Acas training for managers, line managers, supervisors and HR professionals on the latest thinking in workplace relations can boost an organisation's productivity and profitability, increase motivation levels and ensure less conflict arises in the workplace.
Acas offers training in all major aspects of employment relations - anything affecting the relationship between employers and employees. Our training covers the basics - such as recruitment, contracts of employment, people management, discipline and grievance and absence management - and more advanced training, such as conflict management, mediation, monitoring and impact assessment and addressing work/life balance.
Acas training topics
Acas training is designed to provide value for all business types and sizes. From small businesses owners or managers without a dedicated HR department to the larger employer who would like to bring themselves up to date with the latest in employment law, best practice and management thinking.
We also provide bespoke training courses which can be created specifically to meet your individual organisations needs and delivered in your workplace.
Find out more about Acas training benefits or find a course in your area:
- Conflict management
Dispute resolution | Negotiating skills | Mediation | Bullying and harassment
Is it OK to ask? | Equal pay | Disability discrimination | Equality, diversity and the Equality Act 2010 | Age and the workplace
- People management
Discipline and grievance | Facilitation | Handling difficult conversations | Investigations | Managing change | Performance management | Skills for supervisors | Drugs and alcohol | Staff surveillance
- Absence management
Absence | Creating an attendance culture
- Employing people
Job evaluation | Maternity, paternity and adoption | Monitoring and Impact Assessments | Redundancy | Staff retention | Trade union recognition | Employing People - A Practical Introduction | Contracts and terms and conditions | Recruitment | TUPE
- Work/life balance
Flexible working | Health, work and wellbeing | Stress
- New employment law and updates
Employment law update
Acas can also tailor training and deliver it in your workplace.
You can save time and money by training a group of managers at once and increase the relevancy to the needs of your organisation. An Acas expert will work with your managers or HR department to assess your needs and design a training programme tailored to your organisation. We can focus on the specific policies, issues or human resources procedures you wish to address and we can help you to focus on individual solutions to management, communication or conflict areas in your workplace.
Watch our short video to hear from Acas trainers how we help improve workplaces.
Note: For employment advice, call our helpline on 0300 123 1100.
The customer service team does not provide helpline advice and cannot transfer calls to the Acas helpline.
What makes Acas training unique?
We design our training to provide practical knowledge that both employers and employee representatives can take back into the workplace. Each of our training sessions is delivered by Acas trainers skilled in finding solutions to workplace issues.
Our training sessions are kept to small groups to allow delegates to discuss issues openly with the trainers, to interact and share experiences with the group and to learn from delegates from other organisations.
Here are some other reasons to choose Acas training.
- Our services are tried and tested based on practical experience in the workplace.
- Our trainers come from a background of dealing with employment legislation and bring a wealth of experience in providing practical hands-on solutions.
- We are non-profit making and our sole aim is to encourage better employment relations and HR excellence.
- We have a long-standing reputation for impartiality and independence.
- We have over thirty years' experience in promoting good employment relations practice.
- We provide cost-effective packages.
- Our services are flexible and can be tailored to your needs.
- Our network of regional offices can offer specialist knowledge of local economies and local needs.
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Book Acas training or make an enquiry
Call the Acas customer services team on 0300 123 1150 or use our online enquiry form.
Acas Productivity tool
Take the Acas self-diagnosis Productivity Tool test to understand your organisation's strengths and weaknesses, and to help you identify simple practical steps you can take to get the best out of your staff. The tool will produce a report with links to relevant Acas guidance and services.