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The Cost of Professional Training in the UK

UK Training Industry Statistics

The Cost of Professional Training in the United Kingdom

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. At the same time, it is an important indicator of the state and competitiveness of the market across different training areas.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the data collected from our extensive database of courses shows that the average price per training day of courses in technical areas like Finance and Oil & Gas is significantly higher than that of courses in the softer disciplines.

The numbers also reveal that online courses continue to be the most cost-effective option, with professional IT courses delivered by online learning providing savings of up to 76% with respect to public courses. This data was taken from the 2015 UK Training Report.

COSTS PER TRAINING DAY

Lowest Price*

Average Price*

Highest Price*

Communication Skills

£114

£424

£1199

Supply Chain Management

£150

£457

£1248

Human Resources

£125

£491

£1,060

IT

£117

£495

£1,152

Leadership Development

£123

£506

£1,475

Oil & Gas

£95

£710

£1,248

Finance

£115

£721

£1,650

COSTS PER COURSE

Average duration

Average price in public format*

Average price in online format*

Communication Skills

1.5 Days

£637

£227

Supply Chain Management

2.8 Days

£1,280

£969

Human Resources

2.3 Days

£1,128

£870

IT

3.2 Days

£1,584

£370

Leadership Development

2.9 Days

£1,467

£858

Oil & Gas

3.5 Days

£2,485

£2,190

Finance

2.4 Days

£1,731

£663

*This data was collected from ~3,000 open programmes listed on findcourses.co.uk in each of the categories listed above. It considers UK data only and excludes academic degree programmes.

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2018

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