E-learning through the IET Academy involves online training courses using interactive content that you follow at your own pace. Courses or course units can be completed at any time, wherever you are, to best suit your schedule.
How is e-learning different from an e-class?
E-learning provides training content that you follow individually as it suits you. Whereas e-classes will usually be scheduled to a time and date, and led by a tutor, e-learning takes a more flexible approach, allowing you to undertake your training in bite-sized segments, or units, at any time.
How is e-learning different from a webinar?
Although webinars can often be watched on demand after their initial broadcast, they are essentially a presentation, used to inform, rather than teach, and with little interaction outside of a Q&A. E-learning courses use different types of content to provide an interactive learning experience, designed to teach complex or technical topics.
Why should I choose e-learning over in-person training?
With e-learning, you have full control over which courses you take, and when. You don’t have to wait for an available class to fit into your schedule, and your training isn’t disrupted by events outside of your control, such as a pandemic! You can still focus on career development, preparing you for new opportunities when they arise.
Is the IET Academy just for IET members?
Not at all! Although IET members get 25% off individual courses and units, our courses are available to anybody, you do not need to become a member to learn with the IET Academy.
Do the courses count towards my CPD?
Yes, all IET Academy courses count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), helping you advance in your career. You will also receive an IET Certificate of Completion at the end of your course as evidence of your achievement.
How do I test I’ve understood everything from my e-learning course?
Each of our courses include mini tests throughout, as well as a final assessment at the end to help you to ensure that your learning is fully embedded. You can go back over each unit as many times as you need to make sure that you are confident with what you have learned.
Can I try a course to see how e-learning works?
Yes! Each course has a short module that you can try for free to introduce the content and learning style. Just click on the ‘Try for free’ button next to any published course on the website.
When can I start the course?
The course will be available to you within 24 hours of purchase.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have 12 months online access to the content from the date of purchase/start date.
On average how long will it take me to do the course?
The length of each course varies, and we know it’s important to learn at your own pace. You can find the CPD hours for your specific course on the corresponding page on our website.
Can my company pay for the course on my behalf?
Yes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
I manage a team of engineers and would like them all to take a course. Do they each have to buy it separately?
No. All of our courses and course units can be purchased with a multi-user licence bespoke to the number of people you need it for. Teams and departments can all access the training and you can keep track of how it’s going via your own admin dashboard. You even get a chat function for your users to make the training a more sociable experience. Talk to our team about multi-user discounts and arrange a demo of free trial for your business.
How can you help simulate some of the group learning benefits missed from not attending a classroom course?
Teams can be set up in a designated virtual classroom where they can share ideas, discuss training topics and support each other throughout their time on the course. We’ve found this helps immensely with team engagement.
How can you help engage the team to ensure that everyone completes the training?
The IET Academy team can help with learner engagement. We send regular notifications to learners to help prompt them to complete their training. We can also set management/L&D personnel up as facilitators to the training so that they have access to dashboards, reports etc. and can monitor the learning.