Training & Development

Businesses who invest in their people are invariably more successful than those who don’t. Employees who have the appropriate skills and ability will be more productive, more effective and considerably more successful than those who don’t. Research shows that one of the top 5 reasons that employees choose to remain with or leave their employer is their commitment to the organisation. Employees who are valued and developed are infinitely more committed and loyal and therefore stay longer, work harder and return the investment made in them many times over.

At Next Steps, we firmly believe that great people achieve great results. We also understand that training and development can be expensive which is why we have developed an extensive portfolio of learning and development packages to suit businesses of all sizes and all budgets.

From off the shelf ready to deliver training courses to internationally acclaimed leadership development programmes we can help you ensure your people have exactly the right knowledge, skills and ability to ensure both their personal and your commercial success, now and in the future.

Leadership and Management Development

We are able to exclusively offer two internationally acclaimed Leadership development programmes* that have proven hugely successful in accelerating leadership skills within some of the world’s most successful organisations including Westfield, Arrowmark and DFC Global.

Our Accelerated Leadership Development Programme (ALDP) is a multi-faceted and intensive 7-month leadership development experience designed to provide high potential mid to senior-level leaders with development experiences that will ensure their readiness and success in a more responsible leadership role.

Our Building Leadership Skills (BLS) is a dynamic and intensive management development programme designed to help those taking their first steps into management and more experienced managers who are looking to build their skills and progress.


We offer a range of exciting and innovative skills workshops, specifically designed to enhance knowledge and develop skills in dealing with everyday business and personal situations. Our highly skilled and qualified coaches facilitate each themed session as delegates assume specific roles and work together to find real solutions and overcome challenges. We are currently offering the following workshops with prices from just £99 per delegate.

Off The Shelf

We have developed a suite of top quality training packages that are available to purchase. There are a wide range of topics available and we are constantly adding more.  All materials carry the Next Steps branding which ensures that attendees know they are receiving a quality learning experience. If you would prefer to have your own company branding included this can be added for a small additional cost.

For each training package you will receive a complete PowerPoint presentation deck and session plan along with supporting materials and workbooks where included. Every one of our packages has been designed and developed by a leading, business focused L & D Professional with clear learning outcomes and objectives. These sessions are literally ready to deliver by either an experienced Trainer or an appropriate member of your team.

Worried that you don’t have anyone suitably experienced or qualified to deliver your training course or workshop? Don’t be – we run regular Train the Trainer courses where we can soon get your best people up to speed and able to run their own sessions. Alternatively we can provide you with an experienced and dynamic training professional to come along and run the session for you.

Professional Delivery

We have a network of highly experienced Classroom Trainers around the UK and also have the capacity for our Senior Trainers to deliver almost anywhere the world. With prices for materials and professional delivery from just £999 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates, first class training and development is, at last, affordable.

Instructional Design

If you are looking for a bespoke training solution for your business, then we have a highly skilled team of Instructional Designers who can tailor make your training courses, workshops and materials to your specific requirements. Please get in touch for an initial discussion after which our Training Team will be happy to provide you with a detailed proposal.


Our Teamworks ELearning system is perfect for small and medium sized businesses, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements as well as providing staff with access to a broad range of skills and knowledge to improve their performance, compliance and personal skills.

The Teamworks system offers a complete inhouse Training package with fun, interactive learning proposals that get straight to the point followed by a quick online assessment to confirm and record understanding.  Each user has their own personal online training record where they can also upload certificates and assignments.

Each Elearning system is tailored to specific client needs including content, functionality, reporting and branding. Get in touch today to arrange a demo and see how we can fastrack your training so you can see immediate benefits.

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