What is Blended Learning?

Our Training Daisy format is a blended learning approach, which means it combines face to face and online training. Training your workforce through face-to-face delivery alone places a huge strain on your budget. E-learning has become a very popular financial solution over recent years. However, it is widely recognised now that this format has its limitations.

The Training Daisy is a powerful combination of the two formats. It ensures that knowledge consumed through e-learning is checked and participants are given sufficient opportunity to discuss real-world implementation.

Contact us to discuss how this method could work for you, and to arrange a test drive of an e-learning module – [email protected]

How does the Training Daisy ensure that everybody in the live training has the same knowledge base?

Generally, in any live training session, the participants will have very different knowledge levels. An adept trainer will ensure that everybody is included, but the situation can leave some participants feeling that they have not been sufficiently stretched, whilst others struggle to understand the subject matter. The result in both cases is disengagement and minimal learning outcomes from the session…. which is not good enough!

The Training Daisy format means that in the weeks leading up to the live workshop everybody has consumed the same units of e-learning. This makes for an instantly cohesive group that can reflect on their learning together and clarify any mute points before moving onto an even deeper level of understanding.

How will my team benefit from this new approach?

Learners tell us that working through training in our unique format gives them a much greater understanding of how all the subjects fit together. This enables them to effectively implement their knowledge within the workplace or at home with those in their care.

Learners feel that their time has truly been well invested and that their CPD has been enhanced by the training. This is an improvement on the common complaint that training programmes can feel like a “tick-box exercise”.

Participants appreciate being able to access their learning resources whenever they need to at a time that suits them. They no longer worry about losing handouts or forgetting information.

What does the Training Daisy include?

The Training Daisy is a bespoke Blended Learning package. It includes between 4 and 6 “Petal” topics, andone live training workshop covering a central “Theme Topic”.

The Petal Topics are E-learning modules accessed through a learning portal.

The live workshop focuses on Values, Beliefs, Skills and Competencies.  It is also an opportunity for learners to discuss anything that came up for them through their individual study. Participants are given 4-6 weeks to complete the petal modules before they come together for the live workshop.

Participants have fed back that this way of training is unlike any they have experienced before. The cohesion in the room on the day was palpable, as everybody had the same background knowledge to explore and enrich. They also benefitted from having the time to actually action plan how they would implement their learning immediately with the young people in their care.

For commissioners, these training packages also include complimentary access to the “Learning Gateway” – a powerful Training Management tool that will enable you to easily track all learner attendance and assessments.

Isn’t E-learning a very “one size fits all” approach?

The best way to avoid this is to combine some of our e-learning with a face to face workshop. We offer a unique package of blended learning called the “Training Daisy” package.

You can read more about it HERE

Together we will create a training package that is bespoke to the needs of your agency. We will identify the individual topics that can be adequately covered through an E-learning format and then design a workshop that will pull all the themes together and achieve a much deeper learning.

When you do take our online courses as stand-alone modules we can assure you that you will not find them to be “click-through” exercises. They are designed to be engaging and thought-provoking, and always include quizzes to assess understanding.

How will the Training Daisy save my organisation money?

Each Training Daisy includes one central face-to-face workshop and 4-6 e-learning topics. The cost of this for a cohort of 15 people would be from £1,400.

The cost of covering all those topics through face-to-face delivery would be approx £3,000.

Your investment will also include free access to your “Learning Gateway”, a powerful training management tool that will save you the time and resources you may currently be spending on printing certificates, sending out training notes, creating registers and responding to team members training related queries.

All of our courses include a comprehensive workbook for your learners.

Most importantly, you can rest assured that any money you spend on this kind of training is not wasted because the participants will be fully absorbing the learning and will leave with actions plans of how to best support the young people they currently have at home.

What is the “Learning Gateway”?

Your training program with us includes automatic access to a comprehensive administrative and management tool called the Learning Gateway.

Early in 2017 we set ourselves the challenge of creating a solution for all the time pressured training managers we have worked with over the last 10 years. We wanted to create something that would considerably reduce their administrative burden in the most cost effective way possible.

We feel that the Learning Gateway fully meets this demand. As well as enabling you to track learner progress with simple to use Progress Charts and Reporting Tools it will also significantly reduce your day-to-day course administration.

You will know exactly who has completed what learning and when.

Is the Training Daisy fully Ofsted Compliant?

Each of our learning modules have been developed to be Ofsted compliant. Your Learning Gateway will give you instant access to all the evidence you are required to present during an inspection.

How are learners Assessed?

Assessment is an integral part of the Training Daisy experience. Quizzes feature in each of our e-learning modules. Participants will also complete a short on-line assessment after their live workshop. You will be able to set the pass rate for each course (we would suggest around 90%).  A certificate will be produced upon successful completion of this assessment.

Through your learning gateway you will be able to track the progress of each participant, as well as accessing clear data for each course you have commissioned. Having this kind of information at your fingertips significantly reduces the administrative strain of pulling together data for internal meetings and Ofsted inspections. Our system records the feedback and data required for all of your team’s CPD requirements.

Can we have a free trial please?

Yes you can!

We know it’s important for you to know you have sourced the best possible training for your teams. We would therefore like you to trial our e-learning, program both from your perspective as training manager and as a learner.

Contact us today [email protected] about gaining access to your Learning Gateway.

Who writes the courses?

Most of our courses have been written by Scott Henery, our CEO and draws upon his 15 years as a trainer in the field of social care.

Are any discounts available?

We offer discounts to registered Charities. We can also discuss discounts for the purchase of multiple licences.

Please drop us a line to [email protected]

When will I get access to the course?

You will receive an email with login details for accessing your courses within XXX minutes of checkout. If you buy a course in the evening or at the weekend you will receive details on the next working day.

How do your on-line courses work?

Our e-learning courses are designed to be engaging, informative and provide lasting knowledge of a subject. What really sets us apart is the way in which we incorporate the service users voice into our materials. For example, you will find video interviews with young people in several of the modules. As well as video, we also use interactive tools and quizzes to aid engagement and embed learning.

Participants have their own online area where they can start and stop their learning as it suits them. This also gives them a place to refer to and build their CPD record.

Commissioners can see how each learner is progressing and pull off information and reports at the click of a button.

The best way to get a sense of how it all works is to have a free trial, so contact us on [email protected] to get started.

What technology will learners need for E-learning?

You will need a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device with internet access. It is a fully responsive package. Fully IOS compatible.

We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

How long do learners have to complete a course?

Each e-learning module will take aprox 45-80 minutes to complete. Participants will be able to pause and return to their learning as it suits them. Commissioners can impose deadlines as they wish.

When undertaking a “Blended Training Daisy” program it will be important for participants to have completed all e-learning modules before they attend their live workshop. When we create your training plan together we will allow for this.

Participants will receive emails throughout their learning journey to keep them on track and remind them of deadlines.

Will learners get a certificate upon completion?

Yes certificates will be generated upon completion and assessment of each course. Both training managers and learners can chose to print these off at any time.

Are any other training materials supplied?

Absolutely – all learners will be able to download additional tools and resources relevant to each course.

Every course is accompanied by a workbook that gives prompts for learning and encourages deeper reflection.

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