Professional Body Approved & Recognised Training

International Academy for Professional Development
Blended, Classroom and Distance Learning

Stephen Palmer Partnership: Putting the psychology into business and health

The Stephen Palmer Partnership Ltd is the external consultancy arm of the Centres and provides a range of consultancy and training services. In association with the International Academy for Professional Development and the Centre for Coaching we can provide in-house recognised certificated courses in coaching and performance. These courses can lead up to diploma level at graduate and postgraduate levels depending upon the needs of your organisation and staff. Short courses and workshops include:


Introduction to coaching

Use of imagery techniques in coaching

Health and wellbeing coaching

Introduction to cognitive behavioural coaching

Performance coaching

Stress management coaching

Coaching for resilience


In association with the Centre for Stress Management the Stephen Palmer Partnership Ltd provides stress auditing and stress risk assessment service. We can develop and deliver in-house stress management workshops and seminars from half-day to three days. Workshops include:

Managing stress

Maximising performance under pressure

Dealing with stress at work


With the expectation that managers need to have relevant management competencies in stress prevention, our courses can be tailored to their needs and prior experience. In addition, we can provide manager and executive coaching to your key personnel. 


Our group of Centres can provide professional body recognised training in health and safety, health and wellbeing, and cognitive behaviour therapy.


The Co-Director of the Stephen Palmer Partnership Ltd is Kate Thomas BA MRSH.


The Stephen Palmer Partnership Ltd is a Royal Society for Public Health Registered Centre.  It offers a range of recognised qualifications. See below.


Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

This Level 1 qualification is designed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge relating to health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Level 1 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

This qualification will be of particular value for those whose work involves providing meals in the following sectors: catering, including the cost sector; hospitality and leisure; health and community care.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Holders of this qualification will have knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. Holders will know how to maintain good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.

Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

This qualification is aimed at those involved in catering, food and health-related occupations, and also to carers, community workers, fitness trainers and other individuals that have a role in the promotion of health. It would also be appropriate as part of lifestyle education for people of all ages, and especially for young people.

Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement

This qualification is aimed at organisations with an interest in the health and wellbeing of their workforce and customer/client groups. It provides an ideal way of equipping key staff with basic health advice and methods of support which they can then use to inform and assist colleagues and/or customers.


Do contact us if your organisation is interested in bespoke or recognised training for its staff.

Email the Co-Director Kate Thomas