What is eLearning (and Who is it For)?

What is eLearning

What is eLearning (and Who is it For)?

The popularity of eLearning has skyrocketed in recent years, not least due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.  For a broad range of reasons, more people are looking into online training courses and home study programs than ever before.

But how exactly does eLearning work, and who is it suitable for?  How do you stand to benefit by taking eLearning courses, and how can online training improve your career prospects?

How Does eLearning Work?

All eLearning colleges have their own unique course delivery methods, but most online training courses follow the same basic principles. Enrolment takes place online, which entails submitting a few basic details to register. All course materials and assignments are then delivered digitally, enabling the learner to study at their preferred pace. As all courses at eLearning College are free, no payment information is necessary to take part in any of our online courses.

How Can eLearning Help My Career Prospects?

An eLearning training course could boost your career prospects in a number of ways.  Taking online courses could arm you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to pursue your preferred career path. An endorsed certificate or diploma on your CV could improve your promotion prospects, or assist with a long-overdue career change.  Ultimately, online learning is about tapping into your hidden potential, and priming you for success in your preferred profession.

How Much do eLearning Courses Cost?

Costs vary significantly from one online college to the next – anything from £10 to more than £1,000 per course. Here at eLearning College, all of our online training programs our 100% free of charge.  There is nothing to pay to take part in any of the courses we provide, and nor do any additional tools or textbooks need to be purchased. It takes minutes to enrol online, and you can take as many courses as you like consecutively.

Who Can Take Online Courses?

Anyone can take our online courses, as we do not impose entry-requirements on any of our programmes. Our courses can be taken from any location worldwide, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed.  This makes our courses particularly useful for busy learners with active lifestyles, who may not be able to commit to conventional classroom studies.

Do Employers Value eLearning?

Employers often value qualifications and achievements obtained via eLearning more than their conventional counterparts.  This is because taking online courses demonstrates aptitude, self-discipline, and the strongest possible commitment to continuous professional development.  All of which could give you a major edge over rival candidates in the job market, when looking for work or pursuing promotion.

Is eLearning Right for Me?

If your goal is to enhance your knowledge, skills, and career prospects from home in your spare time, the answer is yes.  Likewise, if you would prefer to pay as little as possible (perhaps nothing at all) to further your education with a flexible training course, eLearning could be the ideal option. It costs nothing to find out how our courses work, so why not sign up and try us out for yourself?

Does eLearning Have a High Success Rate?

Yes, for the simple reason that learners can re-take assessments as many times as necessary to successfully complete their course.  Most eLearning courses do not work with a traditional pass/fail model, but instead focus on the broader development of knowledge and skills. Hence, it is technically impossible to ‘fail’ with any of our courses, unless you exit your course prior to completion.

Can I Switch Courses if I’m Not Happy?

Yes – you can switch to a different course at any point you feel your current course is not right for you.  We understand that all learners have different expectations and objectives, which is why we work hard to adopt a flexible approach.  Simply get in touch with a member of our learning support team anytime, if you are not completely happy with your current course for any reason.

What Kinds of Qualifications Can You Get Online?

It is technically possible to study for almost any qualification online, right up to degree-level (or even higher). Taking these the kinds of courses online can prove significantly more cost-effective then studying in a traditional classroom setting.  There is also an extensive range of achievement-based qualifications and accolades that can be earned online, including endorsed certificate, diplomas, and more.

Is an Online Course Better Than a Classroom Course?

In terms of the quality of the educational experience, there is no difference between online courses and classroom courses. Both options allow learners to study a broad range of topics at a variety of levels, with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career.  But as online courses are more flexible, accessible, and affordable than classroom learning, it is the preferred option for millions of adult learners worldwide.

What if I Struggle with eLearning Course Materials?

Contrary to popular belief, you are not left entirely to your own devices with an eLearning course.  If you encounter any issues along the way, our learning support team is at your disposal.  From enrolment through to course completion, we’re always happy to hear from our learners.  

Are Online Courses Real Qualifications?

Qualifications that can be an online range from certificates of completion through to high-level diplomas and degrees. Employers value all evidence of self-managed online learning, though endorsed awards and recognised qualifications carry the most weight. All endorsed achievements can also contribute to a learner’s CPD profile.

Are Free eLearning Courses Really Free?

Last but not least, when we say our courses are available 100% free of charge, we mean it.  There is not a penny to pay to take part in any courses at eLearning College, and we include all essential study aids as standard.  Upon completion of your course, you will have the opportunity to claim an endorsed certificate or diploma for a small fee.  However, doing so is entirely optional, and you will be under no obligation to do so.

For more information on any of the above or to discuss the potential benefits of eLearning courses in more detail, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.