Published 22 September 2020

This year, we have all had to adapt to new situations and change the way we work. COVID-19 forced us to bring our plans to launch online learning and remote courses forward. Now, with over 250,000 - and counting - online modules completed and successful delivery of virtual courses under our belt, we have enjoyed supporting our candidates with keeping invaluable lifesaving skills up-to-date, even if for now, it is remotely.

On Wednesday, 9 September, we delivered our first remote Mentor Course, and, on Tuesday 15 September, we hosted our first remote Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) course. The IQA course had Trainer Assessor representation from England, Scotland, Wales, and both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - a first we think, enabled by the digital aspect! 

Here is just some of the feedback we have received from delegates on our remote courses: 

It was informative and the pace was correct. Great course." Stuart Bruce 

Thank you so much for a really great Virtual Mentor Course today; made even more enjoyable by a lovely group of people. It was very informative and delivered in a professional and fun way. If I'm honest, I was concerned about how it would go, being on Microsoft Teams, but I thought it worked well, and for me, it saved a long drive up to head office!" Loz Matcham, Romsey Rapids Sports Complex, Places Leisure  

It was brilliant. I really enjoyed it. I liked the tasks given to us, especially the detective one. There was a lot of information but thank you for sending the slides, so I can refer to that any time. I think the timing was spot on and the delivery was great. It was definitely worth the money. Thank you again." Eszter Kiss, Maulden Centre, Places Leisure 

I really enjoyed the course and had fun while doing it; I thought having the resources prior to the day helped me get better prepared and it was easy to refer to/follow as the day went on." Corey Graham 

"Thank you for the great course Mentor Course last week.  Feel it worked really online and learnt some important information, as well as confirming and referring some knowledge. Saves I lot of travelling time and expense of accommodation, although I do like face to face event and hope some do still continue." Simon Wesolowski

Click here for more information or to book on one of our remote courses