The rising popularity of online training courses

Posted On 15 Aug 2016
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Peter Mason with barsThe number of security professionals choosing to study online in order to acquire career-enhancing qualifications has grown dramatically over the last twelve months, according to Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group.

“There are an increasing number of students who wish to acquire new skill sets or fill gaps in their knowledge and wish to do so within the context of their busy working lives,” said Paul Tennent, Group Sales Director, “Whilst our classroom courses continue to be popular, the eLearning option, such as that offered by our CCTV over IP Networking online course, is proving to be an attractive option to students who want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in their own time, without disrupting their daily routine.

Peter Mason, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training for over ten years and who has developed a number of eLearning programmes, provides tutor support to students should they have queries as they progress through the various course modules. “For busy people who do not have the time to attend classroom courses, eLearning is an ideal alternative,” said Peter “Since launching the CCTV over IP Networking course, I have had the pleasure of interacting with students from all over the world including from, for example, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Angola and New Zealand, as well as many from the UK.

Feedback from students who have completed the course has come from far afield as Bermuda. “Participating in the course via the eLearning method was highly cost-effective, bearing in mind where we are located, as it negated the need to incur what would have been prohibitively expensive travel costs,” said Rossini Lawrence, Client Support Officer for Bermuda-based security installer G.E.T.

Marc Cook, Head of Engineering for Kent based, Sunstone IP Systems said: “The main reason for choosing this online course instead of a classroom based course, was to have the option of studying around my day-to-day job. Being head of engineering means it’s hard to take a week out to sit in a classroom whilst at the same time, trying to manage a team of engineers.”