Even before COVID-19, research by Google and McKinsey showed that more than 90 million European workers may need to develop significant new skills within their current roles, while up to 21 million may have to leave occupations with declining labor needs like agriculture or in-person retail. The global crisis has sped up many of these predicted changes: McKinsey now estimates that 25% more people in Europe may need to transition to new jobs after the pandemic. Many people will need to learn new skills, as almost all growth in labour demand will continue to be for higher skill, higher wage jobs.

Overall, the cost of training courses range from being free of charge up to several thousand pounds. The duration of the courses range similarly from a few hours in your own time to 4 years for University degrees.

For companies, your requirements may well be covered by organising training for your existing staff. These need not be expensive or too disruptive; many courses are low cost and can be undertaken online at the staff member’s personal pace.

Here, we have split the section into 3 main areas:

  • Direct Training in IT: - Provides links to IT training provided by the major software companies.
  • International Trade: - If you are specifically in international trade, Resultz offers bespoke In-House Training Courses. You can also sign up to the DIT's UK Export Academy*; a free training programme, delivered through a hybrid of online and face-to-face learning.
  • Reed Courses: - A course for just about anything you can think of.

To decide what is best for you, you will have to take into account: your interest, funds available and the job prospects at the end of your course (see Recruitment).

*The Department of International Trade is being restructured as the Department for Business and Trade.

You can of course go directly to the main IT providers for the courses that they offer

Apple Training - "Courses as intuitive as our products. Finding the right course should be simple and intuitive. You know, just like the things we make."

Cisco Networking Academy - "Cisco Networking Academy transforms the lives of learners, educators and communities through the power of technology, education and career opportunities. Available to anyone, anywhere. We’re currently providing assistance for you to teach and learn remotely."

Google - Google Career Certificates - "Free flexible online training programmes designed to earn job-ready skills in high-growth, high-demand careers such as IT Support, Project Management, Data Analytics and UX Design. No relevant experience or degree required. In the UK you can access Google Career certificates via free scholarships through our selected partners: Camden Council, The Prince's Trust, and The Department for Work and Pensions."

There are more than 94,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in Europe, Google Cybersecurity Certificate prepares anyone for a career in under six months, and Google for Startups Growth Academy supports cybersecurity startups in Europe with skills and tools to help them grow. Learn more at safety.google/cybersecurity.

Microsoft - "Certifications and Exams. Learn new skills to boost your productivity and enable your organisation to accomplish more with Microsoft Certifications."

Courses For Just About Everything! Reed Courses works with around 1,000 respected learning providers to advertise more than 70,000 courses on a wide range of subjects; from accounting and HR, right through to fitness and cooking.

Reed Courses - Find your course. Change your life.

Reed offers tens of thousands of courses in nearly 1,000 subjects.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business, Management and Legal
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Health, Safety & Care
  • Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
  • HR, Sales & Marketing
  • IT & Analytics
  • Media, Arts and Creative Skills
  • Operations & Purchasing
  • Project Management
  • Secretarial, PA & Office Management
  • Software & Web Development
  • Teaching and Child Care

IT Focused

Reed also offer IT related courses - Certification is offered by:

  • Microsoft (These feature a wide range of Microsoft courses, from Microsoft Office courses such as Excel courses, Powerpoint courses and other Microsoft Office courses, to professional qualifications such as MCTS courses and MCITP courses., CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing), City & Guilds and CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
  • Oracle, Prince2 (PRINCE2 is an internationally recognised standard in Project Management, and remains consistently popular in numerous countries across the globe.

Bespoke In-House Training Courses by Resultz

These courses are designed to help companies gain knowledge in Importing and Exporting. Courses can be provides and delivered at locations throughout the UK and other countries worldwide.

List of Topics Covered:

Understanding Commodity Codes

  • What the codes are and what they do.
  • How to classify your products.
  • Where to go for information.

How do Trade Agreements work

  • How to use the trade agreements.
  • What are the benefits.
  • How to comply with the agreement - Understanding what the Rules of Origin mean.

Import Export Documentation – Why it is required

  • The basic documents required to export products including samples and warranty replacements.
  • What are the key information requirements to be included on these documents.
  • Terminology - Many if the Acronyms explained.

Incoterms 2020 - Understand the Risk and Cost between a Buyer and Seller

  • Overview of Incoterms.
  • Review of each Incoterm.
  • What they do and how to use them​.

Import Procedures - Ensuring compliance and efficiency

  • The Import Process.
  • Requirements on a purchase order.
  • Preferential imports.

Customs Declarations - Managing the data and process required

  • CHIEF and CDS declarations.
  • Record keeping.
  • Checking of customs entries.

Preferential Trade Agreements - Understand how to benefit and comply with the many trade agreements in place

  • Understand how trade agreements work .
  • Complying with the Rules of Origin.
  • The requirements for Proof of Origin for beneficial import duties.

Overseas Market Development - Make sure you can be competitive and profitable in overseas markets

  • Market suitability.
  • Landed Cost Analysis.
  • Third party representation.

​All of the above are ideal for people who are new to exporting or wanting to refresh their understanding, with so many changes having taking place regularly.​​​

Design Your Own Course or Workshop

Courses and workshops can also be delivered online via Zoom as well as in house. All you need to do is send in what you would like to achieve from the training and Resultz will then design a course based on your brief to be delivered in either of the above mentioned ways.

On completion of all courses delegates will receive:

  • Course Certificate.
  • 6 Months free after course help desk support.
  • Website Directory for online tools used during the course.
  • Glossary of Terms.
  • Copies of the Course Presentation.

Resultz are approved trainers for the British Chambers of Commerce, The Institute of Export, the European Bank of Regional Development and the United Nations Foundation.