2018 was our third time exhibiting at Learning Technologies and it was great to catch up with some of our customers as well as meet lots of new people from an amazingly diverse set of organisations. This year we were focusing on our new follow up survey capability and there was plenty of interest from in-house training teams, so many of which still use paper feedback forms. The interest was consistent with the industry trend, which is to focus more on measuring the impact of a training intervention instead of the traditional approach of measuring the perceived quality of the training at the time it was received.
It’s that time of year again and we’ve been reviewing the reviews and picking out our top performers of 2017. This year we drilled a bit deeper into the numbers and also looked at different aspects of the training evaluation such as trainer ratings, course content; and the quality of the facilities and administration.
Our overall top performing training provider of 2017 with an average rating of 4.95, was…drum roll…Team Building With Bite. TBwB run hugely successful and highly unusual team building courses that involve working with wild animals in private zoos not normally open to the public. More
In second place, with an overall rating of 4.82, was Nottingham-based Poppleston Allen, which runs a specialised set of courses for managers working in the leisure industry. More.
And in third place, with a rating of 4.78, was We Are Excel (WAE). Based in central London, WAE does what it says on the tin and does it extremely well. More
In the large company category, the top performers were:
In the medium-sized company category, the top performers were:
And finally, in the small company category, the results were:
Congratulations to all our top performers and we look forward to seeing more great reviews from them all in 2018
Based in New Zealand and with sales offices in the US and UK, Arlo is a rapidly growing cloud-based training administration system for commercial training providers. It provides everything a course provider needs, from streamlined course and event scheduling, through to online registrations, invoicing as well as CRM functionality. We’re excited to announce a partnership with arlo and that we can integrate the two products. This means that training providers using arlo, can now automate the process of collecting delegate feedback, thereby gaining all the benefits of using Coursecheck with minimal additional effort involved.
UK-based Enterprise Study’s award winning training administration software enables commercial training providers to manage all areas of their training provision including sales, operations, resources and finance. Used by many of the UK's leading training companies, Enterprise Study’s experience in the market is second to none.We’re delighted to announce a partnership with ES and to be working with ES customers who can now use our off-the-shelf integration to reap the benefits of using Coursecheck with minimal additional effort.
For more about Enterprise Study, visit marketing.enterprisestudy.com
As always, it was an exhausting but highly stimulating couple of days exhibiting at Learning Technologies. Great to meet up with so many of our customers, a number of whom were exhibiting too. And plenty of conversations with organisations that we'd never have met anywhere else, including a number from other parts of the world. Many organisations we spoke to, had specifically come to find us and we were surprised how many corporates came to talk to us about moving away from paper feedback forms on the internal courses they run for staff. Will we be there next year? Absolutely - we've already rebooked. For more about this year's event, see www.learningtechnologies.co.uk
Coursecheck is all about helping high quality training providers to stand out from the crowd so naturally we like to celebrate those that achieve the highest ratings. We've crunched the numbers and are delighted to announce that our top-rated course provider for 2016 was DMM Training & Development who notched up an extremely impressive average rating of 4.96 stars for their management and leadership courses.
In second place for the second year running, and with a 4.84 rating, was Team Building with BITE for their unique range of team-building courses run in animal sanctuaries and private zoos, not open to the public. And in third place, was Simply Academy who achieved an average rating of 4.82 for their specialist courses for financial advisers.
Congratulations to all three and we look forward to seeing more great reviews for their courses in 2017
Administrate offers a cloud-based training management solution and we're delighted to be one of the key sponsors at their annual user conference, taking place in Edinburgh on 22-23rd September. At the conference, we'll be discussing our out-of-the-box integration with commercial training providers that use Administrate to power their businesses and how the integration can be used to fully automate the process of feedback collection.
We’re excited to announce a partnership with one of the most innovative and dynamic Awarding Organisations in the UK. Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) offers private training providers and FE colleges the opportunity to deliver TQUK accredited courses in subject areas ranging from Health & Social Care and Childcare, through to First Aid, Computing and IT.
With their focus on helping training providers to deliver high quality courses, TQUK offers a very complementary service to that provided by Coursecheck and we’re looking forward to working with them.
TQUK Managing Director, Andrew Walker, commented: “At TQUK we pride ourselves on providing world class customer service and the best vocational qualifications across the UK. We’re delighted to join forces with Coursecheck.com as they provide our centres and learners with a platform for interaction which we have not had before.”
With our shared aim of helping successful training businesses to grow, we're delighted to be working with The Trainers Training Company. Run by Sharon Gaskin, the company specialises in providing practical support for trainers running their own small businesses.
In addition to offering workshops on all aspects of developing a profitable training business, the company posts training requirements for which freelance trainers can tender and there are many other valuable resources on the site such as audio downloads and mentoring services.
Coursecheck is all about demonstrating excellence so it's perhaps not surprising that there are so many high quality training providers represented on the site.
But there are always some that are truly exceptional; and so we’re pleased to announce that our top rated training provider for 2015 was Rapport Training with a remarkable average star rating of 4.96 for their management courses. Hot on their heels was Team-building specialist The Shape of Enrichment with a 4.90 rating and in third place, financial services training specialist, Simply Academy, with 4.8. Commendations also go to Let’s Talk and Acuma Solutions, both of whom achieved average star ratings of over 4.75.