Virtual Training

Our Virtual Classroom training programmes have proven hugely successful with our learners and their managers.

In March 2020, the SQT Training Team introduced virtual delivery of our training programmes. We have delivered more than 1,700 virtual training programmes to over 15,000 learners with excellent feedback – 94% of our learners rated their courses 4 or 5 star with almost 100% satisfaction on “learning outcomes” and “application of course material”.

We provide the same high-quality learning experience, the same qualifications, the latest thinking and techniques delivered by our industry expert Tutors – with the added flexibility and convenience of virtual training.


Why SQT Virtual Training?

  • Delegate feedback – Almost 80% of attendees at our Virtual Classroom training courses preferred the Virtual Classroom format to the In-Person format (Source: CourseCheck).
  • Support – SQT’s dedicated & experienced support staff will walk & talk you through every step of the process to prepare you for your Virtual Training. Our IT support staff are also available to help during the virtual training session
  • Quality Training – All Tutors have been trained in the use of Zoom and have designed their virtual training programmes to work effectively through this technology. Our Tutors are continuously updating and improving course content and delivery techniques to ensure an optimum overall learning experience.
  • Continuity – SQT are working with the relevant awarding bodies so that we can continue to deliver the same accredited training and qualifications – virtually.
  • Security – SQT use the latest version of Zoom which includes all necessary security enhancements.

Six Reasons why Virtual Training works so well:

  1. Interactive Training – expert use of discussions, breakout exercises and Q&A sessions ensure that learners stay engaged and active for the duration of the course.
  2. Practical exercisesare used throughout the sessions to maximise application of the learning.
  3. Optimal Session times are designed to optimise learning by avoiding “information overload”.
  4. Time-saving and stress-free – attending the course “at your desk” means that the courses are free from any travel/accommodation costs. It also saves time and reduces stress.
  5. Flexibility – staff from multiple sites and locations can now participate in the same training course. SQT can adapt course times and session durations to suit individual companies.
  6. Sustainability – attending courses in a virtual format produces fewer CO2 emissions than in-person course formats, helping us all to reduce our carbon footprints.


What courses are available?

Our expert Tutors have adapted our training programmes so that they deliver the same engaging and relevant training experience to our clients. Most courses are currently available for Virtual delivery except where it is necessary to be on site.


How it works and what you need! It’s simple and seamless

  • All you need is an internet connected PC, tablet or any web-enabled device
  • A microphone or built-in microphone, a webcam or built-in camera
  • We will provide you with a link to our Virtual Training platform “Zoom” (hyperlink to zoom resource) and support material to get you started
  • We offer a Tech Check in advance to ensure your technology is working
  • Soft copies of all programme resources and training assets will be sent in advance by email
  • Our Tutors and support Teams will be available every step of the way


How do I get started? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  • Select the course and date that suits you best from our list or contact us for alternatives
  • Compete the online booking form and reserve your place or contact us to discuss In-Company training.
  • We will confirm your booking and send you the link to Zoom and walk you through the set up
  • We will send you the support materials and resources you need to get started
  • You will receive your programme resources and training assets before you start
  • You are good to go


SQT Support – always the same excellent support

The SQT Team are available to help you at every step of your training journey. We can discuss your Virtual Training requirements. We can help you select a course that suits you and your organisations needs. We will work with you to tailor a course to your specific organisation’s requirements. Please contact us and see how we can help you to continue to develop real capability – virtually


Client Feedback – what our clients have to say about our Virtual Training

“…The course tutor found an unique method of breaking down complex material into a comprehensive format, engaging well with all participants. All questions were fully answered and participants were supported in a friendly manner conducive to learning and application” Christine Kiernan, PPC Biochemicals

“…John (Lafferty) was a brilliant tutor, everything flowed seamlessly and he was very engaging. I’ve had a few online courses now and so far he has definitely been the best.”  Mairead, Becton Dickinson

“…I have had only positive (team) feedback from the training. The online facility worked really well, the pace of the course was well planned and the content and delivery were excellent. Everyone found the course very engaging and interesting.”   Brian Mulcahy, Quality Engineer and Batch Release Manager at Trinity Biotech

“…Both myself and our Quality Manager learned so much from this very interactive training course. The Zoom video links and tutorials were the best we have ever had. From signing up, to testing IT links and through to the training course itself was so professionally managed by SQT. Well done again and thank you”  Michael Delaney, General Manager, Emeri Nutrition Co.Ltd

“..Really informative,..right on track in terms of content. The instructor was expert enough to go off script and answer individual questions about specific industry needs….instructor was a real expert, very engaging…break out rooms and group exercises worked better than in person…really enjoyed it…”  Eugene Canavan, Medical Design Director, Design Partners

“…Training course was as interactive as any classroom training, through the use of highly effective presentations from the tutor and the use of virtual breakout rooms……the pace of the course allowed participants to not only complete training on the day, but also facilitated the day to day working requirements which is critical in these extraordinary times. I would recommend this format to any business going forward.”    Julie Lambert, Head of Technical & Quality, Kersia Group

“…First time as a group to use the virtual training…it was very impressive, the technological part was handled very professionally by SQT and joining was very simple, the training itself was highly interactive and worked very well for us, Denis as always ensured everybody participated.”    Paul Murphy, Assistant Group Technical Manager, Rosderra Irish Meats Group

“…This was my first virtual training course and I was unsure of how it would work, especially with keeping the audience engaged but there was no need to have worried. John (Lafferty) was an excellent trainer and his use of Zoom, including the breakout rooms kept all the course attendees engaged throughout the day.”  Fiona Vaughan, QMS Specialist, Stryker

…I really enjoyed it. Your communication and details of the course ahead of time was really helpful.”  Jennifer Kingston, HSQE Analyst, Gas Networks.