What Are the Benefits of Classroom Based Learning?

In today's digital age, many students are drawn to online courses for their convenience and flexibility. However, classroom-based learning offers unique advantages that can significantly enhance your educational experience and career prospects. At Industry Skills Training (IST), we specialise in face-to-face classes and believe in the power of personalised learning. This article explores the benefits of classroom-based learning and why it might be the right choice for you.
Trainer providing guidance to a student in a Certificate III in Individual Support class, highlighting the interactive and supportive learning environment.

In today’s digital age, many students are drawn to online courses for their convenience and flexibility. However, classroom-based learning offers unique advantages that can significantly enhance your educational experience and career prospects. At Industry Skills Training (IST), we specialise in face-to-face classes and believe in the power of personalised learning. This article explores the benefits of classroom-based learning and why it might be the right choice for you.

Better Chance of Job Placement

At IST, our classroom-based courses emphasise personalised learning, practical experience, and networking, enhancing job placement prospects. This tailored approach, bridging theory with practice, equips students with industry connections and the skills needed to excel in their careers, making them highly sought after by employers.

Personalised Learning Experience

1. Direct Interaction with Trainers

In a classroom setting, you have the opportunity to interact directly with your trainers. This means you can ask questions in real-time, receive immediate feedback, and benefit from their expertise and guidance. This personal interaction can lead to a deeper understanding of the material.

  • Stat: According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, students in face-to-face classes tend to perform better on average compared to their peers in online courses.

2. Tailored Support and Guidance

Instructors in a classroom can offer personalised support and adjust their teaching methods to suit the learning styles and needs of their students. This adaptability can help you grasp complex concepts more effectively than in a standardised online course.

Practical Experience

3. Hands-On Learning

Classroom-based learning often includes practical, hands-on activities that allow you to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. This experiential learning is crucial for mastering skills that are best learned through practice, such as lab work, workshops, and interactive simulations.

  • Stat: A study by the National Training Laboratories found that students retain 75% of what they learn through hands-on practice.

4. Immediate Feedback and Improvement

During hands-on activities, instructors can provide immediate feedback, helping you correct mistakes and improve your skills on the spot. This instant feedback loop is a significant advantage over online learning, where feedback may be delayed.

Networking Opportunities

5. Building Professional Relationships

Being in a classroom allows you to build relationships with your peers, instructors, and guest speakers. These connections can be invaluable for your future career, providing networking opportunities, mentorship, and potential job leads.

6. Collaborative Learning

Working with classmates on group projects and discussions fosters teamwork and collaboration skills, which are highly valued by employers. This collaborative environment can also lead to diverse perspectives and innovative solutions.

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Enhanced Engagement and Motivation

7. Structured Learning Environment

A classroom provides a structured environment that can enhance focus and discipline. The routine of attending classes and participating in scheduled activities can help keep you motivated and on track with your studies.

  • Stat: According to a survey by the Learning House, 44% of students in online courses reported struggling with motivation compared to their peers in traditional classroom settings (Source).

8. Interactive Learning

Classroom settings often encourage more active participation through discussions, Q&A sessions, and interactive activities. This engagement can make learning more enjoyable and effective compared to passive online learning.

9. Better Progression and Motivation

Face-to-face classes tend to have better progression rates than online courses. The support and motivation from peers and trainers in a classroom setting help keep you engaged and committed to completing your course.

Time Efficiency

10. Shorter Course Duration

Face-to-face courses often have shorter durations compared to online courses. While online programs can take a year or more, classroom-based courses can typically be completed in a few months. This faster completion time can help you enter the workforce sooner.

  • StatResearch by the National Center for Education Statistics found that students in traditional classroom settings often complete their programs faster than those in online programs.

Real-World Preparation

11. Simulating Workplace Conditions

Classroom-based learning can simulate real-world workplace conditions, preparing you for the demands and expectations of your future job. This preparation includes adhering to schedules, collaborating with colleagues, and engaging in professional conduct.

12. Access to Resources

Being on campus gives you access to various resources, such as libraries, labs, and study groups, which can enrich your learning experience and provide additional support.

Is Classroom-Based Learning Right for You?

While classroom-based learning offers numerous benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Some students may prefer the flexibility of online courses due to personal commitments or learning preferences. However, if you value personalised instruction, hands-on experience, and networking opportunities, classroom-based learning could be the ideal choice for you.

Why Choose IST for Classroom-Based Learning?

At Industry Skills Training, we specialise in face-to-face courses designed to maximise your learning experience and career readiness. Our personalised approach, practical training, and industry connections ensure that you are well-prepared for your future career.

Start Your Journey with IST

If you’re ready to enhance your educational experience and improve your job prospects, consider enroling in one of our classroom-based courses at IST.

By choosing classroom-based learning, you are investing in a comprehensive, engaging, and supportive educational journey that can set you up for long-term success.

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