Blended vs Traditional Learning

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Training news! We now offer TWO methods to complete our courses: Traditional Learning and Blended Learning.

“Traditional learning” is when you complete all the course at an instructor led course.

“Blended learning” is when you complete part of the course online and then the rest (Bandaging, splinting, Practical simulations, CPR, Testing, etc) at an instructor led course.

“Online learning” is when you complete all the course work online, and do not attend an¬†instructor led course. We don’t currently offer online only training.

 

Here is a short video on Traditional vs Blended Learning

We offer a guarantee that if the students find that the blended learning is not for them then they can switch to a traditional in course class – we would change the booking to a traditional session and have the difference paid in price for the traditional learning.

For the blended courses the students need to spend time online completing the course material before the practical day / session. Then they attend a practical and assessment session with the instructor to complete their training.

Here are the expected duration’s to complete the online part of the courses:

CPR is 90 minutes online then 90 minutes in class.
Level 1 is 6 – 10 hours online then 1 day in class.
Level 1 & 2 is 8 – 12 hours online then 1 day in class.
Level 3 is 6 – 10 hours online then 1 day in class.

Not sure if you will learning online? Have a look at this 2 minute video and learn how to do CPR with just compressions and no one to help.

 

Additional info blended courses…

Students would use any web browser to login and complete the training, alternatively they can download the app onto their phone. The app is especially useful if the students want to download the content onto their phones for offline use.

There are a variety of videos, animations, downloads and quiz sections which help the students progress through the course. There is a practical, in person component for the course too – so we can ensure you have the hands on practice required to do CPR and First aid.

What’s more the students remain connected to the online site for the duration of their certificate, so they can review the information and videos any time. (Neat!)

The beauty of this blended learning system is that someone can do the course online or offline and where ever they are. Also our courses require very little data to make it easily accessible for everyone. (Is that not great?)

The blended courses are assessed in the same way as the traditional courses this does not affect the certification or accreditation for the course.

Not sure you will handle the navigation? Watch this short tutorial video on how to navigate the website.

 

Should you wish to try our Demo “Essential hands only CPR” course for free, to see what students would experience, then please go to www.firstaidcourses.co.za and self register.

 

 

 

Blended

Traditional

Duration

50-67% online, 50-33% in class .
(Course dependant)
100% in class.

Convenience

Do the course when it's convenient for you. Less time and money spent traveling, less time out of the officeSet times and location

Pace

Course goes at your pace leading to better retention & application of skillsCourse goes at a set pace, normally based on the average person.

Support

Direct contact to an instructor via Email, Telephone, Whatsapp, and at the course.Only at course

Understanding

If you miss something in class you need to ask the instructor to repeat it. Online you can just push replay video.Only at course

Data

From 100Mb Data - 3000Mb data depending on what video quality you use and which course you are doing.None

Accessibility

Easier to accommodate accessibility needs. Sight, Hearing, Social, Learning, etc.Dependant on instructor and venue

Post course

Access to online portal for 3 years after the course. Rewatch videos and demonstrations at your convenience. Printed manual.Printed manual only

Switching

You can switch to traditional if you find blended is not suitable for you.

Peace of mind

Practical time and group work are the same. Testing is the same. Accreditation & certificates are the same.

Public course Cost

About 75% the cost of a Traditional course.
(Course dependant)
Normal price

Private course price

About 50% - 80% the cost of a Traditional course.
(Course & group size dependant)
Normal price