Professional training courses

Penrith BID offers a range of courses for BID members. The courses are 50% funded by BID, offering value for money for town centre businesses. Arranged in conjunction with local professional trainers, the courses are designed to help you improve your business and stimulate growth as well as cover any areas you may feel are lacking or need a refresh in your business.

Certified courses run over one full day, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at a venue in Penrith town centre. Two servings of tea and coffee will be provided but you must provide your own lunch.

Courses are subsidised for BID members, costing £35 +VAT per delegate. Courses cost £75  +VAT for non-BID members. Short Courses are free of charge.



Booking for all our courses are subject to terms and conditions that can be downloaded here: Training Course Terms and Conditions. Please ensure you read these thoroughly before booking. Please note: whilst every effort is made to ensure that any course information provided is accurate, Penrith BID reserves the right to vary the date, time and content of courses.

The following courses are available to BID members:


Recommended by Health & Safety Executive, this is a minimum level of first aid training for the workplace, appropriate for low-risk environments or in addition to fully trained first aiders.

On completion, candidates become your appointed persons who take charge when someone is injured or falls ill, including calling an ambulance if required. Course is a variety of practical and theory sessions including CPR. This one day course leads to the nationally recognised certificate, valid for 3 years and culminates in a short multiple choice exam.

Course Overview: Download here
Qualificiation:QA Level Three Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)
Cost: £35 +VAT per delegate for BID members
Dates Available:

09:30 – 16:30, Tuesday, 24th September 2019: Book your place

 


The objective of the qualification is to support those involved in the management of fire safety within the workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire. Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the causes of fire and common hazards. They will know the steps within a fire risk assessment and how to reduce the likelihood of fires.

Course Overview: Download here
Qualificiation:Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety (RQF)
Cost: £35 +VAT per delegate for BID members
Dates Available:

Please email admin@penrithbid.co.uk if you are interested in attending this course. We currently have a ‘booking list’ where you can register your interest and we will put on a relevant course when we have reached the minimum number of delegates.


This course is for anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served. It aims to raise awareness and understanding of food hygiene issues and will enable learners to fulfil their obligations under food hygiene regulations.  Each delegate will receive comprehensive course notes/booklet to take away with them. This one day course leads to the nationally recognised certificate, valid for 3 years and culminates in a short multiple choice exam.

Course Overview: Download here
Qualificiation:QA Level Two Food Safety in Catering (RQF) certificate
Cost: £35 +VAT per delegate for BID members
Dates Available:

Please email admin@penrithbid.co.uk if you are interested in attending this course. We currently have a ‘booking list’ where you can register your interest and we will put on a relevant course when we have reached the minimum number of delegates.


 

Social Media Socials - FREE


As a result of feedback from levy payers, we know you are interested in short, informal courses aimed at business owners. We’re therefore hosting a range of Social Media Socials.

The Social Media Socials will take the format of a small, friendly group where you can ask questions pertinent to your business.

Run by a social media expert, they’ll take place between 5.30pm -7.30pm. They’re intended as a friendly introduction to Social Media.

 

Cost: FREE
Location: EVAN Gallery and Studios, Corney Place.
Dates available:
17:30 – 19:30, Thursday, 16th May 2019: Book your place
17:30 – 19:30, Thursday, 13th June 2019: Book your place

 

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