With social distancing and lockdown rules still in effect, many of those still in work, or who are looking to get themselves back into the workforce have need of platforms that provide safe and secure learning facilities.
While traditional learning requires studies of books and face to face tutoring, remote and distance learning opportunities now provide the basis for future learning and upskilling. But what is remote and distance learning and how can you take advantage of it?
What is remote and distance learning?
Remote and distance learning provides you, as a learner, the opportunity to take part in educational and accredited courses in a safe and effective environment. By providing you with access to an easily accessible but secure online platform you can participate in learning on your own terms. Not only do you have access to materials, but in many cases, you also have access to a tutor who can help guide you through work and who knows how to give you the best learning experience.
An online platform should contain all the materials you need to answer questions and finish your course without having to participate in scheduled learning environments. You can learn in your own time and in the comfort of your own home or place of your choosing. This freedom is excellent for those who may have busy or hectic schedules and need to find training that fits around them.
In the COVID-19 lockdown, this means that those who are required to isolate or do not want to risk exposure can still take part in and achieve accredited courses that further boost their skills and improve their CV.
How can employers take advantage of distance learning?
As an employer who wishes to provide upskilling opportunities for staff, not only do you have to procure a course provider, but you have to secure a learning environment as well. Within current guidelines, this can seriously limit the amount of staff taking part in inductions or learning sessions as distancing measures must be observed.
With remote and distance learning your staff can still gain recognised qualifications and certificates, without having to fill spaces in classrooms. This gives them unprecedented flexibility to complete courses on their own terms and means that, as an employer, worries about distancing and COVID-19 exposure are minimised as much as possible.
Signing up to a distance learning course is easy. By contacting your chosen training provider you can discuss your business and learning needs and find the accredited course that fits you. If you are a learner, signing up takes minutes through an online portal and courses can be completed over the duration of a few months and within your own time.
If you want to speak to a dedicated and experienced training provider, then get in touch with our team here at Geon Training and we will be happy to guide you through the sign-up process or discuss your options.