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What is in-house learning and could my company benefit from it?

In-housing learning has become increasingly popular among many companies seeking to verse their staff in additional knowledge and skills that they require to take the company further. However, many companies that routinely send their workers to external training centres lack awareness of what precisely in-house learning involves, which might not be suitable for every organisation.

In-house learning in a nutshell

The in-house learning on offer from London TFE involves our professional lecturers, who provide tuition in courses ranging from CPD to PR to oil and gas courses, travelling to a company's premises and delivering the course at a specific time and location that is convenient for the company.

Our in-house learning courses can differ hugely in what is taught. Though you could simply choose any of our standard courses for delivery at a suitable time and location, you can also arrange for one of these courses to be more tailored to your company's needs, or even for a completely bespoke and unique course. We explain further on our in-house learning page.

Why your company could - or could not - benefit

In many cases, big financial savings are possible with in-house learning. One reason is that London TFE can send just one trainer to you without having to also set up the training space. A bigger reason is that your company will not have to spend money on travel and maybe even accommodation for its employees to use the training centre. Hence, in-house learning can be wise for businesses based in more sparsely-populated places that could be difficult to travel long distances from.

Larger businesses with a high employee turnover could especially benefit financially from in-house learning, as it is generally recommended that more than four people are in-house trained at a time for the company to make financial savings. Such companies could also appreciate the opportunity for training that is more focused on its specific needs; bigger businesses tend to be more demanding businesses, whereas public scheduled courses can often adhere too closely to a "one size fits all" approach.

On the other hand, companies ranging from big corporations to small start-ups could miss valuable opportunities to network with workers from other companies. There is also the risk that, by keeping the learning in the company's own premises, the trainees might be tempted not to take the learning as seriously as they would if they had to leave the building.

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