Why you should consider online learning

Classroom training is undoubtedly a great way to learn new skills or enhance existing ones. But there are occasions when an online training course might be more appropriate.

Why would you choose online learning over classroom based learning?

The main advantage is the convenience it offers. You can learn at your own pace and at a time that suits you. If you are employed, have family or other commitments, online learning gives you the flexibility to schedule your learning around these obligations, providing you with the training you require.

The benefits of online learning

But they are not the only benefits of online learning. Consider all the benefits when you are next deciding on how to access your next training course.

  • Flexibility to
    • learn at your own pace
    • learn when you want
    • learn where you want
    • review course materials repeatedly
  • You have your own learning environment which you can customise to your needs
  • You may be able to concentrate better in your own surroundings
  • Online learning can be more affordable
  • It is a great way to develop additional skills and knowledge
  • You will not need time off work, you could even study during your lunchbreak
  • It is eco-friendly as you will not be travelling
  • You could boost your career opportunities
  • You will develop great self-discipline by completing the course on time

Research backs up the argument for online learning

Recent research revealed that:

  • E-learning requires between 40 and 60% less employee time than learning the same material in a classroom
  • E-learning retention rates are between 25% and 60%
  • With e-learning, participants learn five times more material without increasing the time spent training
  • 42% of companies say e-learning has led to increased revenue
  • E-learning can use 90% less energy and produces 85% less C02 emissions than face to face training

We provide a large variety of courses to choose from

Our extensive range of online learning courses means there are courses to appeal to people with all levels of knowledge and ability including:  

  • 23 Microsoft Office and Business Courses
  • Business Skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Social Care

To find out more, visit the online learning page on our website or call 0330 948598

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