Free online business skills course



In response to Government guidelines on Covid-19, the University of Exeter will deliver the forthcoming business skills course on International Communication and Trade entirely online.

The course is funded by the European Social Fund through the Innovation in Higher Level Skills project, which seeks to improve business access to higher level skills courses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The focus of the course is on effective communication across cultures and will give you an understanding of cultural expectations and the impact this can have on your business interactions abroad. It will enable you to confidently develop strategies to generate revenue from international customers and to resolve issues arising in international business relationships.

The course will be delivered by University of Exeter business academic and practitioner, Dr Bill Russell (Business School) and expert in cultural understanding, Dr Sonia Cunico (Department of Modern Languages). To make the course accessible to those currently juggling multiple roles and responsibilities the course will be delivered in four, two-hour sessions. There will be a chance to network and engage with others on the course through group work, activities and Q&As.

We appreciate that training is not high on the agenda for many of you at this time. If you can spare some time to join us, we would love to see you there. If you have ideas for other courses you would like to see offered in Cornwall, please do get in touch.

For further information and to book, please visit: or contact Danielle Farrow,

There is no charge for eligible small to medium enterprises or microbusinesses to attend the course, although we would ask that you commit to attending all four sessions.