Advantages and Disadvantages of Off-job training


  1. A specialist instructor enables delivery of high quality training.
  2. Wider range of facilities and equipment are available.
  3. The trainee can learn the job in planned stages.
  4. It is free from the pressures and distractions of company life.
  5. It is easier to calculate the cost of off-job training because it is more self-contained
  6. Cross-fertilisation of ideas between different companies.


  1. Can result in transfer of learning difficulties when a trainee changes from training equipment to production equipment.
  2. No training can be entirely off-job as some aspects of the task can only be learned by doing them in the normal production setting, with its own customs and network of personal relationships.
  3. Can be more expensive carrying out the training

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