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Learning Development Solutions

SearchlightWidely recognised as the UK’s leading insurance training provider, Searchlight was the first company to be accredited with a certificate of excellence for training providers by the Financial Services Skills Council and is a recognised training provider for The Institute of Leadership and Management.

Searchlight has been providing training solutions for 20 years and became a member of the Thistle group of companies in June 2018.

Specialising in the insurance sector, Searchlight offers a comprehensive and competitively-priced range of technical, regulatory, management and business skills training – as well as CII examination revision training.

With more than 50 experienced trainers, consultants and technical authors, Searchlight provides a broad mix of insurance training solutions, including:


Searchlight’s insurance training expertise includes:

  • Technical
  • Regulatory (including SM&CR, COCON, IDD, etc.)
  • Leadership, future leaders and management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Professional development
  • General business and finance skills

Searchlight has been providing specialist insurance training services since 1999. Its detailed understanding of the practical issues faced by brokers, insurers and other service providers underpins its ability to deliver training that is appropriate, up-to-date, and memorable.


Searchlight’s technical insurance training workshops cover everything from private motor through to reinsurance and alternative risk transfer. On each topic, Searchlight offers workshops at levels from introductory to advanced.

As well as running an ongoing programme of ‘open market’ insurance training workshops around the UK catering for individual delegates or small groups, Searchlight also offers bespoke insurance training solutions tailored to customers’ individual needs.

Online learning and assessment

Searchlight offers a huge range of online learning and assessment resources, and regularly creates bespoke learning and assessment materials for customers’ own learning management systems.

Searchlight also helps customers assess employee competence or undertake a training needs analysis exercise or programme. It also provides outsourced learning and development functions for customers who don’t have those resources in-house.

Why Searchlight

In short, if you are a UK insurance business, Searchlight has the skills and expertise to meet your learning and development requirements – whatever they may be.

To see the latest Searchlight courses click here.

For further information, you can get in touch with Searchlight’s insurance training specialists on 01372 361177 or by emailing

Visit our General Insurance page for further information on the other services Thistle offers businesses operating in the UK general insurance sector.

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