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Techniques for the delivery of employability skills in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

Delivering employability skills in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

There are multiple techniques you could employ to deliver employability skills or any skill to be honest. When teaching the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) we use a combination of techniques. Our learners have the ability to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) via classroom learning which is also known as tutor-led learning. Blended learning which is a combination of face to face and online learning which our virtual learning courses cover and finally self-study where learners work at their own pace.  

Preferred delivery style in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

It’s good to understand what your learner’s preferred choice of method of delivery is as not always learners will select their preferred choice. My preferred choice is classroom tutor-led learning as I get the interaction from my peers and my tutor however it may not be suitable due to my personal circumstances. I drop my kids off to nursery every day at 8am and must pick them up at 6pm. This means that I will struggle to get to venues early in the morning and I am likely to leave early so I can pick them up on time. Before I had kids, it made no difference. I would let my wife know that I would be late home and that was it, there were no consequences.

Personal development in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

As someone who is highly into personal development, I always seek out new courses to develop myself as a person and more often than not, I find that not many courses that I want to attend are local. I hate travelling. Even when teaching the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) throughout the country, I simply hate to use public transport and hate the likelihood of getting stuck on the M25, it’s just not an enjoyable part of the role and then I probably have to consider staying the night or the week which then complicates matters at home let alone the additional costs of accommodation.  

Blended learning is a mixture of the two and I am now starting to prefer it due to the ability to have that interaction and then still able to work from home. This seems most perfect to me. But delivering the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) its not that straight forward and I find that the experience is just not as good as face-to-face interaction. Activities like group work generally take a real hit and are never as good online then they are in person. Putting individuals into separate groups so much effort in comparison to getting one table to work together. You need to select activities which are better suited to the method of learning and potentially save the group work for when learners can get together in the classroom.  

Self study in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Self-study is always the cheaper option as there are no costs associated with a renting a classroom, tutor contact, etc which does keep costs down. The biggest issue with self-study, for one reason or another most training providers seem to give you PDFs or a textbook to read and think that’s an acceptable teaching strategy. I have reviewed their teacher training providers including the big ones, I won’t name names, but I am happy to tell you personally, but these so-called training experts provide PDFs only and expect learners to just get on with it.

Therefore, many learners from our competitors jump ship and move across to us as we take into account learning styles, and you can still learn to your best way using interactive presentations, videos, handouts and demonstration. For self-study, you really need to be highly motivated to work on your own and it is difficult to do this if you are not held accountable. To overcome this, we offer the access to our community groups to collaborate with others and check-in with our learners to keep them on-track.  

The point I am getting at is that you need to ensure the type of training that you deliver can in fact effectively deliver the learning outcomes you wish to get from the training. If you want group work, self-study wont work, there is a reason why work experience is completed in the workplace.  

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matthew reynolds
Mathew Reynolds | Managing Director and Teacher
Welcome to the ETA. It is my goal to help you get your qualifications in the easiest and quickest way. Unlike other training providers, I am putting my name and reputation on the line, I am not hiding behind logos, this is me, this is my company and I am accountable for you to reach your goals.
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