MTB Instructor Trainer Award
CTC invests hugely in our tutors, both initially and on an ongoing basis to ensure tutors are:
- able to fulfil the demanding role required of them
- able to focus on the teaching and development of Leaders through their own good practice, continuous development and internal updates
- supported with administration back up, teaching resources and excellent facilities with which to work
- involved in the ongoing developments of products and services through CTC, with regular staff meet ups and development forums
The Leader Trainer Award works through a mechanism of training and development during existing courses and attendance at a single weekend Leader Trainer course. Leader courses at each level are observed, assisted on, then provided in a progressive 'on the job' operation.
This means you may, for example become qualified to provide the Trail Leader Award whilst still training on the Technical Leader Award, resulting in you being paid as soon as you can provide at least one course level. Some Leader Trainers are happy providing at just one level, others look to work at all levels.
Leader Trainers are the face of CTC, the front line, and that means we help to generate the highest level of teaching, contributory ability and an ethos based on the principles of modern educational practice and candidate development.
Following initial training you will observe and assist at each course level before delivering it. This requires a flexible appraoch and much depends on your previous experience and the rate at which you feel comfortable as your role increases. Hence it may take 3 courses to complete assessment and start providing at one level, it may require more.
Once you have become a Leader Trainer, you will be provided with CPD (continuous professional development) opportunities and other support options. These may include further CTC courses, or external provision.
Before applying for the Leader Trainer role you will:
- Hold the Technical Leader Award.
- Have substantial previous teaching and development practice.
- Show you have a learning ethos that marries that of modern education practice (whether you know this or not at this stage!).
- Hold a 16 hour (2 day), outdoors based first aid certificate.
- Have a flexible working environment that means you can potentially work on future CTC courses at a variety of venues, and be employed (in addition to your current employment) by CTC