Apprenticeship Trainer (Outdoor)
Field Based Roles
Norfolk & Central / Peaks
Part - Time & Full - Time available
Skern Training and Skills
Skern Training and Skills offers support to employers and apprentices across the UK in designing, managing, and delivering the best apprenticeship provision just the way they want it. Skern Training & Skills aims to provide life changing adventures for customers delivering excellence in all its courses & services. We achieve this through the delivery of high-quality employer-led apprenticeship & behavioural courses supporting learners, employers & other providers to offer its considerable experience in training & development.
This position is a hybrid role, so you will be offered an FTE of 0.6 (three days per week) with a case load of apprentices to reflect these hours. You will be expected to seek and increase business growth with the support of the sales team in your area to give you a full case load of apprentices and a full time position of 40 hours per week within an agreed time scale.
We are a growing and progressive company creating a team who feel valued, who will take ownership for their areas, who are self-led whilst driving team engagement. We offer a culture of transparency, honesty and require staff who have a commitment to provide excellence in all courses and services and delivering high quality learner experience.
The role will expect you to support apprentices through to the successful completion of their apprenticeship programme from initial advice and guidance to End Point Assessment. Deliver the knowledge, skills, and behaviours through a blended learning approach. This role requires you to teach both in the classroom, outside the classroom and through teams/zoom including some NGB delivery. You will be accountable for the whole of the apprenticeship journey with responsibility for the internal quality assurance processes for the subject area.
You will join a forward-thinking team delivering outstanding apprenticeships throughout England meeting the needs of the apprentices, employers, and stakeholders. Although a home-based role, working independently and managing your hours to meet the needs of all parties including and operational needs of STS the role does requires you to travel between centres with overnight stays as required.
Key role responsibilities and accountabilities
· To train, coach, support and deliver the apprenticeship programme within their subject specialism and regional area.
· Plan resources delivering high quality training.
· Support apprentices with all aspects of the apprenticeship delivery including Maths, English and additional learner support where applicable working with our ALS/FS specialist.
· Provide information and guidance to the learner and employer about the progress of the apprentice.
· To maintain high standards, adhering to service and awarding body quality assurance procedures.
· Work with the subject specialist team to ensure the standardisation of assessment and practices.
· Facilitate and deliver through a range of different methods to create an engaging learning programme. To plan, always resource and deliver high quality training.
· Programming of training and support in liaison with the programme manager and taking account of the employer individual needs.
· On-board new apprentices to the correct programme following the Skern Training and Skills process.
· Support apprentices in their workplace in preparing for their end point assessment, being accountable for the progress and overall achievement of the apprentice.
· To meet internally set deadlines for quality assurance checks.
· To carry out initial assessment with learners using a range of assessment methods.
· To keep and maintain accurate records of training and assessment in accordance with service and awarding body requirements.
· To maintain and update own knowledge, skills and occupational competence as required by the awarding body.
· To support the promotion and growth of apprenticeships throughout work-based learning and development.
· To have a caseload of approx. 30–35 apprentices across several employers.
· Ensure clear understanding of the standard and the impact on the learner, being the expert and providing insight to the business.
· Invigilate exams as required to support other trainers and to complete the assessment of Speaking Listening and Communication as part of the functional skills provision for your apprentices.·
· Manage own time and resources effectively to meet the needs of STS, the employers and apprentices needs.
Typical knowledge, skills and experience required:
· Extensive knowledge & experience of the Outdoor Sector.
· Hold a range of current occupational (NGB) qualifications appropriate for the role, at a level enabling the delivery of basic NGB courses.
· Some knowledge and experience of delivering apprenticeships or other forms of training.
· Capable & qualified to work across Level 3 Outdoor programme.
· A range of current occupational (NGB) qualifications appropriate for the role, at a level enabling the delivery of basic NGB.
· A strong commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) and evidence of own ongoing CPD prior to interview.
· Efficient time management & organisational skills.
· GCSEs English and Maths (C or above or functional skills equivalent).
· Competent in the use of ICT to include word, excel and Microsoft teams.
· Current clean, full, UK driving license and own vehicle appropriate for business use. Ability to drive a minibus is desirable although not essential.
· Experience working with remotely teams using TEAMS/ZOOM with experience of virtual learning and e-portfolios.
· Knowledge of End Point Assessment activities and methodologies.
· Knowledge of relevant IFATE Standards.
· Capable & qualified to work across Level 5 Outdoor programme.
· Hold a recognised teacher / training qualification (AET, PTLLS or equivalent).
· Hold an assessor qualification (A1, TAQA, CAVA, D32, D33 or equivalent).
· To hold a Level 3 Safeguarding qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving this.
· A current First Aid qualification.
· Knowledge of the OFSTED Education Inspection Framework.
Evaluates the commercial and financial implications of decisions, considering the wider People and operational context. Shows evidence of clear analytical thinking. Evaluates the full implications of actions on other parts of the business. Thinks outside of the ‘functional silo’. Stays up to date with customer trends, identifying opportunities and threats at an early stage.
Honesty and Transparency
Asks for feedback from the Organisation on how to improve. Meets the needs of internal customers, by supporting and engaging when required.
Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems and demonstrates good recovery from complaints. Gives open and honest feedback at all levels even when it’s difficult. Meets and exceeds internal customer expectations. Is open honest and Transparent even when things go wrong.
Innovative & Adaptive
Challenges people to find ways of improving what is done. Asking those critical questions to challenge, ‘How we do things. Encourages and supports development of new processes and procedures.
Works productively in a high-pressure environment.
Welcomes change in a positive light, supporting their teams to embrace new ways of working.
Leading & Collaborating
Initiates action and provides others with clear direction. Challenges inappropriate or ineffective behaviour. Works with subject experts to get the best possible solution.
Takes responsibility for actions. Is self-confident and is seen as credible and a go to person by others. Welcomes new ideas and ensures everyone has a voice.
Keeps own knowledge and skills up to date practicing continuing professional development. Delivers results through teams and people. Actively seeks to stretch capability and scope of responsibilities. Challenges and sets, ‘Stretching’ goals for their team, providing feedback on performance and behaviours. Addressing under performance at the first opportunity.
Is sensitive to non-verbal cues, to other people’s feelings and emotions, and responds with sensitivity.
Communicates openly and freely with colleagues and teams to ensure that they can see the big picture.
Successfully persuades and influences others.
Presents information in a way that engages and motivates the audience. Are self-aware and changes style to suit the relevant audience.