The Benefits of Online Training vs Face-to-Face: Revolutionising the Engineering Field

The digital age has transformed many aspects of our lives, not least the way we learn and acquire new skills. For engineers, particularly those involved in automatic door installation, the shift towards online training offers numerous benefits over traditional face-to-face methods. Let’s explore why online training might be the optimal choice for both budding and experienced engineers.

Flexibility and Convenience

One of the most significant advantages of online training is the flexibility it offers. Unlike face-to-face training, which requires physical attendance at a specific location and time, online courses can be accessed anytime, anywhere. This means engineers can fit their learning around their existing schedules, reducing the need for travel and allowing them to learn at their own pace. As one engineer put it, online training means “no travelling” and can be done “at any time.”

Enhanced Learning Resources

Online training platforms often come equipped with a wealth of resources that can be revisited as needed. Videos, detailed guides, and interactive modules ensure that learners can go back over information until they fully understand it. This is a stark contrast to traditional classroom settings where the opportunity to revisit content is limited. One of our engineers praised the ability to “go back over information in the videos,” highlighting the value of this resource in reinforcing learning.

Reduced Pressure and Enhanced Comfort

For many, the traditional exam setting can be daunting and stressful. Online training alleviates this pressure by allowing engineers to take exams in a more relaxed environment. The option to resit the exam the same day also removes the stress of long waiting periods for retakes. One participant noted there was “no pressure being in an exam setting,” which significantly enhanced the overall learning experience.

In-Depth Understanding and Support

The Automatic Door Installation Association ensures that its online courses provide in-depth insight into the workings of automatic doors. Feedback from engineers has been overwhelmingly positive, with comments describing the courses as “really well organised” and “informative.” Additionally, the ability to receive free technical support and guidance via video call during and after training is a unique benefit. This support system ensures that any issues encountered can be quickly addressed, further solidifying the knowledge gained during the course.

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

Our online courses are accredited by City & Guilds, one of the most recognised certification bodies in the industry. This accreditation not only assures the quality of the training but also enhances the professional credibility of those who complete it.


In conclusion, while face-to-face training has its merits, the benefits of online training for engineers, especially those in the field of automatic door installation, are clear. From flexibility and convenience to enhanced learning resources and reduced pressure, online training offers a comprehensive and supportive learning environment. With the backing of the Automatic Door Installation Association and City & Guilds accreditation, engineers can be confident they are receiving top-tier training that will stand them in good stead throughout their careers.

Embrace the future of learning—choose online training for your professional development needs.