It is important to remember that training is now a term which covers a broad spectrum of services and provision. These can include:
Public courses provided by commercial training suppliers.
Customised courses delivered on company premises.
Local evening classes.
Evening seminars run by professional institutions.
Training consultancy services that offer to sort out your training needs and develop a solution in the form of a customised training package.
Open learning packages either written, on video or over the Internet.
The use of IT-based packages.
Work-based training and assessment to provide your workforce with the chance to learn and demonstrate the competences they need to do their job properly.
This variety is good and bad news. You can pick and choose to suit your needs and situation but you need a training provider who can provide you with the information to help you make the right choice.