Following on from the website and brand overhaul, we decided it was time BTS caught up with the 21st century and offered its audience some e-Learning programmes.
We needed five, to match the five multi-choice exam based R0s that take candidates towards their level 4 qualification.
There were two options we considered: Go for the easier, much cheaper but rather bland route of Rise courses, or take the winding, but ultimately spectacular, road that is Articulate Storyline that would blow the BTS budget sky high…! Well, those of you that know Jeff and Luiza will have no trouble working out pretty quickly that they went for the million dollar option, with flair and artistic e-Learning as the goal and a metaphorical ‘Thou shalt not pass’ to the concept of a budget (are we stretching the Tolkien metaphors a little too far here?)
We recruited a small team of designers to help and set off on the journey with hope in our hearts and a substantial development budget (which we still ended up easily exceeding). A few individuals that we approached ‘suggested’ that Jeff and Luiza were mad for trying to produce five quality e-Learning programmes in the space of five months. But, we like nothing better than proving any doubting naysayers wrong. Not that we did not have moments along the way where in no particular order we: wanted to kill each other, wanted to murder each and every one of our designers, ranted about how much money it was costing (this was mainly Jeff), still wanted to kill each other, considered stopping the project and chalking monies spent down to experience (or lack of it) and wanting to kill each other all over again.
Thankfully, we managed to finish the project and produce five polished, interactive e-Learning modules. We have taken every last bit of our R0 experience honed at the coal face from all the years we have of regulated training experience, from the thousands of candidates we have supported, from all the time we ourselves have sat and passed the R0 exams and poured all this into these modules. Not only are they informative but they are quirky and funny and a bit mad in places – a bit like Jeff and Luiza themselves. It’s like being trained by a BTS Associate but in the privacy of your own space, taking the learning absolutely at your own pace, repeating bits that you felt went too fast or you did not get first time around, doing practice exercises and exam style questions to check your learning is on track.
We can absolutely promise you one thing: these modules will make a massive difference to anyone preparing for their level 4 R0 exams. So give them a go – let us know your thoughts in terms of what you like, and what you don’t like (as if!). Do remember they are designed to be used as part of the BTS STEP approach – so study using our guides, train or e-learn some of the key exam areas and then practise using the Study Buddy app. All of which is BTS doing all we can to support you in achieving your first time R0 exam pass.
The modules are just being top and tailed CPD wise and will be available for purchase from 1st March. So watch this space…