Training for the Health Care sector often involves on-the-job training, paired with other types of learning, such as workshops, e-Learning and workbooks. Many Health and Social Care use this Blended Learning approach as part of their Learning and Development Strategy.
Typically, e-Learning training involves specific e-Learning courses that can be completed online, across different devices for staff to learn on the go, or in their own time. These digital courses incorporate gamification, interactive quizzes, videos and visually appeasing infographics that entice the learners to interact and pick up information quicker than a traditional class-room style training session.
Health and Social Care e-Learning has been progressive over the last few years. Many training providers have adapted their content to support Learning and Development framework set out by Skills for Care and CQC. This is often made up of specific units and standards to match the Care Certificate.
What are the benefits of e-learning for my Health Care Organisation?
There are many ways that e-Learning training can prove beneficial to your Health Care organisation. Learning and Development is a huge factor for a lower retention rate, staff happiness and progression. We’ll list out some key benefits and details below!
Speed up Staff Training
One of the biggest benefits, in our opinion, is the amount of time saved from e-Learning training. This is because many e-Learning courses are self-serviceable, where the staff member can learn on their own accord. This usually saves hours when comparing this to traditional learning from a text book or classroom-based learning.
This includes saving travel time to training events, and the general expectation that staff will be setting their own pace and train in their spare time.
We can confirm that most feedback about our e-Learning and LMS, is that it saves organisations money. This is because they are ditching old Learning and Development tactics such as traditional classroom-based training, and in-house learning with expensive training. Compared to e-Learning, the content is even more engaging and interactive than relying on paperwork.
When providing staff members with self-paced online e-Learning, it helps drive higher productivity. This is because they can train anywhere and at any time. Some staff members will feel more comfortable in completing their e-Learning in their own homes, or in their own space.
Trackable and Compliance friendly
With an LMS, it makes it easier for staff members and managers to track e-Learning online. The learner can see how much of their e-Learning is left to complete so they are compliant, whilst managers and admin will have the ability to assign as much or as little e-Learning needed for each user with Learning Pathways.
Both e-Learning and an LMS paired together helps admin and manager users to produce instant digital reports to see which areas of an organisations Learning and Development needs improving. These reports can be printed, saved and shown to local authorities when an inspection is underway, rather than spending hours looking through unnecessary paperwork and excel spreadsheets.
An LMS or e-Learning course that can allow you to add your own branding can help your staff recognise that this course or system is owned by your own organisation. This includes certificates generated after a course is completed, so that it has your organisations logo on, it makes the staff member feel as part of the team, and help them feel empowered.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can have an all-in-one LMS system with over 100 CPD certified courses specific to Health and Social Care please book a free online consultation with My Learning Cloud.