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At the Centre of Learning we put you at the forefront of everything we do. 

Explore tailored learning, receive valuable, practical insights, align your goals and begin your journey with us to Learn, Connect & Grow.

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Through the Centre of Learning, we develop and deliver practical, bespoke and tailored programmes for professionals and business owners across Northern Ireland.

We enable you to invest in yourself and your career by growing your knowledge, skills and connections. We want you to climb the ladder of success both personally and professionally, no matter what your goal or next step is, we will help get you there.

Take the opportunity to learn, connect and grow with professionals across different industries through our Centre of Learning. Break away from group think and freely discuss challenges, experiences and goals, in a safe space. 

We offer programmes that address the barriers often faced by women and offer insights and advice on best practice to create a more inclusive culture, as well as key tools from industry leading facilitators.

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“The course was pitched perfectly! Sarah brought a group of women together in a way I have not experienced before! She created such a level of trust and confidence in the room that we were truly empowered to be our authentic selves and share our professional and personal challenges candidly. Then we supported each other to problem solve through the learning tools she gave us. The best course I've attended for a long time I left with a whole new network of 'Sisters', highly recommend!”

Joanne Ramsay

NIFRS

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“The programme was fantastic! It was a great opportunity to connect and build a supportive network with other females. I gained so much from attending this session, Jules was incredible and the content brilliant. A thought provoking session, I have gained an insight into many areas and tips on how to improve. It has undoubtedly helped me to understand my own personal values and motivations. One of the best programmes I've had the pleasure of being involved in and would definitely recommend!”

Margaret Taggart

NIE Networks

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“Presenting with Power is beyond the do's and don'ts of Powerpoint generation. It's an opportunity to talk about performance anxiety; test your limits in front of a like-minded group; and an important reminder to invest in the story of your message, and understand how you want an audience to feel. Presenting is an opportunity, not a threat.”

Lucy McCague

Allstate NI

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“I thoroughly enjoyed presentation training today it was really useful to watch Camilla demonstrate her own skills through teaching this course in terms of her body language and tone in particular. The take aways for me is the power of a strategic pause and how to engage your audience using a set of skills to overcome anxiety and deliver with power. Also how to manage the balance of authority and approachability when delivering presentations depending on the topic and situation.”

Emma Todd

UREGNI

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“Excellent programme! This programme really helped me manage my expectations for returning to work. It has also given me determination and drive to consider my future career.”

Lisa Rodham-Boyd

Belfast City Council

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“The Back to Business Course was excellent for me as I was reintegrating back into work after having had a baby. It enabled me to focus on my career and my hopes and dreams.”

Leanna Milligan

Baker McKenzie

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“Excellent course. Well structured short and sharp but full of really valuable takeaways. Una's delivery was excellent. Best course I have been on in a long time.”

Joanne Ramsay

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

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“Una was a great facilitator and provided the right environment for sharing and working through our concerns. This was complemented by Gerry’s Coaching sessions, which were tailor made to each person. ”

Judy

NIE Networks

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“I really enjoyed this course, it really delved into all aspects of the challenges in Leadership, the importance of how we view situations, behaviors, ourselves and the perception of others.”

Kelly Shields

Telestack Ltd

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“Would fully recommend this programme for those professionals involved in contract/sales/business negotiations to gain a deeper understanding of how to improve your approach to this complex skill.”

Linda Glass

Hyster Yale Group

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“I was able to uncover and acknowledge things about my personality and habits that will make a massive difference to my personal and professional life!”

Janine Baldie

Mortgage IQ

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“I enjoyed this advanced excel group so much. Louise made it really interactive and the exercises are great as you can apply the knowledge that was talk through the course.”

Yoli Avila

FSCOM

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“Louise has a great way to communicate and support learning. A condensed no-nonsense course for busy professionals to up-skill or brush up on knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile.”

Lisa Lamont

Belfast Harbour

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“This programme is perfect for anyone who has recently taken on management responsibility for the first time. Penny is an excellent trainer who facilitated the session so well, striking the perfect balance between expert teaching and the facilitation of group discussions and paired exercises. It was a great opportunity to meet women from other organisations working across a range of different roles, and the entire day had such a relaxed, open and honest feel to it.”

Anna Stewart

Queens University

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“Fantastic course. Course material and delivery brilliant. Very comfortable environment to talk openly and freely.”

Melanie Wilson

Progressive Building Society

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“Really enjoyed the programme and feel there was a lot of valuable learning. Enjoyed the mix of learning through information and group work. Will be referring to my journal lots. Thanks to all the facilitators.”

Pamela Wishart

PRRT

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“With busy work schedules and time constraints it is always difficult to find time for personal development. However I was delighted that I took the time to attend this course. I found myself looking forward to the sessions and felt it was extremely beneficial for my personal leadership journey. I was able to immediately put aspects of the learning into practice and found the programme extremely beneficial.”

Elizabeth O’Connor

MJM Marine

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“I found this training to be a great support when returning to work after maternity leave. Una was a great trainer who was empathetic to concerns raised and gave great advice in how to resolve issues. A valuable network opportunity also in making new mum friends and learning from others experiences”

Amy Kerrigan

Belfast City Council

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“The length of the programme was great with plenty of useful information and examples. Being able to discuss different approaches with people in similar positions gave me the opportunity to re-evaluate what practices I need to put in place and how best implement them. I would recommend anyone in a position of management to attend this course as it will help to improve relations within your team and make working together a lot easier, making for a more productive team and work environment.”

Ryan Hiller

Aroma Hygiene Limited

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“Sarah was amazing ! I found the course really informative, capturing and it was delivered with such a positive and enthusiast outlook. I’ve taken a lot of tools way which hopefully I can put into practice in everyday life.”

Emily McKee

NIE Networks

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