How to start a career in the Education Field as a Trainer and Assessor, both locally in South Africa or Internationally This article includes quick guidelines and some tips to find the JOB you need in the Training Industry.
1. TYPES OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES The following types of JOB opportunities exist in the Educational Industry;
- Qualified Trainers and Assessors who offer their services as FREELANCERS. (People who are contracted-in by companies to perform training functions).
- Permanent employment opportunities for individuals with Training Providers as qualified Trainers, Assessors and Training Administrators.
- Appointed Training Managers in Corporate Companies.
- Lecturers at both public and private colleges.
- Microsoft Certified and Department of Labour Special Projects (Qualified Trainer Certificate as entry level requirement)
- Developers of course material for both short and NQF aligned courses.
- International JOB opportunities in the Education Field, based on the Outcomes Based Education or Common Core principles.
- SETA Project Managers, both internally and externally.
- HR related vacancies – becoming industry requirement with recruitment agencies.
- Industry specialist who want a change in career.
- Individuals who retire and want to generate additional income in their spare time.
- Self motivated individuals who offer part time courses on weekends or in their spare time.
2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS The following minimum requirements for these positions generally apply.
- Train the Trainer Certificate: Minimum level of NQF 5 required. Completion of the official unit standard 117871 that is endorsed by the ETDP SETA is recommended.
- Conduct Assessor: The only unit standard as documented by the SAQA policy 115753 and endorsed by the ETDP SETA.
- Conduct Moderations: Not a requirement for general training requirements but recommended for individuals working for training providers and colleges.
- All Certificates must have the ETDP SETA logo on.
- Learners must request a copy of their Statement of Results, directly from their Training Provider to confirm their registration was successfully.
3. IS THERE A NEED FOR TRAINERS AND ASSESSORS? Definitely yes! We’ve been tracking most of our freelance learners who completed these courses in the past with very positive feedback. Most have either found permanent employment in corporate organisation or opened their own business. Well done guys! We proud of you! First time students can earning an income with freelance work until the perfect opportunity arrives. There will always be job opportunities for qualified Trainers and Assessors. Why Trainers and Assessors? Employers and Training Providers are more likely to contact people who are capable of training and assessing their learners, rather than contracting two different individuals to perform this task.
4. HOW TO NETWORK AND GET THAT PERFECT (FREELANCE) JOB Here is some networking tips!
- Make sure you have all the required ETDP Certificates, ETDP SETA Statement of Results and a detailed Personal Portfolio with all your previous education and workplace experience. Best practice is to have this ready in PDF format to submit electronically if needed.
- Register with all the related SETAs as an Assessor with at least one unit standard where possible. It’s so much easier to request extension of scope than submitting an entire new application.
- Subscribe to all possible Education newsletters including our free service on www.skillsjobs.co.za.
- Subscribe to the SETA newsletters and make sure you attend their annual stakeholders meetings which are open to anyone to attend. These are perfect opportunities for you to meet new Training Providers and Employer to get connected to new projects and JOB opportunities.
REMEMBER: People connect with faces, not with CV’s, so don’t waste your time with endless online JOB Adverts. Get yourself out there and start a career in the Training and Education field today.
This Article was written by: Trainyoucan www.trainyoucan.co.za