COVID-19 informationAll the answers to Frequently Asked Questions
RNTC courses during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to substantially impact our daily lives. It highlights, among other things, how important access to accurate and up-to-date information is, and the important role of media in raising awareness and providing trustworthy information.
We are experienced in providing trainings virtually, in our training centre or in-company. As restrictions on physical movement and international travel continue to affect many people across the globe*, all scheduled RNTC courses till February 2022 are in online format.
*Our information is based on the guidelines issued by the government and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
*RNTC reserves the right to suspend, modify or cancel any of the measures described in the FAQ.
All courses in January and February 2022 will be conducted online.
We expect to facilitate courses in person again starting in March 2022. However, we will follow the RIVM guidelines, and in case anything changes with the COVID-19 situation, we reserve the right to change the format to online if necessary.
Blended courses include online sessions and in-person sessions as part of the course curricula.
We provide high-quality online and e-learning experiences, with plenty of individual support from our expert trainers and interaction with both trainers and fellow course participants. This is not a boring lecture series, but rather an interactive learner-centred training that gets you to produce output along the way, individually, or in groups.
Our online courses are rated very positively and we have high level learner satisfaction. Participants rate the online courses as a “highly useful” and “impactful” learning experience.
The online format requires full-time participation on training days for the duration of the course. The course includes lectures, group and individual projects, self-study time and online coaching.
You can register for a course on our website. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation and a welcome letter, providing you all of the information you need to participate in the course online.
We use a freely downloadable platform called Zoom for our trainings. You will receive instructions and a Zoom link. In addition you will have access to our online learning academy where you can access all course materials for 6 months from the start of your course.
Before the training, you will be invited to set up an account on our Online Learning Academy during the first sign-in process. Once you have logged in, you can create your profile. Also, you will receive an invitation to a test session to become acquainted with Zoom and our other tools, and meet your trainer and fellow students too.
During the training you will participate in planned Zoom sessions and also have time scheduled for individual and group work.
You will receive detailed information in your confirmation and welcome letter. For any online course you will of course need access to internet, a mobile device / laptop with audio and camera.
The time commitment is variable, but you can expect to spend an average of 6 to 8 hours a day on a course. Our online course requires full participation for the duration of the course.
You will definitely need a quiet place from which you can study and work on course assignments undisturbed.
No worries! Sessions are recorded, if you miss a session the recording can be made available to you. This is only in the event of an internet connectivity issue.
For plenary sessions, these are done as a whole group and you are required to be online. There are also group work assignments that are up to you and your group when and how you will choose to complete these.
You will also receive individual assignment sessions in which you are not required to be online, however the facilitator will be online to answer questions during these time slots.
The time commitment is variable, but you can expect to spend an average of 6 to 8 hours a day on a course. Not all of these are online hours, however they do vary.
RNTC suggests that you do not work or schedule meetings during the training times.
We are in close contact with Nuffic and will inform all scholarship holders of the situation that applies for their course. Scholarship holders for January 2021-February 2022 courses are offered their course online.