We have only one question when it comes to training…
What will work best for you?
In too many companies – both training companies and others – things are run to make life easier for the company. It’s why training companies have fixed schedules and pre-defined course outlines – they’re easy to sell.
We are, and always have been, committed to reversing that logic. So we will run whatever course you need, whenever you need it, wherever you are.
By all means, read through our FAQs below, but better yet, give us a call on 020 3397 1333 and chat to us. There’ll be no hard sales pitch – that’s a promise.
Absolutely anything! No – really!
We make no bones about it – we’re a data company. We live it, eat it, breathe it and sleep it. As we spend a lot of our time building databases, our own specialism is for data-driven courses – Excel, Access, SQL, Database Design and so on.
But we have also spent years building a network of consultants who are equally passionate about other areas. We only use recognised experts, meaning both that the training we offer is second to none, and that we can offer training in pretty much anything – and not just software. So whether it’s Crystal Reports, Prince II, Scrum and Agile Project Management, BizTalk or Oracle, SharePoint or PowerPoint, we can provide top-notch training for you and your colleagues.
Just give us a call, and we’ll get the ball rolling for you.
The short answer to that is – wherever you are!
We believe that rather than taking several of your staff away from your office, it’s better if we come to you, where you’re already familiar with the surroundings and won’t be out of reach if you’re needed. So, we come to you and run the course in your meeting room, board room, training room – or even at your desk.
Of course, if you don’t have a suitable space, we will happily book a training room close to you, simply passing on the cost to you. We won’t charge you for this – it’s all part of the service.
Because each course is run just for you, we run it to your schedule. You tell us when you’d like the training to happen, and we’ll work together to find a suitable date.
That also means that we will happily split the course for you, with one group in the morning, and another in the afternoon, so that you and your colleagues don’t have to be away from your desks for a whole day. Then we can come back the next day (or whenever suits you) and run the remainder of the course for each group.
Once again, this is where we differ from the “standard” training model. If you’re trying to fill a classroom with people from lots of different companies, you’ve got to appeal to a broad range of people, and so you create courses that have something for everyone.
But because we’re running the course just for you, we tailor each course to your requirements. If you need an in-depth look at Excel’s analysis tools, that’s what we’ll do. But ifyou want to learn how to create the database that will work for your business processes – that’s fine too.
When you call, we’ll listen to you to find out exactly why you need the training and which areas are of interest, and then we’ll work together to agree an outline that’s right for you. Of course, we’ve got lots of experience in creating great courses, and we’re always happy to advise and guide, but it’s your course, not ours.
Incidentally, that also means that you can “mix and match” – covering, say, beginning PowerPoint for one group in the morning, and advanced PivotTables for another group in the afternoon. Whatever works for you.
The million-dollar question! (and no – that’s not the cost of our courses!)
Because every course is different, it’s not a straightforward question to answer. It can vary based on a number of things – where you are (sometimes we’ll need to factor in expenses), the length of the course, the skillset that the consultant will need to have to give you a great course and so on.
As a guide, our rate typically starts at around £695 per day. But remember, that’s not per person. Other than passing on the cost of materials, we charge the same whether there’s two of you or eight of you. We’ve always felt it odd that many training companies charge per person – after all, you’re paying for our time, we’re not paying for yours! We’re also often able to offer discounted rates to charitable organisations.
Give us a call on 020 3397 1333, and we’ll be able to give you a proper price. And we promise no hard sell – just an honest chat about how we can help.
Which one are you?
Take a look at some of our training videos
If you’d like to see a sample of our training, why not brush up your skills now with a couple of our Excel training videos?
These are available on the resources page of this site – just click on Training videos.