Develop your organisation, secure new leads, automate, your course bookings and invoices, and build an incredible reputation with qualified user reviews.
As a dedicated skills marketplace, the Skills Platform allows you to advertise your courses or consultancy services to our new visitors and current users for free. It’s free to set-up a space on our platform, tailor it to your brand, and offer courses in your area, or online via e-Learning. It’s easy to get started and we’ll even help you optimise your page, to get the most from your organisation.
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|Generating leads couldn’t be simpler. Register yourself as a provider and we’ll promote your services on the Skills Platform.You can respond to enquiries and generate leads all within our messenger tool.||As a course provider, showcasing your content is incredibly easy. Register yourself as a provider and we’ll promote your services on the Skills Platform.You’ll only be charged 5% of your full course price with successful bookings.||By hosting your training programmes and course options online with us, you’re giving our users the option to access a course in their sector, instantly.Advertising your course with us is free, you’ll only be charged 5% of your full course price.|
Other benefits include:
To get you started on the platform we offer a no obligations free months listing. It gives you the chance to see what the platform is all about and for us to assess how to get the best out of your listing. If you don't wish to continue after the three months, we just pause or delete your listing depending on your needs.
If you do wish to continue after the three month trial, we still offer a flexible and fair listing plan...
There are two main ways that providers list their services on the Skills Platform:
1. Lead generation
You can list your services on the Skills Platform with aim of driving visitors back to your own website to secure sales and/ or receive enquiries from our messenger system.
There is an annual listings fee of £500+VAT, but your initial listing is free until activity targets are reached. In short - you don't pay anything until we have proven our worth to you.
The Skills Platform activity targets are as follows:
The exact level of activity targets we aim to achieve for you varies depending on your average transaction value. For example, if your average order value is £50, we have to send you more traffic to justify our fees compared to an average order value of £500. Further details can be found in our terms and conditions.
Activity targets are mutually agreed at the start of your listing. We work with you in partnership to get the best out of your listing and work out a structure that works for both of us.
We provide discounted listings for not-for-profit organisations and NHS providers. Just get in touch to find out more.
2. Online sales
We offer full eCommerce booking functionality via the highly secure and wholly PCI compliant payment provider Stripe or invoices. Providers who offer direct sales via the platform typically generate more sales because our customers like to book courses using their pre-registered details. In addition, our listing algorithm uses on-site sales as a quality signal, rewarding providers with lots of bookings with a higher ranking.
We use a functionality called Stripe connect which means orders are collected via our framework, but sent to your account - there's no need to invoice us for payments that you have received.
Our online commission is 5%, with reductions available based on volume of sales.
We manually approve listings based on:
Once approved, we work with you to get started, offering personal set up web sessions and ongoing tips on how to drive orders for your service.