Without doubt, one of the main advantages of distance learning is the significantly enhanced level of flexibility.
Where professional, vocational qualifications are concerned, the alternative to distance learning is usually an evening or weekend course at a local further education college. However, attending regular classes can test the commitment of even the most dedicated employee, particularly one who has already spent a full day at work and no doubt has other personal demands on their time.
Distance learning can be fitted around existing responsibilities, allowing people to choose their hours and maintain a healthy family and social life, which is a strong selling point for many employees.
Similarly, distance learning isn’t tied to academic term dates – which might mean waiting almost a whole year should an enrolment deadline be missed – so you can strike while the iron is hot and start training your workforce immediately. Travel expenses are also reduced, representing a valuable cost saving.