Buddy a Colleague

You will be taught both the theory and practical behind being a workplace buddy. To pass the course you will be observed in your workplace putting the theory into practice. You will also be able to develop your own leadership and people skills as well as develop the confidence of the people you buddy.

Covered within the Course:

  • The difference between a buddy and mentor, why buddy and who makes a good buddy
  • Understand how to buddy a colleague – what is expected of a buddy, techniques to give feedback and techniques
    to establish rapport with a buddy
  • Plan to buddy a colleague – agree who needs to be buddied, setting SMART objectives and writing a plan
  • Support a buddied colleague carry out work activities including observational skills

This course is part of Skills Support for the Workforce which we deliver on behalf of Serco. It is co-financed by
the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
2 days + 1 observation conducted within your workplace.
Course location:
Aspire Training Team Centre, 744 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH7 6BZ.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those looking to develop their skills and understanding on how to support new and existing colleagues in the workplace.

Key facts:

  • Co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency
  • Develop your own leadership and people skills
  • Techniques to give feedback and to establish rapport with a buddy

Ready to apply?

To apply or find our more information about the Buddy a Colleague course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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What people say

“The buddy course has really helped me to become more aware of the different ways i can support my colleagues, that i would have never thought of. ”

Hannah Fugatt

“The course helped me to identify others learning styles and that the way I learn may not necessarily work for others.”

Zoe Short

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