Why Choose Online Learning?

We strive to create a positive and lasting impact through the delivery of our courses. Which is why all our sessions are structured around taught theory, interactivity and shared experiences from the real world. Our online training courses are designed to create the optimum learning experience for the virtual environment.

Zoom is used to facilitate the delivery of all our open courses and it’s strongly suggested that delegates download the Zoom app for a more immersive experience!


What delegates can expect from our virtual classroom online courses
  • Four 90-minute interactive video sessions led by industry experts
  • Bitesize delivery designed for optimum recall and impact
  • Video discussions direct with the tutor and other delegates
  • Regular breaks throughout a structured day

The programme is highly engaging and includes participative learning. To ensure that delegates are getting the most out of their learning experience, tutors build in interactive breakout sessions to facilitate delegates working through real world tasks and challenges. Tutors will also make learning interactive by including polls, the whiteboard/annotate function and videos.

Following on from course attendance, delegates can expect to receive the full course content and supporting materials. The slides and documents will be emailed out at the end of each day, this content will compliment your new found wealth of new knowledge and skills.

On the final day of the programme you will be emailed your digital badge and certificate from Credly or the associated next steps to complete your accreditation. To ensure that you have continued contact and support from your tutors and peers, you will have access to a dedicated WhatsApp group and the contact details of your tutor.

New to the virtual classroom? You can read our virtual classroom information guide here.


We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, teaching team and customers who are attending our training events. We have worked to ensure that all of our staff are up to date with the latest Government Guidelines and our event coordinators will work onsite to provide on going support. For more information on our approach click here.

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Alex Firmin

In Professional Development’s Associate Director of Programmes, Alex Firmin

“Our virtual classroom enables us to deliver the latest industry insights, research and thought leadership directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Combining best practice in teaching, and the latest technology, we make training engaging, interactive, and wholly relevant to the individuals in the group.


The Benefits Of Virtual Classroom Learning:


With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, businesses are having to embrace remote working more than ever before. Through online learning you have the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home.



It’s very simple to book and attend on our virtual classroom online courses. You can book via our website or by speaking to one of our education consultants. You can reach us by phone 0161 509 2999 or by email [email protected].

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More environmentally friendly

With everything you need delivered via your computer, there’s no need to travel. Allowing you to more effectively use of your time, and reducing the need for any non-essential travel during times of health risks.


Cost savings

Delivering our courses via the internet means that we can deliver the same learning outcomes and course content for a heavily reduced price. We don’t have to pay for venues and printed materials like we do with our face to face delivered courses, and these savings are passed onto our learners. Giving you the same quality learning experience at a fraction of the price.

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Knowledge retention

Online courses can help you to retain and remember information in a more effective way than some face to face delivery. Learning slides will be emailed to delegates at the end of each day, with any supporting materials.



We replicate physical networking through the use of WhatsApp groups. These groups encourage more fluid-training experiences as your tutor has the ability to respond to questions or needs instantly. Through virtual attendance on one of our courses, you will meet a range of like-minded individuals from all sectors and industries. Participating in group discussions will allow you to share your experiences and hear from others, which can often form a fundamental part of your learning with us.


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