Qualities to Look for in a Training Provider

At Skills Junction we tick all the right boxes…

Choosing the best training provider can be difficult, because there are so many across the country, It can be challenging to find one that is right for your business.

We wanted to highlight the five factors we believe are most important to take into account when looking for a training provider to ensure you find the ideal partner for your skills development plans. These are some of the key characteristics to consider when selecting a skills development training provider, from inclusivity and quality to providing an exceptional learning experience.

1. Experience and Testimonials

A training provider who has experience delivering learning interventions to a variety of businesses, from small startups to national brands, will have a wealth of knowledge delivering training programmes on various scales. Reliable providers will openly and proudly display their accomplishments and client reviews to give you the assurance that they are dedicated to providing first class service and continuous improvement.

2. Accreditation

Accreditation, as well as all of the factors listed below, should give you confidence that you are working with a professional who is committed to competency and excellence.

  • Looking into the training provider’s accreditation status with QCTO and SETA for legitimacy;
  • Verifying registered national qualifications with SAQA, will greatly assist your company in obtaining quick reassurances;
  • A tax clearance certificate is another compliance requirement, confirmation from the Revenue that a company’s tax affairs are in order, and this is typically required by suppliers;
  • BEE certification is also very important for partnering with a skills development training provider to become a B-BBEE strategic asset for your company.

3. A Team of Experts 

A great training provider will take the time to understand your business strategies and values and then work with you to develop a plan to deliver the required training. It is critical to choose a training provider with extensive industry experience. Each industry is unique, and how your provider targets and delivers training will and should be done with your company’s needs in mind. Highly qualified, Industry-experienced facilitators and course leaders are a sure sign of a provider committed to providing high-quality training.

4. The Right Fit 

It can sometimes be as simple as a good social fit between your company and the training provider, which is required for any effective learning intervention to launch and maintain employee engagement. Your training provider should be viewed as an extension of your learning and development function, a team that can help you strategize and deliver skills solutions that are best for your organization.

5. Learning Methodologies

Finally, consider how the training provider delivers their training as well as the technology to which you and your teams will have access if you choose them. As a result of the pandemic, many businesses have had to review and reset their working practices, and their suppliers will have to do the same. You must be confident that the training delivery is appropriate for your business, whether employees work from home, multiple sites, or at odd hours, and that the tools used to track your employees’ progress are appropriate.

At Skills Junction, we check all of the above and live up to our slogan – “Your Development is our Driving Force”.

Quick Fact!

Skills Junction is a QCTO and SETA accredited training provider and a Level 1 EME with 100% B-BBEE compliance and 135% procurement recognition.