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Choose Bespoke Accredited Training

Choose Bespoke Accredited Training

GBS Corporate Training has grown to become one of the UK’s leading training organisations, delivering a broad range of training solutions. We do not promote or believe in any ‘single-answer-solution’ to the challenges facing today’s highly complex and competitive commercial and cultural environments. We believe that no two organisations are the same, and, that the same apparent problem in two different organisations cannot be solved with the same solution.

We understand that in every organisation there are always unique combinations of:

  • Your employees - their experience, knowledge and development history
  • The markets you operate in - the commercial environment and your place within it
  • Your business status - maturity, history and values
  • Your commercial track record - performance, strengths, weaknesses and operational challenges

We are a progressive training consultancy with extensive experience of developing a wide range of blended learning management and leadership development solutions for a significant variety of clients across all business sectors. Our roots stem from a business environment, which gives us a great insight and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by managers and leaders in today’s highly pressurised world where the demands placed on everyone to achieve results is intense.

We work with you to understand your organisation and once we fully understand your needs we design and deliver powerful interventions that ensure all participants are stretched, challenged and motivated to try new ways of working. Offering a recognised professional qualification option to your in house or company training programme greatly enhances its profile and status, not just at the employee level, but also for your organisation as a whole.

We provide a variety of training solutions to meet your business needs. Many of our standard Leadership and Management courses can be accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and can develop bespoke training programmes for your staff, tailored to the specific needs of your organisation. We can also create bespoke programmes which result in accreditation by CMI or ILM. Through our sister organisation, Brighton School of Business and Management (BSBM), we offer online distance learning courses as an alternative route to gain your CMI qualifications.

“90% of managers say their management qualification improved their performance”. CMI

We offer completely flexible solutions to fit with your needs and your training budget.

Accredited training courses

GBS is an approved centre and strategic partner for both the CMI and ILM.

Institute of Leadership and Management

If you are looking to develop your knowledge in Leadership and Management, then an ILM accredited course is perfect for you.

78% of employers that chose an ILM qualification saw a return on investment within just one year and 87% of learners said their ILM qualification provided them with essential workplace skills.

As an approved centre for the Institute of Leadership and Management, we offer a range of courses from levels 2 through to 5, all of which are recognised internationally.

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A structured learning course accredited by ILM provides a strengthened skill-set which equips managers and leaders to succeed in a constantly evolving workplace.

The Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, so as an approved provider for the CMI, GBS is pleased to offer qualifications of the highest quality. If you are looking to gain a management qualification, which is recognised throughout the UK and Europe, then a CMI accredited course is perfect for you.

Over 85% of managers agreed their management and leadership qualification improved their performance and 78% of employers agreed that qualifications provided quality assurance for customers and that the benefits outweighed the time, money and effort invested.

The range of qualifications are designed to equip you with new skills alongside sharpening existing ones so that you have the knowledge and competency to really excel in your role.

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Bespoke training solutions

Every company’s needs, culture, areas of focus and strategy are different. Therefore simply putting people on a course isn’t enough to make the difference. Just as your needs are unique, your training solution needs to be unique too if it is to truly make the difference and bring about the behavioural change you seek – which ultimately gives you a competitive advantage and more importantly, a return on your investment.

GBS will develop a tailor-made learning solution that is a perfect fit for your organisation. We have designed and delivered programmes for many multi-national clients, helping them to build learning solutions including performance management, people management and dealing with change. We have a proven track record in helping businesses create the change needed to remain competitive in the challenging business landscape of 2019/20.

Our customised training solutions, designed uniquely for your business, are created to engage people intellectually and emotionally, helping to shape underlying attitudes and encouraging them to think, feel and act differently. We research, design, and apply finely tuned development interventions around the 70:20:10 principles to help meet the challenges of today, and, equip your people for an increasingly challenging tomorrow.

No matter what the situation may be, we work closely with our client organisations to ensure that we provide their leaders and managers with challenging growth opportunities that will build their confidence and bring their contribution to the organisation up to the next level.

Businesses will often select a customised corporate training programme because:

  • It ties objectives to real-world scenarios, helping employees apply their new knowledge more readily
  • A customised learning solution embodies the elements of a company's strategy
  • The learning objectives are aligned with the goals of the business, which makes the training more efficient
  • A customised course can also incorporate your company’s policies and procedures
  • Customised training can cover the ins and outs of an organisation and its workflow

We deliver solutions both nationally and internationally for our clients and have built our reputation and success on an ability to align development to specific commercial, individual and group needs. Because we have an immense library of existing material and resources, as well as the ability to produce new highly customised material for our clients, we are able to efficiently design and develop value-added, cost-effective programmes that focus on the current issues leaders and managers face today.

We are also exceptionally flexible and willing to work with our clients’ existing content, integrate our work with programmes the organisation already has in place, or collaborate with the organisation’s other training providers if appropriate.

We ensure that the management and leadership development solution we create is tailored to your own company needs. We strive to help every business we work with, regardless of size, be successful by utilising our unique approach to management and leadership development training.

Bespoke training courses with CMI or ILM accreditation

Offering a recognised professional qualification option to your in house training programme greatly enhances its profile and status, not just at the employee level, but also for your organisation as a whole.

When it comes to justifying the training budget, our experience shows that board level support for training is strengthened, when the programme you are embarking on carries a nationally recognised standard.

"78% of employers agree qualifications provide quality assurance for customers and that the benefits outweigh the time, money and effort invested in obtaining them." Source: The value of management and leadership qualifications

By ensuring that your in-house training programmes can offer your employees recognised qualifications on successful completion proves to them that you believe in their ability and are willing to invest in their future with you. It also gives them more credibility for what they know, what they can do and how well they do it.

Working closely with our clients, we design their programmes firstly around their business objectives and then map the CMI or ILM qualification to this content. This approach ensures that learning is wholly relevant and produces the required qualification, creating a complete corporate training solution. This means you have assurance of the quality of your programmes while your organisation retains the freedom to tailor their length, content and delivery.

“Employers are actively looking for recognised qualifications on CVs, but only 1 in 5 managers have a recognised management qualification”. CMI

Ensuring that your training programmes are endorsed by professional awarding bodies like CMI or ILM, and/or enabling employees to gain industry-recognised qualifications has multiple business benefits, including:

Professional Development - Raising skills in leadership, management and operational processes in your organisation and delivering a benchmark for staff development, helping to structure career expectations

Employee Engagement - Motivating staff so they feel valued which increases productivity and maintains talent by keeping the right people working for you. This makes you more attractive to new talent, particularly graduates who prioritise career development above starting salaries

Business Impact - Excellence in Management and leadership is the engine to grow the productivity, creativity and winning spirit that are critical to your sustainable competitive advantage

Corporate Responsibility - Demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to learning and development, creating a point of difference that focuses on diversity, inclusivity and wellbeing

Customer Engagement - Stand out to your customers by providing your company with a mark of professional credibility

In summary, delivering accredited training helps in making your company more efficient, your workforce happier and more motivated, your recruitment costs lower, your business performance higher and ultimately contributing to increased revenue and improved profits.

Qualifications via distance learning 


Brighton School of Business and Management (BSBM), a sister company within the GBS Corporate Training Group, is an international online distance learning provider, offering a wide range of UK accredited and internationally recognised Management and Business qualifications, at both graduate and postgraduate levels. 

Through BSBM you can study for professional qualifications, accredited by the CMI. For more details please visit the BSBM website.

And finally….. accreditation benefits the individual

Not only will accreditation benefit your organisation, your staff will benefit personally from the experience:

They will be more marketable - a qualification speaks volumes to prospective employers, giving them the advantage when looking for their next career move.

They can earn more - research proves that those with a qualification will earn more through their career. They will perform better as a qualification will not only sharpen their existing skills but will also equip them with a range of new ones.

“Over 85% of managers agreed their management and leadership qualification improved their performance and by transferring their new skills to the workplace, almost all have seen a vast improvement in their teams' performance too”.

At GBS, we listen to our clients carefully and so are able to support them to achieve real behavioural change in a business world that is constantly changing and where what we need to learn, when we need to learn and how we like to learn is also constantly changing.

Investing in training is not only good for your employees but it also delivers real, lasting benefits to your business and to your bottom line as well.