Business sector training

Sector training can really help you excel in your chosen field - and in some cases, it's a legal requirement. It's a great addition to your skill set, and should be seriously considered alongside other business courses. To find out more about how to boost your sector-specific skills, read this guide, which explains:

  • What sector training is
  • How it helps and legal requirements
  • Where to find it

What sector training is

It's training that's specific to your sector. That might mean a course in something technical or training in how to use a new piece of equipment that people in your profession use, it might be training that's a legal requirement for working in your sector, or it might just be training on how to excel and improve in your sector.

  • Training that's specific to your sector
  • May be technical, legally required or guidance for improvement

How it helps and legal requirements

In certain sectors, you're legally required to get specific training - for example, you need to have hygiene training if you're working with food. In other cases, sector training makes you more credible to customers, and more knowledgeable and confident as a business owner. Find out more about legal requirements and useful sector training by calling the government's Careers Advice Line on 0800 100 900.

  • Some sectors legally require certain training
  • Training makes you more credible and more confident
  • Try calling the government's Careers Advice Line on 0800 100 900 for sector-specific advice

Where to find it

Firstly, call the government's Careers Advice Line on 0800 100 900 to find out if you have any legal obligations to carry out training, and for advice and referrals. For training that can help you in your specific sector (but is not legally required), try the government's Train to Gain scheme and Sector Skills Councils. Trade associations and business organisations relevant to your field are also very useful resources and can recommend the most useful training and where to find it.

  • Find out if you have legal obligations from the Career Advice Line
  • Find out what other training could benefit you

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