Options for PC-Users with Existing Knowledge
A Realistic Approach when taking a Course – what needs attention of both Clients and Learners?
With regards to training for those with existing (prior) computer knowledge; in Corporate environment, often Clients [the organizers/decision makers] are different than Learners [who actually attend the courses]. Clients and Learners, both need to be clear and in agreement of, which one of the following ways (options) would best benefit the Organisation and Learners. Lack of such practice, may result in booking training seats for Learners, at the wrong Course or Level.
Ideally, good awareness of both Clients [the organizers/decision makers] and Learners, is crucial and actively needs to be in practice.
To fulfill Our responsibility, based on close observations, we identified the following real scenarios that are practiced on daily basis. We trust this would serve as a guide, to simplify and promote conscious decision-making, resulting in best outcomes in all dimensions.
|Prior Knowledge =||Existing Knowledge + No IT-Gaps||==> No learning needed|
|or =||Existing Knowledge + Existing IT-Gaps||==> Professional learning needed[Not excluding Basic/Foundation Level – as New or Refresher Courses]|
If/When the need for ADDITIONAL Learning in Computer Skills is identified, the question still remains as Where to start – What course/level to take?
Your Decision: Which option to take – Assume; Start from Scratch; or Pre-Assess?
Each of which would have totally different results!
- To ‘Assume’ that the Learner is not leaving any IT-Gaps, when taking additional course(s)
What if the Learner does not really have the Pre-Requisite IT-Knowledge [the IT-Knowledge required in the background, to build up the new learning]? What if such required IT-Knowledge is commonly assumed?
In such case, when attending the additional course: the Learner will struggle; delay the rest of the class; and worst of all, feel uncomfortable/embarrassed; and not able to focus. This simply means that they are not ready to cope with the course they are booked for.
Therefore, taking this option is the responsibility of the Client/Learner; unless a Pre-Assessment method is practiced (see No3 below).
- Acknowledge the existing IT-Gaps and Start with Computer Literacy from Scratch
This would be most suitable for PC-Users, who have some knowledge in Computer Literacy; yet are not sure where they stand, and where exactly the gaps are.
This group would benefit Our Basic/Intermediate Combined Level courses; which are Time&Cost-Saving; and if taken systematically, guarantees to cover any existing Computer Literacy Gaps; it also leaves out the need for Pre-Assessment – which could be intimidating to some Learners
- If not sure and interested to see where Learner stands, CURRENTLY, a Pre-Assessment Option would assist.
We offer the ACTUAL Pre-Assessment with the following two options:
a) Telephonic Diagnostic Pre-Assessment [Free of charge, for our Clients]
This option is suitable for Clients/Learners who are not sure what Computer Course/Level to attend. It is also good for Learners who would like to learn systematically and leave no gaps.As a quick and time-saving, realistic, non-Intimidating / no-cost, method; Our Telephonic Diagnostic Pre-Assessment is highly recommended.
The way it works well is to register for what is assumed Learner is ready for as Client is already committed will benefit Our Free Pre-Assessment; and based on the outcomes:
- The Client can still take the courses of their choice with us, on their own responsibility; or
- As an adjustment, may take our recommended courses; which are 100% Quality Guaranteed and cover Free Course-Attendance-Repeats as may be required.
b) Formal Pre-Assessment [RPL Accredited Assessment/Exam]
This option is on Client’s request; and involves cost and up to 2 Hours booking time per Course Level (unless provided for Free, to a Group, based on a confirmed order in process).
We brief the Learners; and they complete the Course Pre-Assessment. We collect the Proof of Evidence (POE) as the final result. The competency result will be confirmed in writing by us.
Is receiving, filling out, and sending a Pre-assessment Form considered as a Pre-Assessment?
We could also provide a Pre-Assessment form, on request. However, by experience we know that this kind of so-called Pre-Assessment [which is highly favoured in many marketing and sales approaches], could also be assumed; as will not provide a real Proof of Evidence of Professional knowledge (anybody can assume and just tick that they know).For Example, for using formula in MS-Excel Basic, instead of using 1-2 accurate and quick actions to calculate Jan-Dec Sales for 30 Items, one could go round and round with up to even 12x30x2 actions, and assume a good knowledge of working with formula, which is far from Professional