Abbey’s JAUPT approved driver CPC training moved online this week as the company held its first course for drivers based throughout the UK, and participants have unanimously praised the new delivery method.
The instructor led course was held in two 3.5 hour sessions over two days and provided a great opportunity for drivers to maintain their training while on furlough or at home. It was also a great opportunity for drivers to catch up as this week we started with some free time for drivers to chat with their colleagues who they haven’t seen or spoken to for many weeks, which proved very worthwhile.
Prior to the course all drivers were given simple joining instructions and walked through the process for getting online which ensured no technical challenges for participants not used to using this technology.
To keep everyone feeling as involved as possible, the sessions were fully interactive with polls and questions being used throughout which was a very effective way to keep the sessions flowing naturally and maintain interest and energy.
Abbey’s Driver Training Manager Matthew Parry said: “Using an online platform is a great way to keep drivers at home engaged with the business and up to date with their training.
“We knew the course was well suited to being delivered remotely and we’ve been thrilled by the feedback we received from all the drivers.
“We’ve been told that this format is actually preferred than regular classroom training and the technology we use has allowed everyone to get connected easily with no technical challenges throughout the course.
“We can definitely see this method replacing at least some of the classroom training we do going forward and may find we go online full time if we continue to receive the sort of positive response we have seen this week.
“We already have drivers from across the country booked in for next weeks training sessions and will continue to run them for the foreseeable future.”
Abbey’s online CPC courses are available to drivers from any organisation so if you would like to book individuals or whole teams for training, or would like to discuss the courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.