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Posted by Andy Brown on 30 August 2021
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New venues for classroom training
What does the future hold? We wish we knew! Here's our story so far with COVID:
|Period||Type of training|
|Up to March 2020||100% classroom training|
|April 2020 to August 2021||Virtually 100% online training|
Read on to see how we plan to continue to give people choices for types of training in the future!
Manchester classroom courses
For the moment we are giving our Manchester courses in the impressive Holiday Inn in Manchester City Centre:
The hotel is even closer to Piccadilly Station than our old Barlow House venue (we reckon about four minutes' brisk walk).
The rooms are really nice and airy:
A room set up for a class of 5 people.
You can see more details of this venue here.
London classroom courses
We will give our London courses in the Landmark serviced offices in Bevis Marks (just round the corner from our old venue in Holland House - if anything the new venue is even closer to the Gherkin!):
If you don't know what the gherkin looks like, here's a picture!
You can see more details of our new London venue here. We will be publishing less London dates than before, but as always if you can't see the course you want on our schedule you can always arrange a tailored onsite course at your company's premises.
We recognise that many people will prefer to avoid classroom training for the time being, and plan to continue to deliver online training for as long as people want to receive it, complete with our 3 unusual twists:
- We will use our internally-written WORDSWORTH software to manage delegates' remote desktop screens, allowing us to see what everyone is doing at any time.
- Even though it's time-consuming to organise and do, we will continue to conduct a pre-course check for every new delegate on our online courses, to minimise the chances of things going wrong on the day of the course itself.
- We will continue to send out courseware in the post to people's preferred addresses, so that delegates can refer to paper manuals during the course.
You can see more details of how our online training works here.
One more change: we've reset the maximum numbers allowed on our classroom and online courses to 6, to reflect the fact that there's no longer so much need to socially distance on classroom courses (and that we're now masters of online training).