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Professional Practice For Consultants 100 Hours Certificate Course
Professional Practice for Consultants course online. Learn how to operate a consulting business successfully. This course is a valuable guide to setting up and operating a consulting business in any profession. It has been developed to complement studies in the various disciplines offered by ADL, including Psychology, Horticulture, Agriculture, Leisure Studies, Businesss Management and Environmental Management.
This course has been accredited by the CMA - The Complementary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a "Fully Qualified Practitioner" andCMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.
Learning Goals: Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
- Analyse current industry requirements and your individual needs to determine if opening a consultancy is appropriate.
- Determine the business structure appropriate for your consultancy practice.
- Produce a business plan and implementation schedule
- Determine costs involved in setting up a practice and how to set fees.
- Describe different communication and marketing techniques.
- Describe different administrative procedures including invoicing and maintaining records and accounts.
- Determine industry best practice for obtaining and keeping your customers
- Recognise responsibility towards yourself and employees in maintaining and expanding your practice, and to develop strategies to cater for increased demand.
Lesson Structure: Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
There are 8 lessons:
- Determining If a Consultancy Practice is for You
- Nature and Scope
- Pros and Cons of Being a Consultant
- What is Needed to be a Consultant
- Codes of Contact
- Are You Ready
- Getting Started
- Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 1
- Methods of Entering Business
- Deciding Where to Work
- Start Up Finance
- Business Structures
- Set Up Costs
- Having Assistance Available
- Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 2
- Preparing a Business Plan for a Consultancy
- Business Plan Pro Forma
- Knowing What to Charge
- Determining Costs
- Available Work Time
- Convincing Clients of Value in Your Fees
- Setting Up Your Consulting Practice
- Finding Clients
- Marketing a Consultancy Practice
- Establishing a Press Kit
- Using the Internet
- Keeping Accounts and Records
- Keeping Records
- Source Documents
- Handling Invoices
- Time sheets
- Being Organised
- How to Generate Business & Keep It
- Using Agents or Brokers
- Sub Contracting other Consultants and Support Services
- Propagating Referrals
- References from Clients
- Writing Articles
- Successful Client Relations
- Closing a Deal
- Keeping Clients
- Dealing with Clients who Say No
- Principles of Getting Business
- Maintaining Your Consultancy Practice
- Hiring Staff, Expanding Business
- Creating Passive Income
- Working in a Changing World
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Iona Lister and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Iona's credentials:
Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.
Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.
Iona has also written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.
She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.
Books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.
Current work includes: Tutor: Courses associated with Creative Writing, Counselling Skills, Psychology, Holistic Therapy, Certified Hypnotherapist and Hypnotension Practitioner.
Facilitator of Teleconference Groups: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Trainer (Skills for Seeing): Macular Society
Reviewer of Books/Information: Macmillan Cancer Support
Fundraiser: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Embroidery/Art Groups Facilitator, Board Member
Website Manager: The Strathcarron Project, Coordinator (Delaware & Tennessee) Human Writes
EBook To Compliment This Course
Learn how to turn your expertise and advice into a professional and successful business. This ebook covers how to be a consultant, how to sell your services, how to find work and much more.
Professional Practice For Consultants
By The Staff Of ACS Distance Learning
Whether you work for yourself or someone else, you need to be able to present what you have to offer in a way which attracts employers. As a consultant, you need to stand out from others in your field. Whilst to some degree your demand will be related to your relevant experience, years in the industry, and perhaps notoriety through media recognition, publications, word-of-mouth and so forth - the way that you sell yourself is also important.
It is important to consider:
■ What services am I going to offer?
■ How am I going to present my services?
■ What am I going to charge?
Chapter 1 - How to be a Consultant
- Areas of operation
- Who employs consultants?
- Consultancy offshoots
- Consultant resources
Chapter 2 - Packaging your services
- Choosing your services
- Presenting your services
- Presenting yourself
- Structuring fees
Chapter 3 - Delivering your services
- Developing a contract pro forma
- Time management
- Group work
- What to ask a client
Chapter 4 - Building your Resources
- Developing relationships with clients
- Developing relationships with employment agencies
- Physical resources
Chapter 5 - Finding the work, Getting the job
- Where to look for work
- Preparing for job interviews and meetings with potential clients
- Creating a curriculum vitae or resume
- Selling your expertise or your consultancy
- New contracts
Chapter 6 Planning
- The importance of planning
- Situational analysis
- Marketing strategy
- Marketing plan
- Case studies
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|Course Prerequisite||None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.|
|Course Qualification (Study Option A)||Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.|
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|Comparative Credits Information||UK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.|
|Course Duration and Deadlines||Course hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!|
|Study Support||Personal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.|
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|CMA Professional Accreditation||Accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a Fully Qualified Practitioner and be entitled to use the post-nominal latters MCMA after your name. CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.|
Professional Practice For Consultants 100 Hours Certificate Course
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