On-Site Training FAQ


What Is On-Site Training?

In simple terms, on-site training is training that takes place at your business location and involves using a company's own premises and equipment. The course is often delivered by an outside company such as SureSkills and is usually be tailored to your employees’ learning requirements. 

Advantages of On-Site Training?

There are plenty of benefits that come with offering on-site training to your employees. One of the easy ones for most training managers is that you can layout the room and any related material or company resource the way that you want it to appear. However, the following list details some of the most valued from a client’s point of view:

Is it cost effective?

On-site training can be very cost-effective in the short and long run, too. For example doing multiple half day sessions can mean that a full day is not lost and that your employees can get back to work sooner.

Are there other benefits?

Another benefit of on-site training is collaboration & innovation. Especially when the course is only for employees - they have the opportunity to collaborate and develop stronger relationships.

Can I tailor the sessions?

With on-site training, you and your team can tailor the training resources to meet the specific needs and goals.

Do I need a fancy training room?

No, you can use an office or a standard meeting room for most training. However, please see the list below aimed at helping you decide what you need for your on-site training session.

On-Site Training Room Check List



Every training session should have an agreed checklist with the trainer or the training company so that you can review prior to and after each session. having a cjeck list is also a great way to take away any additional learning from what could be done better and what was done well - so that feedback is accurate and clear. 

Internet access

If you are training on software, considerations include networking and Internet connectivity are paramount. While some Microsoft office applications do not require any special internet setup, however the setup for Outlook Sharepoint, Teams require networked computers and the use of the organisation’s network. 

This is especially relevant if the training requires access to Office 356 features or access to a network or a shared drive. Plese make sure your IT team has set up and tested this ahead of time.

A whiteboard or flipchart

Whiteboards and Flipcharts are the staple communication method of training in a classroom. Whether for brainstorming, discussions or just noting key points. Flipcharts are inexpensive, yet effective training aids for small groups up to thirty participants (depending on room configuration). They provide an easy way to capture key thoughts or to highlight information in small group settings. 

A projector or large screen

As mentioned earlier visual aids help to retain the information especially in a world of multi-media and smart phones. Video projectors, or alternatively, a large screen, have become essential learning tools in training.

Power outlets

Most modern board rooms, or training rooms are likely to be well laid out and should have enough plug sockets around the room for any kind of device. However, what about your learners - will they need power for their laptop or tablet? Make sure you avoid using extension cables where possible from a health and safety point of view.


A tea/coffee breaks during training are critical. Learners can only take so much in at one time and a good training session is broken into bite size elements. It is also important to stay hydrated to ensure everyone’s well-being. Breaks for a refreshment will allow learners and trainers to regularly clear their heads before tackling the next part of the training session. It’s also an excellent way to encourage discussions among the participants, as well as a chance for them to talk with the trainer.
Training & Certification

Training a global workforce

Deliver distinctive solutions that overcome your IT challenges of today and tomorrow.
Latest Training Brochure
Discover how we can educate, enable and engage your workforce to achieve maximum results.
View Brochure

Our Locations Ireland

SureSkills Dublin

1-4 Terminus Mills, Clonskeagh Road,
Dublin D06 VY62, Ireland
Call us on Tel: 01-2402222 or 
Email: info@sureskills.com

SureSkills Cork Training Centre

Cube Building,
Cork, Monahan Road,
Call us on Tel: 021-2038325 or 
Email: info@sureskills.com


SureSkills Limerick Training Centre

The Gallery,
13 Bedford Row,
V94 VY47,
Call us on Tel: +353 61 529215 or

SureSkills Galway Training Centre

Block 2, GFSC,
Moneenageisha Rd, 
Galway, H91 W1YV,
Call us on Tel: +353 91 353399 or

Our Locations; Northern Ireland, Scotland & England

SureSkills Belfast Training Centre

Urban HQ, Belfast,
5-7 Upper Queen Street,
Belfast, BT1 6FB, United Kingdom.
Call us on Tel: +44 28 9093 5555 or

SureSkills Birmingham Training Centre

4th Floor, Colmore Gate,
Birmingham B3 2QD, United Kingdom.
Call us on Tel: +44 121 6302147 or

SureSkills Edinburgh Training Centre

Hudson House, 8 Albany Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 3QB, United Kingdom.
Call us on Tel: +44 131 5601086 or

SureSkills Glasgow Training Centre

126 West Regent St,
Glasgow, G2 2RQ, United Kingdom.
Call us on Tel: +44 141 3450598 or

SureSkills Manchester Training Centre

Colony, 5 Piccadilly Place,
Manchester M1 3BR, United Kingdom.
Call us on Tel: +44 161 7101347 or