Lets address some of the common concerns about online training together to help you overcome the fear of the unknown.
There are tonnes of benefits of online training. From the the flexible learning and the ability to access it wherever you are in the world, to the richer learning experience, the list is endless.
Even with that knowledge, you might still have a niggling worry about whether online training is right for you. We've shared the solution to the most common fears of online learning...
1. You don’t know how you’ll cope without a real life teacher
One of the key differences between traditional, classroom based learning and online learning is, of course, that you don’t physically GO somewhere and sit in a classroom. You miss out on that face to face interaction with the teacher.
But are you just missing that because that’s been your only experience of learning? Are you just comfortable about the structure of your previous learning at school or university?
With online training, you'll have the ability to review information and refresh yourself in real time which is a huge benefit. It stops you forgetting what you’ve just learnt and means you’re more likely to grasp a section properly, resulting in getting the work done more effectively and not waste time later going back over it.
If you're worried that you won't be able to have your queries answered, you need not be concerned. It’s a lot easier than trying to time sticking your hand up to ask when your teacher is mid monologue. With our award winning StudentCare™ team, it's even easier to access the support you need to aid your online training.
Unlike in the classroom, there isn’t just one teacher. We offer mentors, all of whom have great knowledge in your subject area, have industry experience and can to help you with any of your questions.
You'll never be alone with online training, don't worry about that.
2. You’re wondering how you’ll fit it all in
You’ve got plenty going on in your life already and you’re worried about whether you’ll have time for another thing on your schedule. This only means that your more suited for online training than you think - there's not a single method of training and learning new skills that's as flexible as doing in online.
You're able to complete the training whenever you have free time, wherever you are - as long as you’ve got an internet connection...
- On the train on the way to to work
- Sat in the cafe at the leisure centre whilst your kids have their swimming lesson
- On a park bench on your lunch break
- In bed
The list is limitless.
Now we’d be lying if we said you don’t need to make extra time to learn and revise. But the advantage of online training is you have the flexibility to be more productive in the time you’ve got to spare.
There’s no time wasted travelling to and from the lesson and no waiting for next week’s class before you can start the next module. You’ve got everything at your fingertips to get things done in your own time.
3. You’re worried about the costs
There’s always that worry that you you can’t afford it, that the money could be better spent elsewhere. But investing in yourself and your future is never wasted.
There’s that saying, you’ve got to spend money to make money - and that couldn’t be truer for for getting a worldwide recognised qualification with online training. It gives you huge inner satisfaction and keeps you relevant - there’s no better investment. Spend now and you'll have made the money back in no time; you'll be seeing the benefits in your salary for years to come.
With Learning People, we want everyone to be able to better their lives through education to pursue a career that they're passionate about. Contact our career consultants today to see how we can help with your payments.
“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”
4. You’re scared of failing
Fear of failing is real. We totally get that. It’s so common, especially in education or work life, to feel apprehensive and scared about upcoming tasks because of the possibility you might fail.
The truth is, if you don’t try you’ll never know. If you’re not willing to try something that could have a seriously positive impact on your life, just at the risk of failing, then you'll never progress in your life.
Half the battle is throwing caution to the wind and just getting started. If you’re the type of person who does put things off because you’re worried how it might pan out, you’ll probably benefit from taking a look at our advice on how to stop procrastinating. After all, we are all guilty of it.
Remember: you’re not the only one who has these worries, our students have asked the same questions before they signed up. But they did it, they took the plunge and are excelling in their career and loving the life they invested in. Just like you can…