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It’s a Clean Sweep for Challenge from the ILM

We’re delighted to announce that following a full audit from the ILM our external verifier has given us a clean bill of health with no actions. We have retained our Direct Claim status for all programmes up to and including ILM Level 7 in both Leadership & Management Topics, and Coaching and Mentoring. Direct Claim is only given to those centres who have shown excellence in design, delivery, assessment and of course support for delegates (something ...

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Nottingham City Transport – Congratulations

We recently won a tender with NCT to deliver ILM Level 3 Certificate to their staff members and the first cohort has now completed and everyone has passed all of the units (14 credits in total). As part of the programme delegates were asked to present to senior managers an idea they had which would improve an aspect of the business, and they didn’t disappoint. Well done to all of them.

We’ve had fabulous feedback from the delegates including ...

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It’s a Hat Trick – 2 Awards in one night and shortlisted for a third!

Nottinghamshire based Dawn Edwards from Challenge Consulting has been announced as “Outstanding Female Leader in a Market Town” in this year’s Women’s Awards for the East Midlands and was announced as a Silver Award winner and finalist in the Best Business Women Awards held in London on the same night!    The business has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Service Industries Category.

Dawn said “ It really is such an honour to have ...

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Construction Supervisor Training – Costs reclaimable from CITB

Challenge are pleased to announce that training courses can now be tailored to the needs of Construction businesses and fully or partly funded through the grant reclaim facility from CITB. Various amounts are available for CITB standards, the details of which can be found here : CITB grant amounts and topics

Our most requested topic for site supervisors is around understanding the full scope of the role on site including well-being of ...

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Congratulations on achieving a prestigious qualification

It’s been such a pleasure to work with these fabulous folks who have now achieved the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership & Management:  Davinder Aujla (EMEA), Kelsie Rhodes (Cawarden) and Rachel Vickers (Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust).  The Level 7 really is incredible hard work (and should be as it is at Post Graduate Level), however it’s also an amazing achievement.   The projects which each participant produced based around Strategic direction in their organisations really were exemplary and even ...

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We’re partnering up with Nelsons to bring you “Making Hybrid Working Work”

If you manage hybrid teams this is one not to be missed.  Nelsons will be providing tips to ensure your procedures, processes and policies are fit for purpose, whilst Challenge will be focusing on how to manage teams and individuals whenever and wherever they are working to ensure the team feels connected and motivated.  This half day session will take place on Tuesday 15th November in Nottingham from 9:30 to 12 noon.  Spaces are limited so book early.  For more ...

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New Course for Supervisors with Balfour Beatty

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working with specialists within Balfour Beatty to design a brand new 5 day programme for supervisors.  The course leads to an ILM 3, however the content has been tailored to the needs of the business and written around the Balfour Beatty values of Lean, Trusted, Expert, Safe and Sustainable.  Challenge and Balfour Beatty have worked together for many years, and we hope that this new programme will prove to be valuable to the ...

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Success and growth in Construction with Exyte Hargreaves through ILM Level 3

We’re delighted to have successfully delivered a bespoke ILM Level 3 Qualification for Exyte Hargreaves.  The qualification was commissioned to equip site managers who will be managing teams at the Nuclear Facility at Hinkley Point.   Course content was written around the organisation’s own procedures and processes.  As part of the training, Challenge designed a bespoke competency framework document linked to the company’s own values in order to ensure quality feedback could be obtained for each delegate to add into their ...

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What we’ve been up to….welcome and congratulations!

So here it is…. Autumn.  Over the last few weeks we’ve welcomed our new ILM Level 2, 3, 5 and 7 groups who will be working with us to enhance their performance; gaining knowledge and skills to help get the best from themselves and their teams and to drive up business performance.  We’ve had some lovely feedback too from delegates who have recently completed their qualifications with us.  We get to know delegates well over the programmes, and it’s always great ...

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We’re back and even better

The last eighteen months has been a roller coaster for many businesses, including ours.  Adaptability, innovation, and resilience are enshrined in our programmes, and we’ve been tested ourselves too in these areas over the last few months.

We’re now delivering many of our courses with a hybrid face to face and virtual delivery pattern which helps to save the planet and means our courses are more accessible for those who work flexible working patterns.

We know our strength is in designing programmes ...

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