Posted by firstaidinstructor on December 6, 2013
To comply with the Awarding Bodies and Ofqual regulations regarding replacement certificates we have created an online form which must be completed by any tutor who wishes to order replacement QCF certificates.
One form must be completed for every replacement certificate required. You can access the form through you instructor dashboard, from the top of the QCF documents tabs on the instructor documents sections.To avoid having to spend time and money requesting replacement certificates we recommend that tutors always check the names on the learner registration sheets as they collect them. If any are unclear ask the learner to confirm the spelling and if changes are required print the name on the form as it should be and ask the learner to initial the changes. If they have used a shortened version of their name “Pete” instead of Peter check that this is how they want it on the certificate as often they do not! Let them know that they may face a charge for replacement. To avoid any errors yourself, get all your students where possible to register using the ProTrainings online booking. They then spell their name and create their account. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on December 5, 2013
We will be closing for the Christmas break at 17:00 on Friday 20th December and opening at 9am on Thursday 2nd January. Please make sure that you request any certificates in time before the break to keep delays to a minimum. The Awarding Body will be closed during the same dates so it will not be possible to process certificates in this period.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in 2014. From all of us at ProTrainings Europe and ITG Instructor Training, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on November 21, 2013
Due to the confusion that is occurring because of the wording on the Theory Examinations for QCF courses, please read the following for clarification regarding learners answering the theory questions orally. We have also updated the QCF exams on the dashboard.
The box on the exam that mentions oral is designed for you to orally question the learners to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, it is not an option for learners to answer the questions without writing them in on the examination. In certain circumstances learners are permitted to answer the questions orally, this is because QCF courses are designed to be fully inclusive and if a student couldn’t for just reasons complete the exam in writing, the opportunity is provided for them to answer verbally. We recommend checking with us first before allowing the questions to be answered in this way. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on November 18, 2013
ProTrainings are now working in partnership with Highfield HABC for QCF certifications. We made the decision to work with the largest Awarding Organisation for First Aid qualifications to help to reduce the paperwork, speed up certificate times and enable you to give your customers a certificate and wallet card for QCF courses.
All instructors who were already cleared for QCF courses have been transferred so you do not need to do anything, courses that you list are not only advertised on the ProTrainings sites but are now also listed on the Highfield course finder site automatically (if they are marked as public). Therefore doubling your exposure and providing more opportunities for potential customers to find your courses.
ProTrainings are the only organisation that offer you the choice of delivering a QCF qualification or ProTrainings Trade Body certificate, unlike other trade bodies our certificates are fully traceable and your customers can rest assured that the requirements for due diligence, quality assurance and verification are all met because all of our procedures and course materials meet QCF requirements.
All ProTrainings centres including those who do not wish to offer the QCF qualifications will still benefit from:- Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on November 13, 2013
We have added a new course to teach the basic skills needed to provide medical Oxygen. Oxygen is a vital part of emergency care and treatment in and out of hospital. On this course you will learn about the basics of the use, maintenance and types of portable Oxygen equipment commonly used in first aid, confined spaces, emergency medical care, off shore, boats, Scuba diving, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on November 3, 2013
Just a quick message to remind all of our QCF approved centres that the paperwork required for the QCF courses and recently changed. We have managed to reduce the amount of paperwork considerably but are aware that it isn’t that obvious where you need to look for the course assessment pack forms.
You can now download all QCF class paperwork direct from the class page on your instructor dashboard. We now have 3 buttons where you can download what you need from one place. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 21, 2013
ProTrainings and ITG Instructor Training have been working with Marchant McKechnie One Solution Insurance to provide excellent value insurance for trainers in all industries. They also offer insurance for all other business sectors. Now we have an online way of getting a quote and buying insurance, quickly and simply. If you prefer you can call them but mention ITG Instructor training for the best deal. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 19, 2013
We have launched a new online course in Dementia Awareness. We also offer class based courses through our national network of instructors. Dementia Awareness has received a lot of press recently, as understanding Dementia and understanding sufferers needs is very important. This course is available as a video online, blended or class based course nationally delivered over a half day, full day or two days depending on your needs.
The aims of the course are to have a wider understanding about Dementia, signs and symptoms, causes and treatment, and how to communicate to dementia patients and engage them in activities and develop strategies for intervening with challenging behaviours and communication difficulties. If you would like more information or would like to discuss our new Dementia training projects, contact ProTrainings on 01206 805359
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 17, 2013
To meet the new QCF standards all QCF courses must be registered in advance to provide the Awarding Organisation or Ofqual with the opportunity to arrange to visit your class for quality assurance reasons, this does not mean that you are going to be visited regularly but we do have to keep and provide an up to date record of all QCF accredited classes being run on any given day.
Our system makes this a straightforward process for you, all you need to do is set up the classes through your instructor dashboard at least 5 working days prior to your planned course date, if you have been approved to deliver QCF courses they will automatically be registered with the Awarding Organisation via our system.
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Posted by firstaidinstructor on October 17, 2013
When students take the EFAW course they may decide that they want to upgrade to the full level 3 QCF FAW qualification. This is now possible as the FAW is made of two units, the first of which is the EFAW. All you need to do is to come back and complete the final two days of a QCF FAW and then receive the full level 3 award. The only thing you must do is to complete the course within 10 weeks, after this time you will have to take the whole three days to gain the FAW Award. If you need any help or guidance,email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01206 805359.
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