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Online Training in 2022: 8 Reasons Why You Should Consider It…

We live in a high-tech world. So, is now the time to consider online training?

Fast Wi-Fi, sophisticated online learning platforms and a new-found comfort (thanks COVID?) with video conference tools have presented endless opportunities to learn online.

But why should you?

Here are eight reasons why online training is a great option in today’s world:

  1. Convenience and flexibility – most online courses allow students to sign up anytime. With a laptop and decent Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to work at your own pace and structure your study around a busy schedule.
  2. Pocket-friendly – a place on a workshop will include the course fee plus venue hire, refreshments and other costs. Online courses don’t carry such overheads. This, in turn, makes them more affordable.
  3. No extra costs – no transport costs to attend classes. No time wasted on the commute. This allows you to save your hard-earned money for other priorities.
  4. Boost CPD – many working in construction will hold a professional membership with one of the big institutes (RICS, CIOB, ICCP, CICES). Online courses are a great way to top up your CPD hours if you find you’re falling short at the end of the year.
  5. Diverse course providers – companies and consultancies have started to branch out to online learning. The result? High-quality online courses delivered by professionals with real-life practical knowledge.

Less Obvious Online Training Benefits…

So that’s our top 5. But what about the less obvious reasons?

Our next 3 are possibly known and understood by the online learning pros, but since you’ve stuck with us this far, we are more than happy to share:

  1. Cherry Pick Modules – Many course providers offer module samples, or a basic version, giving access to the material without any additional features (assignments, certification, etc.). So, if you already have knowledge want to refresh your memory in certain areas, ‘cherry pick’ the content you need to focus your learning. Use this tactic across many courses to create a diverse set of skills that you couldn’t gain from one course.
  2. Less is more – online courses tend to be very focused. Modules are broken down into smaller topics. Topics are generally broken down into short videos. This makes online courses easy to digest and learning is much more enjoyable.
  3. The Feedback Loop – let’s say a short online course takes 6 weeks to complete. Good course providers will ask for feedback from graduates. Providers use this feedback to enhance the course content and delivery, so you can be confident you’re always getting the best possible product.

Can we help? If you’re considering online training and are still unsure, let’s talk. We can help you find the right course.