Figuring Out Companies
How to Pick a Reputable Business Certification Training Provider
Whatever industry you’re in, it can be a challenge to find a good business certification training provider. While there are many options, how do you choose the right one? What factors must you consider?
These tips should lead you to the answers:
Seek referrals but be careful whom you ask.
People can brag about having received the best training een with zero frame reference. If it’s their first course ever, how can they possibly say it’s the best? If they’ve been taking many courses with the same training provider, how can we be sure it’s an objective and reliable opinion? People who’ve completed the same or similar courses from different providers are the best sources of referrals.
Take a good look at their website.
Even a one-man-band can make himself look Fortune 500 just by having an exquisite. But when someone has a bad website, that’s a completely different story. No one, not even the lowliest trader, will want a bad website. A bad website is one where there are broken links, a mobile phone number and Yahoo/Gmail address for “company information”, poor quality images, and grammar and spelling errors. Training providers, being in the education business, have no right to be less than excellent in their literacy skills.
Ask what accreditation they offer.
There are three types of accreditation training courses can have – external accreditation, approval by a trade body, and in-house certification from an independent provider. External accreditation may seem to be the “highest” of all three types, but remember that accreditation type by itself does not indicate credibility. You should also consider the training provider’s quality assurance systems. External accreditation should not be considered a guarantee of any kind.
Check the price.
Price does matter in terms of business training certification courses. If you have a drastically cheap provider, remember that there is no other for them to profit but to cut their corners. But good thing it doesn’t work conversely. A provider’s reputation or brand name alone is no reason to spend more than you need to.
Know the trainers.
A very intelligent person isn’t automatically a very good teacher. Thus, you have to look past technical expertise and delve into the trainers’ teaching experience as well.
Have a chat with the provider.
Your list should contain your last two or three potential business certification training providers by this time. You’ve researched them and now what’s next? Call them. You’ll be have a much better feel for them by actually talking to them than just reading about them on the Internet. Finally, trust your intuition. If they hesitate while answering your questions or you think even for a second that they are bluffing, move on to your next prospect.