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Why Choose Face-to-Face Training

The benefits and advantages to training with H1 Learning

Over the last 2 years, we have all been technology-driven in this pandemic - whether this is to communicate with friends and family or to work from home. Technology has been used to our advantage to adapt our way of living and working throughout this pandemic.

When it comes to training, everyone has different learning styles, however, in this digital age, the majority of training is done online due to the ease and cost of the training. There is a range of benefits to face-to-face training and over the last 6 or so months, a lot of face-to-face training is coming back, including face-to-face training at H1 Learning. In this article, we want to highlight some of the benefits of face-to-face training and why it is so important, not just for healthcare staff, but for the majority of sectors.

When it comes to training, there is a myriad of different styles and approaches, both in how to deliver and interact with training. At H1 Learning, we specialise in delivering training on any healthcare topic you need, when and how you need it.

Today we want to focus on face-to-face training and some quick reasons why you should consider this solution to your next training problem!

Improved Communication

The simplest benefit is just improved communications (no “you’re on mute” here!), for multiple reasons. These include the huge impact of improving communication between teams and staff in the workplace - you can easily ask questions and the trainer will be able to react to your body language and notice when you’ve understood what is being taught.

Face-to-face training also allows for a lot more “in the moment” dialogue between participants, leading to a deeper understanding of the course material, all while reducing the amount of misinterpretation that can often occur during online classes.

Furthermore, face-to-face training allows for trainees to socialise with each other and get to build relationships in the workplace. These relationships can often be with people who work for the same company but have never met each other. This can be greatly beneficial for morale. Staff can easily collaborate face-to-face too, meaning they can quickly share ideas and get more involved in the task at hand!

Keeping Focused

Another great benefit is that working face-to-face allows people to keep focused on the training and avoid distractions at home that may be out of frame of the camera such as mobile phones, TV, family members, etc. No dogs barking at the postman, or a knock at the door for an Amazon parcel!

It is also far too easy to multitask when doing remote training. We have all been in a video meeting and quickly answering an email. Face-to-face training eliminates the ability to be distracted or multitask meaning participants have greater engagement in the training which then allows the participants to feel more confident in the skills they are being trained in. Plus, with greater engagement, the trainer can see how much the trainees want to learn and adapt their training to suit the participants, thus creating a greater atmosphere for learning.

Ability to practice and be hands-on

In person, trainees have the ability to physically witness practical maneuvers or tasks, such as CPR or how to help move the elderly/vulnerable. Plus the trainer will often bring along training equipment meaning the trainees may have the ability to put what they have learned into practice there and then, oppose to remote learning which is just not possible to do. This allows the trainees to learn through being hands-on and through trial and error before they go out to work with vulnerable people.

Overall, all forms of training have their advantages and disadvantages, however, to many industries, the benefits listed above can really help get people ready for work to a high standard in which they feel confident to do a successful job. This is the utmost of importance for the healthcare industry as these developed skills impact other people’s lives who need support. Remote training and e-learning definitely have benefits, but they can often feel like an isolating form of training.

If you’re in need of support for training on any healthcare topic, visit our face-to-face training webpage at

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