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How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail Training Course

Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work and overcome the distractions of home working

30 Nov 2022

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Course overview

Carrying out complex tasks within fast-paced and highly regulated organisations requires accuracy and close attention to detail. Errors can not only be time consuming but also costly to rectify.

In this hands-on practical course, you will learn what influences the likelihood of errors occurring and how to develop practical skills to overcome the natural barriers to accuracy. The course will help you improve your attention to detail by using some essential planning and attention-improving techniques. The programme is highly participative, combining the presentation of theory with sharing experiences and individual and group exercises.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Master techniques to improve accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work
  • Understand the psychology of attention and accuracy
  • Learn how to improve attention span and accuracy
  • Discuss how to improve focus and concentration to enhance performance


Improving accuracy and attention

  • Understanding the impact of making mistakes and errors
  • Discussion of common errors and what influences the likelihood of errors occurring
  • Root cause factors that influence our ability to pay attention
  • Sharing of examples of common errors and techniques to help stay focused

Brief overview of the psychology of attention

  • Review the different theories of attention to maximise your focus
    • The capacity theory
    • The mental bottleneck (filter) theory
    • Selective attention
  • Analyse the personality traits and styles which influence how we work and the type of mistakes we make
  • The multi-tasking myth
  • Diagnostic for assessing attention to detail

Techniques, tips and tools to help reduce errors in working

  • Discuss and practise techniques to improve accuracy and reduce errors
  • Improving proof reading and errors transcribing and checking numbers
  • How to develop a range of skills and approaches to improve accuracy levels – maximise your performance and concentration
  • Exercises to improve attention fitness – practise improving attention span using brain games/training

Action planning

  • Identification of your personal areas of strength and areas for improvement following the course
  • How you will apply these in the workplace


Laura Brown (More...)

Dr Laura Brown is a management consultant and psychologist in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and legal industries, where she has worked with numerous leading organisations including Cranfield School of Management and most of the top 20 pharma/biotechnology companies.

She is also the Course Director of a pharmaceutical MSc at the University of Cardiff. Besides a PhD and an MBA, Laura also has a degree in psychology and is co-author of several management books including ‘Developing the Individual’.

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30 Nov 2022
Live webinar
UK (London)
30 Nov 2022
Live webinar
UK (London)
GBP 499 399
EUR 729 589
USD 829 673
Until 26 Oct*
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Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for 6 hours for your CPD records.
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We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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Previous customers include...

  • Absa Group Limited
  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • Ares Trading SA
  • Astute Electronics
  • Bell Flavors & Fragrances
  • BOC Limited
  • Bulletproof Design Ltd
  • Celgene
  • Clamason Industries Ltd
  • Datapharm Communications Limited
  • DVB Bank SE
  • European Patent Office
  • Invicta Compliance
  • Lambeth College
  • London City Mission
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency
  • Norgine
  • Nutreco BV
  • Olympus KeyMed Ltd
  • Ruffer LLP
  • SAUL Trustee Company
  • Shannon Engine Support Ltd
  • Sunovion
  • The Pentelow Practice Ltd
  • University of Kent
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Zygian Ltd

The speaker was very knowledgeable about the topic and provided some very practical examples...Very well delivered.

Kerry-Lee Laing, Quality Assurance Specialist, Absa Group Limited , Nov 21

I think the content, presentation and speaker were all brilliant. A great use of my time, and I learned a lot. Laura was a brilliant speaker, very engaging and motivational. 10/10

Joanna Smith, Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, PharmaLex UK Services Ltd, May 21

I was hoping to get a better understanding of why my attention to detail isn't always great and how I can improve because I couldn't pin point it however the course helped me to understand why this is and tips on how I can pick up on my faults and amend them.

Bianca Barrett, HR Advisor, Dairy Crest, May 21

Great speaker

Melissa Pollard, In-house Events Coordinator , Falconbury Ltd, Oct 18

Friendly and keen to have exchanges with attendees. A good course, though with a little too much material.

Dougal Gemmell, Director, European Patent Office, Oct 18

Really enjoyed the course. Very informative and interesting.

Marissa Ashfield, Pharmacovigilance - AO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, May 18

I thought the course was very good. I thought the small number of participants worked really well, as we got to know each other and share ideas without being self conscious. A lot was covered, and I took away some really useful tips.

Kitty Parsonson, ‎Learning and Development Assistant, University of Kent, Oct 17

I thought the course was detailed and engaging. Laura was a great speaker and delivered the course in a very inclusive and interactive manner.

Nasrin Krury, Executive Assistant, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Mar 17