Travel is always a hassle with traffic; roadworks; delays through accidents; and that all important factor of time and cost.

FaCT’s Live Online Learning portal eradicates this element and offers a ‘local’ solution to all clients, regardless of geographical location.

Reacting to the impact of COVID-19, Fencing & Construction Training (FaCT) moved to online training delivery to ensure that people still had access to high quality interactive training, despite the restrictions of the ongoing pandemic. The company has trained hundreds of people in their own home or business over the last four months; giving huge benefits and savings as well as the ultimate reassurance of keeping them safe.

The online training saves time and money with no need to travel, and helps companies reduce their carbon footprint. It allows greater flexibility of training different people in different areas at the same time, as well as keeping people safe and removing the worry and uncertainty about “local lock-downs”

The travel factor has also helped FaCT increase its flexibility. Trainers have been able to deliver more courses and provide weekend and evening courses to meet demand and individual requirements.

Tim Drew, Fact’s MD said “Like a lot of companies, we had to react to the impact of COVID-10 and with face-to-face delivery no longer an option, the online delivery was the most obvious solution. It has helped workers to continue to gain new skills or refresh existing ones, and it has given us so much more scope to be reactive to those panic requests when you need to get the training in place for site tomorrow. The feedback has been excellent with 99.7% recommending our live online learning portal. It has been a culture change for the trainee and the trainer and us as company; but in all the current uncertainty it has been great to see the positive effect of the online delivery for both the client and FaCT. However, we are passionate about keeping the trainer at the centre of all of our delivery, so each session is delivered by a real, live experienced training, ensuring the learners understand all the elements and have access to ask questions as they would in a classroom environment.”

He continued “The online training initially was introduced as a temporary measure, but its success has given us the drive to keep it as an option even after we resume delivering face-to-face training. We have just started to re-introduce face-to-face training for individual clients who can ensure social distancing and adhere to the restrictions and we have also opened our training centre in Birmingham where delegates can use our equipment to take part in the live online training sessions and take their touchscreen test. The live online learning platform has also been a great help with enrolling learners onto formal qualifications, including level 2, 3 and 5 diplomas. I think one of the important lessons since March has been the ability to adapt and we will continue to adapt the business to help meet the training needs of our clients.” If you are interested in updating any of your training online or upgrading your card, please call FaCT on 0121 476 4731 or visit


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