Accessible learning with Blended Learning

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It can be a logistical nightmare to access training when one has busy work or family commitments. Whilst the will is there, the time is often not, and fitting things around existing commitments is often a difficult task.

This often restricts individuals who want to break into the fitness industry, with many people craving a career in fitness but they simply cannot commit to weeks or months of attendance based learning. What they really need is flexible learning experience to wrap around their busy lifestyles.

What Is Blended Learning?

If this sounds like you then fear not as there is a solution – blended learning.

This modern and innovative approach to learning reduces the need for you to be present in a classroom. Instead studying is done via a “blend” of e-learning, practical workshops, webinars, work experience and one to one tutorials. This way much of the theoretical studying can be done remotely with key practical aspects of the course being delivered via practical workshops, held at times to suit the student.

Whilst traditional learning methods would see you spending weeks or months in a classroom, blended learning delivers the exact same syllabus in an exciting and convenient way. Further, the majority of the learning can be accessed online enabling you to study anywhere that you have an internet connection.

Getting Support

Another important element of blended learning is student support. When studying remotely, it is important that you have quick answers to your questions and receive feedback on drafts of your work. This is where on demand student support is important with dedicated professionals on hand to answer any questions you have and guide you through each part of the course.

Another key advantage of blended learning is that, as the study is largely independent, it can be worked through at a pace to suit you. You may wish to put lots of time in and complete quickly or you may wish to really take your time. Providing that the course content is followed adequately, both routes are absolutely fine!

Assessment Flexibility

Flexibility in assessments is also a key feature of this style of learning, with no pressure for deadlines or final exam dates, instead you will agree with your tutor when you are ready to take assessments and then make plans for an assessment date.

Once your assessments are passed you will have achieved your qualification. This will be an identical qualification to that which you would have achieved via a more traditional learning approach, you merely studied in it a more innovative and flexible way which is what blended learning is all about!

In Summary

To summarise, blended learning really is a total learning experience, with a key mix of practical and independent study methods, giving you ultimate control and ownership of your learning. It makes great use of learning technology and really utilises the support of expert tutors every step of the way. So if it’s a modern and convenient route that you are after, then blended learning really could be the route for you!

One of the UK’s leading blended learning providers of Gym Instructor and Personal Training courses is Study Active.


Find out more about the options for blended learning personal trainer courses on the Study Active profile page.


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By Ian Duncan

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