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It can be a daunting task when it comes to choosing a training provider because there are so many of them. How do you know who to choose?

It’s a good question and one that we are going to answering in this blog – How to choose a training provider.

It doesn’t matter if your an individual or company looking for training, you want to make sure you receive the best possible training.

Here are some handy tips to help you find the right training provider for you.

How to choose a training provider

Check their website

When your in research mode start off by looking at all the different training websites. Find out all you can about each specific company i.e. how long have they been in business? Ask yourself does their website look reputable? etc.

If they have been in business for a number of years, then chances are they are doing something right as they’re still around.

Use the website as a tool to find out as much as you can about them. Look out for customer testimonials and comments left by previous customers – what does this tell you about them?

Websites give you insight, so use it to your advantage.

Visit them

If you can, visit your elected training provider and look round their facilities.

I try to do this with new customers, as I want to show them how great our training facilities are and assure them that they will receive the best possible training with Fife Group.

Most training companies should be able to give you a tour of there training facilities, just ask.

Ask around

If you haven’t heard of a particular training company, then ask around. See if any of your work colleagues, friends or family have ever trained with them before or know anything about them.

Business is built on reputation and a good referral can make a big difference when it comes to choosing a training provider.

First impressions count

Its true that first impressions do count. When you meet or speak to someone over the phone for the first time, what did it tell you about them?  You can usually tell a lot from that first conversation or initial meeting and you should be able to gage a few things. Ask yourself where they professional? Where they helpful and polite? Did they follow up with you?

If you are answering no to any of the above, then you might be better off looking at another training provider. Remember you are the customer and you should be getting a professional service at all times.

Experienced trainers

Experience counts in any field and its the same with training. You want to taught by an experienced trainer who has the right credentials/qualifications.

The better training companies will have the best trainers working for them and of course will be regulated by the appropriate bodies.

Always ask about the trainers.

Price

Price can often be black and white, but that’s not always the case when it comes to training. Remember the saying you get what you pay for, well that’s often the case when it comes to training.

Don’t assume that the cheapest price is the best price, find out what each training provider is offering and make a decision based on that. Try to compare like for like, sometimes it can be worth paying a bit extra to get better training in the long-run.

I hope these tips help and I wish you all the very best finding a training provider.

Anna 

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Anna Mcarthur

Training Manager

Fife Training Services 



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