Lantra has over 40 years’ experience in developing training schemes and qualifications for the land-based and environmental industries. The sector skills council asked for our help in increasing its online offering to include a separate site for its awarding body.
Lantra’s Awards business is based on helping users to find the very best courses for their needs, so getting the search and filter functionality just right was of paramount importance. Lantra also needed content to be made consistent across all courses, and for the platform to be easily updatable, so that new courses and additional tools could be integrated in the future.
We began with a discovery phase to really get to grips with Lantra’s business offering and customer base. Our solution was a modern and intuitive website, with emphasis on the user journey and ease of discovery. Our search functionality provided several filtration options that could quickly highlight the relevant information in each personalised search, and we also took the opportunity to add extra value with additional features such as a postcode finder and map view of the courses available.
As part of the project we integrated the new website with Lantra Awards' backend systems to pull course data in, automating this process. This included a data cleaning exercise where we removed duplicate information and rewrote the course content to be search engine optimised.
Following the successful build of the new site, we provided training for Lantra Awards staff so that they were able to make the most of their new site.
Lantra Awards were extremely pleased with our custom made solution. Phil Allen, Product Development Manager at Lantra said:
"In 2010 Control F1 redeveloped our website using an easy to use content management system. This project was successfully delivered to a very tight deadline and to a high level of quality. Since then Control F1 have designed and built a number of bespoke software solutions for us that extend our product offering, and have worked on a number of integration projects to connect various disparate systems. I recommend them without hesitation. They deliver on time, on budget, and add value where it counts."