What Courses Are Available?

Understanding ModernGov provide a wide portfolio of highly interactive and informative CPD certified training courses led by senior experts and professionals. Our training courses focus on enhancing key skills to support organisational and professional development.
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The Return of Face-to-Face Training

As London reopens its doors, we’re excited to offer our face-to-face courses again. Although we don’t have a crystal ball into the future, your piece of mind and safety is important to us. We’ll be following all Government requirements and offering a refund on the price difference of virtual courses if your face-to-face course must be delivered virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

What to Expect from a Virtual Course

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need. Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.
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In-House Training - Bespoke Training Courses Delivered Directly to You

Any of our courses can be delivered on-site to teams at your organisation, with agendas tailored to your requirements.
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Speaking with Impact

The ability to make an impression when you speak is an invaluable tool. Learn to effectively communicate with colleagues and speak with confidence. Whether you are hosting an online meeting, presenting remotely or addressing your team in the office, take away the key skills to deliver your message assuredly.

Confident Communication for Women in the Workplace

This bespoke virtual course has been designed especially for women who work in the public sector. It focuses on developing and embodying the essential skills needed to create impact and communicate with confident credibility...

Effective Briefings and Submissions

Briefings and submissions which are written in a succinct and non-jargon way, can improve the ability to influence key decision makers and stakeholders. However, writing effective briefings can often be a challenging and time-consuming exercise...

What Types of Training Courses Do We Run?

Upcoming Courses

Commercial and Organisational
Upskill to Effectively Contract and Procure
December 7, 202109:25 - 16:15
Verbal Communication
Communicating with Confidence
December 7, 202109:15 - 16:15
etc. Venues - Marble Arch, London
Data & Digital
Managing Requests for Personal Data
December 9, 202109:25 - 16:15
Leadership, Management & Strategy
Step Up and Maximise Your Impact
December 9, 202109:15 - 16:15
etc. Venues - Marble Arch, London
Written Communication
Excel at Accurate, Compassionate and Comprehensive Correspondence
December 9, 202109:25 - 16:15
Commercial and Organisational
APMG Accredited Training
January 17, 2022-January 20, 202209:00 - 17:00
Written Communication
Writing Winning Bids
January 18, 202209:25 - 16:15
Verbal Communication
Increase Your Credibility, Impact, and Personal Power at Work
January 18, 202209:00 - 16:15
Central London
Data & Digital
Managing the Pressures of SARs Requests
January 19, 202209:25 - 16:15
Verbal Communication
Communicating with Confidence
January 19, 202209:00 - 16:15
Central London
Commercial and Organisational
Successfully Manage the Contract Process
January 20, 202209:25 - 16:15
Written Communication
Improve Your Confidence and Efficiency in Meetings
January 25, 202209:25 - 16:15
Central London

About Us

Founded in 2006, Understanding ModernGov is the UK’s leading provider of training courses for the public and voluntary sectors. We have trained over 80,000 people across thousands of organisations.

Our aim is to bring together professionals from across the public and voluntary sectors to connect, learn and grow in an interactive, effective and engaging learning environment.

Our courses cover a wide range of topics from leadership, management and strategy to communications, data and commercial skills.

With extensive knowledge and understanding of the public sector we have provided training courses for thousands of public sector organisations, including NHS trusts, universities, local councils, fire services and police forces.

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What to Expect From an Understanding ModernGov Training Course

All of our courses have been designed to ensure that you get the best learning experience possible. Whether you are attending a face-to-face or virtual course, you can expect to leave the day with the tools and techniques you need to help you and your organisation thrive.
  • Interactive and Engaging Learning

    Each of our courses uses a wide range of tools and techniques including, workshops, group exercises, breakout rooms and Q & A sessions to ensure that you have the best possible learning experience.
  • Expert Trainers

    Learn from the experts. All of our expert trainers are highly experienced, in their fields, with extensive knowledge of the public sector.
  • Networking and Knowledge Sharing

    On each of our courses the number of delegates is limited, to ensure that there is plenty of quality interaction with trainers and opportunities to network and share knowledge with your peers.
  • Time to Evaluate and Reflect

    We build time into all of our courses for you to reflect on and evaluate the days learning, so that you can go back to the office ready to start using your new skills.

See What Our Delegates Think

"Enjoyable and worthwhile – you will learn and be better at your job at the end of the course!"
Speaking with Impact Fraud Specialist, NHS Business Services Authority
“Lynn's approach to teaching this subject was ideal, I particularly appreciated her openness about challenges we all face as DPO's and her willingness to work collaboratively with delegates in her offering to point us towards helpful materialsto support our work. I really enjoyed the course and found it extremely helpful for my ongoing development as a DPO"
Excelling in the Role of a Data Protection Officer Quality and Compliance Officer, Ark Housing Association
"Really informative course. Great trainer. Lots of useful knowledge and tips to support new ways of working and remote working"
Excelling in Remote Team Leadership and Management People Manager, Epping Forest District Council
“Highly recommend that all who work within complaints – take the opportunity to attend”
Effective Written Responses to Complaints in Education Director of Student Admin Services, St Patrick’s College
“This course was a full day of interesting discussions and so many tips to help create Action Plans and meeting agendas, direction on how to lead within change using transition rather than change. Brilliant day!”
Effective Strategic Thinking Criminal Justice Operational Manager, Thames Valley Police
"This course provided an excellent understanding of how to write effectively and why it is important to do so."
Effective Report Writing Senior Engineering Specialist, Eastleigh Borough Council
“I would really recommend the course. Sue is a fantastic trainer and the day passed by far too quickly. Lots of helpful resources to take away, also very impressed with the smooth transition to online learning. Thank you!”
Effective Proofing and Editing Skills Senior Events Officer, King’s College London
“I have learned a great deal with many tips and ideas to enable to improve the authority’s reports.”
Effective Data Visualisation Corporate Performance Management Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council
“It was a fun course to take part in. There was a lot of information given, and it was done in an engaging way with lots of interactivity, even over Zoom. I really enjoyed the course and learned lots from it.”
Effective Business Process Mapping Internal Quality and Improvement Officer, Social Work England
“I thought the trainer was exceptional. She was interactive, experienced and built a very good rapport with participants. The handouts will be very useful also”
Effective Briefings and Submission Senior Officer, National Crime Agency
“A very detailed course, tailored to meet the needs of every delegate”
Effective Bid Writing Tender Writer, The Stroke Association
“A really good course which provided a number of light bulb moments regarding my own practice and practice I approve.”
Developing Effective Written Responses to Complaints in HealthcareMatron, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust
"A really informative, interactive and beneficial course for anyone who doesn't know much about agile."
Developing Agile Teams Programme Management Support Officer, Avon Fire and Rescue Service