Instructor-led training is any kind of training that occurs in a training room, typically in an office, classroom, or conference room. This form of training can have one or more instructors; and they teach skills or material to another person or group through lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and discussions.
There are several benefits to using instructor-led training, compared with other types of training.
First, unlike on-the-job training (which is typically one-on-one), instructor-led training allows you to instruct a larger group at once. This means that you can use a variety of techniques such as role-playing, and exercises and games to enhance the learning experience.
Teams may also learn better with instructor-led training, because they can share ideas, work in groups, and debate with their peers. It’s also useful for bonding, team building, and team problem solving. All of these means that instructor-led training can have greater long-term benefits than one-on-one or online training.
And, because people are in a controlled space for a fixed period of time, you have the opportunity to train them without them being distracted by competing demands.
Instructor-led training is also useful when you’re trying to keep training costs down – for middle-sized groups, instructor-led training can be less expensive than other types of training.