Practical Training for Professionals

About us

PTP (Practical Training for Professionals) delivers over 200 courses as public courses regularly in 7 UK cities (London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Bristol). We also provide tailored in-house solutions. We specialise in management, sales, customer care, finance and personal development courses. The vast majority of our courses are 1-day in duration but we also have some 2-day and half-day courses. We limit public course class sizes to a maximum of 10 delegates with an average of 4-6 attending meaning that individual needs are met. Our website displays all 200 + courses with scheduled public course dates, timetables, benefits of attending and testimonials.

Our most popular courses include:

Introduction to Management and Supervisory Skills

Emotional Intelligence for Managers

Project Management

Developing Major Accounts

Finance For Non-Finance Managers

Stress Management

Train the Trainer

Success in Leadership & Motivation Skills

Reception to Perfection

Body Language - The Hidden Secret of Communicating Successfully

Self-Discipline and Emotional Control in the Workplace

Essential Management Skills (2 Days)

Selling for Non-Sales Professionals

Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence

Why choose us

We have been delivering courses since 1991. We have survived 3 recessions because the qulaity of our training has meant that even in hard times, companies and public organisations have invested in training using PTP has their preferred supplier. We deliver training to over 40% of the FTSE 100 and to huge swathes of the public sector as well as 1000s of SMEs. Whether they want to put one person on a public course or run an in-house tailored programme, they know that PTP will deliver at the highest quality and at high value.

This is what a few of clients have said about us (for 1000's more testimonials please visit our website and use the Google style search bar to find a course that you want):

John thoroughly enjoyed his training and came back raving about how good it was ! Thank you for your time and I'm sure we will be using PTP again in the future.

- Vicki McAllister, Amino Communications Ltd

Excellent day. Well structured.

- Anthony Nicholas, Raglan Housing Association

Excellent & beneficial course.

- Karen Lindsay, Standard Life

Really enjoyed this course. Have lots of material I can use.

- Seema Paterson, Standard Life

It was a great day and the course met my expectations 100%. Good lunch.

- Tahmid Tonmoy, National Express Group PLC

Very good course.

- Gary McHigh, Saria Ltd

Excellent course and very interactive.

- Patricia Cashell, Anchor

Excellent course! Location was great, Andrea delivered really informative course.

- Paul Cree, Energy Solutions

Very useful course.

- Sheila Billett, Institution of Civil Engineers

I don't think it could have been better, it was excellent. It really was the best training course I have ever been on - informative and very enjoyable.

- Joy Timmins, Early Years Nursery

Many thanks, much appreciated.

- Clare Colwell, Oxford Brookes University

Could not have been improved. Excellent course

- Maragret Phelan, Westinghouse Rail Systems

Excellent course. Really intersting. Covered a wide range of topics and the trainer gave some really useful information and wisdom.

- Nicholas Calpin, York Museums Trust

Really good course - happy with delivery and would recommend to colleagues.

- Wayne Chung, DAS UK Group

Please thank David Barthorpe for a fantastic PTP Training day on Monday at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned a lot of useful time management and self assertion strategies.

- Carys Fieldson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I found the course very informative in identifying motivational drivers & influencing factors for individuals. Jane tailored the content very well to the environment.

- Mark Derbyshire, Bombardier


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