Business Skills Online Training

Online Business Skills Training Courses

The business world is an ever-changing environment which means that you and your employees need to stay up-to-date on all of the latest trends and requirements for success. Business training courses which specialise in keeping individuals updated tend to be expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Even though the students learn extremely valuable business insights and updates, they may not be able to fully engross themselves in the content because they need to get back to work or the commitment is simply too much for a full-time employee. That is where online business skills training courses play a vital role.

The Benefits of Our Business Skills Training Courses

At Standout Academy, we have designed our online business skills training courses to lead to more efficient and more productive employees whose results will continue to improve. The tutor-led, one-on-one, interactive courses adjust themselves to the pace that works best for each individual candidate. They will deliver the outcomes of the training courses clearly, effectively, and memorably in the minimum amount of time with the maximum user satisfaction. Best of all, our courses are fun to use!

We cover a wide range of business skills necessary to succeed in the modern business world, including core business skills like how to deal with equality, diversity, and discrimination in the office or conflict resolution in the work place to more modern topics such as how to use social media effectively as well as data protection online. These courses were developed by experts in the field with years of experience, so you can trust that your employees will be more effective in their respective roles and more productive members of your team.

Why Take Business Skills Training Courses Online

When it comes to business, it is a hybrid of in-person interaction and online marketing and advertising that is the key to success. To ensure that your entire team is well-versed in all aspects of the face-to-face and the online aspects of the business world, business skills training in addition to the current knowledge and training from college is a great way to go.

An even better avenue for these training courses is being able to complete them online without the pressures and expense of in-person training. Why not use the technology of the 21st century to your advantage? There are several excellent reasons to invest your company’s money and your employees’ time in online business skills training courses, including:

Less Expensive

For companies, utilising online business skills training courses makes great financial sense because the online component prevents the company from having to pay for trainers or speakers to travel to your employees’ locations. Additionally, the online program can be used by all of your employees no matter where they are located. Rather than having to pay for all of the expenses associated with in-person learning, the online program can help your company save money and improve your employees’ business skills.

Work on Their Own Schedule and Save Time

Your employees are busy and also have full lives outside of the office, so it can be difficult to find the time to leave their families or put work on hold to attend in-person classes for business training. Online training allows employees to work anytime of the day or night from the comfort of their homes whenever they can. If they only have 30 minutes to spare, they can use that time to complete the online training, and they don’t have to find hours of time to attend in-person training. And there is no due date looming for the online training, so deadlines at work will not need to be missed in order to finish the training.

No Transportation Issues

Because online courses can be done anywhere with an Internet connection, employees can work on the training courses from the office or at home. That means there is no need to deal with transportation. Your company will not have to worry about getting workers to another location for their learning, and your employees do not have to be concerned about finding a babysitter for their children or leaving their families for additional time outside of the office.

Effective Learning with Successful Outcomes

When it comes to online learning, students are able to go at their own pace and have no need to try to keep up with other classmates or worry about missing any information that cannot be repeated. With an online training course, the videos can be replayed and the details reread. This allows for higher retention rates with fewer distractions. No missed learning opportunities and a higher likelihood that the outcomes of the individual training courses will be met.

Check Out All of Our Online Business Skills Training Courses

At Standout Academy, we have a wide selection of online business skills training courses for your employees to work through at their own pace. We have courses which range from anti-harassment and bullying to developing teamwork, Facebook for business to project management, managing meetings to sexual harassment in the workplace, and so much more.

Whatever your company needs to be successful in the business world, we can provide you the course offerings that will keep your employees updated and ready for anything that may come their way. Our courses will help your employees gain nationally recognised accredited certificates, stay up-to-date, and further their careers. Standout Academy is the #1 online training provider. Check out all of our course offerings!

Online Business Skills Training Courses

Alcohol Personal Licence Holder

This course is intended to provide you with the knowledge you need to complete the test to become a personal licence holder. It covers all the major topics relating to UK licensing law, responsibilities and penalties for breaching these. It also looks in detail at the issue of age verification including an interactive element to support learning in this area.

Approved by CPD & Laser awards – Duration 90 mins* – £125.00


Anti Harassment and Bullying

This course covers the commitments that should be laid out in your company’s anti-harassment and bullying policy so as to comply with UK law. It explains the differences between harassment and bullying, the steps that can be taken if either of these occur in or out of work, and some case studies to illustrate the points covered throughout the course.

Approved by CPD – Duration 32 mins* – £17.50


Anti-Bribery and Corruption

This course examines bribery and the legislation, measures and procedures that can uncover, control and reduce the impact of this criminal activity. This information is broken down into the following sections; Why corruption and bribery occur, The UK Bribery Act, Anti-bribery policies, anti-bribery management systems and how to deal with bribery in the workplace.

Approved by CPD – Duration 50 mins* – £17.50


Anti-Money Laundering

This course covers the essential facts about money-laundering, along with the relevant legal aspects and how companies can set up systems and policies to detect and deal with what is a major criminal problem, worldwide.

Approved by CPD – Duration 50 mins* – £17.50


Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

This course will consider what conflict is as well as its impact and role in the workplace. We will consider some of the triggers for workplace conflict and how it develops before looking at a number of different ways of managing it.

Approved by CPD – Duration 45 mins* – £17.50


Customer Service

This course will start by making it very clear exactly what we mean by customer service, and why it’s so vital and then go into detail about some of the ways you can improve the customer service provided by your organisation.

Approved by CPD – Duration 75 mins* – £17.50


Developing Good Employee Relations

This course covers the many benefits good employee relations can bring to an business. It explains how to build confidence in management, by sharing the company vision, building strong teams and listening to feedback. It examines how a proactive HR presence benefits employee relations. Then looks at the role of employment contracts and the Employee Handbook. The course discusses Performance Management including motivating employees and how best to show your appreciation of their contribution. Finally, it shows you how to deal effectively with complaints, discipline and negativity.

Approved by CPD – Duration 45 mins* – £17.50


Developing Teamwork

This course will start by explaining in detail what team working is and cover some of the basic principles for putting together a group of people who will work well together. It then goes on to cover conflict within teams, explaining some of the reasons conflict occurs and some strategies for managing conflict. It finishes off by exploring some of the different styles of management behaviour and how to develop a resilient team.

Approved by CPD & ILM – Duration 30 mins* – £17.50


Disciplinary Procedures

This course covers the aims of the disciplinary procedure, penalties including investigations, allegations and suspensions, procedures for carrying out hearings, and appeals.

Approved by CPD – Duration 45 mins* – £17.50

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

This course is intended to provide you with the information you needed to understand and spot the signs of drug and alcohol misuse. It covers the legal and social implications for the individual and for your company if you find out an employee is misusing drugs. This course discusses the law, different types of drugs, and policies that can be put in place to protect yourself, your business and your employees.

Approved by CPD – Duration 80 mins* – £17.50


Effective Delegation

This course will start with the essentials – defining exactly what we mean by delegation and why it’s so important. It then goes into details about the elements of delegation, overcoming the barriers to delegation, how you can choose which tasks to delegate and who to, the process of delegation and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 110 mins* – £17.50

Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

In this course we’re going to be discussing two topics, ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace.

Approved by CPD – Duration 70 mins* – £12.50


Facebook for Business

Facebook is the world’s largest social network. With over a billion users it’s very likely that a proportion of your target customer audience will have a Facebook account. This course will look in detail at the use of Facebook as part of your marketing activity.

Approved by CPD – Duration 80 mins* – £45.00


Introducing GDPR

This course is designed for front line data processors and provides a clear introduction to the main elements of the GDPR, including compliance and the consequences of non-compliance. It explains the roles of key players and covers the main categories of personal data and the lawful basis for data processing. Other topics examined include the main Principles of the GDPR and the Rights for Individuals, along with the importance of your Privacy Policy. Finally, there’s important information on data breaches; how to avoid them, what to do if one is discovered and how to file a breach report.

Approved by CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £17.50


Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

This course will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence and look at how you can use it in effective and meaningful ways. It will examine the difference between emotional intelligence and IQ and dispel some of the myths surrounding emotional intelligence. It contains a section on the advantages and disadvantages of using emotional intelligence and considers the biological purpose for emotions and how best to manage them.

Approved by CPD – Duration 50 mins* – £32.50


Leadership Skills

A leader doesn’t necessarily have to be a ‘manager’, but it’s difficult to see how a manager could be truly effective without having at least some leadership skills. This course will introduce you to some of the import techniques and theories that can help you to improve your leadership skills and be more effective in your role.

Approved by CPD & ILM – Duration 90 mins* – £17.50


Licensed Premises Staff Training

This course is aimed at anyone that works on licensed premises and gives them an overview of key topics relating to UK licencing law, responsibilities and penalties for breaching these. It also looks in detail at the issue of age verification including an interactive element to support learning in this area.

Approved by CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £35.00


LinkedIn for Business

LinkedIn is a very valuable tool to find the key decision makers within certain companies. It’s used for finding the best point of contact, gaining familiarity with their background before a call or sales pitch and a lot more. Find out how it can be used to enhance your business.

Approved by CPD – Duration 45 mins* – £45.00


Managing Meetings

The course starts with some basic definitions and statistics that outline how important running meetings effectively can be. It examines factors that make meetings great, and some practical steps you can take to ensure everything runs smoothly and successful outcomes are achieved. It also covers some of the ways you can handle any problems that may arise. Finally, it looks at different decision-making approaches you can use and finishes off with some notes on keeping a learning log to help you learn and grow, ultimately becoming a more confident and effective participant or chairperson.

Approved by CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £17.50


Managing Sickness and Absence

This course will help you to understand the different types of absence and Identify ways of measuring absence. It covers why you should complete return-to-work forms and how to conduct effective return-to-work meetings. The course finishes off by explaining the formal processes involved in managing absence and how to apply appropriate policies.

Approved by CPD – Duration 30 mins* – £17.50



This course covers the basics of what constitutes a negotiation, the key stages of a negotiation, skills you can apply to your negotiations and some practical advice so you can bring all of this together and become a more effective negotiator.

Approved by CPD – Duration 46 mins* – £17.50


Objective Setting

This course aims to help you write effective objectives that deliver results. It covers the importance of goals and objectives and why we need them, the barriers to you achieving your objectives and how to overcome them, what SMART objectives are and how to write and identify them and concludes with some tips for successful objective setting.

Approved by CPD – Duration 30 mins* – £17.50


Presentation Skills

Giving a successful presentation can be one of the hardest parts of many people’s jobs. This course covers the common mistakes people make when preparing for and giving a presentation so you can avoid these, as well as going over good practice and providing some practical advice that you can put to good use the next time you have a big presentation to make.

Approved by CPD – Duration 55 mins* – £17.50


Project Management

This course covers the basic principles of project management and covers some of the tools and techniques you can employ to improve your project management skills.

Approved by CPD – Duration 90 mins* – £17.50


Sales Skills

The course starts with the basic rules for sales people. It covers cold calling, how to deal with gatekeepers and takes you through a typical face-to-face meeting. It then discusses how you can sell by stressing the results prospects can expect if they buy, and how best to play to their emotions. It then finishes off by covering negotiations and how to avoid them and includes some methods for closing a sale.

Approved by CPD – Duration 120 mins* – £17.50


Search Engine Optimisation for Business

This course focuses on the anchor point of your digital marketing strategy which is your website or micro-site. Here we’ll explore search engine optimisation ‘SEO’ and how you can use this to drive traffic to your website.

Approved by CPD – Duration 80 mins* – £75.50


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This course will start by defining sexual harassment and explaining how protection comes from both employment law and criminal law. You’ll see from workplace statistics how widespread and serious the problem is, and how the management response to concerns raised is often poor or non-existent. It also addresses how allegations should be handled, explains the importance of having clear and robust policies and the role line managers tend to take when it comes to dealing with these situations.

Approved by CPD – Duration 55 mins* – £17.50


Social Media for Business

All about how to get the best out of social media in a business. Looking at business strategy, business development and the practicalities of employing people and agencies to support your social media activity.

Approved by CPD – Duration 100 mins* – £75.00


Stress Management

Stress is a real problem for both organisations and their employees. It accounts for a significant proportion of work related illness each year. Being aware of the signs of stress, some of the triggers and how to manage them can make a real difference to your wellbeing and that of people around you. This course will cover an introduction to stress and why it’s a problem, some of the causes of stress and some ways to minimise the risk of stress.

Approved by CPD – Duration 30 mins* – £17.50


The Principles of Performance Management

In any organisation, the traditional model of strict command and control wastes a significant amount of time and money. Mutual trust, employee motivation and readiness to perform can easily be undermined. Performance management, on the other hand, offers a different, much more effective approach. In formal terms, performance management involves the achievement of performance targets through the effective management of people and the environment in which they operate. It’s about setting achievable goals for the organisation and targets for individuals and teams.

Approved by CPD – Duration 55 mins* – £17.50


Time Management

More often than not, the people who excel in their job, or are high achievers manage their time effectively, in a way that makes them work in a more efficient manner. This course has been designed to ensure you have the techniques to improve your efficiency, output and ability to function more effectively – whether in your ordinary day or when deadlines loom and the pressure is building.

Approved by CPD – Duration 105 mins* – £17.50


Twitter for Business

Twitter is a social media platform that is used by a wide range of people, from celebrities, who use it to communicate with their fans to companies and brands who can use it to engage their customers and attract new ones. This courses will look in detail at the use of Twitter as part of your marketing activity.

Approved by CPD – Duration 55 mins* – £45.00

*The course duration is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions.