Outsource training is viewed as an increasingly attractive prospect by many managers, particularly those who may have heard about the substantial savings that can be made by moving the provision of training to an outside party’s managed training services.

Before committing to outsource training, however, many businesses and organisations often wish to know precisely how much can be saved by investing in third party managed training services; and whether there are any other advantages to outsource training.

The answer to the first question lies in the fact that most case studies show that savings achieved by outsourcing average around 20% compared with what a company or organisation normally spends on in-house training.

Other commentators have also pointed out that savings of up to a further 30% can be achieved through not having to provide associated training items, such as desks and audio visual learning facilities.

Aside from the financial benefits, however, there are other significant advantages from switching to professional third party managed training services.

The first of these is the substantial savings in both time and resources that outsource training permits a company or organisation.

Most businesses and organisations will freely admit that their strengths lay in operational concerns, rather than in the specialist, though essential, area of staff training and development.

Being able to offload these priorities onto those with expert knowledge in these areas, means that a business or organisation will be free to focus on its core activities.

The second advantage of outsourcing to managed training services experts will of course be the guarantee that the corporate training programme will henceforward benefit from maximum quality and consistency.

Finally, outsource training will enable a business or organisation to scale its training commitment up or down at will; whilst being reassured that the highest quality, tailored, and up-to-date training will always to be available as and when required.