There’s no greater satisfaction than watching employees develop new skills and reach new heights under your guidance. As a trainer, you’ll be supporting businesses by conducting training sessions that boost the skills and competence of staff.
Getting a job as a trainer has never been easier. In this article, find out everything you need to know about becoming a trainer, including what the role involves and which qualifications you need to get started.
What is a trainer?
Trainers provide education and training to employees. Some might work exclusively for one company, while others visit various companies to provide one-off training sessions. The type of training you provide can vary significantly — everything from emotional intelligence to leadership development.
What are the main responsibilities of a trainer?
The day-to-day activities of a trainer will vary depending on the type of training they are conducting. However, general responsibilities include:
- Teaching content and skills
- Monitoring the efficacy of the training
- Leading orientations
- Developing curriculums
- Identifying and implementing additional development opportunities and training software.
What qualifications do I need to become a trainer?
Those looking to start their journey to becoming a trainer should first earn the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). This is the first of the three trainer courses and provides learners with the basic knowledge and tools for becoming an effective and inclusive teacher.
UNIT NO: 1 — Understanding the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
This introductory unit helps you to understand the introduction of teaching, including health and safety, equal opportunities and the other professionals you may have to work with.
UNIT NO: 2 — Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training
This unit helps you to understand how people learn, the ways in which people communicate and how to use a range of different teaching methods and resources to help you meet your learners’ individual needs.
UNIT NO: 3 — Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
This unit identifies what assessment is and how to deliver excellent assessment practice. The unit is ideal for anybody with an interest in assessing workplace and vocational achievement or those delivering regulated qualifications and awards.
Once you have completed the Level 3 Award in Education in Training (AET), you can progress onto more advanced qualifications, such as the level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET), if you so wish.
Where can I find trainer jobs?
The great thing about becoming a trainer is that they are sought by almost every business and organisation. Whether you’re looking to train within a single organisation or float between a few of them, there’s never a shortage of positions open.
Here are the best ways to find a job as a trainer:
- Contact organisations directly and suggest how you can help them
- Visit online job sites
If you apply for a trainer job via a job site, pay close attention to the job description and make sure your qualifications and skills match the requirements of the job. If you don’t feel you have the relevant experience, consider gaining experience in a slightly different role, such as a training assistant or learning a development specialist.
Start your journey to becoming a qualified trainer by earning the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) with CTC Training. We offer this course among our range of online training courses. Enrol today and gain access to our 24/7 student portal, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure. You can complete the Level 3 Award in Education and Training from the comfort of your own home and on a schedule that suits you.