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What to look for in a training provider

What to look for in a training provider 

There are a number of things that are important to keep in mind whether you are looking for a training provider for the first time or looking to replace an existing supplier with a new one.

Don’t waste time on training that leaves you with limited job opportunities and lacking confidence – find the best training for your chosen course and learn the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your career!

To help you find a high quality training provider to gain your qualifications we’ve come up with a few vital factors to look out for:

  • Is the training provider registered?

It may sound simple, but it’s always best to check. A nationally recognised training organisation will have a registration number.

  • Course Content

The content should be relevant, high quality and deliver specific learning outcomes. You should leave a course feeling like you gained the knowledge that you needed from it and be in a position to implement what you have learnt in a practical way.

  • Innovative

By this we mean how does the training provider think and approach any training solution?  Do they just offer a basic solution or are they always looking to offer new ideas and solutions that will help you achieve your objectives?  Providers don’t need to be offering fancy technology unless its necessary but they need to have a proactive forward thinking approach and always look to improve what they offer. 

  • What support will you have along the way?

Support is essential for success. Whether it’s a friendly ear, helpful advice when you need it most or even just a hand with printing, support and guidance can change the way you feel about your training.

  • Check their financial history

This will apply if you are looking into buying into an external training provider. This can be a sensitive issue but it is important to protect your company. By checking the financial history of an external training provider, you can ensure they won’t take your money and disappear. Before paying any money to a provider, you should ask about their financial situation and what will happen if their company is unable to provide the training.

  • What are the trainers like?

To get the best training, you need the best trainers. A good presenter will be lively, dynamic and interactive. They will communicate clearly and be able to share the content with you in a way that you are able to understand, regardless of your level of experience. And most important, they will know their subject matter inside out and back to front. They will not depend on the presentation slides. There’s nothing worse than a presenter simply reading from the slides! Look for a training provider with trainers who have industry experience and plenty to share from on-the-job. Expert trainers can also be mentors, ready to guide you as well as prepare you to be the next industry leader.

  • What are the final deliverables from the training provider?

What are you going to get for your money – both hard and soft – so materials, guides and the classroom delivery itself. A good provider will work with you to ensure that the solution you purchase meets your learning and business needs.

  • Customer Satisfaction

A good training provider will have a good track record. Don’t be afraid to ask them for details of customer feedback from past courses.

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