“The world has not changed: it is still changing”

As the UK’s largest training provider, at QA a lot of what we do involves helping our customers make sense of technological, social or business change. New challenges and opportunities have made organisations acutely aware of the need for training. Still, they often struggle to decide on the details: topic areas, modality, strategy and return on investment are common sticking points. This is natural: after all, with 81% of UK bosses reporting that digital skills gaps are negatively affecting their businesses, training and learning can often feel like spinning plates.

The 2022 Learning Trends Report takes a step back from the noise. We begin by examining what exactly has changed. The popularity of certain course areas has shifted dramatically, allowing us to see first-hand how events have shaped (and continue to shape) business priorities.

We combine these historical insights with the results of a customer survey (conducted in 2022) in which we asked respondents to share their training plans for the future. This bridging of past and present allows us to make recommendations in 3 key areas:

  • Establishing a learning culture
  • Training for the unknown
  • Empowering the learner

3 focus areas for success

The report contains insightful explanations of what each of the above focus areas means for your organisation’s training strategy, but I’ll give you a preview by asking you 3 questions:

  • Does learning in your organisation continue after a course/programme has ended? What might that look like?
  • Does your training approach tackle immediate needs while allowing long-term skills development?
  • Do your people have a say in their learning, eg: the topic area, the type of course, the modality?

By encouraging you to reflect on these questions, hopefully, I’ve planted the seed in your mind of what it is you might want to improve about your organisation’s training strategy.

The good news is that the Learning Trends Report makes recommendations in these 3 areas, which whilst being based on insightful data, are easy to follow.

So, are you ready to transform your organisation’s training approach?

About the Learning Trends Report 

By combining the rich insights we received from our customers with our historical data, we created the 2022 Learning Trends Reports to reflect on how training has evolved in the past few years and make recommendations to enable you to stay ahead of the competition.

From cyber security to leadership and management training, we’ve analysed the skill areas that businesses are planning to focus on in 2023, as well as key emerging trends across learning and development.

We get under the skin of what learning culture means in 2023 and how businesses can establish their own culture of learning, as well as how they can manage change and plan for the unknown.

Looking for more training trends? Read our Top 5 Tech Training Trends for 2023

The 2022 QA Learning Trends Report will be the first of many, as we look to give you the insights to stay one step ahead in these changing times.