Riverside Training Website and CMS

Riverside Training is a specialist training company delivering qualifications to many employees including childcare workers, teaching assistants, administration staff, and managers in the workplace. They are an approved Skills Funding Agency sub-contractor provider and are accredited with Cache, Futurequals, SQA and OCR.

Riverside Training appointed PSP-IT to design and develop a new responsive website to showcase their company and training courses.


Following a review with Riverside Training, the following requirements were identified for the new website:

  • Responsive & SEO – New responsive and search engine optimised website that will help increase traffic and reach of the website, leading to increased sales and customer interaction
  • Ease Of Use – Newly styled and intuitive website that will be easy to navigate and use for visitors increasing their visit time and recommendations
  • Manageable Content – using Umbraco CMS (content management system) allowing Riverside Training to easily manage and create new content on the website
  • Sales Funnel functionality giving the ability to apply for each of the courses from the individual course pages and allowing Riverside to see exactly which course the customer is enquiring about


The initial phase of the development consisted of PSP -IT producing a functional specification to outline all of the requirements for the new website. The specification covered, in detail, the technical and development requirements to build a new mobile responsive site for Riverside Training.

Detailed within the specification were the fields, pages, workflow and logic required within the site.

The functional specification was handed over to Riverside Training for review and sign off. Once both parties had signed the document, PSP-IT began development of the new site.

The new website was developed using the Umbraco CMS (content management system) platform, including the addition of fully responsive pages for usage on a range of tablets and smartphones (Apple, Android and Windows based).

The open source Umbraco platform allows Riverside Training to manage their own site content quickly and efficiently. Riverside administrators can create, upload and delete site pages, manage email subscriber lists, manage product orders and even administer discount codes, without having to submit and wait for requests to be actioned by third parties. Umbraco also includes a comprehensive user management system, allowing Riverside Training to control who can add, edit or remove content.

Beyond the development and in line with PSP-IT’s commitment to quality and their ISO recognition, a comprehensive test plan was created and utilised, and user guides were created to support user training, implementation and to ensure maximum buy-in from all stakeholders.

Further to the original website creation, Riverside approached PSP-IT with a new requirement for a job vacancy page. PSP-IT developed the page and visitors to the Riverside website now have an efficient and easy to use way of looking at relevant job vacancies in the area.


  • Modern, refreshed look and feel for the Riverside Training website
  • Edited inhouse using Umbraco Content Management System
  • Responsive design for use on smartphones and tablet devices
  • Search Engine Optimisation - to help increase traffic to the website
  • Sales funnel from individual courses allowing staff to respond effectively to sales leads
  • New efficient and intuitive job vacancy page showing relevant positions available in the local area
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