I therefore decided to base my Action Research project on examining whether we add value to the learner and if indeed their time with us results in employment.
As the sole trainer on WP it is my responsibility to identify a scheme of work that best fits the claimants and increases their work skills and employability. I intend on designing sessions that focus on the development of practical work skills and how these skills are linked with competencies in the workplace.
Choosing this area for action research was prompted during my own reflective practice from
delivering Training to Officers within the National Crime Agency. I based my decision on three things;
1) Its’ a topic that I am very interested in and confident to examine.
2) Its creative and allows me to consider new areas of interest
3) Its’ not too broad and the topic fits the scope of my paper by focusing on students working for the NCA.
For the purpose of this action research, the area of my teaching practice that I intend to explore is the use and effectiveness of online learning approaches in comparison to traditional face-to-face delivery models for internal teaching qualifications.
There are many factors that have been explored and documented to explain why people turn to crime. Many of these early criminology theories had at their core, the premise that crime is more prevalent in sectors of society that are deprived and where young people have little education.
In prisons in the UK today education and the attempt to offer skills to a previously unskilled and uneducated prison population has proved successful in part. This work will attempt to discover what factors might put a prisoner off taking up vocational training offered and what measures could be taken to encourage more prisoners to enrol in further education or vocational training.
This paper will examine the role of men in early childcare and education; whether men are fully represented in the childcare workforce, and if not, what can be done to increase the range and availability of training to promote childcare as a worthwhile and credible career option for men.
And the question is….
‘Why don’t more men get involved with the care and education of babies and young children?
What can we do to make this a more attractive career for men, and what are the benefits, if any, of so doing?
Are there barriers to men choosing this pathway which could be removed, and if so, how?’
It has frustrated me for a long time, how the perceptions are very different between college training, and work based learning, whilst both are striving to achieve the same end result. That end result being excellent professionals in the hair and beauty industry, that in turn give back to their community and the industry as a whole. After being on both sides of the fence, so to speak, salon lecturer and professional hairdresser. I feel it has been a constant problem/clash between what is expected from employees and the skills students actually possess.
I would like to explore and diagnose this hypothesis further and delve into what the issues/problems are, if any, why they exist, evaluate my findings and take appropriate action where possible, and as a trainer what I could do about closing the divide between these two areas.
The Hostile Environment Security Industry is a fledgling industry that is growing rapidly. With the onset of the war in the Middle East, civil unrest in African nations, Global terrorism and Foreign countries with High Serious crime rates there was identified a growing need for private security companies to fill various functions. In the Middle East and Afghanistan there are Military units from around the Globe fighting the war on terror! In Iraq the war maybe over and the new government installed and administering their own policies, however Iraq is still a very high risk country. Any Company operating in Iraq runs the risk of staff being kidnapped, shot, and caught up in terrorist activity or subject to Criminal acts.
The purpose of my action research is to explore the relationship between the delivering of training in small training centres and larger centres (colleges). I will present the Benefits & Disadvantages as gathered from the experiences of the individual learners and of others, for example, teachers and assessors. My research is not necessarily intended to improve the teaching practices in either but to highlight the concerns that financial profits maybe shadowing learning outcomes.
‘It is important for the Government to recognise the obstacles that might face small business in the implementation of hygiene and related principles------- A complete understanding of the barriers to implementation in small businesses will allow government to develop a better policy and select the most appropriate solution to address their strategy. (WHO 2005)
The primary purpose of this research is to establish if there is a need for an apprenticeship within the vehicle body repair industry for Vehicle Damage Assessors (VDA). At the time of writing this project no such apprenticeship for this role exists, although a National Occupation Standard (NOS) for the role has been written. Again at the time of writing this has not been approved by government. The NOS lists the roles for VDA which range from NVQ Level 2 to NVQ Level 4, including the role of apprentice.
I am a civilian instructor teaching building finishing skills to students at the Royal School of Military Engineering. The course is designed to provide the skills necessary for Army requirements but to also enable the learner to attain a civilian qualification, the Defence Engineering Diploma Level 2 Building Finisher 500/6097/1). The Army need capable soldiers out in the field so the delivery of training has been redesigned (Training Transformation) to make it “Faster, Cheaper, Better”
Since I started this DTTLS course I have had an opportunity to try and improve aspects of my lessons within reason, ensuring that quality was not compromised. Completing each unit of this course has enabled me to look at the processes that are involved in delivering successful informative lessons and identify areas for much needed improvement.