Peterborough City Council has recently begun offering Modern Councillor to its Councillors. Read what Peterborough Councillor Stephen Goldspink thinks of the e-learning service from Learning Pool.
Where did you hear about Modern Councillor?
I attended a democratic service meeting at my council and Learning Pool’s services were mentioned during the event. Afterwards, I logged onto the Modern Councillor website, and started one of the courses.
What course/s have you looked at?
I have taken the Risk Management course to date and plan to view the Data Security course shortly.
What do you think of the courses?
I found the course extremely useful, the information helped reinforce my existing knowledge answered any concerns I had on the topic.
Overall it gave me a better understanding of risk management and I believe completing the course was time well spent.
In your opinion does this form of training have any benefits over classroom training?
Definitely, the biggest and best part of this form of learning is its flexibility, you can do the training around your diary. I personally took this course at 5:30am and late at night after work.
Finding the time to sit down for classroom training is practically impossible. In my opinion this form of training will become mainstream in the not so distant future, I certainly hope so!
Would you recommend Modern Councillor to another Councillor?
Yes, full heartedly. The Risk Management course exceeded my expectations.