Deciding on the course that’s right for your career path can be tricky enough, then there’s the other important decisions like how to choose between the online child care courses available to you. Don’t worry — while not all online courses are created equal, we’ve rounded up some essentials to look for when finding the online child care course for you.
To thrive as a child care professional, getting the right training is vital. With so many online courses, including many free online courses, popping up in your searches, telling them apart can be a challenge. Not only that, but you could also find yourself comparing online child care courses to on campus options. To help you make the best decision, let’s take a look at the benefits you should be looking for from online child care courses.
Flexibility meets accessibility
You don’t need to put your life on hold to study child care and embark on a rewarding new career. By enrolling in an online child care course you can study when and where suits you best! Whether you’re a parent, or you don’t have access to transport, or you would simply prefer the freedom of studying anywhere, anytime, online courses are the way to go.
Selmar offers reputable online child care courses that give you all the benefits of traditional study with the convenience of online training. An online course should never be a shortcut or lesser version of a course — make sure you look in the reputation of any provider before enrolling.
Dedicated trainer support
While it’s great to have the convenience of an online course, support is vital to success. We believe that all online courses should provide each student with their own dedicated trainer to support them throughout their training journey.
A trainer should be a person who students can call, email, text or meet up with when they have questions or concerns — or even if you just need some words of encouragement or a helping hand. All Selmar students enjoy the benefits of an experienced trainer who know the child care industry inside and out.
Hands on, real life training
Your online child care course should be completely relevant to the currently child care industry and give you ample opportunity to get hands on experience within it. To become a confident and capable child care professional, you need real life training that theory cannot provide.
That’s why at Selmar we ensure our online students are required to undertake practical placement as part of their course. Our placement coordinator carefully matches you to a child care centre that will be as convenient as possible for you and works with your existing commitments to enable you to complete this essential element of your course. Plus your dedicated trainer will visit you on site for extra support.
Quality online resources
Studying online shouldn’t just be a link to a booklet. For example, at Selmar we have created a brand new online learning portal. Students visit the portal to access materials and submit assessments. You can collaborate with other students through our online forum spaces and get interactive with your training with videos and quizzes. This is next level online training.
Discover a career in child care
While there are many online child care courses available, make sure you’re investing your time into one that will get you the result you want. At Selmar our online courses provide you with real training for real careers in child care.