It is not necessary to make ‘either/or’ choices between delivery methods.
There is a growing trend is for clients to opt for blended designs, incorporating self-driven, virtual and face-to-face delivery.
Self-driven learning is typically used to equalise knowledge levels before the more interactive phases.
And the Virtual Classroom can be a valuable precursor to face-to-face involvement, setting expectations and confirming self-study requirements.
Both these delivery methods are also cost effective ways of providing reinforcement and evaluation after a face-to-face module.
It is vital that all communications make it clear that these delivery methods are integrated and are seen as equally important.
For some clients we will vary the blending for each programme, depending on knowledge levels and location.