Join our virtual classrooms
We’ve recreated the classroom experience online, so you can easily access several of the UK’s most respected and recognised courses, wherever you are.
To see the virtual courses we currently have scheduled click here
A supportive learning experience
We use a variety of techniques to support your virtual learning, so you get as much from the course online as you would face-to-face. We use interactive whiteboards, watch videos, read through slides and much more to bring course materials to life.
How much does virtual learning cost?
Each course is individually priced for solo learners and corporate teams working remotely. Please contact us by completing our enquiry form, and someone will get back to you.
In-House - If you are looking for a virtual course that is run exclusively for your organisation, you can enquire below to discuss your options.
How it works
Sign up for one of our popular virtual courses by getting in touch with us directly or booking your spot on any one of the course dates available. Courses we are offering virtually (availability permitting) include:
- IOSH Managing Safely
- NEBOSH General Certificate
- CITB SMSTS (Including refreshers)
- CITB SSSTS (Including refreshers)
- ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management
- ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
- Core Skills for Team Leaders
Around a week before your first virtual session, you will receive an email with instructions on logging in to your own TSW Student Account which gives you access to the full online office 365 software suite.
Our Virtual courses are delivered through Microsoft Teams and you will be invited in to a team with other students on the course
Get set up for your course a few days before by logging in, testing your camera and microphone settings and introducing yourself to the rest of the group through teams chat.
We know technology can be quite challenging at times. Our customer support team are at hand to help you with any course or technical challenges you may have.
The TSW Online Learning Environment
When you sign up for a course, you'll get instant access to our exclusive learning platform. The TSW Online Learning Environment extends your learning experience, so when you’re back at work and applying your new-found knowledge, we can continue to support you. Each course contains a wealth of resources, specific to your training journey, including:
- Pre-event information
- PowerPoint presentations used during the course
- Guides and factsheets
- 'Bites' of theory
- Links to further reading and other media
- Assessment guidance and support
Once you've logged in, you can gain access to Microsoft’s online software, your own email and Microsoft Teams. Your virtual course will be delivered through Microsoft teams, which is an engaging, seamless and easy-to-use video calling software. We utilise several modern app's such as digital whiteboards and online form assessments to ensure your learning experience in the cloud is as good as in the classroom.
What is virtual learning?
Virtual learning is when you learn online. To access our virtual training, you need to use your internet-connected device to join one of our courses. We give you access some of the world’s best courses from your laptop, phone or desktop computer. In 2020, we launched our suite of virtual courses, so that everyone can continue to access training when they’re working from home, or furloughed, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What software and equipment will you need?
You will need:
- A connection to the internet
- An internet-enabled device, which could be a desktop computer, a laptop or a phone
- A microphone
- A camera, but it's optional - you can join in using just your microphone if you prefer
What happens before the course starts?
Once you’ve signed up, we’ll email you with all the course details and your unique username to access the TSW Online Learning Environment. From here, you can review course materials and install Microsoft Teams. If you have any queries between the time you book your place and the course start date, you will be able to contact our customer support team.
How will you know when to log in?
As every course is live, you'll need to log in on set dates and times to join the class. We'll tell you when you need to log in and for how long in your starter pack, which will arrive over email. If you can't make one of the sessions, please let us know.
What happens in the first session?
Whichever course you take, you'll be asked to log in a few minutes before the session is due to start. When everyone has joined the virtual call, you'll meet your trainer, your classmates and say 'hello' yourself. You'll take a few minutes just to get comfortable with the learning environment and software - try and toggle your camera on and off, use the live chat and look at the interactive buttons, such as the whiteboard. We're committed to make your virtual experience as social and friendly as our face-to-face courses, so if you're not sure, just ask.
How do you join in and ask questions?
Your trainer can hear and see you if you've got your microphone and camera switched on. If you’ve got a question, there is a 'hands up' function - you just click a button and your trainer will see that you wish to ask something. If you don't want to interrupt the trainer, there's also a live chat, so you can quietly send your question for the trainer to pick up later in the session.
You need to step away from the training for a moment. What should you do?
You can toggle the microphone and camera on and off you want to. If you want to make a cup of tea, for example, or the postman comes to the door, you can turn off your microphone and camera, but keep listening to the training. If you think you've missed something important, it's live so you can't rewind or pause what's going on. You can ask the trainer, or catch up later on - every session is recorded so you can listen and learn on-demand if you need to. We do take regular breaks - the trainer will tell you when these fall at the start of the session.
Can you speak to the trainer outside of training?
Yes. If you think of questions after the session’s ended, you can speak to your trainer using the Teams course chat. Even though the live session has ended, your virtual classroom never closes. Just log on and ask your question, discuss with your peers and chat to your trainer at your leisure.