Ptlls Roles and Resposibilities

In my experience the role of a teacher/trainer is much more than just to stand up and have the ability to speak in public. There are many other facets of the role that have to be undertaken in order to deliver suitable training that meets the needs and expectations of each individual; be recorded and demonstrate meeting the established competency criteria.

As a senior safety professional and trainer spanning many years I am seeking to train construction operatives; managers/supervisors and even organisational directors in areas of training that are now a pre-requisite requirement of our industry sector.

In order to progress in my chosen area of training, it is important to follow the training cycle as shown in figure 1 to enable me to identify and deliver what my trainees actually require, and to assess the outcome,   i.e. complete relevant tests and assessments to meet assessment body requirements.  

                                        Figure 1 – the training cycle

In this context, the relevant body within the construction industry is the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) whose training criteria has been set out within their standards and qualification guide (CITB 2013). A successful outcome for any trainee would be that they have demonstrated they have met the criteria for construction industry standards

It should be noted that in the majority of cases within the construction industry, the trainees have ingrained motivators to obtain the desired competency,
Two of the most fundamental motivators commonly found   are:

  a) Job security :Without holding the relevant competency for a given skill e.g. operating an excavator they cannot work on a construction project.

  b) Financial/Time; It is often the case that they are paying for the training from their own wages or savings, and may not be being paid whilst attending,   so they require the most straightforward means of obtaining the competence quickly.
Figure 2 – Herzberg’s...