Online training for education

We consult and train those who educate us all

Headland have provided web consultancy to the education sector for a number of years. Our experience enables us to provide support to universities, colleges, business schools and service providers to the sector.

Recently we have been providing Queen Margaret University with consultancy services in advance of re-designing and building the university’s CMS driven site. Our UX and requirements workshops, hosted by our project managers and technical directors, were informed by extensive research from the Headland team.

The series of workshops with a broad group of stakeholders resulted in outputs including:

  • Information architecture
  • A content audit
  • A content plan
  • A feature list
  • A set of wireframes

The design and build process for the Queen Margaret University website is currently underway and will be live in the coming months.

Training at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary University of London

We want to make sure that our clients get the best out of their chosen CMS. We offer one-to-one CMS Training and a range of online options to help both beginners and more experienced content users. Headland have delivered content author training at LSHTM and QMUL since 2011. A bespoke training programme was developed for both organisations that focused on providing users with the essential skills they would need for maintaining their websites.

Our one to one consultancy, team workshops and training sessions will ensure you get the most out of your new website. We take a holistic view of your brand's values, communications and audience before making recommendations on digital strategy. Our techies and account directors are here to help and are experienced at adding value to your planning processes and brands.

All training is accompanied by client specific training materials to provide reference material going forward, and to retain knowledge within the client's business. Training materials we can provide include:

  • User guides
  • Client specific tutorials and exercises
  • Screencasts videos
  • Webcasts
  • Handbooks

Flexible workshop programmes

To give an indication of the typical areas covered within a programme, an example structure of a training workshop is included below.

  • Introduction to your CMS
  • Terminology
  • Understanding page structure and templates
  • Editing content - the basics
  • Editing content - advanced
  • SEO optimisation (keywords and metadata settings)
  • Setting up users, groups and workflow
  • Search
  • Best practice - hints and tips

We also offer SEO and user experience workshops. We are happy to provide in house training within your organisation, which can be tailored to your specific requirements for maximum impact and value. If you would like us to work with you and your team, get in touch.

05 October 2015