Get connected to e-learning - for social care providers

The strengths of e-learning

Some of the staff can’t get in for training events if they work flexi-time around their children. I can arrange a day and time to do the e-learning and it can be done from home.

Patricia at Chatham House


Unlike traditional group learning, you don’t need to get a large number of learners in the same place at the same time. You can use this to your advantage when:


e-Learning can be cost effective because:

There is an increasing amount of good quality free e-learning available. We have suggested examples at the end.

It is a good idea to get a feel for what e-learning can do by using free material first, as some e-learning can be expensive to buy, particularly for smaller organisations.

Develop knowledge, test knowledge, track results

Learn in privacy

Not everyone feels confident admitting that they don’t know something. e-Learning is a great chance to bring their ideas up to date without embarrassment.

Blended learning

To combat the isolation of e-learning it is usually best used alongside other methods of learning, such as tutor-led group training, or practical hands-on training. Using e-learning in conjunction with these other learning methods is called blended learning. By having discussion groups and supervision around the areas of the e-learning, staff can access the benefits of both learning alone and learning together.

A pace that suits

eLearners go at their own pace. This can be good for motivated learners who benefit from working at their own pace.