As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, I often attend trainings and courses. Some of you have written me interested to know what the trainings are about since I just graduated from uni and have a full-time job. Well, learning is a never-ending process and improving your skills is never a bad idea.
I suppose you have all been told before stuff like “you should really work on enhancing your skills” or “you should really learn to use this program, it could really help on your CV”. And yes, skills can really be the game changer on your CV, in an interview, or, even if you already have a job, they help to perform better.Skills can really be the game changer on your CV, in an interview, or, even if you already have a job, they help to perform better. Click To Tweet
Plus, if during a course not only you manage to enrich your knowledge but at the same time you have the possibility to meet new people with same interests but different backgrounds, it’s a win-win, right?
But, where to find this place? Especially if you’re new to trainings and extracurricular courses you might be overwhelmed by seeing how many there are out there! And how to be sure it’s actually a valuable and well-organized place?
Media Training is the perfect place where to experience this. My go-to training centre in the heart of London, that offers loads of trainings from personal development courses to video, coding, designing… the list could go on and on!
Here’s a short overview of a fully enriching experience with Media Training
How do I enrol in a course?
Enrolling in one of their courses is very easy. You just have to head to their website, choose the course you’d like to take and select the date. Once this is done you’ll be contacted by one of the staff members and you’ll be asked to select a payment method.
Once you’re booked in, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a pre-course objective sheet that you can fill in. This can be useful for your teacher to know what to focus more on. In case you don’t have time to fill it in you can always state your course aims at the beginning of the training day, during the presentation time.
How does a training day work?
All courses start at 10am, but the warm welcome from the staff and the delicious breakfast are a great moment to start socializing with your course mates so you won’t want to miss this! So maybe get there a while earlier.
You’ll be provided with the necessary equipment for the course (you can state your preference between Apple and Windows when you enrol) and usually, the first 15-20 minutes are dedicated to the teacher and course participants presentations.
During the day there will be 2 short coffee-breaks, one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon and an hour lunch break. Their lunch buffet deserves a little description: delicious. There are plenty of fresh & healthy options (yep, even for people with food intolerances like me! And you’ll carve this amazing lunch for the rest of the week!
Courses generally last until 4.30-5 pm and before leaving you’ll be asked to leave a review & suggestions.
What do I get from it?
Since the maximum size of classes is six you’ll still get individual attention from the teacher and work on personal goals or doubts you have during the course. Also, all of the course content at Media Training is digital and at the end of the training, you’ll get access to their platform where you can find relevant materials to the course attended. This is so useful, especially when you are at home or at the office a few days later and don’t remember some of the useful tips.
Media Training is accredited with Adobe, Apple, Maxon and Quark so, together with notes and extra material, on the platform, you’ll also get your course certificate which you can print or directly add to your LinkedIn profile on the certifications section.
To sum up, here are a few reasons why Media Training is my go-to training centre:
- It’s very easy to get to since is based in central London (just 3 min walk from Borough Station)
- The general atmosphere and environment make you feel like home
- Teachers are well-prepared and always so helpful both during and after the course
- They value customer opinions and actually take in consideration suggestions
- The courses are vary and up-to-date with the media world
- Lunch is heaven!
What about you, are you also an extracurricular courses enthusiast? I’d love to hear from you!