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.
We're excited to be partnering with Administrate - a leading provider of cloud-based management systems for training companies. For users of the Administrate CORE course booking system, Coursecheck now offers an out-of-the box integration which fully automates the process of requesting feedback from learners who have completed a course.
Administrate CORE is built for managing training operations. Things like scheduling courses, resource management, CRM needs and marketing. CORE was built with training providers in mind, and is designed to be the focal point of the training workflow.
We were excited to be exhibiting for the first time at the Learning Technologies show which took place at the Olympia exhibition centre in London last week. Coursecheck generated a huge amount of interest and it was good to be able to demonstrate a service that visitors could understand within seconds. Watch the video to see Coursecheck founder, Chris Wigglesworth, talking about the event.
Learning Technologies is Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. With more than 7,000 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, 250 exhibitors, two exhibition halls packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and Europe's leading L&D conference, it provides a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in workplace learning.
Over 300 people attended the Learning Live conference in September, which included a fascinating keynote speech from Dr Steve Peters, a sports psychologist who has worked with some of the most successful sportspeople of the last decade.
In his opening remarks, Don Taylor (LPI chairman), announced a partnership with Coursecheck as one of five new initiatives being adopted by the Institute. Commenting on the partnership, Chris Wigglesworth, Coursecheck founder, commented: "This is a very logical partnership. The LPI are focused on helping organisations to continually improve the quality of their services. And Coursecheck is the perfect way for those companies to get the recognition they deserve by showing just how good they are on an independent website." Speaking for the LPI, Ed Monk, Managing Director, said "We're excited about the partnership with Coursecheck, which complements the LPI very well. Not only does it allow us to offer a new benefit to our accredited training providers but it also opens the door to us carrying out research based on the valuable information that Coursecheck collects."