Thinking of Going Independent?

Prospect: Union for professionals

Are you in full time work and 'Thinking of Going Independent?' Do you fancy being freelance and setting up your own business?  If so, the course I've been running for over 15 years is just what you need to get started.  

The Prospect Flyer states:

This one day course, held in London or Birmingham, will take you through all the practical and financial considerations of making the leap into independent consultancy and is ideal for anyone who is thinking of, or who has just started working, in the educational consultancy market.  It is overseen by John Pearce, one of ASPECT’s longest serving and most successful independent associates.  Well over 2000 colleagues have now attended and all have evaluated the course as very good or excellent.

Topics covered include:

  • The professional context for independent consultancy
  • Credibility from new skills and approaches to effective consultancy
  • Marketing your unique contribution
  • The practicalities of setting up a business e.g. legal, financial and office arrangements
  • Quality assurance, accounts, tax, insurance, professional indemnity, contracting and invoicing.
Typical comments from participants on the recent courses include:

“The day really provided what I was hoping for! A very useful and productive day with excellent facilitation.  Useful content with clear ideas for follow up work I need to do.  Challenging scenarios and excellent facilitation.  John answered questions I didn't know I needed to ask! I appreciated the coverage of really practical issues and now have the bones of a Business Plan!"

"It was simply the best training I've ever had in my career"

Next date:
Wednesday 16th March 2016 - London
(Courses are 9.00am - 4.30pm)

Cost £245 + VAT for Aspect/Prospect group members
Cost £295 + VAT for non Aspect/Prospect members

For Local Authorities and large employers:

This one day course has been provided direct in over 80 English Local Authorities, to great evaluations.  If you would like to explore a bespoke version in your Local Authority or workplace please contact us for more detail.

For further information: 


Book a place, or discuss a bespoke event via:

Cheryl Crossley