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Training: why it’s so important

When running a busy private practice, you and your employees can get caught up in the day to day activities: admin, marketing, clinical work, accounting, and so on.

However, you should never forget how important training is to the success of your private practice.

Regular training will keep you and your employees motivated and productive. From college courses to online learning and on-site training, the opportunities are endless.

Here are some different types of training that may be useful to your therapy business...

Clinical training

As a therapist, training is vital for your CPD and will help with your accreditations and memberships of professional organisations. Most professional organisations detail their requirements for CPD, and will contain a directory of training courses in your area. We discuss CPD in more detail here.

Administrative training

This is important for the smooth running of your private practice. A quick search online will uncover hundreds of training opportunities across a wide range of subjects, including:

  • setting up a new business
  • business bookkeeping
  • computing skills
  • customer service
  • marketing

These sorts of courses are useful either for yourself if you’re new to private practice, or an employee if you want to make sure their skills are up-to-date.

Employer training

Recruiting and employing someone can be daunting for the first time employer. Luckily, there are a wealth of training courses that can help you get to grips with employment. Training courses to consider include:

  • employment law
  • payroll and PAYE
  • health and safety

To find courses, ask your local Chamber of Commerce. You can also visit websites such as ACAS, where they list several useful courses for employers.

Short on time?

You don’t have to attend an intensive college course; there are plenty of online courses available that can be broken up into small chunks. And, at the Private Practice Hub, there are lots of articles that will help you get started with areas such as finance and admin.