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New Virtual Classroom enhances FORS online training

FORS has expanded on its switch to online training with a new Virtual Classroom, intended to bring a more engaging experience.

The FORS Standard sets out the requirements operators must meet if they wish to become FORS accredited and is updated every two years
FORS went online for training at the start of April and the new Virtual Classroom will provide a more engaging experience

The voluntary accreditation scheme for operators went online for training at the start of April in response to the pandemic and FORS has now said that delivery of all its manager training will remain online for the foreseeable future.

Supporting this, the new Virtual Classroom will give FORS members an enhanced virtual training experience, with attendees able to see each other and the trainer during the live session, for a more ‘classroom-like’ experience.

The new FORS Professional Virtual Classroom also features an embedded assessment at the end of each webinar to verify that the learning objectives have been met.

FORS manager Sonia Hayward said: “Each assessment is made-up of 10 multiple-choice questions relating to topics covered during the training session, with each question selected at random by the platform. Delegates will have three attempts and will need to answer seven out of 10 questions correctly in order to pass the assessment.”

The updates also bring a new dedicated FORS Professional booking platform to simplify the booking process for its members.

While the switch to online training has been necessitated by the pandemic, Hayward added that it brings benefits.

“Providing FORS members with webinar-based training long-term means they can access the learning they need to meet the requirements of FORS with minimum disruption to their working day. Webinars carry a reduced environmental impact as they do not require travel,  allowing members and trainers to remain safe, while social distancing measures remain,” she outlined.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has nearly 20 years of fleet journalism experience, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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