A new "train
the trainer" programme has been designed to help farriers who are
involved in training others and supporting trainees in the workplace to
improve their instructional techniques.
Developed by Lantra and the Farriers Registration Council, the new training
programme is helping farriers to develop the skills required to effectively
plan and deliver training, deal with difficult trainees, and adopt an
instructional style that requires trainees to think and participate.
All new Approved Training Farriers (ATFs) are required to attend the course,
which involves one full day and a further half-day training session, during
which the ATF will learn effective instructional techniques and have the
opportunity to practice coaching and instruction. Existing ATFs are also
encouraged to attend the training to develop their skills. Upon successful
completion of the course and approval of the individual's personal portfolio,
delegates will achieve the 'L11' qualification - 'Enable learning through
demonstration and instruction'.
"This new course will be extremely valuable in helping all training
farriers to develop their instructional skills and techniques", says
Miles Williamson-Noble, Registrar of the Farriers Registration Council.
"The Farriers Registration Council are pleased to have developed
this course in partnership with Lantra, who have much experience in designing
'train the trainer' programmes", continues Miles.
David Wilson, a seventh generation farrier from Fife, recently attended
the L11 course to develop his own skills and give feedback on best practice
to other approved training farriers, within his role as Field Officer
for the Farriery Training Service.
"I enjoyed the course and found it useful having to be more structured
in my teaching" says David. "I feel that it has made me a better
trainer and hopefully this will benefit my future apprentices."
If you would like to find out more, contact Rob Lloyd Jones at Lantra
on Tel 02476 696996 or email email@example.com.