How much should you pay for top quality training?
Whenever you’re considering a new training provider you tend to be looking for quality but are constrained by cost, so it’s frustrating if suppliers are cagey about price.
So why don’t we put our prices on our website? Mainly, it’s because we very often have to take a number of factors into consideration, such as:
- Which trainer? For most subjects we have more than one expert trainer available. They’re all freelance associates, so the price for our clients varies according to what the trainers charge us.
- Bespoke or ‘off the shelf’? None of our courses is actually delivered completely ‘off the shelf’ but we don’t usually charge extra for tailoring the course to a client’s specific requirements. Sometimes, however, we’re working from scratch and a development fee might be required.
- Private sector, public sector, not-for-profit? We have a little bit of leeway in our pricing and try whenever possible to accommodate the more constrained budgets of the not-for-profit sector.
- Size of group? We charge by the day (typically, for groups of up to 12) but sometimes we can charge a reduced rate for groups of 5 or fewer.
- Number of days training required? We’re always happy to give a discount for bulk where we can.
- Location? We send the trainer to you. We have to charge for their travel and, if necessary, accommodation expenses. If there’s a lot of travel time involved, however, so that a day’s training actually becomes three days out for the trainer, then we might need to add something to the bill.
- Materials included? Most of our clients prefer to copy the course materials themselves, from PDFs we email free of charge. Alternatively, we usually have to charge them at cost.
- Any special requirements? Certification costs, if relevant, are charged separately, at cost, as are psychometrics, 360s, etc, etc.
Having said all that, we can still give you a rough idea of our standard prices, as follows:
- Leadership, management and personal effectiveness: ad hoc training ranges from £750 to £1,450 per day; structured development programmes are usually £1,250 per day although we can sometimes take this down to £995 for not-for-profit organisations
- Commercial skill training: £995 to £1,495 per day
- Customer service training: £995 to £1,295 per day (although we can reduce this for ‘roll-out’ programmes)
- Director/corporate governance training: £1,295 to £1,995 per day
- Facilities management: £1,195 to £1,495 per day
- Finance: £750 to £1,495 per day
- Health & safety: £750 to £1,295 per day
- HR and employment law: £995 to £1,295 per day
- IT skills: £750 per day
- Project management: £995 to £1,995 per day
- Retail: £750 to £1,295 per day
- Sales: £750 to £1,495 per day
Whatever the requirement, we’re always very happy to give a quote – usually ‘on the spot’ over the phone and then followed up with a formal quotation. So, if you have a training requirement coming up for which you don’t have an established supplier, you might want to give us a call to see if we can help. What have you got to lose?!