FAQs

Q. How can I become a trainer?

A. It depends what you want to teach and for who. If you want to teach for most awarding bodies a teaching qualification such as the Award in Education and Training is required alongside a qualification for the subject, usually at a higher level. There are some exceptions to this and you should check with the awarding body, for example, If you want to teach plant qualifications NPORS has a Novice course which does not require you to have the teaching qualification. See our NPORS Instructor FAQ.

Q. I want to become an NPORS Plant Instructor. What is the difference between the 5-day and 10-day Instructors Course?

A. The 10-day is designed for Experienced Operators with no teaching qualification where the 5-day is aimed at Existing Instructors who wish to become NPORS registered. To be eligable for the 5-day course you are required to hold any of the following instructional techniques qualifications:

  • RTITB, AITT, ITSSAR, IPAF, ALLMI, Lantra
  • MOD Qualifications
  • Cert Ed
  • PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Q. How can I become an assessor?

A. It depends what you want to assess and for who. If you want to assess for most awarding bodies an assessors qualification such as the Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is required alongside a qualification for the subject, usually at a higher level. There are some exceptions to this and you should check with the awarding body.

Q. Whats the difference between Emergency First aid at Work (EFAW) and First aid at Work (FAW)?

A. EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.

FAW training includes EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses.