1. Who designs the mobile training rooms?
2. How many delegates can be trained onboard?
3. How are the mobile training rooms powered?
4. How close does the mobile learning room need to be to the power supply?
5. How much parking space is required?
6. Are the mobile training rooms air-conditioned?
7. What arrangements are made for refreshments and lunch?
8. Does the trainer drive the coach to our site?
9. Is there space for delegates to take notes?
10. What if there isn’t a suitable parking space on a site?
11. Can the mobile training rooms be connected to our network?
12. Is there room for our own servers onboard?
13. Can we fit additional equipment onboard?
14. What about access to the internet?
15. What happens if there is a hardware failure?
16. Am I responsible for insurance whilst the vehicle is on my site?
17. Do we have to pay for fuel?
18. What facilities are available for the trainer to use?
19. Can we drive the coaches ourselves?
We do. Over the last six years we have designed and built all sorts of mobile learning, testing and marketing vehicles. Our experience is combined with feedback from trainers and delegates to create an environment that is functional, comfortable and visually appealing.
The PC Coaches come in two models – accommodating 8 or 10 delegates in specially designed ergonomic workstations. The PC Pods are designed to accommodate 10 delegates.
The PC Coaches can be powered from a single 13 Amp plug – although many of our clients provide a waterproof 16 amp ‘caravan style’ socket. The coaches also have onboard generators that can be used if there is no convenient power supply. Because PC Pods have been especially designed for longer stays on each site, they powered from a 32 Amp supply – our operations team will liaise with your facilities department to arrange for installation if required.
We advise a maximum of 20m if possible.
Space requirements are:
PC Coach – 8 delegate – 9m (appox. 4 parking spaces)
PC Coach – 10 delegate – 10m (approx 5 parking spaces)
PC Pod – 10 delegate – 12m (approx 6 parking spaces)
All of PC Coaching’s mobile training rooms have climate control air conditioning. In summer these are complemented by external blinds and in winter by a night heating system.
One of the many advantages of mobile training is that because people are at their normal place of work, they can access whatever facilities they normally use.
Not normally – our logistical support team is responsible for deployment and set-up of vehicles, though we do make sure that the majority of our trainers are qualified to drive the vehicles in case of an emergency.
Yes, this has been incorporated into the design of each workstation. There is enough room for a delegate to comfortably work with a double-paged A4 booklet.
If a site isn’t suitable, alternative arrangements can usually be found at a nearby location such as a hotel. We will shortly be launching a network of 150 sites across the UK with power and data facilities to help support our clients that can not find suitable parking on their sites.
Most of the projects that we support require establishing a connection into a company’s own network. There are a number of ways that we can achieve this – our technical support team can provide more details.
Yes, there is room for 2-3 additional servers in the ventilated server locker onboard. Alternatively our own servers can be configured.
Yes, additional hardware such as EPOS systems (POS, scanners etc.) can be fitted onboard.
Internet access can be provided in a number of ways. The location of the mobile training room and the required connection speed will determine the best solution.
In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, there are hot swappable PCs, monitors and keyboards onboard. Our IT support team are always available to resolve any problems as quickly as possible.
Our vehicles are fully insured whilst on your site. Security is a key concern to us and the details of each site are discussed will be discussed in detail prior to the start of the project.
No, the moving charge covers the costs of driver expenses and fuel – excluding hotel accommodation if required.
All of the training aids that you would expect to find in a high quality training room are available. These include additional space for notes, flip charts, whiteboard and printer, as well as the latest in IT training aid technology. The trainer can project their screen to all or to a specific delegate’s screen, remotely observe a delegate’s screen and even has the facility to control a delegates keyboard and mouse from the trainer’s workstation.
In addition to these features, the PC Pod is fitted with a large plasma screen and interactive panel display. All our mobile learning rooms include these features:
• Fully climate controlled
• State-of-the art training tools
• Ergonomically designed workstations
• Designer Scandinavian seating
• All PCs are networked with the ability to easily connect to an external LAN/WAN
• Double glazed, tinted security windows
• Latest security devices
Additionally, the PC Coaches feature onboard generators whilst the PC Pods feature ramp access, large plasma screen and full AV facilities.
All of the training aids that you would expect to find in a high quality training room are available. These include additional space for notes, flip charts, whiteboard and printer, as well as the latest in IT training technology. The trainer can project their screen to all or to a specific delegate’s screen, remotely observe a delegate’s screen and even has the facility to control a delegates keyboard and mouse from the trainer’s workstation.
A few of our clients elect to drive the coaches themselves. They can be driven on a normal driver’s licence provided the driver passed theirbefore 1st January 1997 and they have permission from our insurers (subject to and convictions or endorsements). A small premium is payable per day to cover the insurance excess.