Distance Learning, could this be the future of training & development?

With a rise in company turnover rates and the high price of university fees, employers are increasingly scared to spend money training employees that could just leave, but employees want/need training for their roles. This begs the question, can distance learning bridge the gap between employers and employees.

A research project by Middlesex University’s Institute for work based learning found that 74% of UK workers felt they were not reaching their potential and wished they had received more job training. This could not be truer for solicitors. Many solicitors need to get specialised and up to speed in a specific area of law; this is usually done by gaining an extra qualification on top of their university degree that tends to be broader.

In another national survey, 70% of the respondents (Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials) indicated that job-related training and development opportunities influenced their decision to stay at their job.

It’s not just companies who can take advantage of this mode of learning. With its flexible nature and ability to allow professionals to gain a degree whilst in full time employment, distance learning opens many doors for professionals to gain an extra degree or training. A growing number of professionals are doing distance learning courses on their own accord and using it to further their career.

Thinking about distance learning as an option? Check out the courses below.

De Montfort – Distance Learning Courses

De Montfort University is pleased to announce details of its law 2017-2019 Distance Learning Programmes, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or LLM in one of the following:

Business Law / International Business Law

Risk Management

Employment Law and Practice

Food Law

Sports Law and Practice

MBA for Lawyers

Environmental Law and Practice

Medical Law and Ethics

International Human Rights Law

Law / International Law

The distance learning programmes provide tuition from De Montfort University who was recently ranked Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Completing one of these rigorous programmes will give you a competitive advantage in a difficult job market and allow you to work and learn at the same time.

The programmes start on 15th September 2017 and run for 10 months for the Certificate, 22 months for the Diploma and 27 months for the LLM.

London Metropolitan University – Distance Learning Courses

Established in 1848, London Met has taught students from over 190 countries and is one of London's oldest universities. The University boasts an array of recognised Alumni, one of which includes the current Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Starting in September 2018 London Met has Postgraduate Diplomas/LLM’s in the following:

Financial Services Law
Media and Entertainment Law

Starting in November 2018 London Met has Postgraduate Diplomas/LLM’s in the following:

International, Oil, Gas and Energy Law

With the opportunity to learn on the go from respected course directors like Dita Gill, BA, LLM, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, you can unlock your potential and gain a thorough understanding of both the practical and theoretical side of law.

For more law distance learning courses please click here.

For more information or assistance with any of the courses described above get in touch on +44 (0)20 7017 4483 or email Legal@knect365.com



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