I completed the ECDL CTP (Certified Training Professional) a couple of years ago. Now I want to get onto the FAS register of trainers. However there appears to be a Catch-22 element to this register ... can't get onto the register without being with a training organisation, can't get a job with a training organisation without being on the register.
Can anybody give me some advice on getting onto the FAS register of trainers if I'm not currently employed by a training company?
I've been trying to find this out myself and this is all I can find:
So if you are already working in a organisation, they apply to the register for you. Otherwise you can apply yourself, provided you have 2 years training experience and a recognised qualification. The FÁS website doesn't have any information on where to actually apply, your best bet might be to contact them directly.
Back again. I was in contact with FÁS directly - this is the email they sent me:
So individuals can no longer become NRT-registered trainers unless they are already employed, form their own company, or become a sole trader. I understand the system is in need of review, what with all the unregulated cowboys out there etc, but this does seem to make it very difficult for an individual trainer to become accredited in their own right.
Thanks Cat Melodeon!!
I wonder how hard it would be to set up as a sole trader? Not that difficult I'd imagine... It looks from the wording that the certification, training experience boxes etc could be ticked using experience gained with another (3rd-party) company and then just set up as a sole trader??? In any case, it looks like it'll be difficult to assess the new process until there's more information on it.
I recently completed the Diploma in Education and Training (UCG) as it confirmed that it was recognised by FAS for the purpose of registering as a trainer with them. However, it appears that they are no longer keeping a register of trainers. What other ways can one become part-time instructor in adult education with specific interest and training in childcare.