FRTC has migrated to an eLearning System. The Felix Risk Training Consultants eLearning System is an online web-based platform that learners can use to access course material, view facilitation videos, upload completed assignments, interact with one another on the chat forum, interact with the online facilitator should they require clarity or support, and view their learner results. The focus of the system is to improve communication and data transmission between learners and Felix Risk Training Consultants in real time.
FRTCS LEARNER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM The Learner Management System has been developed to digitise the paper-based processes of FRTC. This is a centralised system whereby learner records can be easily stored and accessed.
The development of an eLearning system aims to improve the accessibility of learner information, whilst simultaneously providing learners with a convenient way to access their course material, submit assignments and engage with the online facilitator and with each other.
The beneﬁt of the LMS is that the system will track the learners time spent in the system, from sign in to sign out. In the case of studying via the distance mode, this proves to be an effective way in which learner attendance can be tracked and monitored and serves to assist both the learner, training provider and learner’s employer (Human Resources Department).
Felix Risk Training Consultants (FRTC) believes that learners who are supported in their study efforts are better prepared for learning.
FRTCS INVALUABLE LEARNER SUPPORT Learners are supported in the following ways, academically by Felix Risk Training Consultants: • Admin Support: FRTC has dedicated online learner support administrators that are available to take care of any queries that learners might have. • Communication: Learners are constantly kept in contact via bulk SMS, email and telephonic calls. Learners are supported through email correspondence, telephone calls and forums discussions.
• Online Facilitation: is an opportunity to create a supportive online community for students by encouraging both facilitator-to-student engagement and student-to-student interaction. Online facilitation helps to create an eLearning experience that is informative, engaging, and motivational for the learner. • At Risk Support: The abilities of the individual learners are identiﬁed, and differentiated learning and teaching is provided, where necessary. • Learner Centredness: The learner centred approach is embraced to ensure that the learner takes ownership of his/her studies and performs successfully. • Learner Results: Individual results are monitored per assessment, to reinforce excellent performance and improve performance of learners that require the extra support. • FRTC Training Provider Support: Learners are encouraged to contact FRTC for any training, assignment & submission related queries. • Remediation support: Learners are encouraged to contact FRTC facilitators for assistance in remediation. FRTC allows learners three attempts to submit assessments and gain Competence per assessment. • Reporting: FRTC reports to each client monthly post training sessions. Reports cover various aspects such as learner attendance, learner assessment submissions and non-submissions, learners that require remedial support, training evaluation ratings of facilitators by learners about the training session and other general feedback from learners and from facilitators, where applicable.
FRTC PROVIDES TRAINING TO EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED LEARNERS FRTC has a select group of clients that it provides training to. Learners that are trained consist of employed and unemployed learners. The employed learners are employees within the respective banks, insurance companies, call centres, ﬁnancial institutions, etc. the unemployed learners are pre-selected by the employer and put forward to be trained by FRTC. The learner is then equipped with a qualiﬁcation that enables the learner to self-develop and progress in his/her career path.
PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNERS FRTC provides a range of qualiﬁcations from NQF Level 3 to NQF Level 6. Learners can articulate either horizontally or vertically.
SITE OF TRAINING FRTC provides onsite training at each clientele’s ofﬁces. Each employer has designated training rooms/conference rooms on the premises, that are used when their staff undergo training. The training rooms are fully ﬁtted with overhead projectors, white boards, ﬂip charts, wi-ﬁ, etc. Employed learners are supported by training being implemented onsite at their workplace for their convenience.
FRTC PROVIDES CUSTOMISED TRAINING PER CLIENT Each Client identiﬁes the staff they want to be trained by levels within the Employer’s Business. Training is customised to the Clients business including speciﬁc product samples to ensure training is speciﬁc to their work environment. The PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) is structured in such a way that the tasks are simulated and detailed in a student’s logbook, which assists employees/staff to manage operational issues in compliance with statutory regulatory requirements.
BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING AN ELEARNING SYSTEM A learning management system offers the following beneﬁts: Saving time and money - The use of an LMS saves businesses time and online facilitation reduces costs, that a business can allocate to other resources. Further, online classes allow for learners from different geographical locations to study at their leisure. Efﬁcient management - An LMS allows for effective control of administration, automisation, communication with learners, facilitators and clients. Easy access to information – Users can easily access course material, course calendars, learning material, facilitation videos, chat forums at any time and from anywhere. Up to date and immediate content – Administrators can easily update the learning content and resources on the system for the learners. Advanced reporting – An LMS caters for detailed management reports that can be extracted detailing the progress of the learners, completion of work, time taken etc which allows easy evaluation of their progress either as a group or individually. Multimedia learning – An LMS allows for learners to communicate with their facilitators, administrators and fellow learners via chat forums, creating a more interactive and personal learning environment. Improved communication – An LMS facilitates communication and collaboration between all users of the system. Increased sales - An LMS can generate proﬁt for businesses attributed to the sales of online courses via distance studies. Learners can register for various online courses at their convenience.
Undoubtedly, learning platforms are a powerful 360º tool which many businesses and educational institutions can utilise for their unlimited beneﬁts. With good implementation they can produce great results in training and educational growth.
Overall, FRTC has taken a huge stride in implementing an LMS, that will be of a beneﬁt to the company, the learner and the employer.