Carley Consult specialise in delivering intensive, one-day workshops for practitioners in the employment and skills sector.

Since 2007, we’ve been working alongside organisations such as Ingeus, Working Links, Remploy, Learndirect, Interserve, Serco, Barnardos and Nacro, helping them develop their employees with essential skills through open and in-house workshops.

Beyond imparting knowledge, our unique approach to blended learning means learners can receive both fundamental knowledge and classroom facilitation.

Workshops next year include:

Bid Management & Writing
Date: 07/03/17 Location: Doncaster Hosted by: Jim Carley

Our one-day course, will teach you the key principles of effective bid and tender management. Enabling you to maximise your ability to plan, manage and submit powerful and successful bids.

From initial bid evaluation and decision to tender, through resource allocation and daily management, to the ultimate production and submission of a bid, you will gain the tools to maximise your bidding opportunities. This workshop is endorsed by the Institute of Employability Practitioners (IEP).

Engaging Employers
Date: 21/03/17 Location: Doncaster Hosted by: Jim Carley

Engaging effectively with employers is a critical element of most employment and skills programmes. Whether it be targeting job outcomes for the unemployed, or generating apprenticeship vacancies, the commitment and participation of employers is essential.

But in a tough economy, and with increasing competition, creating and maintaining effective employer relationships can be a challenge. This workshop from Carley Consult, aims to help demystify this challenge, sharing hints, techniques and best practice for building performance orientated employer relationships.

The workshop content has been informed and shaped through Carley Consult’s history of working with a diverse base of employment, skills, and FE providers. In addition to open courses, we have successfully delivered this particular workshop on an-house basis for providers such as Employment Enterprise (Glasgow), Ellingham Employment Services (London), and Bristol City Council. This workshop is endorsed by the Institute of Employability Practitioners (IEP).

Commercial Training 
Date: 30/03/17 Location: Doncaster Hosted by: Jim Carley

Most providers are typically faced with managing a network of complicated interrelationships with commissioners and other providers. This can include acting as a prime provider, subcontractor, or consortia partner, with each relationship usually working to different terms and expectations to the next. This can often involve devolving commercial responsibility for brokering deals to different staff at different organisational levels, creating challenges in defining desired consistency, cultural alignment and commercial acceptability within negotiations.

This one-day course aims to support providers and colleges to improve their commercial approach in such dealings. It aims to better equip staff who are involved in supply chain negotiations, from both a prime and supply chain perspective. It will help build awareness of contractual factors, and to assess the financial ramifications of different deals and propositions. It will link such concepts to the development of financial models and bid strategies, helping providers to be competitive yet credible in their pricing approach.

Further dates will be released next year.  For more information or to book a place go to and click on the relevant date.