What is the cost or average fee for online Sales and Marketing training courses? (note: this is an average cost, not necessarily the cost at Galway Business School)
There are myriad choices for you if you are looking to enroll in an online Sales and Marketing course. A simple online search for ‘sales and marketing courses UK’ will produce a hit for one website that contains 831 courses from 721 providers alone. There is a wealth of choice for you out there.
As always, the cost, qualifications gained and general suitability can vary wildly between establishments or organisations offering training, diplomas or even degrees in this arena of work. You should carry out careful research prior to enrolment. You have to ask: is this the best course for me, both in economic terms – that is, overall monetary outlay – and how it will impact upon or improve my future career progression?
Online Sales and Marketing courses in Ireland can range from €395 for a simple introductory ‘Business Development and Sales’ accreditation, to €1,500 for 12 weeks live online learning to attain a Professional Diploma in Sales Management. At the higher end you can expect to pay €1,800 for 10 weeks of part-time/evening input with five hours’ mentoring per learner.
You should expect to pay in the region of €1,500 on average for a course that will benefit you and provide quality, in-depth input. Our professional certification courses in sales and marketing last one full semester – or eighteen weeks – at Galway Business School, entailing part-time evening and online learning coupled with continuous assessment and an exam. Fees are €1,600 for a part-time programme.
Are online Sales Marketing courses reliable? (note: this is in comparison with a face-to-face course)
While many people still prefer face-to-face tuition there has been a seismic shift in attitudes towards online learning in recent years. This has been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, where millions were forced to work and study from home for lengthy periods. ‘WFH’, or working from home, and lessons via apps such as Zoom, are the new normal.
As a result virtual tuition, including online sales and marketing training courses, are increasingly in demand and providers have recognised that this entails raising the bar in terms of content, professionalism and value for money. A raft of excellent courses related to sales and marketing are now available, and many respected institutions – some of which once frowned upon online certification – are now offering qualifications up to Masters level that can be taken from the comfort of your own home.
In 2022, sales and marketing courses online are as reliable and recognised within the industry as ‘old fashioned’ face-to-face programmes.