Closed Classes

What are closed classes?

Companies typically organise closed classes for their staff. These may be before, after or during working hours and they are typically held at their own premises, thus providing greater flexibility for the learners and allowing students to fit their lessons in around their work. Also where a teacher is provided for a block of lessons in company, the teacher is able to provide greater flexibility in the organisation of the lessons. In addition to the flexibility in terms of lesson times the courses themselves can be much more student-centred and will be designed based on the specific needs, interests and capabilities of the learners within a context appropriate to the company they work in.  The aim is to provide a framework or specific roadmap for the learners to follow. The advantage of a closed course is that they allow the flexibility to break away from the roadmap in order to accommodate learners’ needs for meeting or presentation preparation or to handle problems encountered in the course of their work.

Learners are closely involved in the process of designing the learning framework and in choosing the materials to be used. Where learners prefer to use a text book, then the course can be based around their  choice of book.  Company materials can also be incorporated into the course where this is the choice of the learners. Variety, flexibility and student choice are the key aspects of our closed  courses.

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