Companies are increasingly turning to e-learning courses to combat rising costs caused by skills shortages in the industry.
The cost of employing contractors is escalating, and e-learning offers companies a flexible and productive alternative. Staff can be trained on-site, and schemes can be tailored to individual needs.
E-training can improve employee morale, productivity and staff turnover. However, there are a number of poor courses on offer.
Paul Butler, managing director of training firm KnowledgePool, said, "Many of the packages are not much good, and while some purport to emulate the 'real world' through virtual reality, the simulations are often poor. Some make no attempt even to simulate the real world."