• Distance learning

    March 2020

Distance learning – more important now than ever

Distance learning has always been a big part of the way people can participate in training courses, and it is becoming ever more popular.

The current situation we find our self in will see more individuals and businesses moving over to distance learning.

Distance learning

Current situation

Limiting the amount of human contact we have with others will significantly reduce transmissions rates of COVID-19. Social isolation will slow the spread of the virus to a level that will allow the NHS to cope with the number of cases reaching an unmanageable peak.

Why social distancing is so important (Image: Statista)

Why social distancing is so important (Image: Statista)

As more and more government measures are put into place, social distancing will continue to become more apparent. With this in mind, face to face training will not take place for the foreseeable future, so it is important businesses are ready!

Distancing learning

The current level of “lock down” within the UK has never been seen in living memory.  This will lead to a change in the way we all work, and wherever possible, this will be carried out at a distance.  Learning can continue to take place via distance learning.

Advantages of Distance Learning

There are a lot of advantages to distance learning. From an individual’s perspective, it is a great way to pass some time whilst upskilling yourself by gaining knowledge in a new area. For businesses it is an opportunity to keep your staff engaged if they may have a reduced workload.

Tips for Distance Learning

Here are some tips for distance learning…

Take breaks

A bit of experimentation should identify what works best for you. You might find 30-minute blasts followed by ten-minute breaks help keep your concentration up. Alternatively, you might prefer to work for longer periods at a stretch and then enjoy a longer break.

Get rid of distractions

It’s hard to focus when the TV’s blaring, the radio’s on or there are lots going on in the place you’re working, so try and get rid of the distractions.

Divide up the work

Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate yourself when faced with a big or difficult task. The best solution is to break it down into smaller pieces, planning out the various stages that need completing before you start.

Get enough sleep

It’s an accepted fact that if you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll find it harder to concentrate, learn and retain information.

Don’t multitask

Sometimes, particularly when there’s a lot of work to be done, it can be hard to resist the urge to multitask and try and get lots of jobs done at once. This is best avoided though, as you’re dividing up the amount of brainpower you have available to a given task, meaning you might miss out on important bits of information.

How Vortex can help

Studying via distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study. Vortex are experts in delivering online and distance learning so do not hesitate to get in contact with us to see how we can help!

We have an extensive range of fully online interactive video-based e learning courses for professionals. These courses are an excellent tool to be used as part of a CPD programme. Whether you are a business owner looking to develop your workforce, or an individual looking to progress in your career, we have courses for you!

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We also have larger flexible learning courses which are available via our eLearning platform meaning you can access the content whenever ever suits you best.

You can also work towards professional, regulated/accredited qualifications. We offer a range of Flexible Learning courses, from nationally accredited qualifications to shorter bursts of learning. For example, our courses cover:

  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Social Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Professional Development
  • Personal Development and Employability
  • Childcare
  • Financial Services
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration

Get in touch today by emailing us on info@vortex.training or calling 0191 432 4401.

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