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Trainers’ Guild

An experience-based membership structure comprising Associates, Fellows and Senior Fellows

Trainers’ Guild Framework

To be part of Trainers’ Guild, each individual must undergo a rigorous assessment and meet the detailed requirements specified in our framework.

What is Trainers’ Guild Framework?

The Trainers’ Guild Framework serves as comprehensive criteria for joining the Trainers’ Guild. With a focus on fostering continuous growth and development, this framework outlines the essential skills and core professional values necessary for membership in the Trainers’ Guild.

Skills:

Trainers wishing to join the Guild must possess:

S1. Relevant and up-to-date industry knowledge and experience
S2. Ability to design, develop and deliver training activities
S3. Ability to adapt to meet the varying needs of those being trained
S4. Ability to use appropriate learning technologies
S5. Ability to take feedback from others to improve practice
S6. Ability to review the effectiveness of training activities

Professional Values:

Trainers wishing to join the Guild must additionally demonstrate all of the following four professional values:

P1. Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion
P2. Ensure professional competence and due care
P3. Ensure continuing professional development of self
P4. Ensure continuing professional development of those being trained

How do I know if I possess these skills and professional values?

You may refer to the following table to familiarise yourself with the indicators meeting the requirements of the stated skills:

Skills Indicators that you meet the
requirement
Indicators that you don’t meet the
requirement

S1. Possess relevant and up-to-date industry knowledge and experience

  • Sufficient practical experience in the area in which you are training

  • Active and effective CPD arrangements are in place to be aware of changes in the industry

  • Training up to the level that you have qualifications and experience at
  • Little or no practical experience in the area in which you are training

  • Insufficient CPD arrangements are in place to be aware of changes in the industry

  • Training beyond the level that you have qualifications and experience at

S2. Ability to design, develop and deliver training activities

  • You are aware of what course objectives, learning outcomes, and assessment criteria are

  • You have designed, developed and delivered a range of training activities before

  • You have developed training material, such as learning resources
  • You are unaware of what course objectives, learning outcomes, and assessment criteria are

  • You have never designed, developed or delivered any training activity before

  • You have never developed training material, such as learning resources

S3. Ability to adapt to meet the varying needs of those being trained

  • You have delivered training activities to a range of different learners (internal & external clients; accredited & unaccredited courses; physical & online; beginners & intermediate level learners; learners from diverse backgrounds)
  • You have never delivered training activities to a range of different learners (internal & external clients; accredited & unaccredited courses; physical & online; beginners & intermediate level learners; learners from diverse backgrounds)

S4. Ability to use appropriate learning technologies

  • You have used a range of appropriate learning technologies such as Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), overhead projectors, MS Office and online platforms to train remotely.
  • You have never used a range of appropriate learning technologies

S5. Ability to take feedback from others to improve practice

  • You actively take feedback from your learners, colleagues, seniors, employers, and other stakeholders to improve your practice
  • You do not actively seek feedback from your learners, colleagues, seniors, employers, and other stakeholders to improve your practice

S6. Ability to review the effectiveness of training activities

  • You actively evaluate design, development & delivery of your training activities to inform further improvements

  • You actively perform evaluations of training resources, including learning resources and technologies being used
  • You do not actively evaluate design, development & delivery of your training activities to inform further improvements

  • You do not actively perform evaluation of training resources, including learning resources and technologies being used

You may refer to the following table to familiarise yourself with the indicators meeting the requirements of the stated professional values:

Professional Values Indicators that you meet the
requirement
Indicators that you don’t meet the requirement

P1. Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion

  • In all aspects of your practice, you ensure that equality, diversity & inclusion is ensured, not just for those being trained but for all other stakeholders such as employers and colleagues
  • You do not thoughtfully ensure that equality, diversity & inclusion is ensured, not just for those being trained but for all other stakeholders such as employers and colleagues

P2. Ensure professional competence and due care

  • You only take on work that you are fully competent to deliver

  • You are able to discharge your training responsibilities with the highest level of professionalism and care
  • You happily take up any work that is offered to you, without carefully ensuring that you have the necessary qualifications experiences, time and other resources to complete the work

  • You often have unhappy clients or learners because of a lack of professional care

P3. Ensure continuing professional development of self

  • You have an effective CPD arrangement in place to ensure that you are continuously improving as a professional

  • You devote time to reflect on your practice and look for ways to improve
  • You do not have a formal CPD arrangement in place and only learn as you go

  • You do not get involved in reflective practice since you are already very confident about your work

P4. Ensure continuing professional development of those being trained

  • When designing, developing and delivering training, you have the continuous professional development of your clients at the core of your work - pushing them all to their limits

  • You are actively involved with your learners to ensure that they all have something to learn from your training, which they can use to improve their own work
  • You are only focusing on doing the minimum so that the training can be made easy and comfortable for the learners

  • Your training is very standard for everyone, and there is no room for individual growth

How do I evidence that I possess these skills and professional values?

You will be asked to write a reflective account of between 1,000 and 1,500 words to cover all the above skills and professional values. The reflective account will take a holistic look of how you apply the above skills and values in your practice.

Depending on the level you are applying for (Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow), you will be expected to cover the following:

Associate Trainer

How do you apply these skills and professional values in your own practice as a trainer?

Fellow Trainer

How do you apply these skills and professional values in your own practice as a trainer, as well as influence the practice of others, such as colleagues or subordinates?

Senior Fellow Trainer

How do you apply these skills and professional values in your own practice as a trainer, as well as influence the practice of others, such as colleagues or subordinates?
Additionally, quote examples of how you have influenced organisational policies and led a team of trainers successfully.

How will you verify the information stated in the Reflective Account?

Our team of experts will evaluate your reflective account to ensure that it meets the requirements laid out in the Trainers’ Guild Framework. Once the Reflective Account is deemed to have met the requirements, it will be forwarded to your nominated referee(s) to verify that the details are correct.

What is Qualifying Criteria for each of these levels?

We have carefully designed the following qualifying criteria to ensure that the chosen trainers from diverse professions exemplify excellence and significant achievements in their respective fields, before they are recognised at one of the three levels.

Associate Trainer Fellow Trainer Senior Fellow Trainer

 

 

 

 

Badge


£99


£199


£299

Qualification

Have at least level 3 training or coaching qualification
Have at least level 4 training or coaching qualification
Have a foundational degree or a level 5 qualification in training or coaching

Experience

Have an experience of up to 2 years in training or coaching
Have an experience of 2 to 5 years in training or coaching
Have an experience of 5+ years in training or coaching

CPD Log

Have a CPD log for up to 20 hours in the previous 12 months
Have a CPD log for up to 30 hours in the previous 12 months
Have a CPD log for up to 40 hours in the previous 12 months

Reflective Account

Submit reflective account based on skills and professional values mentioned in the framework
Submit reflective account based on skills and professional values mentioned in the framework
Submit reflective account based on skills and professional values mentioned in the framework

Reference(s)

Submit 1 professional reference

Submit 2 professional references

Submit 2 professional references

For more clarification, please see our Guide for Trainers’ Guild