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Training Instructor Profile

 

Introduction

This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as an Training Instructor. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as an Training Instructor
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Training Instructor Work Information

    Finding Suitable Work

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    Working Duties Expected

    Training instructors deliver training to people both on and off the job. They pass on their technical or practical skills and share their experience to help others learn. This could be showing people how to handle customers or operate machinery on a production line.

    Much of their time is spent demonstrating tasks and supervising trainees while they practise. This could be in a classroom or a workplace environment, involving machines, materials or real situations.

    They need to plan their courses and arrange what materials or equipment they will be using. As well as practical lessons, they may have to teach some theory, which could involve producing handouts or giving instruction on a blackboard/whiteboard.

    Instructors keep records of trainees progress and, if they are working towards qualifications, will need to follow the requirements of the awarding bodies. They may assist personnel or training departments in devising training programmes.

    Hours and Environment
    Training instructors usually work between 37 and 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. They may have to work outside normal office hours, to fit in with shift patterns or to offer training at times that suit the trainees.

    Where they work depends on the skills being taught. They may spend time in an office, at a customer reception area, or out in the selling area of a shop. Alternatively they could work outside, or in a factory or workshop.

    Working conditions also vary. Those instructing the operation of a computer system will probably work in a clean, modern office. Those teaching bricklaying may have to work in a noisy or dirty environment, be outside in all weathers, and may have to lift heavy materials.

    Skills and Interests
    To be a training instructor you should:

    • be very skilled and knowledgeable in the subject you teach
    • be able to communicate clearly and demonstrate skills and methods accurately
    • be able to motivate trainees
    • understand how people learn and be sensitive to trainees problems
    • be patient and tactful
    • be aware of health and safety risks
    • be willing to keep up with developments in your trade or profession
    • be a good performer - training can involve making presentations interesting or entertaining.

    Entry
    The main entry requirement is real knowledge and a high-level of practical skill in the area you will be teaching. Work or professional qualifications that demonstrate your knowledge are also useful. Examples could include an apprenticeship, BTEC/SQA awards or NVQs/SVQs.

    Many training instructors move into training from other jobs within an organisation - perhaps after being a supervisor on a production line or after leading a customer service team.

    If you want to work as an instructor in a training school or college - or progress in a company position - you will have an advantage if you hold a training qualification, such as those detailed in the Training section.

    If you have some relevant qualifications, you may be able to gain membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Licentiate or Graduate level through Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL).

    There is no upper age limit. Experience and maturity are an advantage.

    Training
    Your employer may provide short courses in instructional techniques, which cover areas such as demonstration skills, how and why people learn, and how to use visual aids.

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development offers the Certificate in Training Practice (CTP), delivered by part-time study at local colleges or by distance learning.

    NVQs/SVQs at Level 3 are available in Direct Training and Support and in Learning and Development.

    To assess trainees working towards NVQs/SVQs, you will need to qualify as an assessor and hold either A1 (Assess candidates using a range of methods) or A2 (Assess candidates' performance through observation). These replace the former Training and Development Lead Body (TDLB) assessment qualifications D32 and D33.

    Some training officers may find it beneficial to undertake additional teaching or training qualifications, such as the City and Guilds 7307/7407 in Further and Adult Education Teaching, or NVQ/SVQ Levels 4 and/or 5 in Learning and Development.

    Opportunities
    Training instructors may work within a company, training manual and office workers, technicians or graduates in a variety of practical, service and technical skills. They may also be employed by local councils or for organisations such as the Armed Forces, the Prison Service, or the police.

    College or specialised training organisations also employ training instructors. Some instructors are self-employed.

    Promotion to training officer or manager may be possible.

    Annual Income
    The annual income section is intended as a guideline only. The actual rates of pay may vary.

    New training instructors may earn around £13,500 per year.
    With experience this could rise to around £16,000.
    Senior training instructors can earn £21,000 or more.

    Further information
    Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
    CIPD House
    35 Camp Road
    Wimbledon
    London
    SW19 4UX
    Tel: 020 8971 9000
    www.cipd.co.uk

    Employment NTO *
    4th Floor
    Kimberley House
    47 Vaughan Way
    Leicester
    LE1 4SG
    Tel: 0116 251 7979
    www.empnto.co.uk

    * PLEASE NOTE
    National Training Organisations (NTOs) ceased to be recognised by the government on 31 March 2002. However, some are continuing to operate in their respective fields. Please contact individual NTOs with queries regarding their current status.

    The Secretary of State for Education and Skills is licensing new Sector Skills Councils - charged with boosting skills and productivity in business sectors. For information about Sector Skills Councils, their roles and responsibilities, please visit the Sector Skills Development Agency website: www.ssda.org.uk

  • Other Useful Training Instructor Work Information

    We have a section available at this site on Training Instructor job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.

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