Coaching Academy
300 GBP
Distance
This course from the International Coaching Academy is designed to help participants become a cutting edge pedagogically focused, trained teacher. Participants...
Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Postgraduate Research Techniques
Oxford Learning College
850 GBP
Distance
  This Quality Assured, Level 3: Diploma in Postgraduate Research Techniques; will assist any researcher who is embarking on an...
Accredited level 3 Diploma in Career Coaching
Oxford Learning College
850 GBP
Distance
This diploma is designed to explore Career Coaching. Within this course you will explore what Career coaching involves such as...
Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Life Coaching
Oxford Learning College
850 GBP
Distance
A Life coaching is about believing in the true potential of each individual. A life coach helps and empowers others...
Advance Makeup Course for Bridal and Special Occasion
Study365
24 GBP
Distance
The Bridal and Special Occasions Makeup course is designed to teach you the art of achieving classically flawless and stunningly...
Advanced Corporate Stress Management
BSY
379 GBP
Distance
Office related stress affects as many as 1 in 5 people in the UK alone. These statistics could be understood...
Advanced Counselling Skills
BSY
         
(1)
225 GBP
Distance
Build on the skills you developed in the Basic Counselling Skills course, and get trained to a professional level with...
Advanced Psychotherapy
BSY
333 GBP
Distance
In this advanced psychotherapy course, you will learn how to implement techniques to help patients articulate and understand feelings about...
Advanced Strategies: Building and Leading Creative Work Teams
London Training for Excellence
2,515 GBP
Multiple (14)
Introduction Successful organizations are determined to create opportunities for all employees in their different categories that can help them achieve...
Advanced Strategies: Creative Training Management and Maximising the Return from Training
London Training for Excellence
2,515 GBP
Multiple (14)
Learning Objectives: Introduce participants to the concept and importance of the training process and management training Develop the skills to...
Advanced Stress Consultant
BSY
525 GBP
Distance
As technology increases the stress it was once promised to decrease and the pace of modern life accelerates, stress has...
Alcohol and Drug Counselling
BSY
287 GBP
Distance
Gain an understanding of the essentials in identifying alcohol and drug dependency problems. You will learn how to form an...
Anger & Aggression Management
BSY
225 GBP
Distance
Experiencing and expressing angry emotions without harming others physically or emotionally is entirely possible. Unplanned and genuine expression can and...
Anger & Aggression Management Practitioner Diploma Course
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
123 GBP
Distance
The Anger and Aggression Management Practitioner Course opens by discussing the reasons we get angry – considering social learning, environment,...
Anger and Aggression Management Level 3
Open Study College
339 GBP
Distance
Unit 1: Theories of anger and aggression Anger and aggression management Biological explanations of anger Psychological explanations of anger Explanations...
Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
127 GBP
Distance
The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course will provide you first with the essential principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, before expanding...
Applied Innovation: OpenGenius Licensed Instructor Course in Applied Innovation
OpenGenius
         
(17)
2,495 GBP
Cardiff
Learn how to implement winning innovation strategies and coach others to do the same, with this three-day course from OpenGenius....
Appraisee Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course encourages attendees to self-assess by reflecting honestly on their performance, what they do well, what they do less...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(50)
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps delegates understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps participants understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse demands...
Assertiveness - Developing Personal Effectiveness
Thales Learning & Development
460 GBP
Crawley
Interactions between individuals are often unsuccessful when one or the other party is either too submissive or too aggressive. As...
Assertiveness and Confidence Building In-house Training
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(3)
895 GBP
Nationwide
Being confident and assertive is reflected the everyday behaviour and communication of professionals and helps them make the most of their...
Assertiveness and Self-confidence
CrossKnowledge UK
Distance
Help your staff feel self-assured, confident and able to handle any situation that they face with this tailorable e-learning training...
Assertiveness at Work
MPW Learning
         
(1)
Nationwide
This highly practical two-day training course is designed to provide professionals with the assertiveness and negotiation skills required to become...
Assertiveness at Work
STL
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more......
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  • = Has a video
  • = This course results in CPD hours
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What exactly is personal development?

Personal development focuses on achieving personal growth through enhanced self-awareness and the acquisition of additional knowledge and skills that will help you achieve your goals. Those goals and aspirations will vary significantly from person to person and they could include, for example:

  • Being more proactive
  • Read more
  • Travel more
  • Learn about other countries, cultures, politics, nature, etc.
  • Find more time to spend with family
  • Take up skydiving
  • Increased motivation at work
  • Learn a new skill
  • Take a course in this or that
  • Be more confident
  • Take up yoga

This list endless and it is really all about doing the things that make you happy.

Even though a lot of personal development courses focus on the individual's non-professional life, what is done in this area has a direct reflection on their work-life. Leading a happier lifestyle will always have a positive impact on your professional life. This in turn feeds back to create an even happier life. It's the kind of positive cycle that has the ability to lift one to greater levels of happiness and contentment.

The tools to achieve personal development

There are many tips and tools to assist you with achieving your personal development goals. You need to formulate clear goals and then you can work on how to turn them into reality. Some tools that help you achieve this are:

  • A Personal Development Plan
  • A Professional Development Plan
  • Personal development courses

The Personal Development Plan lets you map out your goals, obstacles and a plan of action. The Professional Development Plan allows you to combine your professional aspirations with your personal development goals and to make sure they do not work against each other. For example, your personal goal may be to travel more, but at the same time, you may be acquiring professional skills that will make you a likely candidate for a management position. If the latter prevents travel, then you need to revisit your plan. If travel is more important, you may want to guide your career in a direction that will enable you to become a freelance consultant some months or years down the line.

Popular personal development courses

An endless number of courses are available to help you on your exciting journey. Here are a few of the more popular ones:

Always remember that you may be on the critical path of another person's personal development plan. You may have a skill or a capability that someone else may want to learn from. Self-awareness and coaching / mentoring skills are very relevant qualities to demonstrate in such cases.

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