Top UK IT Training Companies 2018

We take a look at the best of the best in IT training.

To ensure you’re using your IT systems as effectively and efficiently as possible it may be beneficial for your and your employees to undertake some IT training. The following companies are consistently ranked in the top 20 IT training providers and provide flexible training options across a range of brands and subject areas. Each of these companies provide IT training for UK businesses but not all will be able to meet the unique needs of your business’ IT systems.


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This provider has over 30 years of experience in helping businesses to develop the ‘knowledge, skills and attitudes of their people’. They do this via 1500 training courses including professional development, project management and technical skills including IT.

QA have 20 learning centres across the UK but also offer their training on a worldwide scale supporting 6,000 clients from small businesses to international corporations. Their client list includes 80% of the FTSE 250. QA offer industry focused training programmes can cater for individuals looking to improve their skills or entire organisations and includes official courses from leading suppliers such as Microsoft.

Learning Tree International

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Learning Tree International was established in 1974. Over 40 years later this provider is a leading brand in IT training working with businesses and government organisations across the world. Learning Tree work with more than 60,000 national and multinational organisations utilising the extensive experience of their 600+ expert advisors.

Their training portfolio is extensive covering a wide range of both major and more niche brands and operating systems. Popular subjects include web development, cyber security, programme and project management, Agile, operating systems, networking, cloud computing, leadership, and more. They offer their training to individuals, private teams and on an organisational basis as well as via Managed Learning Services.


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Founded in 2001 in the UK, Firebrand is a relatively recent newcomer to the IT training industry. The company specialises in Accelerated Learning courses in IT, PTP and Prince2 and is now a global provider with training centres around the world. Essentially they offer fast-track, intensive courses which result in quicker certification. To date, they have helped over 65,000 professionals.

They offer over 400 IT and project management courses which are designed to enable the fastest learning process for all attendees including visual lecture sessions discussion, tactile hands-on workshop sessions and auditory review sessions.

Fast Lane

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Fast Lane offer IT training courses and consulting services centred on emerging technologies and services such as custom content development, sales enablement, demand generation and business transformation.

The training on offer covers a range of providers (including Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware) and technologies such as Cloud computing, cyber security, business analytics, enterprise mobility and virtualisation. The company offers training in over 45 countries through classroom-based training, instructor-led online training, onsite training and e-learning.


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Originally founded in Georgia, USA, in 1984 today ExecuTrain offers high quality training to large corporations, small businesses and individuals. They were the first international training company to offer Self-paced Multimedia training alongside traditional, instructor-led classes. Today they have 150 training facilities in 25 countries and also deliver training virtually.

ExecuTrain offers customer-focused solutions which continually update in line with the latest technology. This includes Business Skills Training, Desktop Applications Training, IT Professional Certification, Online Learning, Learning Management Systems, Custom Solutions, Management Training, Training Outsourcing, Room Rentals and Project Management Services.