C&C Academy Courses

The C&C Academy is an award-winning, internationally renowned platform that offers you, as Assistants, the opportunity to take a CPD certified qualification to profoundly up-level your skills, both professionally and personally. The courses are delivered by Founder of C&C Search, Lucy Chamberlain, a leading authority on the Assistant profession! An entrepreneur, coach, trainer and unshakeable optimist dedicated to helping you grow into the best versions of yourself, whilst becoming commercially aware business partners. Below you can explore our double certified, award-winning and highly acclaimed courses for Assistants which are also CPD accredited! Alongside these courses you will have access to the Academy network on Facebook.

Trained & Qualified In

We know our stuff! But we also have taken professional training, including being certified in:

We Are CPD Members

Our courses are recognised by the leading independent institution to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies

Membership Number: 13329

Featured Instructor

Senior Instructor

Lucy Chamberlain

Passionate, fun and straight-talking, Lucy has become one of the Assistant profession’s popular motivational Trainer/Coach. Over the last 20+ years Lucy has coached, trained and mentored over 15,000 Assistants! Lucy’s business journey as a Founder has seen her work as a TV presenter, Awards Judge and Leading Coach. She has won many awards including the Female Speaker’s Award for Most Engaging Speaker at the Female Speaker’s Conference in 2019. Alongside her fantastic knowledge base, Lucy’s level of experience enables her to give genuine insights into the skills needed to be an Assistant that operates as a strategic business partner, leadership, change and overcoming adversity. With a 20-year career tracking the industry’s leading recruitment companies, Lucy founded C&C Academy to redefine and elevate the Assistants training experience. Coming through a challenging personal time as a single mum, Lucy set out to re-align her career to her purpose-driven perspective, building a multi-million-pound business C&C Search that allowed her team to fulfil their own career goals. Her calling to serve more of the Assistant community drove her to then found the C&C Academy, the award-winning specialist Assistant training portal. A champion for women in business, Lucy and the C&C Academy team actively collaborate with other female-led businesses and leaders to bring a rich resource to the Academy. A mentor to her team, Lucy believes encouraging teams holistically, and nurturing happy, engaged, market-leading talent has the most impact on a company’s success. With a focus on social consciousness and legacy, it’s this foundation that serves to empower, captivate and delight C&C Academy graduates as they grow their own Assistant career. Recently awarded “Most Engaging Speaker” at the Female Speakers Conference & Awards, Lucy wishes to use her platform to encourage others to use their own voice. As a speaker, Lucy leaves an audience motivated, empowered, and armed with tools to support a life and career that serves the individual better. Lucy also provides in-house training and key-note speeches for a wide variety of businesses including Lloyds, The Crown Estate, HIG Capital, Autonomous, League of Her Own, Canary Wharf PA Club, WeWork, Arma Partners, and Miss Jones PA to name a few!

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Lucy Chamberlain Featured Public Speaking Engagements

With Guests Anna Whitehouse, Vanessa Vallely OBE, Steph Douglas, Debra Ward


We've won one or two, and hope to win a few more!