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Top Things to Consider When Choosing a Training Provider For Your Care Business

Posted on | Posted in General, Care Recruitment

Anyone who has ever been involved in selecting training providers will know that it can be a stressful and confusing task. It can be tricky to find the best option for you and your care business, from the thousands of training providers out there. 

How can you make sure they will deliver great training and offer the best value?

Because of this, we asked 3 excellent training providers to share with us their own top 3 things to consider when choosing a training provider and we’re here to share their tips!

1. Total Training

“When choosing a training provider, consider the content. Skills for care now have recommendations of what they feel carers should know so it’s important that the provider you choose knows what these are in detail and is incorporating them into the training provided.

Another thing to consider is cost. We charge a little more than others but ours is all face to face, interactive training.

Lastly you should also consider the format. You must make sure that in the event that one can’t get to a training venue due to Covid or for any other reason, you still receive the same quality training remotely. We have our own venues and training facilities as well as care simulations etc but we do record them for those that cannot attend.”

Check out Total Training:

Website: https://totaltraining.me.uk/ 

2. Paterson Training

“One thing you should consider when choosing a training provider is the format of the training. Nothing compares to the value that face to face training provides, so you should use a company that does face to face training but that also can be adaptable and accommodate in circumstances where this may not be possible (for example during lockdown). 

Another thing to consider is what media they use to deliver the training. You want to use a company that provides a mix of different ways of displaying and delivering the training, for example videos, practical tasks, written questionnaires etc (using varying formats is great).

Lastly you should consider the length of time of the training. Although timings do vary, you want to choose a company ideally whose training isn’t too long”.

Check out The Paterson Group:

Website: https://www.paterson-training.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePatersonGroup/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatersonGroupUK

3. Aspiration Training 

“One thing to consider when choosing a training provider would be reviews and ratings so looking them up on sites like Trustpilot and seeing what their Ofstead rating is, is important.

Another thing to consider would be the delivery and format, so whether the training is done remotely or in person etc.

And lastly you should consider what they are offering you in the package that you’re getting. Are they offering something particularly helpful or that you especially need, it’s always good to find out what you are getting for your money”.

 

Check out Aspiration Training:

Website: https://www.aspirationtraining.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aspirationtrainingltd/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aspiration_Ltd 

We know there are a large number of training providers out there, each offering different training solutions, so we hope that these tips will help you find a provider that suits your organisation’s needs.

We hope you found these tips helpful and that next time you’re tasked with selecting a training provider, you can come back to this or share it with someone who may need it!

If you are a training provider and would like to share your own tips, get in touch with us at [email protected]

If you would like more information on how to utilise Digital Marketing within your care business, take a look at our blogs, e-books, or call or email our team today!

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