Training methods

Training Delivery Methods: Benefits & Costs

Training Delivery Methods: Benefits & Costs

Which delivery method is right for your course? Read on for our analysis of different options. For more detailed information, see our resource: Training delivery methods: benefits & costs.

Face to face classroom training

Face to Face

We are all familiar with this common method. It is a fantastic option for courses seeking to develop practical and communication skills. However, learners and instructors must travel, making face to face learning very time-consuming. With changing government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person training is often cancelled or rearranged at the last minute.

Webinar training


Videocalls, including webinars and videoconferences, have become part of our daily lives. This option is often seen as second-best, after face to face learning, as instructors and learners can communicate well without needing to travel. However, technical difficulties are extremely common, and many have difficulty staying focused in virtual classrooms.

Online community training

Online Community

Trainers and learners can take advantage of new technology, including social media and discussion boards, to keep in contact. This provides flexibility, allowing learners to a schedule that suits them. However, constant moderation is necessary to ensure users stay on-topic.

Individual study distance learning

Individual Study

Often referred to as distance learning, this option equips learners with workbooks and other resources to process alone. While this provides flexibility and greater focus for some learners, they can easily become distracted or stuck. This method offers no means of collaboration, so is inappropriate for courses seeking to develop communication.

You may consider a blended approach, incorporating all of these methods into the same course. To find out more about choosing the right option for you, see our resource: Training delivery methods: benefits & costs.

We provide accreditation for courses using any and all of the above methods. If you have any questions, or you’d like to get your training accredited, please contact us using the form below.