Corporate training is the "application of corporate resources to change individual skill or behaviour for corporate advantage".
The traditional training course tends to be short, and modern online versions are even shorter. For this reason they often can’t deliver the levels of skill or behavioural changes required. A better approach has been through ‘programmes' of education, eg coaching sessions, apprenticeship schemes, or evening classes.
A programme is simply managed learning over a period of time.
Some of the benefits are easy to identify. Programmes build learning and thus can include; incremental learning; repetition; reinforcement. They can solve the problems of content overload and offer a more convenient learning approach. In an online environment there are additional advantages. Programmes can be personalised, incorporate effective evaluation, incorporate more ‘blended’ approaches, and allow multiple third parties to be involved in the delivery process.
At SkillGate, we believe programmes are essential to the successful delivery of quality training - online.
To support this type of training, SkillGate systems deliver five distinct programme types. Each has different characteristics to meet different needs.
1. Traffic Light - Mandatory training is typically about making sure individuals in job roles have essential knowledge sets for that job role and are tested on a rolling basis. The Traffic Light system makes it easy to create content, deliver to the right individuals, empower line management, manage completions, and control renewals.
2. Perform – Performance management is at the heart of any good training system. Perform allows managers to integrate formal annual appraisals with informal check-ins and monitor performance development on a continuous basis including training needs, competency measurement, objectives and actions.
3. Learning paths - Using job role or skills audit, Users can auto-populate their own development paths with lesson objects from SkillGate’s huge learning library. Gap analysis allows Training managers to allocate development resources to the most needed areas.
4. SmartCafé – Not all learning has to be structured. Sometimes it is good to let delegates learn their own thing in their own way. SmartCafé is a magazine of interactive lessons delivered to delegates on a weekly basis.
5. SmartProgrammes – Formalised, structured learning of larger subjects is handled by SmartProgrammes. Delegates progress through a series of themed blended and certificated courses. Support is delivered through daily lessons, activity logs, marked assignments, and tutor suppport. SmartProgrammes usually include pre and post evaluation and assessment driven guided paths.
You will need to decide which programme type would be most effective for your project. Obviously, each type can be modified and developed to meet your exact needs.
You can call on SkillGate’s Studio team, and/or use the SmartAuthor system to build your own training programmes quickly and easily.
Please feel free to discuss the options with your SkillGate acount manager when you are ready.
Contact us on 01730 815670 or enquiries @skillgate.com