Training your staff in Hertfordshire

Business employer training

Skillsmakers delivers high quality training and development solutions that make a real difference to both employers and employees.

We aim to be the people you trust to help you to develop skills, work with you in partnership to help shape the future of your businesses, and help you to contribute towards the economic prosperity of the local area. The College offers a comprehensive programme of off the shelf training solutions, suitable for businesses of all sizes. We also work closely with employers to provide bespoke training to address a range of training needs.

As no two organisations are the same our free first class information and advice service will outline your training options and, if required, undertake a formal Organisational Needs Analysis (conducted on site) to ensure that your particular training needs are identified.

As well as our bespoke training options, we also run a diverse range of competitively priced programmes:

  • Sector-specific skills training for your employees
  • Professional courses for your management staff
  • Statutory health and safety training for your business
  • Short courses to fill skills gaps
  • Higher level skills and professional qualifications

For more information please call 01442 221596 or email

We offer the following programmes for small groups, which can be delivered to your staff at our Watford or Hemel Hempstead campus or on your own premises:

Project Management

For any organisation involved in leading or as part of a project team

Understanding, managing and communicating with stakeholders

For any organisation who wants to manage their stakeholder relationships more effectively

Business process re-engineering

For any organisation who wants to fundamentally review and re-engineer the organisational processes

Team building

For any organisation who wants to understand teams and how they are built

Motivating and Communicating with the team

For any organisation who wants to communicate better with their team, other teams and outside the organisation

Employee Engagement

For managers or leaders who want to improve staff engagement

Designing, implementing and conducting a performance review process

For any organisation who wants to begin or review their existing review process. For team managers and leaders who want to gain the skills and confidence to conduct performance reviews effectively

Customer Service skills

For any organisation who wants to review their customer service skills or develop others skills

Time management

For any organisation who wants to get and stay organised

Managing remote and virtual teams

For any organisation who leads a team elsewhere

Communication skills

For any organisation who wants to review and improve their communication skills 

Leading and managing the team

For any organisation who wants to improve their management and leadership skills or for people managing for the first time

Recruitment and selection 

For any organisation who wants to review their existing processes and for staff who want to recruit and select with confidence

Introduction to emotional intelligence

For any organisation who wants to understand more about emotional intelligence

Introduction to coaching and mentoring

For any organisation who wants to develop these important skills

Presentation skills

For any organisation who wants to develop their confidence and effectiveness when delivering presentations

Responding to change – personal and organisational

For any organisation who wants to be more resilient during change and support others

Change management

For those driving organisational change within their organisation

IT skills development

We can offer a wide range of training in IT skills from very basic to advanced level across a range of software applications. This training can be on a workshop basis or on a small group coached basis