Personal & Professional Development

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Online personal and professional development training: The Professional Alternative has you covered

Fill your skills gaps with tailored online personal and professional development training that’s engaging and entertaining – as well as regulator approved. Shooting for the top, or feeling dizzy from a world that’s changing faster than a chameleon on a tartan rug? Working in a big firm, or keeping on top of your CPD as a sole practitioner? Whatever your training needs, we have training content that will capture everyone’s attention.

When you sign up for our online professional development training, we’ll keep tabs on everything you do, and produce reports for you whenever you need them. Just think of us as the Fitbit of learning and development (only without the guilt trips). All our professional development training courses are crammed with content that’s fully verifiable for CPD and approved by the ICAEW, ACCA & SRA


These days, we have more communication methods available at our fingertips than at any other time in history. Yet, somehow, getting the right message across still isn’t easy. Even face to face, some conversations can be difficult, but our online professional training will help you tackle them heads on. And while we can’t promise that you’ll love them, we can guarantee you won’t dread them quite so much.

We also have learning materials to fine tune your written communication skills. From report writing to emails, Teams chats and client letters – we’ve got you covered.

Our communications training covers:

  • Effective email management
  • Communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Strengths-based conversations
  • Telephone skills
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Professional Development Training

Wherever you are in your career, we have online learning materials to support you.
Our online professional development training will help you grow your professional network so you can connect with clients to build your business. It will also give you what you need to connect with like-minded professionals who can support and stretch you as your career progresses.

Thinking about the next stage of your professional journey? We’ve mapped a range of career plans against the competencies required by your regulators, and linked each to the relevant content on our site. All you need to do is pick the route that’s right for you.

  • Career planning
  • Promotion pathways
  • Building your network
  • Competency pathways
  • Graduate pathways

Personal Development Training

S Club 7 may have wanted us to Reach for the Stars but, for many of us, reaching the end of the day in one piece is an achievement, which could explain why our time management modules are among the most popular on the site.

We offer in-depth online professional development training on topics such as building your personal brand, understanding your learning style, and staying focused on your goals. Each is designed to help you navigate the “me, me, me” minefield and smash your career goals your way.

  • Personal brand
  • Behaviours & values
  • Time management
  • Setting goals
  • Motivation
  • Stress management
  • Learning needs & styles
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Everyone has voices of doubt in our heads; it’s perfectly natural, and can even, on occasion, be helpful. The trick is not to let them take over and hold you back from achieving your full potential. And this is where our confidence training goes the extra mile.

Our online learning content will help you to become more assertive and kick your imposter syndrome where it hurts. You’ll learn how to chair meetings efficiently and effectively, and feel empowered to deliver a presentation worthy of a TED talk.

  • Assertiveness
  • Beating imposter syndrome
  • Influencing others
  • Chairing meetings
  • Presentation skills
  • Interview skills