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Instructor/Trainer (REC Level 6)

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A four day (24 hour) course. The trainer programme is designed to introduce a systematic method of training candidates to provide emergency care. Topic learning and presentations intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The programme is a five step process:

  • Core knowledge: valid standard course • advanced course • first aid experience
  • Training skills: 4 day trainer • assignments • video assessment • external assessment
  • Observation: observe foundation level course • logbook for recording attendance
  • Supervision: Supervised training with registered trainer
  • Registration: Recommendation by two registered trainers • independent trainer


The Content

The course is progressive, each session utilizes previous modules. Assignments are integrated throughout the course. The course includes:

  • Code of Practice: ACOP • 1974 H&S at Work Act • equality • safety • assignments
  • Presentation: presentation skills • communication • dealing with candidates • 

audiovisuals

  • Teaching: teaching skills • lesson plans • learning outcomes • planning • 

assignments

  • Coaching: small groups • skill development • demonstrating • feedback
  • Assessing: observing • questions • productive assessment • constructive

assessment

  • Video analysis: presentations • teaching • coaching • assessing • feedback • 

assignments

  • Development: new developments • research • assignments • cpr


The Assessment

  • The Instructor award is assessed by: observing training • observing assessing • oral • written assignments.


The Candidates

  • All candidates wishing to deliver the REC scheme must have completed a REC 2 day emergency course to understand the philosophy of REC, completed the advanced course and have an in-date HSE certificate for First Aid at Work.


The Qualification

To become a recognised REC trainer you must complete the following steps:

  • Attend 4 day Instructor/Trainer course and complete all assignments given
  • Observe a number of REC trainers
  • Teach on first aid courses under the supervision of qualified REC trainers
  • Submit written recommendations from REC trainers
  • Submit teaching file
  • Keep an up-to-date portfolio for continued professional development

Course Dates

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