When I set up GH Training Solutions, one of my aims was to offer flexibility and a personal service to customers. From customer feedback, I am pleased that I appear to doing just that.
I recognise that there are many obstacles to learning. Whether it’s the cost, the time away from work, through to learning difficulties and different learning styles, all of these are challenges to be overcome. But the good news is that, now more than ever, there are a range of learning options to meet your needs.
Below, I’ve looked at the most common training challenges that customers are faced with and make my recommendations for which learning option might be most suitable.
What are your obstacles to training and how can I help you?
Challenge: I have several staff who need training.
An in-house course could be your best option.
I come to your premises to carry out the training at a date and time that suits you. This often works out the most cost-effective option per person if you have four or more staff that need training. Classroom courses are interactive with opportunities to discuss and ask questions. With the in-house options, I am also able to tailor the syllabus to your company needs.
Challenge: But my staff are spread over a wide geographical area?
What about a virtual course? We run it as an in-house course, but live on Zoom followed by a remote invigilated exam. Everyone can attend and interact no matter how far apart they physically are. There are opportunities for discussion and questions, but without the need to travel.
Challenge: I can’t release everyone from work at the same time.
You could book them onto a public in person course in Eastleigh (or onto a public virtual course on Zoom).
This way you could book one or two people on each course and still have the operational cover you need. Learners attending public courses often benefit from peer-to-peer learning when interacting with staff in different businesses.
For the Level 3 course, there is even an option to carry out blended learning, reduce the three classroom days by completing eLearning followed by just one day in the classroom in-house.
Challenge: I just need the training for myself or one or two members of staff.
Our public courses which run in Eastleigh are perfect for individuals to book onto. There is lots of interaction and opportunities for questions. Learners attending public courses often benefit from peer-to-peer learning when interacting with staff in different businesses.
Challenge: Eastleigh is too far to travel.
Why not book onto a virtual public course, run live on Zoom in a similar format to the classroom courses with time for discussion and exercises? Exams are completed by remote invigilation. All of this can be done from the comfort of your home or workplace without the inconvenience and cost of travelling.
Challenge: I’d rather do the course at my own pace.
We have eLearning courses designed by Highfield Qualifications which you can dip in and out of at a pace that suits you. You have access for a year after first logging in and they cover the same syllabi that is covered on the in-person courses.
Challenge: I like the idea of the eLearning, but I also want an accredited qualification.
Complete the eLearning but add on the remote invigilated exam to get the same qualification as you would achieve in a classroom course. Because the eLearning is designed by Highfield, you will be well prepared for the exam.
I hope this provides solutions to your biggest learning obstacles but I’m very happy to work with you to solve any others you may have – please get in touch!
Academy Training Manager
Rod Carver - Level 3 Food Safety Attendee