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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.

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Last updated: 17/10/2019

ECDL: What is it and why does it matter?

Whether it’s for daily use at work, buying shopping online or just browsing the internet, the vast majority of us use computers on a frequent basis. However, despite over three quarters of the UK’s working population regularly using computers, most have never had formal IT training. The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to c ...
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Last updated: 20/08/2019

Increase Your Training Sales With These L&D Trends

In our U.K. L&D Report 2019, we surveyed over 150 L&D professionals in the UK to learn how L&D works in their organisation. Based on our findings, here are 3 tips for how training suppliers can leverage these trends for marketing strategies and sales growth.

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Last updated: 06/06/2019

Top Training Buyer Trends for 2019

Get an inside look at findings from our 2018-2019 Training Buyer Survey featured in our U.K. Training Report: 2019. Find out what over 100 corporate training buyers have to say about external training!

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Last updated: 08/04/2019

Popular Training Topics in the UK

Are you curious about what training topics users are searching for the most? Get an overview of visitor traffic and find out what 3 training topics visitors were the most interested in in 2018.

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Last updated: 08/04/2019

How to Make Your Profile More Clickable

Have you heard of the 15-second rule? The 15-second rule refers to the amount of time you have to capture a user’s attention before they move on to the next webpage. Learn how you can better your course profiles to capture users' attention and make them want to click.

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Last updated: 05/07/2019

3 Ways to Modernise Your Marketing Strategy

Don’t settle when it comes to your client base. Use these 3 strategies to modernise your current marketing strategy beyond word of mouth and start bringing in new clients. 

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Last updated: 26/02/2019

4 Mistakes to Avoid as a Training Provider in 2019

Learn the top 4 mistakes to avoid that you probably don’t even know your making as a training provider. Don’t keep repeating the same mistakes that you were making last year.

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Last updated: 12/07/2019

Customer Outreach Award 2019 - Top 10 Companies

We believe that the best training providers are the ones that take the time to reach out to training buyers who want to make an enquiry, ask questions, or find out more information about a course. After all, a professional training course isn't just a day in the classroom, or a week doing workshopping. It is a chance to build skills and develop yourself, which means that it has a lasting impact fo ...
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Last updated: 05/07/2019

3 Essential L&D Trends for 2019

In order to get you started off on the right track in 2019, here are our top 3 predictions of the training trends you should look out. Get the inside scoop on what to expect in the upcoming year!

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Last updated: 26/02/2019

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Customer Responses and Increase Bookings

The competition for training providers to attract and lock in customers is continuing to grow in the UK. With so many providers offering similar courses, it is essential that you stand out and prove as soon as possible that you are the right choice for a potential candidate. Learn how to improve your responses, increase replies and make more bookings!  

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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: 26/02/2019

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: 26/02/2019

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: 26/02/2019

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: 26/02/2019

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: 26/02/2019

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.

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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: 26/02/2019

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: 26/02/2019

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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U.K. L&D Report: 2019 - 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 second annual U.K. L&D Report!

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