Effective Collection Techniques

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Finance and Legal, Credit Control

What Is Effective Collection Techniques Training?

A hands-on course that provides new credit controllers with the tools and techniques to collect payments. To be a successful collector it's important to understand that collections are competitive. This practical course will enable delegates to operate a complete collections cycle with increased confidence using best practice techniques. It will give them new ideas to put into practice immediately, and help them to ensure that they are first in the queue for payment. By the end of the course delegates will be able to implement good practice techniques to meet collection targets. Recognise the importance of good credit control. Understand the significance of contract terms. Carry out all elements of the collections cycle. Apply improved telephone techniques. Collect the toughest debts with greater confidence. Decide when and how to escalate debt or take third party action.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for anyone involved in collecting trade debts from customers who wants to concentrate on improving in the key elements of their job.

Course Agenda

- The Importance of Good Credit Management
- Maintaining cash flow
- Minimising bad debts
- The cost of overdues
- Improving profitability
- Good customer relations Our Contract with the Customer
- Elements of a contract
- Terms and conditions - whose terms apply?
- Are your payment terms fully understood?
- Late payment interest and compensation charges
- Retention of title The Monthly Collection Campaign
- Deciding on priorities
- The collection timetable
- Combining the tools available to best effect Telephone Collections
- Planning and making calls
- Asking for payment
- Overcoming excuses
- Collecting Tough Debts
- Examine your options
- Payment plans
- Third party action
- Query management Techniques for Measuring Performance
- Using DSO as measure of performance.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Effective Collection Techniques course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

More Information

We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Effective Collection Techniques
Part of our Credit Control range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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