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

At findcourses.co.uk 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
Last updated: 05/09/2018

How to Track Value from findcourses.co.uk

If you want to understand the value of your campaign with us, it’s important to take an
in-depth look at the exposure findcourses.co.uk is giving your business.

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Last updated: 29/06/2018

The Value of Personal Email Addresses

As a search-engine fueled by long-tail organic search engine traffic – i.e. latestage training buyers who are finding exactly what they’re interested in buying – we don’t hear many complaints about the quality of leads we deliver to training providers. However, we have picked up on a trend. Many sales teams don’t care for leads from training buyers without corporate domains in their email address ...

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

The Training Buyer's Journey

Every marketing channel for professional training is different. In order to understand where findcourses.co.uk fits into the training buyer’s journey, we have mapped our member cycle through their interactions with content, tools, and services. Check out the timeline here!

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Inbound Marketing Tips for Training Companies

Inbound marketing is shaking up the way the world’s leading companies communicate with consumers. In a nutshell, it is a holistic, data-driven approach to marketing that attracts individuals to your brand and converts them into business. Check out our top tips to help you attract the right audience to your brand!

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Marketing Your Training: A Media Cost Survey of the Industry

There are multiple channels you can use to promote your professional training services, brand yourself as a market leader in the industry and attract qualified buyers. To help you evaluate these different channels, findcourses.co.uk undertook an in-depth analysis during Q1 2018. This can serve as an accurate gauge for training providers interested in their marketing choices.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Opportunity Knocks: Apprenticeship Levy Potential

How can training providers turn the challenges of the Apprenticeship Levy into valuable opportunities for the year ahead? Read findcourses.co.uk's outlook on the apprenticeship levy for training providers in 2018.

Topics: Apprenticeships
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Last updated: 18/06/2018

UK Training Report: Industry Trends 2018

Are you looking for an overview of the UK training market and curious about market spend, sales and marketing strategy, and outlook for the year? Download our free 40-page report which offers these insights and more for the 2018 national training market. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Making the GDPR Work for Your Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change the ways all training businesses deal with data forever when it comes into force on 25 May. Jane Cave, MD of the IDM, weighs in on the manner in which these changes will take shape, as well as the significant opportunities the GDPR could present to your company. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Course Reviews Are Important When Choosing the Right Training

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. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Top 10 UK Training Providers in Customer Outreach

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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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How all Training Providers can Benefit From The Apprenticeship Levy

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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Last updated: 18/06/2018

UK Training Provider Survey - 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!

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

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

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.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Inbound Leads for Training Providers

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

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Brexit and the UK Training Industry

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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Last updated: 18/06/2018

HR and L&D: External Training Report 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.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Digital Marketing Trends for Training Providers: 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.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Increasing Demand for UK Professional Training in the UAE

Amidst the typical emails we receive at our professional development search engine Findcourses.co.uk, 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.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Training Needs: Providers vs. Learners Survey

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!

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

HR and L&D: External Training Report

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

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U.K. L&D Report: 2018 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's first annual U.K. L&D Report!

UK L&D Report

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