Virtual training has been available for a while now, but COVID-19 has moved it to centre stage.
Virtual is an excellent alternative if in-person attendance just isn’t possible. The course you want might not be available in your city. Or in the current COVID-19 situation, you may not be able to attend.
Virtual is also an outstanding option on its own merits. The general perception is that Virtual is not quite as good as classoom, that it’s the next best thing. What we have found, somewhat to our surprise, is that quite a few people actually prefer the virtual class to the traditional class.
If you are interested, but unsure, give it a go! See our Guarantee below. Most people are very pleasantly surprised. On a 4-point scale Excellent, Good, Fair and Poor, 81% of ALC customers rate ALC’s Live Virtual Training as Excellent and all the rest rated as Good. That is a 100% satisfaction rating!
Most ALC classes are available for Virtual Attendance. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection.
With ALC’s Live Virtual Training you get the same great training as you always have, just a little different!
What is the difference between Virtual and Online training?
Virtual and Online training both require you to have a PC (or comparable device) to log in to the course. So both are screen-based. That’s where the similarity ends. Online in this context refers to a “canned” course – it is recorded either as a video or as software. There is no interactivity.
Virtual on the other hand refers to a live course. It is not recorded. Rather, it is the normal training situation that you have always been used to – the instructor is there presenting in real time, and there may also be other participants physically there. The only differencre is that you are joining the class via the internet!
Virtual Attendance is a well-established and proven delivery method. It is not like a webinar where you are a passive viewer. The technology is designed to allow you to be an active member of the class – to interact with the instructor and also with the other participants.
How do I enrol in a Virtual Attendance class
Exactly the same way as for any other course. Just click the link to see our Virtual Attendance Class Schedule (or if you are already on the Schedule page, select Virtual Attendance on the City pulldown). Then enrol in your class of choice. We will send you a confirmation email and full joining instructions.
If you find that the experience doesn’t match your expectations, just let us know by the end of Day 1 and we will provide you with a full transfer to the next classroom course or else refund your course fee (the only deduction will be for the cost of any textbooks or course materials that you have received and wish to retain).