7 essential, quick online courses to tackle before Christmas

One of the best things about a career in tax is that you never stop learning. But life is busy these days and you can’t always devote as much time as you might like to adding new skills to your professional repertoire.

That’s especially true when it comes to skills outside of your tax technical knowledge. Although these skills often fall by the wayside, they’re vital in growing and developing the career you want.

So, as we approach the end of 2020 and you start planning how to spend your Christmas holidays, we’ve handpicked a list of 7 short courses from our Go For Growth platform, which you can finish before clocking off for the year.

Whether you’re priming your CV for the job market in 2021 or hoping to fit just a bit more professional development into 2020, these courses will add real, practical skills to your arsenal – and you can finish each one in just 15 minutes.



Effective Business Communication


By Vado Inc.

⏱ 10 mins

  business communication course



Effective business writing is essential to success at work. Now that so much of our work is remote, communicating effectively in emails, reports, proposals, or documents is even more vital than before.

In this course, learn how to compose effective written communication to get your meaning and requirements across the first time. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).


Effective Time Management


By Skills Hub

⏱ 4 mins

  time management course



Time management is a foundational skill everyone should have. But knowing which task to focus on at any particular time can sometimes be a real challenge, especially when you’re busy.

In this course you'll discover the difference between urgent tasks and important tasks and learn how to prioritise your tasks for better time management.


Critical Thinking Module


By Micro Learn

⏱ 15 mins

  critical thinking course



Critical thinking allows you to better navigate complex situations, through examining reasoning, arguments, and findings. It’s a skill that’s vital to tax professionals working on complex client problems!

This module explores the importance of taking an analytical and objective approach to problem solving and includes expanded learning content blocks and a short quiz to check your understanding.

Want to dive deeper? Expand your professional development with our list of 5 top online courses to boost your tax career


Work from Home Productively


By Seven Dimensions

⏱ 10 mins


work from home course



Whether you’re looking to maximise the value of your time, or to demonstrate to a future employer that you’re a productive hire in our current remote working environment, this short course gives you the tools you need.

Behavioural expert Peter Quarry provides strategies for a productive work-from-home setup, goal-setting strategy and the need to set personal boundaries and take breaks in this quick but highly valuable course.


Top Conversational Skills You Must Know


By Walkgrove

⏱ 15 mins

  conversation skills course



Just how do you build immediate rapport with new colleagues? In this quick course, you’ll find out! Great for junior and aspiring managers, or for practitioners who find it challenging to connect quickly and effectively with others, this course covers a range of topics, including making a great first impression, finding common ground and how (and when) to lead the conversation.



Relationship Building


By Micro Learn

⏱ 15 mins


Relationship building course

Building good relationships with colleagues and clients isn’t just about getting work done more efficiently – it’s also important for your enjoyment at work and your mental health.
This module looks at how to build and maintain positive working relationships as well as how to handle conflict in the workplace.


Giving Constructive Feedback


By Skills Hub

⏱ 3 mins


Giving feedback course

It’s that time of year, when you might be asked to give feedback on the performance of your staff, colleagues or even managers, whether officially, or as a friendly voice. Giving that feedback in a meaningfully, constructive, and sensitive way can be tough.

This course shows you how to deliver feedback constructively, equipping you with helpful materials including a blueprint for self-coaching and three key actions to take.


Get started with Go for Growth

Ready to boost your career? Our Go for Growth platform gives you access to over 70,000 online courses, just like the list above. There’s plenty to learn, from technology to business skills, health and safety, to mental wellbeing. You can also earn CPD hours on the platform.

Whether you’re a sole trader looking to give yourself an edge or you’re managing a team of tax practitioners and want to give them the tools for success, the Go for Growth platform has everything you need.

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