Blended learning will play a significant role in the classroom of the future. Its well known that people like to be trained face-to-face so therefore face-to-face training isn’t going anywhere its here to stay. While for some of our clients the online classroom may be necessary for others going forward it may even be the only option they have. However based with this in mind and the way the world is now changing, its hard to imagine the future where online education is not playing it’s part.
How does our future look?
The HSE has announced that blended learning is now an accepted means by which workplace first aid training can be delivered. As such, at Avonmore Training Solutions Ltd we are delighted to announce that we will be launching our brand new blended learning system to clients in the near future.
At Avonmore Training Solutions Ltd, this means that we will not only be able to provide our customers with the most up-to-date training methods that meet the highest industry standards, you can also be confident that you are using the UK’s No 1 blended learning system through our Qualsafe Awards Accredited Centre here in Lisburn.
What is blended learning?
Blended learning refers to a course that is delivered using a combination of face-to-face classroom training and electronic distance based training (e-learning).
Which qualifications will be available in a blended learning format?
Initially Qualsafe Awards will be releasing the QA Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) and QA Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) qualifications in a blended learning format. Further qualifications will also be launched, including the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification at a later date.
How will blended learning change the structure of first aid courses and assessment?
It has been agreed that Learners attending a blended learning first aid course should complete no more than a third of this online and that the general practical elements of the course should be delivered via face-to-face training.
As such, the structure of a blended learning first aid course will be as follows:
- Learner completes a third of their course online, learning many theory based subjects
Learner attends a face-to-face classroom session where they:
- Begin by undertaking an assessment to test their online learning
- If successful in their assessment, learners will then complete the remaining two-thirds of their course via face-to-face training, including assessment in these topics
- The overall time taken to complete a first aid course will not change
- The structure of non-blended learning first aid courses will not be affected.
- Avonmore Training Solutions Ltd will track their Learners’ progress online through their customer portal at Qualsafe Awards to ensure they have undertaken this prior to their face-to-face training.
We will keep you up to date on developments and the availability of blended learning. If you require more information sent to you regarding blended learning send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org