It is widely recognised that each individual learns differently, meaning they will respond to different learning styles and techniques, the most popular three being visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. Train to Equip deliver all of their training by incorporating a mixture of all three of these styles to ensure that the needs of all learners are met. We also adopt the key principles of adult learning to ensure that an andragogical approach is used throughout.
We deliver training across the UK which is achieved in several ways including presentations, group activities, discussion and reflection, role play, small projects, visualisation and case studies. We endeavour to make our training the best it can be and have a robust and reflective feedback system in place to support delivery and development.
Each learner will be given a Learner Book which will be a reference source for training materials, including handouts, presentations, tools to use in the field and to record any details or key points throughout the training.
The Learner Book includes a range of exercises for use either individually or in groups. They provide an opportunity to engage in reflective practice, develop self-awareness, extend learning and process the material presented in the training. Completing the exercises in the Learner Book may help learners to generate evidence which can be used in assessment should they wish to embark upon an accredited route.
Learners who choose to go through the accreditation will also be given an additional AIM Qualifications and Assessment, work book. The work book will take the learner through a number of tasks which they would need to complete in order for the tutor to assess their learning and for the learner to achieve the level 2, 3 or 4 qualification.
Why does the learner book encourage self-awareness as part of reflective practice?
In order to do no harm and be effective, key workers working with families who have complex needs have to be self-aware and able to engage in reflective practice. Being self-aware means:
- Becoming consciously aware of the varied thoughts, emotions and responses that are experienced during everyday encounters with families.
- Reflecting on why those thoughts and emotions take place.
- Identifying where thoughts, feelings and responses are linked to personal experiences and values.