FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much do your courses cost?

Due to the bespoke nature of our services, we would need to get a sense of your team’s training requirements before we can provide you with an accurate quote. Please contact us and we can discuss the options available to you along with the associated costs.

 

Where are your courses held?

We travel all over the UK and Europe as well as further afield for our clients. We can deliver our training programmes either at your offices or a conference venue that suits your needs. We are happy to arrange a venue if you would like us to do so.

 

What is the minimum class size for classroom learning?

There is no minimum group size for our training services, as we charge on a day basis, rather than for a number of participants. We even offer one-to-one coaching!

 

What is the average duration of your courses?

Given the bespoke nature of our training services, this greatly depends on our early conversations as to what your learning objectives are and the content that is required to achieve these. Following a brief conversation, we will be able to give you our suggested course timings that are appropriate to meet your specific needs. Typically our training courses are run over one to two days. Please note that we often follow up our training courses with digital resources and other materials to help course participants consolidate their learning, or to refresh their memory at a later date.

 

Do you work with the Third Sector?

Yes, we’ve enjoyed working with numerous charities and non-profit organisations. We can easily adapt all our courses and online resources with practical examples and scenarios from your organisation or other relevant third sector groups.

Check out our case study on our work with the National Trust, or get in touch today with any questions you may have.

Do you offer e-learning courses?

Yes – in fact we offer a range of training methods:

  • Facilitated workshops
  • E-learning modules
  • Audio and video learning resources
  • Email follow-ups
  • Workbooks
  • Coaching
  • Work based challenges
  • Pre- or post-course reading
  • Guided action planning

If you’re unsure if e-learning is the best solution for your organisation, you may be interested in our opinion piece on the benefits of e-learning vs in-house training.

 

Do you offer one-to-one coaching?

Yes – we can work with individuals at all levels of the organisation, to help them overcome whatever financial and commercial obstacles are preventing them or their business from reaching its full potential. For more information, view our Coaching page or contact us today.

I’m not sure what training my team needs?

 Not to worry – we’ve devised a helpful and free simple financial Learning Needs Analysis – a questionnaire for you to share with your team that will help you determine which training areas need the most attention. It might be that your team needs to improve across a number of different financial and commercial areas – we can design a bespoke in-house programme that does just that.

Alternatively, you can contact us for a no-obligation conversation to discuss the financial and commercial learning that your team would benefit from. We would be happy to help guide and assist you in identifying the specific learning requirements for your team.

 

Can you tailor your courses for different groups and abilities?

Our courses can be as advanced or as basic as your team requires. Whether your requirement is at board level, entry level, or anywhere in between, we focus on conveying the relevant information in an innovative, effective way – one that fits both the objectives of the group that we are working with as well as your organisation’s culture.

Although our trainers steer clear of inaccessible jargon or technical language regardless of the level that we are working at, we can cater for a range of abilities within the same workshops so that your employees can all participate in the same training programme together. This is great for helping your people to work well as a team on financial and commercial goals and we are always conscientious in ensuring that everyone benefits from the learning activities.

As part of our training services, we recommend that a Learning Needs Analysis is undertaken for your team so that we can gauge the starting level of financial understanding for each course participant. This way, we can design a course that meets the varied needs of your team members and therefore delivers maximum value for your organisation.

 

Do you design bespoke training programmes for teams?

Yes – in fact, we know that by creating bespoke programmes and materials, the outcomes of the learning are vastly improved when compared to the use of generic materials and open courses. We can work with you to understand your team’s level of financial and commercial understanding and pinpoint topics and tools which will greatly benefit them. From this analysis, we can design and deliver a tailored programme designed to build up their understanding to the level your organisation requires.

The programmes we design aren’t limited to a classroom-style format – we can build a bespoke learning pathway for your team using a variety of training methods and materials:

  • Facilitated workshops
  • E-learning modules
  • Audio and video learning resources
  • Email follow-ups
  • Workbooks
  • Coaching
  • Work based challenges
  • Pre- or post-course reading
  • Guided action planning

From structured e-learning modules to long-term blended learning programmes, together we can design the best learning pathway for your organisation.

We will work with you to understand your team’s requirements, and recommend the best solution to meet both your learning objectives and your cultural needs.

What are my next steps?

If you’re not quite sure what training your team requires, we would recommend that you download our Learning Needs Analysis. This is a free questionnaire that you can share with your team to quickly identify their skills gaps when it comes to understanding financial concepts. If you like, you can share the results with us so that we can recommend a learning programme outline for your team.

If you know what training is required for your team but need to know costs, please contact us today for a quote.

If you know what training is required and the costs involved, but need to get approval for this expenditure, why not have a read of our Business Case guide? We’ve compiled some free, best-practice advice for compiling your business case for outsourcing your financial and commercial training to an external specialist business.

For anything else, do get in touch, we would love to help you.