Popular Training Topics in the UK

Industry Trends for Training Providers


Are you curious about what training topics users are searching for the most? Find out what the top 3 training trends were in 2018!


Just as fashion trends are constantly changing with time, the same occurs in the world of professional training. Learning and development is continuing to grow and transform at a rapid pace, with various training needs and demands going in and out of style at the blink of an eye.

In order to keep your training options in line with what buyers are looking for, it is imperative that training providers understand what topics are currently trending in the world of L&D. 

To get a grasp at what training buyers are looking for, we collected all of our visitor traffic from 2018 and sorted it to determine what training topics users were searching for the most. 

Below are our rankings for the 3 most sought after training topics in 2018 based on visitor views. To see the full list of training topics along with the total number of views, have a look at our full UK Training Report: Industry Trends 2018.


1. Business &  Management                       11.03%    

Based on our findings from the UK Training Report, the most sought after training topic by visitor traffic in 2018 was business & management, drawing in 11.03% of visitor views.

Business and management is a very broad training category, making it a popular and suitable choice for a range of candidates. 

Covering a wide variety of topics within L&D - business administration, business analysis, people management and more - we predict that business and management training will continue to draw in a substantial amount of traffic in 2019. 


2. Finance                                                        10.0%


The second most sought after training topic by visitor traffic in 2018 was finance training. Closely behind business & management training, finance captured 10.0% of traffic views.

Similar to business and management, finance training is made up of a variety of subcategories such as accounting, compliance and regulatory, payroll and bookkeeping. The importance of financial management for organizational success makes it unsurprising that finance training made it in the top 3 spots for most visited training topics. 

Since financial regulations are not likely to stop changing anytime soon, financial training will most likely continue to hold a strong position within the world of professional development. 



3. Health and Social Care                            9.64%


The third most visited training category in 2018, bringing in 9.64% of user views, was health and social care. This category is comprised mainly of training for those working in healthcare professions: nursing, social work, childcare, nutrition. 

In recent years the health care industry and the focus on preventative health has started to grow in the UK. As a result, new professionals are continuing to join the workforce with regular training often being required for healthcare professionals.

Due to the urgency of having qualified healthcare professionals, health and social care training will most likely grow in relevance in the upcoming year. 


Keep an eye out for the release of our UK Training Report: Industry Trends 2019 to learn what training topics are trending in 2019!


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Abby Guthrie

Abby Guthrie is the Communications Manager for findcourses.co.uk. She works to shape strategy and align team members to achieve product and site growth. Originally from the U.S., Abby has worked with digital marketing since 2015.