NICEIC introduces alternative to classroom training

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17th Edition training can currently involve up to three days in a classroom, plus a fourth day allocated for sitting the online examination.

NICEIC has recognised how difficult and expensive it can be for electricians to take four days out of work to attend classroom-based courses. Working with e-learning experts, Virtual College, NICEIC has put the face-to-face training delivery into an online course.

This means delegates can access 17th Edition training at a time, place and pace to suit them, potentially saving them from losing four days of site work.

The online course keeps track of your progress and bookmarks where the delegate has got up to; so small bite-sized chunks are just as possible as larger online training sessions.

Delegates can sit the course over a number of nights, weeks or months - it's totally flexible and NICEIC has structured the course into short interactive e-learning modules. Once these are completed one can undertake a number of online revision tests that will check the user is ready for entry to the final assessment.

"The fact electricians can now access a 17th Edition course at a flexible time and place to suit them is an important step, especially in the current economic climate," says Alan Wells, head of electrotechnical, NICEIC Group. "This online learning facility, as well as the introduction of our virtual reality PIR course, means NICEIC is truly pioneering electrical training methods in the UK today."

The course is available from 1 February 2010. For more details visit www.niceic.com and click on training or call 0870 013 0389.