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Virtual Reality training has many advantages over traditional classroom methods. As more and more organisations cotton on to its benefits, VR is moving from a futuristic fantasy to a vital learning tool.

If you’re ready to make the leap, you may be wondering where to start. So here’s everything you need to know about designing a Virtual Reality training programme for your organisation.

Step one: Identify your VR training topics

Virtual Reality training programmes are just like traditional training programmes, they’re simply delivered in a different way. So there’s no limit on what kind of topics can be covered by VR learning. Your strategy should take into account your business goals, employee needs and any training gaps identified in your risk assessment. If you need help putting together a training strategy, you might want to check out this article by Knight’s Agency.

Examples of areas in which VR training has made an impact include emergency response, fire safety, architecture, sports, customer service and social care. But the sky really is the limit.

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Step two: Find a Virtual Reality training provider

Luckily, you don’t have to source the technology yourself – there are many Virtual Reality training companies out there who can help.

Here at Absorb Reality, the process is simple. You choose a course, we upload it onto a VR headset, send the equipment out to you and it’s all ready to be delivered. It may be that you want something tailor made, and that’s fine too. We can design bespoke courses on request.

If you’re not sure what you need, your training provider should take the time to find out about your goals and expectations, and guide you through the options. They can also help you determine how the effectiveness of your Virtual Reality training programme will be measured.

Get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help.

Step three: Set your budget

Once you have decided what you want your virtual reality training programme to look like, your provider will give you a quote. You may be surprised at how cost-effective VR training actually is. Not only is it affordable, it can also offer long-term savings in the form of better results and performance improvements. For more information on the advantages of using VR, read our article ‘The benefits of virtual reality staff training’.

Delivery of your VR training will depend on the type of course you’ve chosen. Some courses will need a facilitator, while others are ready to go at the push of a button. You might also choose to use Virtual Reality training as a complement to more traditional methods, or you may want to run them side-by-side to test the comparative efficacy of each option.

However you use the technology, it’s important to put success measures in place and report on the outcomes. You can then use results to inform your future training strategy. If you need help setting KPIs, your VR training provider will be able to advise you.

If you want to find out more about how Absorb Reality can make your Virtual Reality training programme a success, get in touch. Choose from our ready-made courses or design your own, with help from our team of experts.