Online learning has taken our new world by storm. Although we can’t complete any practical in-water training at the moment, that doesn’t mean we can’t brush up on old knowledge or learn something new, and that’s what many members are now doing.

There are a number of BSAC courses that have options for online learning, all you need is access to the internet. You may have seen the training webinar and special interest webinar listings, indeed you may have even signed up and taken part already which is great. However, as it may be some time before we get back into the water, here are some tips to get the very most from your online learning experience.

Have a goal

There’s nothing more motivating than having an end goal in mind. Maybe you’re looking to develop your dive leading skills, or you’re hoping to drive dive boats in the future? Whatever your reason, keep it at the front of your mind and it’ll help you to succeed. We’re all looking forward to getting back in the water and just think how much better prepared you’ll be with some newfound knowledge.

Read around the subject

There are lots of BSAC manuals designed to support you with your learning. You may have some already, or you may have a few gaps. BSAC manuals explain things comprehensively and can help to reinforce the information you’ll be learning on your course. Check out the manuals in the BSAC shop.

Manage your time

If you are serious about your training ambitions, why not allocate set times each day for BSAC study time? With many of us still working full time and now also juggling home-schooling our kids and other commitments, this could be once the children are in bed, after work or on the weekends. Setting a regular time aside each day, or week, will help you achieve your goals within the timeframe you have set.

Ask for help when needed

For many online learning sessions, you’ll receive a student training pack with everything you need to complete your learning, but there will be times when you may need help. Just like a real physical lesson, if you are struggling, your instructor is there to help and would always rather know and be able to give you the assistance you need to get the end result you are looking for. If it’s not appropriate during the session, you could email the instructor afterwards.

Reward yourself when you achieve your goal!

We all need a reward now and again — even if said reward involves spending more money on dive kit. Go on, you’re worth it!



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