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 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
May 2023
M3 & M8
4
29th Mar, 5th April, 19th April, 26th April
July 2023
M4
4
25th May, 14th June, 21st June, 5th July
November 2023
M1 & M2
4
4th Oct, 11th Oct, 18th Oct, 1st Nov
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2023
M3, M5, M7
6
10th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb
May 2023
M4 & M6
4
28th March, 4th April, 25th April, 2nd May.
July 2023
M8
3
6th June, 20th June, 4th July.
November 2023
M1 & M2
5
10th Oct, 17th Oct, 24th Oct, 31st Oct, 7th Nov