Sample Resources

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Activity Assessment guide

This is the guide for assessing a learning activity with a view to confirming the competence of a practitioner.

Type: pdf        Scope: 4. Detailed

Size: 0.1MB




CLP Overview

The is an overview of what the Certified Learning and Development Practitioner accreditation is about.

Type: pdf        Scope: 1. Primer

Size: 0.5MB




Trainer Rates Research 2007

The Trainer Rates 07 survey report. In the fourth of my yearly investigations into the rates being charged or perhaps secured by independent training contractors and consultants there is evidence of a continuing divide between Male and Female trainer rates and that IT trainers along with Regulatory Skills trainers get the lowest daily rate. The Associate model of working, delivering training on behalf of another training company, is widespread and results in a significant drop in daily rates charged. Expansion in the questioning suggests that there is a north south divide in attainable rates and that the South of England is by far the most popular training region to find clients. Whilst there is a high percentage of Sole Traders within the training sector, these trainers do not earn as much as their Limited Liability counterparts. Anecdotal evidence suggests that earnings are being squeezed by an increasing number of jobbing or hobby trainers entering the market and charging unrealistic daily rates. What is also prevalent is that most trainers discount for volume and for the voluntary sector.

Type: pdf        Scope: 5. Comprehensive

Size: 0.8MB




Winning opportunities

Ten top tips that will help you gain the edge over your competitors when applying for contracts. These might seem common sense, they are not always common knowledge and trust me they are not common practice. So follow them and they could make all the difference.

Type: pdf        Scope: 2. Fundamentals

Size: 88.21KB




The Standard for LnD Practitioners

This is the Standard for Learning and Development Practitioners that was devised by a group of 11 business and learning and development experts. The Standard sets out the competence and behavioural requirements that a Learning and Development Practitioner must exhibit in order to become certified and thereby recommended by TrainerBase. The Standard is suitable for both freelance/independent practitioners and those who have an internal role whether or not they are within an L and D department.

Type: pdf        Scope: 2. Fundamentals

Size: 0.2MB




Setting a Rate

This is a previously published but now amended article written on how a freelance/independent trainers should go about setting a rate for the work they do. The article is about day rates charged and not about charging participants in open courses.

Type: pdf        Scope: 4. Detailed

Size: 85.72KB




Accreditation renewal document

This is the overview of the TrainerBase Certified Learning and Development Practitioner re accreditation requirement. It identifies what needs to be submitted in order to continue being recommended by TrainerBase to purchasers of training.

Type: pdf        Scope: 4. Detailed

Size: 0.2MB




Accreditation renewal evidence set A

This is the set of requirements for accreditation renewal for the TrainerBase Certified Learning and Development Practitioner. The document identifies which elements a practitioner will need to provide evidence to meet the requirement of the Standard for Learning and Development Practitioners.

Type: pdf        Scope: 3. Outline

Size: 0.1MB




The Birth of the TOMS

An overview of the reasoning behind and the operation of the TOMS, the Trainer Opportunity Management System on TrainerBase.

Type: pdf        Scope: 3. Outline

Size: 81.21KB




Accreditation document

This is (secured) copy of the Certified Learning and Development Practitioner accreditation document. It contains everything needed to undertake the accreditation (subject to face to face requirement). This document is shared freely and is for the sole purpose of presenting this rigorous and comprehensive competence and behaviour framework accreditation to the wider learning and development community. Anyone or any organisation interested in adopting the Standard on which this accreditation is based or undertaking accreditation of internal or external clients should contact TrainerBase.

Type: pdf        Scope: 5. Comprehensive

Size: 0.6MB




Mixing tables

A chart on how to mix tables of people so that each person get to speak to everyone. Needs to be controlled by a facilitation and this chart probably needs to be on each table so that each person can identify themselves as on the right table.

Type: pdf        Scope: 2. Fundamentals

Size: 25.75KB




Trainer Rates Survey 2008

The rates trainers charge or more appropriately; purchasers pay for a days training has long been a topic of discussion, none more so than in these times of economic turmoil. This, the fifth annual survey is TrainerBase’s ongoing enquiry into both the statistical evidence of rates, gender, status, location and types of training and anecdotal comments on how trainers and purchasers feel about the commercial exchange of training and development services for reward. Whilst there seems to be a continuing squeeze on rates and some are saying that the ‘good days are long gone’, there is evidence that rates are holding up with fewer trainers accepting some of the really low associate rates of below £300 per day. Male trainers seem to be securing higher rates than female, but this may be down to the types of training conducted by the different genders. Discounting, whilst still going on does not seem to be quite so prevalent whilst making sure that expenses and subsistence are on top of the day rate are part of the negotiating process; including comments from purchasers of associates to this effect. Associate rates are considerably lower than direct as might be expected; one area for further investigation is the activities of the training agency. Geography plays an important part in the earning capabilities of trainers and a significant minority of trainer operate UK wide. There is further evidence, supported by the State of the Sector survey (yet to be published) that some trainers appear to be either operating unsustainable business models or are securing income from elsewhere. Anecdotal comment suggests a proliferation of jobbing and hobby trainers continue to adversely affect a perception of the independent sector. For the first time, purchasers have contributed to the survey and a correlations can be seen in rates paid. Encouragingly from a freelance point of view, a good percentage of purchasers expect to increase their engagement with freelance trainers (less so with larger training providers) and are more likely to contract in a specialist who will customise a programme than necessarily go for price.

Type: pdf        Scope: 5. Comprehensive

Size: 1.4MB




Contracts review

The report into the survey on contracts being won by members as a direct result of their membership of the site.

Type: pdf        Scope: 4. Detailed

Size: 0.1MB




Contracting with trainers

Ten top tips that a purcahser should consider when thinking about posting an opportunity or otherwise considering engaging a freelance independent trainer. Follow these and the chance of things messing up are reduced.

Type: pdf        Scope: 2. Fundamentals

Size: 87.87KB




TNA editable template

Updated version of the popular editable Training Needs Analysis document. Includes an Impact Analysis page. This is a MS Word document.

Type: docx        Scope: 3. Outline

Size: 41.17KB




Modern Management Cartoon

An Ellen Dee Howler cartoon on what Modern Management training is (not).

Type: pdf        Scope: 1. Primer

Size: 0.6MB




Human Trust in a Virtual World

Article on how the Internet and human interaction stack up when it comes to sourcing training.

Type: pdf        Scope: 5. Comprehensive

Size: 56.98KB