Advance directory 2016  

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With over 19 years of experience in training, Advance is now the trainer of choice for many organisations, with many returning each year. Our courses are practical, interactive and memorable, delivered by experienced trainers and also practising lawyers who are used to being on the front line.

We are confident that you will be impressed by our training, so much so that we offer a money-back guarantee for unsatisfied customers. This is also the case for in-house training, be it for line managers or HR professionals.

For enquiries please email [email protected]

How to book

Online: find a course you wish to attend and complete the booking form
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 161 235 4545
Other: fax or post the booking form in our brochure

Course books

Written by an experienced HR professional, our course books are updated for each programme and have been praised for their quality and practical value.

Course books are available to purchase at £150 including postage and packing.

To order, please contact Rachel Cook 0161 235 4545 or Anna Juniper 020 7796 6632 or email [email protected]. Your book will be mailed to you after the programme has taken place, on receipt of payment.

Cancellations, substitutions and transfers

If you are not able to attend a course you have booked, you may send a substitute. However, a refund cannot be made for cancellations received less than four weeks before the course is scheduled to take place.


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Contact us

Anna Juniper
Tel: +44 (0)20 7796 6632
[email protected]

Rachel Cook
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 4562
[email protected]

General enquiries can also be sent to [email protected].

In-house training

"Mary is an excellent trainer, fun, informative and practical"
Yorkshire and Humber Police Forces

"Liz was very confident, organised and a pleasure to listen to. I will now have more confidence in conducting an investigation"
Tata Global Beverages

"Lots of good content and appropriate length for this type of course. I like that the it was a small group and that there was time for specific questions"
SQS Group

Advance can deliver bespoke courses for your organisation following consultation of your training needs. In-house training is not only cost effective, it also enables flexibility of date, location and exact subject matter. The training is tailor-made to your organisation, using your own policies and basing case studies on situations relevant to your organisation and areas of concern. Sessions can be one-day workshops focusing on specific areas of employment law or multi-day courses.

PHONE US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS - Call Anna Juniper 020 7796 6632 or Rachel Cook 0161 235 4562. We will discuss what type of training you require, how we can best deliver it in your organisation, a price and how to proceed.

RECEIVE A TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMME - Anna or Rachel will then decide upon an appropriate trainer. They will work with the trainer to draft a programme specifically tailored for you along with a detailed proposal. You are not obliged at this stage to proceed with the training.

DECIDE TO PROCEED - If you wish to proceed we will prepare the supporting course book and materials and the precise content of the programme based on your company's policies, procedures and development requirements. You can have as much or as little input at this stage as you choose.

Delegate feedback

Don’t just take our word for it - this is what our delegates had to say:

"Brilliant presentation, very useful and educational"

"What a great course it was and this was really due to Liz, who was a really good trainer. She created a really relaxed and informed atmosphere. Thoroughly worth it and has been of real use to me in my new career."
Novartis Grimsby Limited

"It was an excellent insight into the ET system. A bit of an eye opener"
Prison Governors Association

"Very informative and helpful"
Octavia Housing "Very relevant with a good commercial approach and makes you think about innovative ways other than redundancy"
NMO Noroisk

"A good course to send my line managers on"
Warburtons Ltd

Quality Assurance and CPD

Our training is recognised by the Law Society for CPD purposes and where appropriate by the relevant professional body. Our courses are monitored by the Law Society and in our last assessment they made the following comment:

"This is a high quality and relevant course which is professionally run and supported by good quality course materials. The speakers are experienced and knowledgeable. The venue and administration is of a high standard. All in all there was a well-planned, interesting and well-paced course which deserves approval."

Our employment law training qualifies for personnel professional development hours, is recognised by Manchester Metropolitan University and may fulfil Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or CPD prerequisites for entry on to postgraduate HRM courses at the Business School.

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS) is a full range Business School, distinctive for its links with business and the professions. It is recognised for the excellence of its teaching and research in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and is one of ten CIPD Centres of Excellence. MMUBS offers a range of postgraduate courses for HR professionals. For details of these courses and the exemptions Advance courses may entitle you to, please contact: The Centre for Professional Personnel and Development on +44 (0)161 247 3961 or email [email protected].