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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Understanding Arguments
  2. 2 Logical Reasoning
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In this first section, we focus on arguments - in the philosophical sense. Rather than being an angry exchange of insults, an argument means stating a belief and then giving reasons as to why it should be believed by others. This section will look at good and bad arguments and the structure of an argument.

An animation of a 2 people arguing over what the number 9 looks like

In the second section, we look at practical ways in which staff can use critical thinking to strengthen their arguments and make them more effective. This will include asking questions, getting organised, evaluating and drawing conclusions. 

About this course

Critical thinking is the ability to analyse a specific situation and make a professional judgement. Whether that be an issue that has occurred and needs solving, or a discovery that needs explaining.

The CPD Accredited course provides the user with tips on how to avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to roadblocks when it comes to finding a solution or answer to their issue.

The course is suitable for all levels of staff and will help strengthen your team's ability to tackle unique problems in the workplace.

Simon Alison, a presenter of Critical Thinking Training

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Simon Alison

The importance of Critical Thinking Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Critical Thinking Training certificate

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At the end of this Critical Thinking Training course, users will be given a printable certificate. 

In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress is all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Critical Thinking Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Critical Thinking Training Certificate

87 real user reviews

4.7 out of 5
Common sense but very well presented

The speaker was clear, the content well structured and generally it was very slick, but i felt the subject matter was pretty basic and a lot of it was common sense

Challenge your preconceptions.

This was a good, clear module with a clear message about how much our own preconceptions and beliefs can influence our opinions and that we must challenge ourselves about them. I enjoyed it. Not sure I learnt all that much but then I am quite ancient and have come across all sorts of training like this. But it would be useful to people starting out in the career.

An excellent course.

Simple and effective training.

Very informative

Iv never looked at it in those terms.

Not great

This user gave this course a rating of 2/5 stars

Well structured course very useful

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Explained well for me to understand

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Why is this training important?

Business benefits

Most of the time, critical thinkers are the ones who make the best decisions. They analyse their situation/issue and make an informed decision, rather than making a decision without any mental tinkering.

In the workplace, where days are full of tasks to be completed, problems to be solved, and information to be communicated effectively, critical thinkers are extremely valuable to both their employers and their colleagues.

Finally, being able to demonstrate an ability to solve problems, and in turn, achieving goals, will help to boost the confidence of everyone in the workplace.

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