Learning environments lay foundations for future business landscapes

The infinity of our ability to adapt and adopt changes is nothing short of amazing. So these days we use the internet for everything from booking a train ticket, shopping or even for some, finding a love match. Specialised systems play vital roles in simplifying work processes. You could say in every way technology has had a significant social and economic impact. Not only that, but, every time something changes or something new is introduced we find ourselves having to master new skills to use operating systems and their updates… Technology doesn’t just have a role in the workplace, it can

Face-to-face learning: helping you build your network

In this final blog in the series, I outline perhaps the most important benefit of face-to-face learning – sharing your learning experience in a classroom environment and studying with your peers means that you are in a position to build your professional network. People come from all sorts of different backgrounds and levels of experience and often you learn just as much from them as the tutor when you’re in the classroom. It’s very hard to recreate this in an online set-up and make the personal connections that you can in a face-to-face learning environment. We find many students on

School’s not quite out for summer…

There are several reasons why we spend a fair (or unfair, depending on your experience!) amount of our childhood building our knowledge and preparing ourselves for the adult world in a classroom – the face-to-face interaction with a subject expert is an established, tried and tested approach to learning. It makes perfect sense to have an authority figure to guide you through your learning. So it seems slightly ludicrous to think that, when we’re learning as adults, that expert figure is not required. In this series of blogs, I’m covering five key reasons why, if you’re studying an ACT qualification,

The flexibility of face-to-face learning

ACT learning workshops and their intrinsic face-to-face approach provide you with everything you need to succeed in your assessments. In this series of blogs I’m exploring exactly how learning with others, in the form of tutors and fellow students, offers you benefits that extend beyond passing your qualification. Last week I looked at the importance of interaction and staying motivated when studying, but face-to-face learning also offers a flexible approach to accommodate different people’s needs. When studying online, the ACT try to guide you through a learning journey to keep you motivated and on track. However, the nature of the

Work together to stay motivated

In this series of blogs, I’m outlining some of the benefits of face-to-face learning and looking beyond the well-established fact that the traditional classroom environment gives students a better chance of passing an assessment, and instead exploring some of the more holistic gains. The ACT launched a new set of qualifications during 2015 and we thought long and hard about how best to support our hard-working students. To this end we launched a brand new face-to-face offering on top of the classes we provide; those who can’t make the physical classes can now get some of that vital personal touch

Pass well, and more

Here’s an interesting statistic for you: 95% of ACT students who attended face-to-face tuition for the CertFMM exam in April passed it, compared with the overall pass rate of 61%. Across our qualifications, average pass rates are consistently higher for those attending face-to-face learning. But the benefits of face-to-face learning don’t stop at the improved chances of passing your assessment. Over the course of a series of blogs, I want to share with you five compelling reasons why face-to-face learning will not only aid you significantly in your assessments, but also help you develop on a holistic level, personally and professionally.