Face-to-face training in IFRS
What I mean by saying “face-to-face” is attending a classic form of the study: long-term courses in the class, short-term seminars or workshops, etc. This should work wonderfully – I learned most of my IFRS basics this way. Let me just sum up pros and cons of face-to-face training:
- learning from experienced tutor with personal contact
- high level of interactivity – you might ask for additional explanations or any questions you don’t understand and often you get a feedback from your tutor
- full focus on the topic – when you attend a lecture, you will not be distracted by so many things around you (like 5 minutes for coffee, 5 minutes for “very tiny help” to your colleague or family member) and therefore, your study will be very effective.
- high costs – if you’d like to attend really high-quality training, you will pay for it – oh yeah. I remember that the cost of my 6-day course on IFRS was about 4 000 EUR. Of course, tutor and topics covered were wonderful, however, if cost is something that bothers you, then check out other forms of training.
- time consuming – face-to-face training usually takes place during your normal working or business hours and you must find a space in your overloaded schedule. That might be a problem, especially during a high or busy season.
- inconvenient – you might also suffer from certain form of inconvenience. Often, you have to travel to the location that is far far away from your office or home. Or, you might feel distracted by other attendants in the class.