Learning by Doing

A Practical approach to training

Our candidates don’t have to listen to long lectures or be exposed to ‘death by PowerPoint’. Each subject is presented in its most straight-forward context so that candidates can explore the essential issues and engage with the learning experience intended. For example, if candidates are learning about isolating three-phase motors, we have specially-wound 40volt 3-phase motors custom-built for them so that they can connect the motor control gear and demonstrate that they can individually isolate the motors in a range of scenarios.

This approach is made possible by constantly investing in real industrial equipment to help delivery of the courses and ensuring that each course has small numbers of candidates (typically a maximum of 8) attending it. With manageable groups of this size, our instructors are able to ensure that each candidate is learning in an effective and enjoyable manner.

If you would like to have a look at some of the equipment that we use on the courses then please contact us to arrange a visit. We know that there are certain subjects that candidates can’t learn about in a purely practical context; the effects of electric shock, how the electricity at work regulations affect them, how plc programs should be structured, etc: these subjects are taught using methods that will engage the candidates and ensure that they are learning effectively – for example using methods like individually-assigned tasks, syndicate exercises, role-play scenarios, directed-writing etc.

Our trade mark was granted by the British Patent Office in recognition of the ‘Learning by Doing’ approach to training that we have espoused over the last 26 years. This approach leads to better understanding, retention and enjoyability of the courses on offer, ensuring that the application of skills and knowledge back in the workplace is an easy and logical next step.

Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I’ll remember, involve me and I’ll understand

– Ancien chinese proverb