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Transforming training areas in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

The goal of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

A goal of any training programme is to make training as realistic as possible to make transition to the workplace more realistic. In the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) our assessments are done in the classroom meaning you are learning on the go. Let’s look at England’s penalty shootout record. Each time the World Cup or the Euros comes, England players spend hours practicing penalties. We know they will come but why do we always lose? It doesn’t matter how much you train and practice, as you cannot accurately reflect that environment, the pressure, the fans, it makes it difficult to replicate that skill in the real environments.  

Creating a realistic environment in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

The idea of creating a realistic work environment characterises your working conditions, it is the elements that make up your work environment such as your working hours, company culture, pay benefits, positive and efficient colleagues, your workspace, and opportunities for career development. There are different strategies used to transform areas of training to reflect a realistic working environment. We help our learners who complete the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) into work and the first thing we suggest is to find a work placement and even go to a teaching agency where you can get a feel of a realistic work environment. 

If possible, go into the workplace, volunteer with a company and gain experience in a work environment and see if the job is for you. You might volunteer at a club to help you get a feel of the job and the skills needed. If you are at crossroads in your life, get a feel for it. You may wish to volunteer and get a feel for teaching before you go all in and complete the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

Work Shadowing for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Work shadowing is an informal way to learn a particular job. If you are lucky to work at a large company, they may have a learning and development department whom you can shadow and find out what they do a day-to-day basis or even accompany them in the classroom or help them to prepare a lesson plan. This gives you big insights to a future career and the skills you would need to learn.  

Lastly, we’ll look at simulation training, think about pilots, Formula 1 drivers, medical staff. They use some form of simulation to reflect the work environment. Virtual reality has come a long was and is now more affordable to smaller business to create realistic training environments. Simulation is great for kinaesthetic learners as its hands on. It’s a risk-free way of learning, you can’t die when you crash a helicopter in a simulator, nor can you kill someone by giving the wrong treatment on a first aid manikin.  

The more realistic you can make training, the better prepared your learners will be in the workplace, they will gain more confidence from the transition and will have the opportunity to make many mistakes and learn from them where there are no risks to them or others.  

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matthew reynolds
Mathew Reynolds | Managing Director and Teacher
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