The Best Techniques for Mandatory Training

Being aware of a variety of essential training methods for employees, and fully understanding the benefits and downfalls of each one individually, is critical when it comes to avoiding unnecessary costs that often come hand in hand with training courses and services. 

The training market is worth an astounding amount of money, all around the world, and an estimated £2.95 billion is spent on private training in the UK alone, including learning courses. Therefore, knowing and using a variety of tried and tested methods is the best way to save money, and find the most effective approach to defining various training techniques.


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What does Mandatory Training mean?

The definition of ‘Mandatory Training’ highlights the importance of complying with the ‘Health and Safety at Work’ Act, which is a training requirement both by local authorities and by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It states that ‘Mandatory Training’ “is the training you are expected to provide for your staff”, of course once again, complying with all of the official regulations. 

Is Mandatory Training a Legal Requirement?

Mandatory training is a legal requirement to ensure employees can complete their job  efficiently and safely in line with the Government’s Health and Safety at Work Act. Mandatory training is designed to reduce risks whilst complying with government guidelines and national policies.

Why Is Mandatory Training Important?

The fact that essential organisations that have health, safety, and risk assessment as their priorities have determined this type of training to be essential is what makes it so compulsory and important. This sort of training has been created and designed in order to comply with government guidelines, and these training tasks have been deemed crucial to minimizing risks overall. 

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Effective Training Methods

Knowing why ‘Mandatory Training’ is so important is one thing, however, actually implementing what you know is another thing entirely. Below are some of the most recommended types of training methods and learning styles for conducting essential training, no matter what circumstances you might be teaching or learning in. 

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1. Lectures 

Many people are stuck in the mindset that lecture halls filled with avid learners are only an available opportunity for students. But once they understand that attending lectures can be something that’s open to anyone willing to learn, lectures have been proven to be one of the most safe and effective techniques for on-the-job training there are. 

Although lectures are traditionally not the most interactive and tend to have connotations of being long and tedious, with the right atmosphere created by the right host, a face-to-face lecture compared to an online training lecture can be one of the most inspirational places to absorb information. 

2. Games-Based Training

Game-based training can often introduce students into a more practical environment to potentially learn in. By awakening that competitive streak, students are more likely to be susceptible to competing in other environments such as sports, or other highly competitive fields like law or business. 

Unfortunately, a prominent downside of game-based learning can be the inability to fairly judge how much impact this method is truly contributing to the training process. Although these games can be more affordable, motivational, and most importantly, more fun for interactive training, it can’t be guaranteed that every new concept introduced to the learner will be entirely accepted.

3. Apprenticeships

Recruiting new apprentices into your company can do wonders for both your growth and the promotion of your business. By putting effort and time into the future of your apprentice, they can really benefit from this kind of learning environment.

However, the apprenticeship scheme seems to be under threat from the government at the moment and is struggling to both be funded and provide the appropriate support for the current apprentices during these unprecedented times.

Effective Essential Training Methods

So, just to recap, here are three of the most effective essential training methods you could potentially use or implement when conducting your sessions: 

  1. Lectures 
  2. Games-Based Training 
  3. Apprenticeships

Essential Training Techniques, Concluded

Whatever way you choose to conduct your instructor-led training session, whether you aim for a more hands-on approach like demonstrations, role plays, and apprenticeships, or whether you’d prefer to teach in a more interactive way, such as through a lecture or games-based training: using essential techniques and methods make leading ‘Mandatory and Statutory Training’ sessions a lot easier. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to hold your conferences or training sessions in the Milton Keynes area, our training facilities and traditional classrooms at Kents Hill Park could be the perfect venue for you. 

With our conference venue boasting a capacity for up to 600 people, and 70 meeting rooms available for you to choose from, you’re almost spoilt for choice. You also have the opportunity to stay in our accommodation, if your conference calls for an overnight stay.

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