Training within our industry has never been more important and one of the services that RDI provides is access to high quality, cost effective training that is relevant and looks to the digital future.
Technological developments have historically driven the technical training process within the consumer electronics and signal reception industry from the advent of colour television in late 1969 to the completion of the digital switchover programme in 2012. It is clear that technical innovation will continue and that the traditional, historic skills that have been fundamental to work effectively within this industry, whilst still required, need updating as new technology is rolled out.
As new techniques and increased knowledge are required, those that don't keep up to date with training can sink and it is one of the fundamental objectives of the RDI to enable a learning pathway for members to ensure that they are able to stay afloat!
Welcome to the digital future, the exciting new emerging technologies and the ever increasing digital infrastructure!
OUR FOCUS AREAS
We understand that to keep up with new technologies and have the ability to harness emerging products and offer a supporting service, our members must be aware of what is available, in addition to understanding how these products work and how to install and maintain them.
RDI is happy to provide access and support training across all products and skills, with current focus in the following areas:
- Connected Home
- Custom Install and Home Automation
- Introduction to UHD
- Introduction to Advanced Audio Systems
- HDMI Distribution
- Introduction to wireless and wired networking
- Working Safely at Heights
- Fibre Optics
- DTT Freeview Installation
- Flat Panel TV Installation
Within these headings, e-Learning or practical training courses are available and are developing constantly as members request them or as new technology emerges.
It is essential that the learning pathways for our members are accessible and the RDI is working in partnership with many organisations to support the provision of relevant, high quality on line training modules that our members can work through in a more convenient location (typically at home) rather than travelling to a training centre.
Some of our our partnering training organisations:
Clearly though, some training cannot be replicated on line! Competency based training courses are delivered either from RDI sourced training centres by RDI approved trainers or delivered by an RDI approved trainer at a more local location to a group of members. This means that there are three learning pathways available for our members as shown below;
- e-Learning (blended) training through to practical based at an RDI approved Training Centre
- Traditional competency training delivered from an RDI approved Training Centre
- Locally delivered traditional competency training
It is essential that our members' feedback their experiences of training; all of which is reviewed and used as part of the RDI's continuous improvement programme to ensure that all of our services are of the highest quality, accessibility and relevance.
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