Face-to-face Vs. Online Training – Who wins?
From previous blogs, including: Your Guide to Internal Training and The Top Five E-Learning Platforms for Carers, we have discovered there are multiple ways to learn currently in society. Today, we are going to put these two learning outlets against one another to see who comes out superior!
Firstly, let us take how these learning methods work:
Face-to-face training is self-explanatory. This genre of training can be done in person with any experienced qualified trainer! This allows the session to be visual as possible for your benefit. By interacting personally with the trainer, you can get a better grasp on the knowledge. The in-person training allows for the trainer to cater their knowledge specifically for you and your company!
As will come to understand the benefits of online training, there are courses that The Training Initiative offer that benefit from being taught in person. Our specialist tutor, Rich Whittingham, is an experienced trainer who covers a multitude of areas. He believes that courses regarding physical training such as:
- First Aid,
- Manual Handling,
- And Moving People Safely
Are recommended to have in-person training due to the complexity of the course. The trainees require in-depth physical training as they have a duty of care to their clients/health users/colleagues. If something goes wrong in their workplace, they need to be able to support the person in danger physically.
The Training Initiative have recently released ‘On-Demand’ courses. The ‘On-Demand’ portal is programme that allows an employee, or learner, access a range of knowledge through written or visual media. These resources are available whenever it suits the learner, as they have been pre-recorded. On-demand training is regularly updated to keep up to date with any business standards.
On-Demand is perfect for employees who have tight work schedules. This allows them to fit their learning with their busy work lives. Having online training may come in useful as the courses can be reused! You can come back to them whenever you find something difficult, which is great.
Historically, an employee would have to travel during their work hours to attend a typical training course. Therefore, wasting valuable time, money, and energy. Alternatively, the On-Demand programme are accessible to anyone who has an electronic device. Therefore, they can gain reliable skills without moving from the comfort of their home or office.
The Final Verdict
Now it is up to you, the reader, to decide which is the best way to learn. Down below you will find a poll that decides the result. Make sure you vote![yop_poll id=”2″]
Here at The Training Initiative, we offer both services. If you are interested in requiring training, we will be happy to help. Therefore, do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help!