Very often we hear from SDPs (Skills Development Providers) during the Assessment Phase of the 4 Phases of Training (Learner Enrolment, Facilitation, Assessment and Certification) that stress levels are high, they are frustrated, they have incurred additional expenses and they are behind on their Training Plan deadlines.
The Learner Enrolment Phase of Training is predominantly about planning and preparing which is vital in terms of rolling out a successful Accredited Training Programme. We’d like to call your attention to the below in order to assist you in transforming from the woes of Learner Enrolment to the wonders of Learner Enrolment:
- Many SDPs (Skills Development Providers) are poor marketers as their time is focused on running their businesses instead of marketing their businesses effectively.
Traditional methods of marketing are fading and as SDPs (Skills Development Providers), it is our responsibility to ensure we are doing sufficient research and building our reputations.
Imagine your marketing strategy was so unique that it set you apart from your competitors?
- In order to roll out fruitful training, you need to plan for it.
A training plan is a detailed outline that guides you as the Skills Development Provider (SDP) on how delivery of training will take place. Do you have a clearly defined plan that details your training dates, dates of submission of the Learner Portfolio of Evidences (PoEs), Assessment and Moderation dates?
- It is your duty to ensure a user-friendly Learner Enrolment Form is completed by every single person who would like to enrol on your Accredited Training.
For instance, Short-Sightedness, Wheelchair users, Visual impairments, Psychiatric Disabilities (such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.), Traumatic Brain Injury, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes; Attention Deficit-Disorder or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and Learning Disabilities (LD) are all barriers to learning that may affect your learners’ ability to perform without additional support.
According to your Quality Management System (QMS), “it is inevitable that learners could face various challenges during the learning and assessment phase. We are committed in supporting our learners”. Let’s say you are not aware that the learner has a barrier (regardless of whether it is a physical, psychological or intellectual) to learning prior to your learning intervention, this could have a considerable impact on not only training deadlines but also on budget in the event that you need to purchase resources to assist your learner.