There is no precise answer to this as each person's learning curve is different. We recommend that learners go on-line each day and cover 2-3 topics, come offline and put into practice what they have covered on-line.
If you are paying for a course you can Complete the online registration form. Courses are free of charge to unemployed clients. You can discuss course options and register for a course by visiting your local employment services office.
Jobseeker's in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance, Jobseeker's Benefit, Disability Allowance or One Parent Family Allowance and those signing on for credits are eligible for Online Training. The Employment Service Officer verifies the client's status from the system. The "two year rule” is not applicable as these are not full SST or Traineeship programmes. The jobseekers will continue to sign with DSP and retain his/her allowance/benefit and will not receive a Training Allowance.
Recommended minimum specification of PC for access to online courses; Pentium Processor, 64 mb RAM minimum (128 mb recommended), 30 GB Hard Disk, 17 inch Monitor, Broadband access to the Internet, Recommended Screen Resolution = 1024 X 768, Software: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7+)
You will be sent a welcome email with a activation link, you must click on this link to activate your course.
You will be asked to change your password, once completed you will be able to log in using, username and password.
You will see on your "Home" page all courses you are registered for.
To take an exam/assessment you must attend an approved test centre for that course. Exams/assessment are administered on-line, however, you must attend an accredited test centre.
On-line testing is the process of taking an exam via a P.C. over the Internet. In order to take a test on-line, you have to go to an approved test centre for that exam/subject. The Test Administrators for the specific courses regulate the test centres. Nearly all approved on-line test centres operate on advanced booking basis i.e. you contact the test centre to book an exam for a particular time and day. Exam fees are paid to the test centre, generally in advance or on the day of the exam.
You will need an email address to register for an online course. There are many ways to get a free email address. Here is a list of a few of the most popular free email providers: a) Google gmail address b) Yahoo email address c) Microsoft Windows live
Please see your apprenticeship induction booklet supplied to you at the mandatory 2 hour induction session. Pages 14-17 give instructions on logging in and accessing your online training for common modules.