Ready to upskill? Training courses coming up at Prolific North

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Prolific North's training courses, which run regularly throughout the year, are designed to boost digital skills in the North, and effectively tackle the skills gap.

We offer hands-on courses across a range of specialisms and experience levels to support your professional development. Each one of our courses is created and led by active practitioners who bring with them real-world experience and current case studies from the industry.

Prolific North is passionate about supporting the business community at all levels, offering tangible skills backed by years of experience.

In recent months, we've hosted a wide range of successful and popular sessions, many of which are recurring throughout this year. Find out what's coming up imminently in 2020, and register your place on one of our Prolific Training courses:

Introduction to Digital PR for SEOs, Marketers and PRs

Led by Jane Hunt, Founder of JBH - The Content Agency, the Introduction to Digital PR course on February 26th is aimed at PR pros wanting to learn how PR can influence SEO, and SEO specialists planning to incorporate PR practices.

With practices in PR regularly becoming outdated, the session will cover how to build links safely and ethically in 2020. A half-day course, topics on Introduction to Digital PR will range from ideation to seeding, through to reporting on campaigns' success.

July 8th, 8:30am - 1pm, £245 + VAT

Digital Marketing Skills

This course is led by Ethan Giles, Senior Operations Manager at, and is a popular Prolific Training course. Running across two days, Digital Marketing Skills covers the areas of SEO, PPC and Google Analytics - providing an in-depth grounding in the three topics.

Whether you're a marketing professional, manager or business owner, the course is designed to leave you with the skills necessary to understand firstly what strategy will work for your needs, then assess what's getting you results. It'll help you get the best value for your campaigns, maximising ROI and avoiding wasted investment.

It's also possible to book onto just one of the days, and cover just SEO or PPC.

May 20th - 21st, 9:30 - 4pm, £450 + VAT

Digital Marketing Strategy

Led by international marketing specialist Judith Lewis, founder of DeCabbit Consultancy and regular conference speaker worldwide, Digital Marketing Strategy will equip you with the mindset and information to plan an efficient marketing strategy.

You'll learn how to identify specific goals for your organisation, build a Digital Marketing Strategy that delivers against your objectives, and pick the tools to measure your progress.

March 31st, 9:30am - 4:30pm, £500 + VAT

Social Media Strategy

This course is also run by Judith Lewis - marketing expert and DeCabbit founder - and is a practical guide ideal for social media marketers, both in-house and within agencies. The one-day course will give you all the tools and knowledge to create and run an effective plan in relation to your objectives.

With social media being an unmissable opportunity for businesses, but the landscape being volatile and unpredictable, the session will provide the insight necessary to plan your social media for success.

April 1st, 9am - 4:30pm, £400 + VAT

Public Speaking

Public speaking is a transferable skill invaluable for almost every job role. Confident communication has the power to make a difference to a wide range of things - whether it's selling a new product, or pitching for an account.

Led by broadcasting specialist Kate Cocker - also the host of our Podcasting for Business training - the Public Speaking training will cover the tips and tools to improve your next presentation, and give you a better idea of how to tackle nerves and make an impression.

April 22nd, 9am - 4:30pm, £399 + VAT

The Quick & Dirty Leadership Programme

This executive development scheme is hosted by experts David Milton, Lucy Powers, Kate Cousens, Steve Lloyd and Olga Fahey. It's designed for business leaders to help them forge ahead and achieve their business goals. Running as four half-day sessions, it's perfect for busy founders and CEOs looking to tackle their challenges head-on.

The intensive leadership programme is fully interactive, giving businesspeople the chance to spend time with other like-minded leaders who also know what’s like to be in their position, and tackling problems together. It's intended to provide guests with a simple roadmap of what needs tackling rather than pages of theory that'll never get looked at again.

April 23rd - July 16th, £1,875 + VAT

Podcasting for Business

Also led by broadcasting specialist Kate Cocker, Podcasting for Business is a popular addition to the Prolific Training calendar. More than 1 in 10 adults in the UK reporting they listen to podcasts every single week, making it an enormously useful marketing tool, untapped by many.

On this one-day course, you'll learn not just how to make a podcast, but source the equipment you need, and how to make podcasting work for your business.

June 10th, 9am - 4:30pm, £299 + VAT

More Prolific Training courses coming up very soon:

  • Data Visualisation
  • Copywriting
  • Paid Social Advertising
  • Intro to AI workshop

For more information about upcoming training courses at Prolific North, please contact Alexandra Balazs on