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					       Progression Routes
             after the
Training the Trainers Programme




For further information contact:-

Exeter Council for Voluntary Service,
Wat Tyler House, King William Street, Exeter, EX4 6PD
Tel: 01392 202055 Fax: 01392 202054
E mail: training@exetercvs.org.uk
                                         Progression Routes for Trainers

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                                                                                                    PROGRESSION OR EXIT
                                                                               Level 3 NVQ
                                                                              Mini-Awards in
    Training the                                Training the                    Learning &
      Trainers                                    Trainers                     Development
       Part A                                    Seminars                    City & Guilds 7318
    OCNSW Certificate
     Level 3, 2 Credits                                                    Level 3 Certificate in
                                                                           Delivering Learning:
                                                                             An Introduction

                                                                            City & Guilds 7302
                                                Training the
                                                  Trainers                 Level 4 Certificate in
                                                                            Further Education
                                                   Part B                  Teaching Stage One
                                                OCNSW Certificate
                                                 Level 3, 1 Credit          City & Guilds 7407


                                                                     Interim Certificate


                             EXIT
 Exeter Council for Voluntary Service - 26 February 2004
Training and Accreditation Opportunities after the
Training the Trainers Programme
After successfully completing the Training the Trainers programme there are a
number of different progression routes. All the qualifications available through
Exeter CVS and Exeter College are linked to the Further Education National
Training Organisation (FENTO) Standards.

Many learners want to continue with further learning and there are a number
of different routes available through ECVS in partnership with Exeter College.

Once you have attended the taught programme of the Training the Trainers
Part A, gaining 2 credits at Level 3, there are a number of routes for
progression. You can complete the written and practical parts of the Training
the Trainers Part B and gain an additional credit at Level 3. This has now
been recognised as an ‘Interim Certificate’ by the Further Education National
Training Organisation (FENTO). From there you can move into the C+G 740
Stage 1.

If you are interested in teaching and lecturing in the context of community or
adult education or in a FE college the Further Education Teaching
Certificates might be the right route for you. Exeter College with Exeter CVS
provide 2 courses. The C&G 7302 Level 3 will be an alternative to doing the
Part B of the Training the Trainers award. This offers you a nationally
recognised qualification to teach in the voluntary and private sector but does
not qualify you to teach in a College. For this you need the Level 4 C&G
7407. This is a professional qualification for teaching in Further Education,
Community and Adult Education and Basic Skills.

If training and development in the context of workplace training, development
and management is of interest, the NVQ in Learning and Development is
probably the preferred route. Exeter CVS in conjunction with Exeter College
provide the NVQ Mini Awards in Learning and Development. The following
awards will be offered: -
             Certificate in Initial Assessment and Support of Learners
             Certificate in Coaching Learners in the Workplace
             Certificate in Training and Presenting in the Workplace
These awards are units from the full NVQ Level 3 & 4 in Learning and
Development and Managing Learning and Development. Units gained through
NVQ Mini Awards can be transferred to the full NVQ at Level 3 or Level 4.


If you are interested in teaching Basic Skills there are additional qualifications.
There are a number of Certificates in Teaching Basic Skills at Levels 2, 3 &
4 for delivering Basic Skills courses in a community or adult education
context. There are also 2 NVQ Mini Awards in Basic Skills Development
and Support in the Workplace.
                                  Case Studies
Student 1 - Richard enrolled on Part A of this programme with mixed feelings.
His work involved recruiting and supporting tutors for the training programme
delivered by his organisation. He himself did not do any teaching. His
motivation for coming was to learn more about teaching and learning in order
to be more effective in finding good tutors for his work and to understand their
support needs, rather than train as a tutor himself.

Richard was very unsure initially about being on the course, needed a lot of
encouragement to participate and made it clear that he might not want to
complete the assessment tasks. However, he discovered that he enjoyed
learning. The group was very supportive and positive. He got caught up in the
process of the course but dreaded the teaching practice session at the end.
He did it and received honest and supportive feedback, which reassured him
that he was able to deliver a session effectively,

He surprised himself and his tutors when he enrolled for Part B of the course,
which involved delivering 5 hours of actual training as well as research on an
aspect of training. He chose to look into evaluation and learnt a great deal
from his practical experience and the additional study.

Not only did he complete this part successfully, but he also went on to gain
the City & Guilds Teaching Certificate (7307 Stage 1) and is now a fully-
fledged trainer himself. He continues to participate in Continuing Professional
Development seminars for trainers.

Student 2-Wilma had lost her sight as an adult and had to make major
adjustments in her life as a result of this. Returning to study was a real
challenge, as she had to find strategies for coping in the classroom, in
carrying out the course work, and in finding ways of overcoming her disability
when delivering a teaching session.

Having discussed strategies with her tutor before she started Part A of the
course and having made appropriate arrangements for her chosen support,
she discovered that the strategies did not work for her. (For example, she
wanted to work with a scribe in the classroom and use e-mail to receive
course handouts before the session and to deal with course work between
sessions). She was determined to succeed and she re-started the course after
considering alternative strategies in the light of her previous experience. She
now had all the course materials in Braille and only used a scribe when there
was individual work on the course, e.g. for completing a reflective diary. She
did not want to read course handouts in advance but preferred to do this at
the same time as others students.

Having completed the course successfully, she reflected on the many different
aspects of learning, in terms of delivering training but more especially in
relation to her own learning experience. She had now achieved her own
objectives, namely to gain the OCN qualification (2 credits at Level 3) as a
trainer and to find strategies for taking part in learning after having lost her
sight.

Student 3 – Sonia worked four days a week for an ‘Advocacy and Service
User Involvement’ project for people with learning disabilities, hosted by her
local CVS. Sonia had become aware that people with learning disabilities who
attended public meetings needed a range of knowledge and skills to be able
to participate and to make their voice heard. She enrolled on the Training the
Trainer programme and worked with the CVS Basic Skills tutor to develop a
course called ‘Speaking Up’. This has now been accredited through the local
Open College Network. Sonia now co-delivers this programme to the service
users she supports on her spare day, and has gone onto take the C+G 740
Stage 1. Once that is complete, Sonia would like to enrol on the new Level 4
Basic Skills qualification.


Student 4 - Barbara worked for a charity, which ran four day nurseries for
children aged 3 months – 5 years. She was the initially the supervisor and
then the manager of one of the nurseries. Part of her role was to develop the
skills of the young nursery nurses in her team.

She attended the Training the Trainers course as she wanted to develop
instruction skills to enable her to supervise her staff more effectively. After
successfully completing the Training the Trainer programme she completed
the Assessor Award, which enabled her to assess NVQ’s in the workplace.
Barbara then went on to gain an NVQ Coaching Skills award. Both these
awards are comprised of Units from the NVQ in Learning and Development.

Barbara gained promotion to become training officer of all four nurseries and
used the 5 units already gained to work towards the NVQ Level 4 in the
Management of Learning and Development, which consists of 10 units. After
10 years working for the day nursery charity she gained employment as
regional training and development manager for a charity delivering childcare
services.

Student 5 - Simon taught classes in vegetarian cookery in a community
centre in Exeter. He was required to attend the City and Guilds 7407,
Certificate in Further Education Teaching Stage 1. He enrolled on the stage 1
& 2 course. He learned a lot about the initial assessment of learners, how to
plan training schemes and the use of different teaching techniques and
resources.

By the end of the first stage he felt he had improved his skills sufficiently for
his purpose and decided not to continue with Stage 2. He continues to teach
these popular classes on a part time basis.

Student 6 - Julie, with a degree in English and Maths, taught ‘Computers for
the Terrified’, an introductory computer course aimed at adults, in a
community centre in Winkleigh. She attended the City & Guilds 7407 Stage 1
course as it was a requirement for the post. She enjoyed the course and
became more involved in teaching. She decided to increase the amount of
teaching she was doing and applied for other jobs in adult education.

She started teaching in other centres on a variety of introductory computer
courses. The following year she attended the City & Guilds 7407 Stage 2
course, learning much more about planning for teaching, about how students
learn, how to assess them and more about resources and teaching
techniques.

She continued to expand the range of teaching she was involved in and
applied to join the Post Graduate Certificate in Education course. This gave
her the full professional qualification. She was able to apply for a full time
lecturing post at a local college and was appointed.

          Overview of Training and Development Qualifications

Training the Trainers Part A
    Understand the fundamental concepts of training
    Planning training
    Delivering training
    Evaluating training

Training the Trainers Part B (and Interim Cert.)
    Critically evaluate own teaching/training practice
    Develop and apply increased knowledge and understanding of one
      aspect of teaching/training practice.

Further Education Teaching Certificates

City & Guilds 7302 Level 3
    Key principles of delivering learning
    Planning and preparing sessions
    Deliver a micro teaching session
    Learning programmes
    Learning journals and summative profiles

City and Guilds 7407 Level 4 Stage 1
    Assessing learners needs
    Planning learning programmes
    Developing teaching and learning techniques
    Managing the learning process
    Maintaining quality
    Providing learners with support
    Assessing the outcomes of learning and learning achievements
    Continuing professional development
    Professional practice

NVQ Mini Awards

Certificate in Initial assessment and Support of Learners
    Evaluate and Develop own Practice
    Identify and agree individual learning aims and programmes
    Support and advise individual learners
    Monitor and review progress with learners

Certificate in Coaching in the Work place
    Evaluate and Develop own Practice
    Enable Individual learning through coaching
    Support and advise individual learners
    Monitor and review progress with learners

Certificate in Training and Presenting in the Workplace
    Evaluate and Develop own Practice
    Design Learning Programmes
    Develop training sessions
    Enable group learning

				
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