Bespoke IT Course Vs. ‘Off The Shelf’ Courses; Which Should I Choose For My Business?

Choosing to invest in IT training can be particularly tricky, especially when trying to source training at a local level.

As a business owner, you will have two main choices, an ‘off the shelf course’ or a bespoke training course.

What’s the difference?

As you can probably guess an ‘off the shelf’ course is exactly as it sounds. Simply put it is training delivered exactly as the training body intended it to be delivered. The course overview, objectives and target audience are identified in a clear way and delivered according to those specifications.

Bespoke IT training is a course that is tailored to your individual business needs, you can highlight particular areas you want the course to focus on and have the organising body deliver it in a way that works in harmony with your business objectives.

Which type of course is most beneficial to my business?

In order to find the right type of course for your business, you will need to think about the nature of your business and the day-to-day tasks that you and your staff undergo.

Some questions you may ask yourself include:

-Will the training cover my industry sector?

-How many staff will I need to train?

-Will my workforce be able to learn on the job without any interrupting their productivity?

-How relevant will the training be for my staff?

-Will the information be readily applicable to my business?

If you find yourself pondering the above questions for an extended length of time, then investing in a bespoke IT training course is the most effective way of maximising ROI.

Unlike standardised “off the shelf” courses, a bespoke IT course will help you target the key areas that you’ve identified as sections for improvement.

Furthermore, because the course is tailored to your bespoke requirements, it can be more flexible, adapting to the exact necessities of your business.

Another advantage of bespoke training is that you won’t end up spending time and effort in planning and conducting your own in-house training. It can be used as additional support for your team members that may be encountering difficulties.

Generalised IT training courses tend not to lend themselves to specialised fields and niche clients, however, bespoke IT courses have the advantage of being able to adapt to this. They’re also a worthwhile investment if there is no one in the office with the advanced information technology skill set to train other members of staff in a new area of expertise.

Whatever your training needs, Kalu has a range of courses that can be tailored to your own individual business requirements.

Based in Leicester we offer courses from beginner through to advanced courses in all subject areas.

Be sure to visit the IT training page for a complete list of the courses we offer, or why not give us a call to discuss how we can help with your IT training needs.

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