Have you always wanted to do a housekeeping training course but never found the time for it? Or maybe you found a course you really want to do but it is not hosted in the country you currently live in. Online Housekeeping training brings a solution to all these issues, but it is important for you to understand what to expect from it. Just so that you can prepare correctly and make the right choice.
So what can you expect from online housekeeping training?
Why Online Training
Online training is a very particular set up and something that can be difficult to get right. However, once you find the right online training provider, it can be an amazing thing to do. Online training offers so many opportunities that face to face training simply can never provide.
Firstly, the beauty of online is that it can be taken anywhere. It does not matter if you are on the other side of the world. As long as you have a laptop and some good internet connection, you can follow the online training! This can be a great benefit for anyone traveling for their work. But also if you have a specific company or training provider you know, like or trust and you would love to do training with them. If they are an internationally acknowledged training institute it might well be worth getting a training certificate from them, online or offline!
Another great thing about doing online training is that you can very much do it in your own time. You might be extremely busy, or just unable to take a consecutive couple of days off to follow a housekeeping training course. With online training, it will give you the flexibility to complete modules as and when this works for you. So you do not have to do the whole training in one go – but you can spread it out. Sometimes even over several months!
Who is Online Housekeeping training suited for?
Online housekeeping training can be suited for anyone really! Whether you are completely new and have never done any housekeeping before. Or if you have been working as a housekeeper for a while.
If you are completely new to housekeeping, doing an online housekeeping training course is a great way to understanding what it entails to be a housekeeper. And also to find out if it would be a profession that might be suitable for you! During the online training, you will learn so much about all aspects of housekeeping. As well as having to practically give things a go too for your assessments. So it is a great and easily accessible way of finding out if housekeeping could be a career for you.
And then on the other side, if you have been a housekeeper for a while. Then online training can be an excellent addition to your skills. Whatever job you do, it is so important to keep up to date with any new developments in the industry. But also to keep learning new skills. If you have been doing the same housekeeping job for a long time, chances are you have gotten into certain habits. And doing a housekeeping course will refresh your memory with skills. You’d be surprised how much more you will learn too!
The beauty of online training is that you can really make it work for your situation. Are you doing a ski season in the chalets and want to make sure you are fully up to date on all aspects of housekeeping? You can do your online modules on your days off! Are you traveling the world on a yacht? Again, use the online training modules to stay up to date. Are you on a sabbatical on the other side of the world and want to plan for when you return to working life? Or are you simply unable to take several days in a row off – online housekeeping training will be the perfect set up for you.
What to look for in online training
Some people might feel that online training is never going to up to standard in comparison to face to face training. And in some cases, they might be right. It really depends on who the training provider is, and what the course is giving you. But there are a couple of things you definitely want to see in an online training.
This does not mean live contact with a trainer, this means the set up of the course. If you are signing up for an online housekeeping course and all you get is a big manual with a lot of text – that is not going to be very effective. Especially when it comes to housekeeping, there are so many skills that really are best to be shown. So a good online housekeeping training will have lots of videos for you to see, to learn and understand the skills from.
Yes, tests can be scary – but if you are going to do an online course you want to know you are learning something from it! So make sure that the online housekeeping training you are signing up for has a test or assignment component to it. It might require you to film yourself performing some housekeeping duties, or explaining them over video too. Tests are a great way to make sure you are understanding the material and have actually learned something. If you have not passed the test the first time, it is just a great way of knowing you need to study some more. It’s a very effective way to get the most out of your online course.
If you do a full online course, it is important to have something afterwards you can show to (future) employers. Or even just to put on your CV. So check with the online housekeeping training provider if they provide a certificate at the end of the training course!
How can Polo & Tweed Help?
Polo & Tweed are world-leading training providers to students all over the world, with an online academy for all the courses too – including housekeeping! The internationally known and recognised training academy only works with the absolute best trainers in the industry dedicating their years of experience and skill to the students. Whether you are completely new to the trade, or a seasoned housekeeper, you will be able to learn so much from the online housekeeping training course. The online courses are internationally recognised and provide you with a certificate upon passing your final assessment.
To find out more about what options work best for you do contact us here now and we look forward to speak to you!