Are you still searching for that ‘perfect job’ or itching to reach a new level of happiness in your working life? Maybe it’s time to start taking notice of just how your personal traits could help you find a career that provides you with an increase in job satisfaction?
Well, here at Plenty Training we have identified six characteristics that we believe attribute to making a great trainer and assessor. If you feel like any of these characteristics sound like you, training and assessing may just be your calling!
Trainers and assessors are constantly balancing students from a wide range of backgrounds, personalities and learning styles in the classroom as well as during the assessment process. Whether making a quick decision in the classroom in front of students or making a tough call when it comes to their assessment, making strong decisions is fundamental.
Three: You are compassionate and caring
You have a passion for people and always have their best interests at heart.
It can be a very stressful time for students when they are undertaking a qualification, no matter what level they are at. Having a compassionate and caring trainer and assessor in their corner can make the world of difference. Offering a safe and nurturing training environment helps cater to all learning types and can instantly relax any students who may be struggling.
Four: You are an innovative thinker
You are always looking for fresh and forward-thinking ways to complete any task.
As a trainer and assessor, thinking outside of the box can inspire students to do great things as well as become more innovative themselves. Being inventive and resourceful can add an extra edge to your role as a trainer and assessor, however you can also make your mark on the industry as a whole. Innovative thinking can translate into more engaged students, improving provider processes, and shifting thoughts and practices within the industry.
Adults returning to a learning environment may be feeling uneasy or have reservations about being a student again. In this situation, having a trainer and assessor who is easy to connect with and instantly diminishes any doubts or worries is a vital element to the success of students. Being able to inspire confidence in students to do their best is imperative to their overall experience.
Are any of these characteristics resonating with you right now?
Whether this has given you the validation you needed to take that exciting new step towards becoming a trainer and assessor, or has ignited a spark that was not there before, it’s definitely worth investigating if transitioning into the role of trainer and assessor is the next step for you.