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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

★★★★★ "The speaker was very knowledgeable about the topic and provided some very practical examples...Very ... more"

30 Nov 2022

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

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

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The How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail course will cover:

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

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Laura Brown

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’.

More details

Book How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail Live online training

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

30 Nov 2022

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 11751

  • GBP 399 499
  • EUR 589 729
  • USD 673 829

Until 26 Oct

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

Reviews of IPI's How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail training course

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

Nov 1 2021

Kerry-Lee Laing
Quality Assurance Specialist, Absa Group Limited

May 28 2021

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 28 2021

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 1 2018

Really enjoyed the course. Very informative and interesting.

Marissa Ashfield
Pharmacovigilance - AO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Oct 9 2018

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 9 2018

Great speaker

Melissa Pollard
In-house Events Coordinator , Falconbury Ltd

Oct 17 2017

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

Mar 14 2017

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)

United Kingdom

  • Amdipharm Mercury Company Limited
  • Apotex EU BV
  • Astute Electronics
  • BOC Limited
  • Bulletproof Design Ltd
  • Call-Systems Technology
  • Citigroup Global Markets Limited
  • Clamason Industries Ltd
  • Dairy Crest
  • Datapharm Communications Limited
  • DVB Bank SE
  • Falconbury Ltd
  • Gilead Sciences International Ltd
  • GKN Aerospace Services Ltd
  • Invicta Compliance
  • Ipsen Biopharm Ltd
  • KnowledgePool
  • Lambeth College
  • London City Mission
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency
  • MHRA
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
  • Norgine
  • Olympus KeyMed Ltd
  • PharmaLex UK Services Ltd
  • Phillips & Leigh
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Ruffer LLP
  • SAUL Trustee Company
  • Sunovion
  • Syngenta Limited
  • The Pentelow Practice Ltd
  • University of Kent
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Zygian Ltd


  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • Ares Trading SA
  • Helsinn Healthcare SA
  • Institut Straumann
  • Syngenta International AG


  • Apotex EU BV
  • Nutreco BV

United States of America

  • Bell Flavors & Fragrances
  • Celgene


  • European Patent Office


  • Shannon Engine Support Ltd

South Africa

  • Absa Group Limited

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Run How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail Live online for your team

1 day

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 350
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749