Who we are

About

We are an innovative virtual training company headed by our Training Director Laura Scarfe and a team of expert associates. 

We are passionate about creating the most engaging learning experience and use our knowledge of neuroscience to design our courses in order to increase understanding and promote memory.

Director of Training

Laura Scarfe

Laura is the founder and owner of Business Academy Online Ltd. Having a background in public and private sector procurement Laura has trained over 5000+ professionals in these areas over the 13 years she has been running her company.

Specialising in CIPS procurement training, negotiation, and emotional intelligence, Laura has designed and delivered training programs for multi-million-pound companies including an organisation set up under UN Charter. Having received many accolades over the course of her career for her engaging style and innovative approaches to learning, Laura believes in the concept of edu-tainment, the fact that laughter leads to greater memory retention. A gifted storyteller, her programs are infused with passion, dynamism and humour.

Through international negotiations, Laura became fascinated by human behaviour and in particular non-verbal interactions. Unintentionally insulting potential suppliers with her body language led her to studying human behaviour and create internationally recognised training courses in this area. She is one of the few trainers in the world to be a Paul Ekman Certified Trainer and has been featured numerous times on various BBC radio shows to analyse behaviour and give advice.

Laura wants to help busy professionals, achieve their qualifications to help their employability, while also helping them understand and manage their emotions and relationships to improve their confidence. Her training aim is to ensure that they not only reach but surpass their potential. When not working you are most likely to find Laura travelling the world with her partner, especially to their favourite country South Africa, or at home with her animals, her miniature daschund Pepper and her cats.

Did you know laughter aids memory?

We subscribe to the philosophy of ‘edu-tainment’, why would you want to listen to dry boring content. We bring a sense of personality to our training to both educate and entertain you as well as educate you. Even though we are teaching procurement, unlike other training organisations we promise not to even mention the word widgets!

We deliver CIPS training, procurement, and emotional intelligence courses virtually and in-person using cutting-edge and innovative techniques. If you want to actually enjoy your training rather than endure it, we recommend you seriously consider our range of courses

Level 3 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M3
6
15th Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb, 4th Mar
May 2024
M4
3
15th Apr, 22nd Apr, 29th Apr
July 2024
M5
3
3rd June, 10th June, 24th June
Nov 2024
M1
3
7th Oct, 21st Oct, 4th November
Mar 2025
M2&M3
6
13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March
May 2025
M4
3
7th Apr, 14th Apr, 28th Apr
July 2025
M5
3
2nd June, 16th June, 30th June

Level 6 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M5
5
25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 29th Feb
May 2024
M4 & M7
4
18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May
July 2024
M3 & M8
5
30th May, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July
November 2024
M1
3
10th Oct, 24th Oct, 7th Nov
Mar 2025
M2 & M5
5
30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th Mar
May 2025
M4 & M7
4
3rd April, 10th April, 1st May, 8th May
July 2025
M3 & M8
5
5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July

Level 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March
May 2024
M3 & M8
4
10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May
July 2024
M4
3
5th June, 11th June, 26th June
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
9th Oct, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov
Mar 2025
M15, M5, M9
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M3 & M8
4
9th April, 16th April, 30th April, 7th June
July 2025
M4
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M3, M5, M7
6
23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 5th March
May 2024
M4 & M6
4
9th April, 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April
July 2024
M8
3
4th June, 18th June, 3rd July
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct, 5th Nov
March 2025
M3, M5, M7
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M4 & M6
4
8th April, 15th April, 29th April, 6th June
July 2025
M8
3
10th June, 24th June, 8th July