The Benefits of Remote Training Courses

From interactive webinars to e-learning courses, remote training comes in lots of different formats. COVID-19 has stopped you from attending conferences and sitting next to other eager learners. Therefore, remote training is the perfect opportunity to continue spending time growing your skill-set and preparing for life when we return to a new normal.

As well as presenting a great level of flexibility, remote training courses allow people to have more control over their learning and provide attendees with ongoing access to key resources. Here’s a breakdown of some of the other key benefits of remote training courses:

  1. Increased Participation and Feedback
  2. Learn in a Fun Environment
  3. More Control Over Your Learning
  4. Ability to Self-Discipline
  5. Expert Support
  6. Easily Track Progression
  7. Meet Like-Minded People

1.Increased Participation and Engagement

Although it would seem like there are more opportunities for audience participation at a traditional training course, this isn’t always the case.

There are lots of ways you can interact in a remote training course. Whether that’s through a live chat or even speaking through the microphone on your computer, trainers tend to make sure the audience remains actively involved throughout the session.

Remote training courses also give people who may not feel as comfortable interacting in person the opportunity to contribute. Because most people who take part in a remote training session are usually located in a relaxed setting, they’ll feel less nervous about getting involved.

2. Learn in a Fun Environment

People attend training courses to learn. However, people also attend them because they can add an element of fun to your learning and development.

Remote training courses provide an open space where delegates can discuss their personal experiences and ask trainers for honest advice on certain topics which they might not fully understand.

The comfortable atmosphere created by the trainer, combined with the fact that people attend remote training courses in a relaxed setting like their home, means people are much more confident and feel as though they can be themselves.

3. More Control Over Your Learning

Everybody learns differently. Some people learn quicker than others. Resources from remote training courses are usually available online once it’s finished, so you can digest the content provided in a way that works best for you.

This also means that you don’t have to worry if you struggled to understand a certain topic or section of the course. There will be opportunities to regularly ask the trainer questions if you don’t understand something by dropping them a message whilst the course is taking place.

Ensuring optimal learning is one of the most important benefits of remote training courses. By learning at your own pace, you’ve got a much better chance of progressing through the course effectively instead of potentially failing to understand some of the most crucial sections.

4. Ability to Self-Discipline

As people tend to attend remote training courses somewhere comfortable like their home, it can be quite difficult to focus for long periods of time.

However, those who manage to avoid the distractions and remain proactive will naturally find their self-discipline improves.

Not only will this mean you attend more remote training courses and ensure you’re constantly learning, but you’ll also be able to take the skill of self-discipline into other walks of life.

5. Expert Support

Similarly to traditional training courses, most remote sessions will be run by an expert in that particular industry.  Question and answer features and other functions such as live chats mean you’ll regularly be able to ask questions to the expert.

If there’s a certain section you’re unsure about or feel as though you need more clarity, the expert will always be able to respond to people directly. These functions also allow you to have open discussions where you can share ideas and best practices with one another.

6. Easily Track Progression

In most instances, you’ll receive immediate results and feedback about your performance on the remote training course. This allows people to understand where there’s room for improvement and how they can continue to build on areas where they performed strongly.

Additionally, the majority of remote training courses provide attendees with a certificate of completion. You can use these certificates as evidence in your appraisals and CVs and should contribute to further professional development.

7. Meet Like-Minded People 

Remote training courses are a great opportunity to network with other people who work in the public sector.
Although the bulk of the insight will be provided from the course leader, you’ll tend to find that others tuning in will also take the time to share their own experiences and best practices which they’ve picked up through their careers.

This becomes the perfect platform for people to form new relationships. Before you know it, you’re catching up with someone you met on a remote training course and sharing tips with each other over a cup of coffee on your lunch break.

Here at Understanding ModernGov, we’re determined to continue offering people the opportunity to continue focusing on their career development. We’re hosting a range of different remote training courses in the upcoming months for people like yourselves to attend.

What Types of Remote Training Courses Do We Have in the Pipeline? 

Whether you’re looking to understand more about remote working or want to improve your written responses to complaints, we’ve got some exciting remote training courses coming up in the next few months.

Head over to our website to find out more about how our remote training courses can help you by clicking on the link below.

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