Stay at Home Tips – Part 6

Stay at Home Tips - Part 6

Now in our 6th week of lockdown, it can feel like the coronavirus has put the world on hold as we wait for release from our temporary restrictions.

But increasing numbers of people are using this time to build their skillset, with online learning platforms experiencing a significant upsurge in enrollments.

Devoting some of our lockdown time to self-education makes sense. Besides helping to bolster your professional skills during this economic uncertainty, learning a new skill can help develop a sense of achievement as well as a sense of control that will help cope with anxiety caused by the pandemic.

 

 

Online courses enable you to continue studying, build professional skills, and connect with experts, but where can you find the right course?

Whether, you are looking for fleet industry courses to enhance employee learning within your business or seeking to polish up your own technical skills during the enforced time at home, below we list our top tips to help you navigate your way through the multiple online learning options.

The Fleet Academy from the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) provides members with a broad range of education & training programmes that fully encompass the key subjects required to achieve professional competence in modern day fleet vehicle operations.

Suitable for fleet administrators and managers as well as HR & finance personnel, the on-line training options are geared to providing flexible solutions that fully meet the needs of participants, whether new to the industry or already established in their roles.

Fleet Academy

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are online courses that allow participants free access and unrestricted participation to any course of their choice. Besides the conventional modes of teaching such as lectures, videos and reading material; MOOCs also provide a platform for interactive forums.

Having grown steadily, their recognition as being equivalent to a regular university is slowly establishing itself.

The main benefits of MOOCs are:

  • the wide range of courses available from providers
  • courses are generally free to access contents
  • completion certificates are not expensive

Top MOOC providers:

 

Whether you’re new to the Microsoft Office suite or simply want to refresh your skills, GCF Global offer various courses on their free platform which will be relevant, no matter which version of Microsoft Office you have access to.

Lessons offer a mix of text, video, interactives, and challenges to practise what you learn.

If you’ve already binged on all your favourite TV shows, and made it to the bottom of your pile of novels, why not try learning something creative online to help maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Cooking:
Wagamama’s Wok From Home Series

Painting:
Scrapbook.com’s Watercolour 101: The Basics

Drawing:
Disney’s How To Draw Series

Writing:
Writers HQ Seven Ideas in Seven Days Creative Writing Course