Concise Training

About us

Concise Training Ltd was established in 2008 by founder Mary Thomas. Mary was an early adopter of social media and used it for promoting her IT training services. It soon became clear that her social media expertise was also in demand.

Since then Concise Training has been providing social media training to businesses and individuals via bespoke on-site training, face to face workshops and online courses. Mary has written two books including the much acclaimed "Social Media Made Simple" and she established the first accredited Social Media qualification in 2011, the ITQ in Social Media which is accredited by City and Guilds.


"I decided to start the ITQ course to hone our skills using Social Media for our business. The results have been awesome! From day 1, my Tutor (Mary Thomas) explained exactly what I needed to do in preparation, exactly how to use the simple system, and exactly what the course would entail from Task 1 to Task 20. The initial meeting, prior to starting the course (online) is a great idea and answered many questions I had.

To summarise, the training material is great, the explanations are clear and precise and most importantly I received a response from my tutor in very quick time on the odd occasion I had a question to ask. I highly recommend using Concise Training for anything Social Media, and please do get in touch if you are thinking about this course, as I have no issues giving you answers to your questions, from a student point of view." Gary Campbell

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the complete training package and have found the courses thoughtfully constructed, with lots of very useful information. The information is presented in a way that made it engaging and relevant to my own work situation, with helpful examples to illustrate certain points. The use of video to demonstrate how to do certain things within the social media packages means you get taken step by step through some processes which I found very useful.

Having completed the courses, I now feel confident to manage the social media marketing for two businesses and am now starting to get approached by other people who are interested in my skills. I would recommend these courses to anyone looking to develop their skills in social media for business." Rebecca Fowler

Why choose us

Concise Training was founded by Mary Thomas who established the first accredited social media qualification in the UK. Mary learned first hand the power of effective online marketing and as a qualified trainer her first instinct was to share this knowledge with others. She has written several books including the highly successful "Social Media Made Simple" and it was Mary that City and Guilds turned to when creating the City and Guilds Diploma in Social Media for Business that now forms part of the UK social media apprenticeship framework.

Concise Training believes in making complex subjects easier to understand by speaking in plain English. All the E-Learning courses and qualification learning materials are updated every 6 months which is essential because the world of social media and digital marketing evolves fast. They are designed by qualified trainers and the quality and depth of Concise Training's courses has led to them being licensed by well known brands such as Pitman Training. With every course you undertake with Concise Training you get an unparalleled level of personal support from your own qualified tutor and free membership of the Concise Social Media Support Group to share questions, tips and tricks with Concise tutors and fellow learners and professionals. Assignments and tasks undertaken in the qualifications and courses can be based on your own business and you will be given feedback on these meaning you can immediately apply the advice given in the real world.

Don't just take our word for it, see the reviews that learners have left on our website at concisetraining . net