As a WordPress design agency founded in 2006, we’ve worked with clients including the University of Edinburgh, the NHS, and Women’s Aid Scotland to deliver valuable training for a wide variety of organisations, from universities and charities, to public sector and commercial clients.
We’ve translated our popular WordPress training courses for virtual learning, delivering the same high quality of courses we can be happy with. Digital and video conferencing brings its own unique challenges for training courses, including audio and video issues, and our trainers are now well versed in working around these wherever possible.
How the virtual WordPress training sessions work
Our virtual WordPress training sessions typically run for a half or full day (or for some courses, over multiple days), and are structured enough to provide all of the content you need, whilst being paced to allow you to absorb the information and skills we’re sharing. You and your team are invited to a video conferencing session (or we can use your preferred system), and our experienced trainer will guide you through the course content.
As with all of our training courses, we use a mixture of learning styles, including presenter-led learning and “learn by doing” content. We also recommend our popular WordPress workshop / Q&A format, which allows trainees the chance to try and test their newly learned knowledge with the support of a WordPress expert on hand to ask questions as they apply their learning.
Clients are welcome to “mix and match” learning modules to better suit their needs.
Available virtual WordPress courses
Our full range of WordPress courses are available to be delivered virtually, including:
- introduction to WordPress – great for beginners and those new to using the system to manage their website(s)
- Introduction to SEO for WordPress – ideal for those small business owners and website managers who need to know what they can to do improve their website with search engine optimisation techniques within WordPress itself
- How to build a WordPress website – ideal if you want a helping hand to create your own WordPress website
If you would like to book a virtual WordPress course with Peacock Carter, please call us on 0191 375 5713, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some WordPress training courses are not like the others, and in this article we look at a few of the reasons we believe our training sessions and workshops stand high above the others.
We’ve seen those poor quality, mass-marketed training courses which provide ineffective at best, and down-right incorrect guidance at worst. Our WordPress training courses are designed to give you and a small team a deeper understanding of WordPress tailored to your business.
1. Technical knowledge without the jargon
We’ve been working with WordPress since our foundation in 2006, and have a wealth of technical knowledge on WordPress, but we’re also experienced training course facilitators, and are adept at tailoring the level of information to the audience in the room. Simply, Peacock Carter’s training courses are designed to tell you what you need to know, without overwhelming you with technical jargon.
2. We use WordPress every day
At Peacock Carter, we use WordPress every day. We’ve worked with hundreds of clients in the last 14 years who have relied on WordPress to run their business systems and boost their turnover, and we share our accumulated knowledge with you. This means you can benefit from 14 years and counting of WordPress experience!
3. Learn about search engine optimisation
Our WordPress trainers also have a knowledge of SEO (search engine optimisation) practices, allowing us to advise on structuring your website’s content for best results in search engines. This goes much beyond the depth of many basic WordPress training courses, adding true value for your organisation.
We can also add a workshop session to help you run an SEO audit on your WordPress website as part of our time with you, which provides an actionable list of improvements and suggestions you can make to your website to improve its performance in search engines such as Google and Bing. You can find out more about how SEO audits for WordPress websites work here, in a previous blog post.
4. Comparison to other content management systems
WordPress is just one content management system of hundreds out there, and Peacock Carter have had experience with many of the most popular over the years. This allows us to give you some insight in to workflows and good content management practices to ensure your business makes the most of WordPress.
5. WordPress workshop time
Unlike some WordPress training courses in the UK and elsewhere, we offer a “WordPress workshop” session at the end of your training, to allow you to recap any content you’d like to know more about, and to ask any questions the training material hasn’t covered. Many of our clients find this hugely beneficial, as it provides an opportunity to have our WordPress expert review specific areas of their websites and provide extra value in the training.