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UK Professional Training News: Trends, Best Practice, and Analysis

At we keep a finger to the pulse of the UK training industry, regularly surveying training providers and buyers, analysing and reporting changes in our traffic, and researching industry trends. Our mission is to bridge the gap between individuals and organisations desiring to develop their skills and the UK training providers who help them reach their goals.

Last updated: 24 Mar 2017

Course Reviews Are Important When Choosing the Right Training

Published: 26/03/2018

Course reviews are becoming more and more influential to those looking for training - and are helping training buyers find their perfect-fit course. In a survey of our training buyer audience, 78% of people said that course reviews were a 'very important' factor in their decision-making process when considering training courses. 

Top 10 UK Training Providers in Customer Outreach

Published: 23/02/2018

Which U.K. training providers are most attentive to their enquiries? 

The following ''Top 10 Institutes in Customer Outreach'' were fastest out of the gate, calling and sending personalized emails to reach out to potential customers.

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How all Training Providers can Benefit From The Apprenticeship Levy

Published: 21/07/2017

We speak to Hemsley Fraser to find out exactly how non-SFA-registered training providers can benefit from the opportunities brought about by the Apprenticeship Levy.

Topics: Apprenticeships
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UK Training Provider Survey - 2017

Published: 04/04/2017

Curious about the state of the UK training industry? We surveyed UK training providers at the end of 2016 to hear from them regarding their organisation, their view on the state of the industry, and their predictions for the future. Read the results here!

The Apprenticeship Levy: What Does it Mean for Training Providers?

Published: 22/03/2017

It’s an exciting time to be an apprenticeship training provider. From April 2017 the UK Government is introducing a new tax – The Apprenticeship Levy – to help employers fund and train more apprentices. Training providers who are approved to provide this training are expected to see a bump in business when companies start to utilise the new funding system.

Inbound Leads for Training Providers

Published: 16/03/2017

Curious about how other UK training providers respond to inbound leads? Read our infographic report.

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Brexit and the UK Training Industry

Published: 01/03/2017

Theresa May is pushing for a “hard Brexit” but will it be a difficult one for the United Kingdom’s 4000+ training providers? We have checked in with the CEOs and marketing directors at over a hundred UK training providers to learn whether they think the training industry will be affected by Brexit to a greater or lesser extent than other industries.

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HR and L&D: External Training Report 2017

Published: 23/02/2017

Our users are your clients. To get a better understanding of our key user segment, we conducted our second annual survey of 500+ human resources and learning and development users to learn more about their employee training practices.

Digital Marketing Trends for Training Providers: 2017

Published: 20/01/2017

Looking to market your professional courses through digital marketing? We've pulled together the latest trends that training providers should be aware of to stay on the pulse of the industry in 2017. Read on to get the most from your digital marketing plan.

Increasing Demand for UK Professional Training in the UAE

Published: 28/10/2016

Amidst the typical emails we receive at our professional development search engine, we noticed a surprising new segment of users looking for training. Last year, we began receiving a rapidly growing number of users seeking professional qualifications from a country code I didn’t immediately recognise: +971, the United Arab Emirates.

Training Needs: Providers vs. Learners Survey

Published: 13/09/2016

Training providers and learners aren’t always on the same page. To bridge the knowledge gap, we asked training providers and buyers their opinions on hot topics in training. Read about our findings!

HR and L&D: External Training Report

Published: 13/09/2016

We surveyed 395 Human Resources and Learning & Development users to learn more about their employee training practices. Read the report!

Advertising Trends: Higher Education Vs. Continuing Professional Development

Published: 13/09/2016

While both operating in the education sector, universities and private training providers take rather different approaches when it comes to their marketing activities. In addition to collecting data from training providers, Findcourses recently surveyed a number of UK universities regarding their marketing budgets and the allocation of resources across different marketing channels. Read the results!

Top 10 Training Areas in the UK

Published: 13/09/2016

The secret's out! Here is our list of the most popular training topics UK companies request external training providers to fill! We've broken down our most popular categories into in-house, public courses, and e-learning.

Digital Marketing Trends Every Training Provider Should Know About

Published: 12/09/2016

We've taken a look at digital marketing trends in the UK and beyond that training providers should know about when formulating their digital marketing plan this year.

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Bespoke Professional Training Trends in the UK

Published: 12/09/2016

Curious about what's going on with bespoke training? We've got the numbers. Read about average group sizes, training categories, and which professionals are searching for company-specific training.

The Cost of Professional Training in the UK

Published: 12/09/2016

When it comes to choosing a training provider or course, Findcourses’ data shows that price is an important consideration for both individuals and organisations. Although not necessarily a determining factor, the price of a course inevitably affects the decision making process for training buyers. Read our report on the average prices of the most popular training categories in the UK.

State of the Industry: Training Provider Survey

Published: 12/09/2016

In December 2015, we surveyed 100+ UK and US training providers on the state of the industry, their business prospects and predictions for the future.Due to Findcourses’ established presence in the United Kingdom and our 2015 launch into the United States, we took a new approach to our annual State of the Training Industry Report. This year we are revealing the UK report set alongside the US data.

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How Internet Users Choose Training

Published: 09/09/2016

Throughout 2015, we asked 1,000+ users what they look for when selecting a training course. The results show the most influential factors when booking open, in-house and online training courses. reveals top public sector training buyers for 2013-14

Published: 29/04/2015

An analysis of all the enquiries made via the website(s) during 2013-14 has revealed the public entities most committed to procuring training and professional development opportunities for their staff.

The report outlines the most training-focused public sector bodies across Local and Central Government, the NHS and other public agencies.