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Why You Should Get Your Courses CPD Accredited

What Is CPD Accreditation? Accredited CPD, or Continued Professional Development training, is often an expected accreditation in most sectors where training is required, and is generally governed by sector-specific professional bodies or regulators. It is most often required by training programs run by professional bodies or institutes that provide CPD training schemes, but it can also be undertaken by independent providers who don’t belong to an institute.

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Future-Proofing Your Training Business: Brexit

With the uncertainty of Brexit still looming on the horizon, many companies and organisations in the UK are left wondering how it will affect their business, and what they need to put in place to future-proof their company. This is no different in the training industry. While there are some things that are pretty dead-cert, there is not much certainty in the learning community as to how Brexit might affect, for instance, demand or funding for training.

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[NEW] Process Payments From Your accessplanit System Using Stripe

We’re excited to announce our latest payment gateway partnership with Stripe. Stripe is an online payment processing platform that supports 100,000+ businesses and offers over 135 currency options. Our link with Stripe means that you can seamlessly take payments for course bookings from your website with all booking and delegate information instantly being added to your accessplanit system.

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Tips For Managing Your Social Media Accounts Over The Christmas Break

Tis the season… to get ahead on social media! What’s the one thing you don’t want to be doing over the festive season? You got it, working! Having to check and post on social every day over the holidays is a pain many of us have experienced. But you still want to run an amazing, eye-catching campaign that keeps your followers engaged. So, what can you do to elevate some of the stress? 

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Using Instagram To Grow Your Training Business & Promote Events [With Examples]

Why spend time on Instagram as a training business? The use of Instagram for business interaction is a growing trend, with over 25 million business profiles on Instagram worldwide currently and 60% of people saying that they discover new products on Instagram. It is fast becoming THE place for businesses to showcase their company voice, brand and values, in a fun and different way to other social channels.

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5 Reasons Why Instructor-Led Training Is Still Effective in 2018

There has been a lot of chatter recently about whether online or instructor-led training is the best approach. With the explosion of digital replacements for traditional practices, many training providers are exploring online learning technologies such as gamification, AI and VR. In the last few years we have also seen an exponential rise in LMS (Learning Management System) and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) use across a wide variety of industries. So, is classroom learning still effective?

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Should Your Training Company Offer Both In-Company and Open Courses?

In our 2018 training industry survey, we found that over 70% of training businesses provide in-house courses with that focus expected to increase by 67% in the next 12 months. So, should you look to offer in-company courses or stick to open training?

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Understanding Buyer Behaviours to Generate More Sales

Joining us at training industry event, Everest Conference 2018, Richard Lane from durhamlane delivered a session on how understanding buyer behaviours can help generate more sales. Richard explored two things that will enable you to make a significant positive difference to your sales figures.

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4 Challenges Facing Training Professionals in 2019 [Webinar]

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Have you identified the top challenges your training business or department is facing right now and put a plan in place to ensure that they are no longer (or, less of) an issue in 2019? If you haven't then watch our free webinar which explores the top 4 challenges training professionals are facing and how to overcome them with actionable tips. 

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How to Make the Most of SEO and PPC To Increase Course Bookings

At Everest Conference 2018, Richard Metcalfe and Adam Barwise representing Fat Media gave us an insight into the current trends surrounding SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and PPC (Pay-Per-Click), with a case study on the Distance Learning Centre.  The talk began with an overview of SEO aimed at those in the audience unfamiliar with the term. Fat Media accurately described SEO as “...how google ranks your website and how you show up in the search engine results page”. 

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