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Developing you and your staff

While most businesses are closed or operating remotely, and many staff are still working from home, this could be a great opportunity to develop yours and your team’s knowledge and understanding regarding motor finance regulation.

With some great courses available online, why not use this time to get ahead of the game ready for reopening?

SAF Essentials and SAF Expert

Specialist Automotive Finance (SAF) was launched by the FLA in 2007 to boost professionalism and increase consumer confidence in motor finance.

Primarily aimed at customer facing staff, but useful for all dealership staff, SAF Essentials is a series of fact sheets to read through and understand products and terminology used when promoting motor finance. You can find these fact sheets here.

SAF Expert is the next level of knowledge and understanding and requires you to take an online test. If all staff members in your dealership pass the test, you can apply to become SAF accredited. You can find more information here.

Google Digital Garage

Google offer many online courses around all things digital and more. From short one-hour courses, to in depth learning with modules and certificates for completing the course, there really is something for everyone.

With more customers looking online for vehicles than ever before, make sure you’re marketing your business effectively online. Google offer several digital marketing modules which could help you enhance your digital offering. 

Take a look at all the digital courses on offer here.

The Open University – Open Learn

The Open University offer several shorter courses for free, including courses around Money and Business. Courses such as Effective Communication in the Workplace and Leadership may be useful for you and your business. With over 900 free courses available, there should be something every business can use. Find out more here.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn offer a vast array of courses to support your business and your career. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, they can make recommendations and suggest which courses may be useful to you. There's a monthly subscription cost to access the learning; however, it might be worth checking if you’re eligible to receive a free trial. To take a look at the courses available, click here.

If you’re already on LinkedIn, make sure you’re following us. Our page is regularly updated with news and insight. Find us here. 

We hope you found this article interesting and it has given you some ideas about training for you and your staff that could benefit your business long into the future.