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Can vocational courses such as plumbing training offer a better experience than traditional courses?

What are the benefits of Vocational Courses?

In the current economic climate it is now more difficult than ever to gain meaningful employment as the job market requires experience and proof that you can apply skills.

Vocational courses, such as plumbing training, have become increasingly popular with employers as it provides potential employees with the skills and experience of the industry before they have started a position with the company.

What is the difference between vocational courses and traditional courses?

Vocational courses differ greatly from traditional classroom and home learning based courses. Vocational courses offer more hands-on based training blending classroom theory with hands-on experience which reinforces the skills learnt through the duration of the course.

This compares to the more traditional classroom based learning offered by schools and universities, which do not provide the same level of hands on training many vocational courses offer.

The government have also recently promoted the benefits of vocational courses over traditional ones as a viable option to gaining meaningful employment. This has been done through national campaigns as well as through funding for apprenticeships, making businesses more willing to provide apprenticeship opportunities to students.

What types of vocational Courses are on offer?

With the governments promotion of vocational courses it has now made a more varied amount of disciplines that people can undertake including things such as nursing, law and teaching, meaning students will benefit from experience in the industry.

As training providers ourselves we know the benefits that gas, electrical and plumbing training can provide to our trainees. Many of our trainees go on to work for other companies with many more deciding that they want to set up their own companies and work for themselves. With vocational courses such as ours prospects for gaining meaningful employments are higher, as many of our courses require on-site experience to pass the course, which we can arrange for you.

 

All data correct at time of publication.