At MAS Environmental we don't offer online training or eLearning for any of our courses.  For more information about why please read below.

The Benefits of traditionally taught classroom food safety courses

The following issues were discussed at a recent food safety trainers meeting when the debate over elearning was raised.  The comments attached are by our leader trainer Terri Stigwood who is a great advocate of practical, interactive classroom style training.

Retention of info

It is recognised by many learning theorists that for most people information is best retained when involved in problem solving and discussion.Our interactive courses provide the opportunity for attendees to problem solve using actual props etc.Terri also has a great technique at helping people understand the principle issues by explaining them in a easy-to-comprehend manner.

More professional

A traditional classroom attended course qualification is recognised by Ofqal whereas elearning certificates do not have the same national recognition.

Personalised learning

Learning can be adapted to suit all learning needs.

Tailor to the business/bespoke

Our in house courses can be adapted to suit the business needs and still meet the high standards of a certificated course.

Interactive assessment

Learning is an ongoing process and can be assessed as the course progresses.As the course progresses questions are set to test learning and any areas where the subject is not understood can be picked up and explained.Then tasks can be worked through and adapted depending on how the individual is learning.In addition, interactive group work is a valuable part of a formally taught course.

Ability to ask questions

Attendees can ask questions which often helps solves a problem and explains the principles to them and why?

Team activities

Classroom taught sessions provide the opportunity for attendees to get involved with group tasks and activities giving them the chance to discuss and share ideas.

Shows trainers competency


Hits all learning styles

We all learning in a different ways andteacher led training with full student interaction can ensure everyone is involved and help them meet their full potential.

Share good practice

Besides the opportunity to network with other likeminded people, classroom taught sessions allow attendees to share problems and issues they encounter at work.Peers can often help change attitudes and highlight bad practices.

Adjustable to workplace

Trainers can adapt a training session to fit in with work schedules and group tasks can focus around the individuals own work roles.

Addresses level of risk


Underpins existing knowledge

Trainers can ensure differentiation of tasks and build on attendees existing knowledge so ensuring they reach their full potential and gain the most from the training.

Provides a foundation for any future learning

Many of the people who have attended our courses have progressed on to the next levels with progressing to become trainers themselves.


Mike Stigwood
& Terri Stigwood

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