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Training / Tutoring / Coaching / Mentoring: Level 3

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These qualifications help to improve standards of practice for those working in training and development, they include a range of 'mini qualifications' to boost special skills and knowledge. These qualifications are for people working in, or looking to enter roles in learning and development. They have been developed to replace the Learning and Development NVQs. The units and qualifications will provide people who carry out learning and development roles in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role. They are available to anyone working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning (where people may train and assess skills but do not assess for a qualification), the Qualification on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). Learners can also go on to take one of City & Guilds' suite of Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance qualifications

These qualifications allow learners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression as a trainer/tutor/coach or mentor in many sectors.

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as:
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Assessing learning
  • Facilitating and managing learning.
You will learn on the job in a work environment or in workshops, assessment methods include assignment, professional discussion, observation, work products and Q&A.
You are working in training and development and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of ensuring work meets the required standard. These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of learning and development roles, including:
  • Trainer
  • Tutor
  • Assessor
  • Internal quality assurer
  • Learning and development manager
  • Learning and development consultant.
There are three pathways available at Level 3:
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Learning and Development. This is a single-unit award.
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Facilitating Learning and Development. This comprises one mandatory and one optional unit.
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development. This comprises three mandatory units and a range of optional units.

Level 3

City & Guilds Award in Understanding the Principles & Practices of learning and Development (6318-01): 6 credits (60025591)

Knowledge based unit on the theories of learning and the importance of the learning cycle – completed through assignment.

City & Guilds Award in Facilitating Learning & Development (6318-02): 12 credits (60025566)

City & Guilds Certificate in Learning & Development (6318-03): 30 credits (60027460)

City & Guilds Facilitating & Assessing Learning (6318-06): Is made up of the following

Award in Facilitating Learning & Development in Groups: 6 Credits (6006974) - Award in Facilitating Learning & Development in Groups: 6 Credits (60069764) - Award in Learning & Development for Individuals: 6 Credits (60069776) - Award in Facilitating & Assessing Learning: 12 Credits (60069788) - Certificate in Facilitating & Assessing Learning: 24 Credits (6006979X)

City & Guilds Learning Delivery (6318-07): 15 Credits (60069806)

City & Guilds Coaching (6318-08): 15 Credits (60065898)

City & Guilds Mentoring (6318-10): 16 Credits (60065643)

City & Guilds Supporting Workforce Learning & Development for Employers (6318-11): 18 Credits (6008389X)

These qualifications are for those who deliver learning to either individuals or groups to implement the learning cycle – this is a recognised training qualification that was developed by LLUK (now LSIS). Assessed through observation, inspection of work products, learner statements, oral questions and discussions, witness testimony.

Workplace Health & Safety

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Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification will provide candidates with knowledge of the basic Health and Safety practices that are essential in the workplace.

This includes recognition of hazards and risks, present in the workplace, along with the relevant legislation and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.

The qualification is applicable for any private or public sector working environment and provides employees with an awareness of their own safety, as well as the safety of customers, contractors and members of the public.

Advice and Guidance

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City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Advice & Guidance – 3569-04: 21 credits (60016176)

City & Guilds Level 4 in Advice & Guidance – 3569-04: 37 credits (60016322)

These qualifications are for those working with clients in organisations providing advice and guidance services, on a professional or voluntary basis.
They are for anyone aged over 16 (Level 3) or 18 (Level 4) providing advice and guidance in a professional or voluntary role. You could be working in careers guidance, for a trade union, in a school, in housing, human resources or in health and social care. They covers communication and interactions to support clients in preparing and completing their chosen actions; the knowledge required to work with legislative and procedural frameworks; advocacy, mediation, representation and formal proceedings; working with other services through negotiation, liaison and referral; reviewing own development; understanding and promoting careers education guidance within organisations and enabling clients learning through group work, demonstration and instruction. They were developed in association with The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as:
  • Understanding legislation and procedures
  • Negotiating on behalf of clients
  • Providing and maintaining information materials.
Learn is carried out in the work environment, with assessment will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification, recognition of prior learning and successfully following of a development programme. What is the right level? Level 3 Your role involves providing advice and guidance directly to clients, reporting to line management as well as associated services. You may also supervise and support other staff members. Level 4 Your role involves providing specialist advice and guidance to clients, reporting to senior management and networking with associated services, and managing, negotiating, training, evaluating and developing the service provision. Learners achieving Level 3 in Advice and Guidance may progress to level 4 depending on their work role and those achieving Level 4 in Advice and Guidance may progress into teaching or specialist areas such as counselling, mediation, careers guidance. These qualifications are for practitioners who provide information, advice and guidance to others i.e. their clients, customers, staff, etc - assessed in the workplace through observation, inspection of work product, discussions and oral questions, written questions, learner statements and witness testimony.

First Aid

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Activ8 Learning deliver First Aid at Work (FAW) plus Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)  and Paediatric First Aid (PFA) plus Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) qualifications accredited through Highfields Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).

These qualifications are ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 or The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage published by The Department for Education.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, state 'you must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for your workplace. In doing so you should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present to help you decide what arrangements you need to put in place'.

The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present'. The HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

FAW: 3 Credits (60073731) / EFAW: 1 Credit (6007372X)

The recommended FAW course duration is 3 days; however this may be adjusted in accordance to meeting learner needs. The HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health; the Sector Skills Council for Health. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of a First Aider, assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury and illness. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 24 guided learning hours over 3 days.

The EFAW qualification is aimed at those working in industries classed as low risk, the HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health; the Sector Skills Council for Health. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 8 guided learning hours, usually delivered over one day.

PFA: 3 Credits (60138671) / EPFA: 1 Credit (60142510)

PFA accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis, other topics included are fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings, burns or scalds, electric shock, minor injuries and chronic medical conditions. This qualification consists of two mandatory units and is typically delivered over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 12 hours. EPFA accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in emergency first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners undertaking this qualification will be able to provide support to the paediatric first aider to maintain the welfare of infants and children. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis: This qualification consists of one mandatory unit and is typically delivered over a period of 1 day with a minimum contact time of 6 hours.

All successful learners will be issued with a First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.

Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)

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Apprenticeship Framework Standard Setting Council – CfA Business Skills at Work - ERR delivered as part of all Customer Service, Management & Team Leading Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Framework Standard Setting Council – Learning & Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) - ERR delivered as part of all Learning & Development Apprenticeships

These are completed through a workbook which when completed demonstrates the learners knowledge and understanding of their employment rights and responsibilities.