5 benefits of in-house IT training courses

If your business is looking to improve the IT skills of workers across the organisation, then training courses are a popular choice.

Whether it's extensive COBIT 5 training or brushing up on PRINCE2 project management methodology, there are many options available for organisations hoping to boost employees' knowledge.

A common way to complete courses is through in-house training, allowing you to select a site of your choosing where practitioners will come to you. But what are the advantages of opting for this method?

1. Customised training

One key benefit of in-house training is that the course can be tailored to your specific company needs.

Participants can even highlight real-life examples and case studies that can be discussed in depth, ensuring the focus is always on relevant industry-specific situations.

2.  Convenience

It is not always possible to have multiple members of staff away from the office for training, making in-house courses much more convenient.

Select a location and time that is suitable for all employees and you can typically benefit from minimal travel and a reduced impact on productivity.

3. Discuss sensitive issues

Attendees are free to talk about information that might otherwise be considered confidential or damaging if discussed with strangers.

In-house training provides a collaborative environment where these sensitive topics can be considered among employees from within a single organisation.

4. Cost-effective

The typical cost per attendee for on-site training can be considerably lower, particularly for larger groups.

Sending employees on external courses often means putting aside travel and food expenses or even accommodation if the training spans over several days.

5. Teambuilding

An in-house training session is a great opportunity to bring personnel from all corners of the business together in one room.

This gives employees a better understanding of the processes, challenges and projects occurring outside of their department.