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"Do you have what it takes to become an Instructor at HSS Training?"

Let's take a moment to see if you think you have what it takes to join our industry leading trainer fraternity.

Below are some of the key attributes a successful trainer will need to possess.

Subject knowledge and Industry Expertise

All of our instructors have an in-depth knowledge of the industry and the subject they will be delivering. They understand what is happening in their industry sector, industry trends, innovation and best practice.
In having this level of knowledge and experience a good instructor can better interoperate the course content to delegates helping them to relate to information and apply their newly gained or refreshed skills.

Can you provide evidence of your industry knowledge and subject matter expertise?

  • A current up to date CV
  • A portfolio of courses, possibly training material
  • References, endorsements or evaluations

Do you have the ability to communicate effectively?

Effective communication is vital if an instructor is going to deliver an effective training session. You may be required to convey extremely technical or challenging information, you will need to be able to clarify and concisely delivery the course content to your delegates.

  • How would you make sure delegates were engaged at all times, particularly on courses that cover a number of days?
  • How would you ensure a visual learner and an auditory learner got what they needed to stay engaged?
  • How would you help a delegate who was struggling with the subject matter or the course material?
  • How would you best employ course aids and materials?
  • Can you adapt your style to deliver virtual or remotely delivered training sessions?

Are you a good listener?

If you’re going to be a great educator then the ability to listen to your delegates, then to ask the right questions, while being able to interpret their needs is a priority.  You need to be able to quickly ascertain the ability and needs of each delegate so that you can direct them to the areas they need to understand to complete the course criteria successfully.

Are you engaging?

The training delivery must be a two-way street, the learning process can only truly begin when delegates are given the opportunity to share their ideas, ask and answer questions, take what they have learnt and apply it in practice.

Being a good entertainer, having lots of funny stories and experience to impart or being a lecturer who loves to discuss your love of the subject isn’t enough.

Our best instructors encourage delegates to interact with the group, getting them involved, asking searching questions and taking part in group activities as opposed to just sitting through hours of training material.

Are you creative and flexible?

Our instructors need to have the ability to be flexible and think creatively. No matter how well the training session has been planned and delivered in the past, what has worked for one group of delegates may not work for another, potentially leaving them disengaged.

So it’s important that an instructor can adjust their style of delivery to meet the needs of the delegates on the day, being flexible in their approach and thinking creatively to adjust the delivery of the session.

Becoming a great instructor means you will need to poses and be able to deploy all of these skills to some degree.  However great trainers develop their skills over time and we can help you gain the skills and knowledge required.

Qualifications and New Skills

Each course we deliver has a minimum requirement regarding training qualifications, below are three examples that look at our most popular Work at Height courses:

The Ladder Association (LA)
  • Ladder User in date certificate
  • Ladder Inspector in date certificate
  • Two day instructors is on line followed by two training sessions mentoring
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • H&S Qualification - minimum IOSH Managing Safely
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

Prefabricated Access Suppliers & Manufacturers Association (PASMA)
  • Mobile Access towers for User
  • Low Level Access
  • Three Day Instructor is on line followed by three full course mentoring session
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • H&S Qualification - minimum IOSH Managing Safely
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
  • Two years operator experience minimum
  • A valid operator’s licence covering categories 3a & 3b
  • In Date Demonstrator license covering categories 3a & 3b
  • IPAF Managers on line
  • Harness Appreciation
  • IPAF Site Survey (on line)
  • 5 Day Instructors
  • 3 full Course Mentoring Sessions
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • H&S Qualification - minimum IOSH Managing Safely
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

Contact Us

You can ask us a question online about your route to becoming a certified, professional trainer. In completing the form we will contact you to discuss the next steps in detail.
If you'd prefer to chat with one of our senior trainers by phone, you can reach us at 0345 766 7799.

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