Free course for Black Country firms to develop the leaders of the future

Black Country SMEs looking to develop their employees to be the managers and supervisors of the future are being given the opportunity to access a virtual learning course.

In-Comm Training is giving up to 20 learners the opportunity to take part in the Certificate for Leadership and Team Skills Level 2, which is fully funded by SERCO’s Skills Support for the Workplace programme.

This means the 8-day course is completely free of charge to businesses and manufacturers and will be taught via Microsoft Teams using workbooks, assignments and a 1-hour tutorial to introduce the topic.

Participants can expect to learn core leadership and management skills, how to put these into practice in the workplace and how to improve your team’s performance.

“This course is designed for anyone aspiring to or new to a supervisory or team leading position, who is seeking an industry recognised qualification and looking to gain access to some great practical tips,” explained In-Comm Training’s Louise Disdell, who is going to be delivering the programme.

“The content is varied and ranges from developing yourself as a team leader and planning and monitoring work, to developing your team and understanding how to implement change in the workplace. There are also sections covering the importance of effective communication and coaching.

“With Covid-19 causing many companies to reduce their operations, this is the perfect time to upskill employers, even if they have been furloughed.”

In-Comm Training, which delivers hundreds of upskilling courses every year at its three academies in Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury, is looking to start the Leadership and Team Skills course by the end of April.

Each day will consist of a tutorial to introduce the topic, workbooks and assignments will be issued and then, at the end of the day, a question and answer session will be held. Learners will have access to support via Google Classroom, email or phone.

The Level 2 course lasts for eight days, with one learning module completed each week. To book your free place, please contact Tracy Butler at