Virtual Classrooms for Aviation Safety Training - Baines Simmons
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Virtual Classrooms for Aviation Safety Training

Virtual Classrooms for Aviation Safety Training:

Our virtual training portfolio enables you and your teams to achieve and maintain vital skills and competence via your laptop or mobile device without the need to travel.

Engaging and inspirational, our courses have been adapted by our experts for optimum virtual learning, ensuring we are delivering the same knowledge transfer as a face to face course.

We are committed to ensuring our virtual courses continue to provide the opportunity for interactive participation, which is so crucial to our customer approach, and that the content and course materials remain at the high standard you’d expect from Baines Simmons. Our virtual training can also be delivered exclusively within your organisation.


How do I access virtual training?
We’re using Microsoft Teams as our main platform for delivery of virtual training for academy courses. Should you wish to run an in-company session and MS Teams is not feasible, please contact us as we have other options available.

How do I join a virtual training course?
If you do not already have MS Teams installed on your equipment please download & install following the instructions here on the Microsoft website. You may need the support of your organisation’s IT Department to do this. However, if it is impossible for you to download and install MS Teams it may be possible for you to join as a ‘Guest’ subject to certain conditions. If this is the case, please let us know in good time and we can take the appropriate action.

Prior to your course, we will send you an invitation which includes a link to join the meeting and comprehensive joining instructions with all the information you require to join the session.

You may also need a pdf reader to view some of the materials. If you don’t have one, we would recommend going to the Adobe website and downloading Acrobat Reader here.

What facilities and equipment do I need?
Customers/delegates are required to join their sessions with equipment conducive to an effective learning experience, as follows:

  • A quiet environment in which they can concentrate on the consultant, the session and the activities
  • Minimal distractions such as phones, work applications and other people in proximity
  • A laptop or desktop with webcam and audio capability is essential. Customers/delegates should not attend a session on a (small) tablet or mobile device (large tablets may be acceptable, eg iPad Pro)

What are the system requirements to attend a session?

For PC:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2+, Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 in 32-bit and 64-bit. For the best experience, use the latest version of your operating system.
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
  • Dual-core 1.6GHz CPU or faster with 8GB or more of RAM
  • Webcam using VoIP, a microphone and speakers or USB headset is recommended.
  • A printer is recommended for courses, check with your Baines Simmons Consultant
  • Further details are available on the MS website here.

 For Mac:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
  • Intel processor (Core 2 Duo or higher) with 8GB or more of RAM
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
  • Webcam using VoIP, a microphone and speakers or USB headset is recommended.
  • A printer is recommended for courses, check with your Baines Simmons Consultant
  • Further details are available on the MS website here.

Can I join from a mobile device?
Whilst MS Teams supports mobile device access, this is not recommended for Baines Simmons virtual course attendance as some functionality of the platform is unavailable on mobile devices and your learning experience may compromised.

How does Baines Simmons mitigate any technical issues?
Guidance on using the platform is sent prior to the courses, including how to undertake a test call to ensure your mic, speakers and camera are all correctly set up. Part of the course joining instructions, the guidance you receive is comprehensive and designed to mitigate any technology issues you may have. If you wish to conduct a test call in MS Teams prior to contacting Baines Simmons, instructions can be found on the Microsoft Website here.

What etiquette rules are in place?
Our netiquette guidelines provide advice to help you and your fellow delegates get the most out of your virtual training course. This include guidance on topics such as participating, sharing experiences and what to do if you need to briefly step away from your computer.

Can the sessions be delivered within my company?
Yes, our courses both virtually and face to face can be delivered within your company and adapted to suit your requirements

Will I get a Baines Simmons certificate?
Yes, this will be emailed to you on completion of your course

View our full range of Virtual Training Courses here    

Want to find out more? See our virtual training in action with our VLOG from Senior Consultant John Elkin here                

What our clients say about us…

“Superb quality of instruction, with very relevant content. Another 10/10 for Baines Simmons!”

“First time I have done any form of online learning, I found it to be an excellent way of doing so, enabling the day to day work to be managed alongside, working from my own office.”

“Overall, excellent course. In-depth knowledge of each area involved in the Airworthiness review process. “

“A superb overview of the process directed at the right level of knowledge.”

“Absolute top trainers, who keep the attendees engaged, even when teaching remotely”

“Allowed good interaction with candidates and happy to allow discussions as required.

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