Training Courses

Members’ Training Courses

We are delighted to offer you a range of training opportunities which are very much based on subjects you have identified as being important to your businesses.

All of these courses are £15 plus VAT for members and £30 plus VAT for non-members and will be booked via EventBrite.  If there is insufficient interest, we will be unable to run the course.  If there is link for further details and to book, please us it, otherwise please email us to register your interest and we will contact you when further details are available.


Tuesday 6 June 2017, Using FreetoBook on the Tourism Association website, 10.00 to 13.00, Shire Hall Monmouth.  Cancelled due to lack of interest.


Tuesday 20 June 2017, Absolute beginners social media, 10.00 to 13.00, Shire Hall Monmouth.

Bring your laptop, or tablet and learn how to set up social media accounts, come up with a basic social media plan and how to promote your business through digital marketing both locally and to the world!

Social media is an essential part of your marketing and PR toolbox and although at first may seem daunting can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. You are in control!

In this half day session (max of 3 hours) you will learn about the different types of social media available (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TripAdvisor, LinkedIn) , which applications will be best for you and your business to and if needed help can be given to set up accounts.

This course is suitable for those who have no accounts set up but wish to do so and those who may have a basic social media presence but have not been sure what to do with it now they have it, or it needs some fettling!

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Thursday 22 June 2017, The strategy of social media, hints, tips and moving yourself on digitally, 10.00 to 13.00, Shire Hall Monmouth.

Bring your laptop and tablet along to this half day course (max of 3 hours) to learn about how to take your social media plans and presence forward and making more of an impact in the digital world!

The course will provide hints and tips to maximise your online potential, through effective use of each application, using scheduling, monitoring systems and hashtags, plus seeing examples of good and bad practice!

This course is suitable for anyone who is already using any form of social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TripAdvisor, LinkedIn etc.

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Tuesday 12 September 2017, Using FreetoBook on the Tourism Association website, ½ day

Tuesday 19 September 2017, Absolute beginners social media, ½ day

Thursday 21 September 2017, The strategy of social media, hints, tips and moving yourself on digitally, ½ day

Tuesday 17 October 2017, Google analytics, ½ day

Wednesday 15 November 2017, Effective PR and raising your business profile, ½ day

Wednesday 6 December 2017, Making your attraction great, ½ day

7 December 2017, Making your accommodation great, ½ day

Online Training Courses

Many of the occupational courses (eg First Aid and Heath & Safety) are available online and we recommend the following:

  • High Speed Training – we get a small commission if you make a booking via this link.
  • Envesca – you will receive a 15% on list prices if you enter the code FODA15. This training is more expensive but it is CIEH certified which is the industry gold standard. This is what Environmental Health recommend, although they will accept “equivalent” qualifications.