The Great Debate – online or face-to-face training?

Which is better, online or face-to-face training?

It depends on your circumstances really. Face-to-face training allows the subject to be explored in more depth but then you must attend the course at a specific place and time. This may well involve you travelling to a venue with all the attendant costs and travel time.

As a general rule, face-to-face training courses also tend to be more expensive on a per person, per course basis. This makes online training the more cost-effective delivery method for learners who find it inconvenient to attend face-to-face training programmes.

However for organisations and groups purchasing online training courses, good online training providers will provide a set of online management tools so you can track the status of everyone’s online training and keep  central training record. Great when you get an unexpected inspection from Ofsted for example.

So it’s horses for courses really. At the we get round the problem by offering both training types. But that’s because we always put the needs of the user first.