Type of external training provided by L&D professionals worldwide 2017-2018

This statistic shows the types of external training provided by worldwide learning and development (L&D) professionals in 2017 and 2018. During the 2018 survey, 51 percent of the respondents stated that they provided custom learning ordered by a client.

Type of training provided by external training providers worldwide in 2017 and 2018

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Release date

May 2018


Worldwide, North America

Survey time period


Number of respondents

263 respondents

Special properties

L&D professionals

Supplementary notes

The report did not provide information regarding the age of the respondents or the method of survey.
Original question: 'Do you produce training for an internal or external audience?', with respondents who answered external having to choose between two options: 'custom learning for a client' and 'training customers/members'. Percentage of external trainers who answered each of these options calculated by Statista.
2017 base: 459 respondents worldwide
*2017 option: 'Training ordered by a client'
**2017 option: 'Training a customer on our product'

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