With a wide range of CeMAP courses available, including both classroom and online, it can be difficult to decide which is best for you. In this series of blogs, we will take a look at the different types of courses available and the benefits of each.
CeMAP Courses Online
We all have different ways of learning and different types of course suit different types of people. As the internet has become more integrated in all of our lives, web based CeMAP courses have become more and more popular. We take a look at the benefits of studying your CeMAP courses online below:
Convenience – Do you have difficulty striking the right balance of work and homelife? Everyone’s circumstances are different and it may not be possible for everyone to commit the the time needed to attend a traditional college based CeMAP course. Online study for CeMAP is perfect in this situation because you can study at home, at work, on the train or whenever you get a few free minutes.
Cost-effective – Courses can be up to 80% cheaper than traditional classroom based courses. This is because there are so fewer costs involved for the course provider, so these costs can be passed on to the student. Sometimes you may also be able to pay in instalments or take a finance package out, which can help spread the cost. However, you should always take professional and independent financial advice when taking out any finance package to protect yourself.
Study at your own pace – Not everyone learns at the same rate. In a traditional classroom course, you may find yourself falling behind if you come up against a particular topic that you find difficult, or twiddling your thumbs when studying a part that you know very well. An online course enables you to study at your own pace.
Relevant – Online courses are easy to update, so you can be assured that if you are studying with a reputable provider, then you will be studying the very latest information and facts.
Immediate – Classroom courses run at set times and dates. With online CeMAP training, there is no waiting around to start. As soon as you have registered and paid the relevant fees, off you go!
Easier to learn – Many people find it difficult to sit down in a classroom and just talked at by a teacher. Similarly, many people don’t like sitting in silence staring at a textbook. Web based learning is interactive, and quite often fun to do too! You’re not cut off socially either. There are lots of groups online, some on Facebook and others on dedicated sites where CeMAP students can get together and discuss how their studying is going. It’s great not to feel isolated and these should be utilised wherever possible.
If you think doing your CeMAP courses online is for you, ensure that you use a reputable company. Do your research and talk to them on the telephone. If you are unsure about anything and they cannot answer clearly then trust your instincts and move on. Unfortunately there are some unscrupulous operators out there!