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QCF to RQF changes for regulated qualifications completes 1st January 2018

30 December 2017 in Instructor, QCF

QCF RQFAs you aware that in 2015 Ofqual changed the way in which regulated qualifications are described. The main details of these changes are:

The change from the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which included the sharing of units and structures by different Awarding Organisations to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the closure of the shared unit bank.

The size of qualifications in the RQF is indicated by the Total Qualification Time (TQT) Ofqual defines TQT as: Read the rest of this entry →

New Updated 2015 Student Manuals

25 October 2015 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF

2015 guidelines CPRWe have updated all first aid manuals to the latest 2015 guidelines and added more content to cover more subjects to support the courses.  The non first aid manuals are also being updated and over half are now redesigned and updated. To download the manuals, for online, blended and classroom courses, login to your ProTrainings dashboard and you can download from there or from the instructor dashboard. More updates will be live soon to other manuals and slight changes to existing manuals.

ProTrainings win the Countywide Small Business of the Year Award 2015

4 October 2015 in Classroom Training, Equipment, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF, Social Media

ProTrainings win AwardProTrainings are very pleased to announce we won the Countywide Small Business of the Year Award.  The award ceremony on Friday was attended by many of our hard working team. We joined lots of other businesses at the awards across many different sectors and the night was sponsored by Essex County Standard and The Echo.
The category of Small Businesses of the Year was sponsored by ARC Systems who had their work cut out by visiting and choosing the finalists and choosing the winner. Read the rest of this entry →

New user friendly ProTrainings Paediatric Level 3 Exam for ProTrainings Qualification

7 October 2014 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, QCF

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWe have re-designed the exam for students on the ProTrainings 2 day or Blended level 3 course rather than using the adapted regulated exam.  This is exam is much more user friendly and the questions and answers are clear to both the learner and instructor.  You can use the exam now and it is available from the documents section or the simple way is to download the required documents from the class page.  This way you get the right forms and in some cases the learner registration form is part completed for you.

Remember this is for ProTrainings Qualifications only and NOT for the regulated version where you still have to use the regulated exam on the dashboard that is supplied by the awarding body.

Most exam packs for regulated non first aid qualifications now open response downloadable assessment packs

26 September 2014 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, QCF

ProTrainings CoursesWe have now had approvals for our new downloadable exam packs for non first aid subjects rather than you having to buy a paper version in advance of the course for regulated qualifications.  ProTrainings Qualifications have always been downloadable exams.  These new  packs are available if you have the skill from your instructor dashboard.  They are clear and easier to complete by the learner.  These are assessment packs and not end of course exams so they can be completed by the learner during the course then marked by the instructor. Read the rest of this entry →

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Updates to first aid PowerPoints

21 April 2014 in First Aid, Instructor, QCF

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWe have updated many of the first aid PowerPoints on the instructor dashboard.   Some are minor formatting changes and we have added to the workplace first aid courses a slide on the contents of a BSi first aid kit.  The courses including Paediatric choking have the clarification on laying an infant on your legs when delivering back slaps and chest thrusts.  Finally, as the last of the Anapen’s should now be expired and no longer in circulation, they have been removed from the PowerPoints.  It may be worth mentioning this in courses and on the Anaphylaxis course, we have left information that they have been withdrawn. Remember the new Emerade is approved and its use is expanding.   Read the rest of this entry →

Changes to class creations to make it easier

26 March 2014 in Classroom Training, QCF

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailTo reduce the risk of fines of £350.00 being charged to our centres we have added an extra option to the class creation feature.  This new feature provides you with the option to list courses and choose if the courses are going to be delivered at HABC Level when you create your classrooms.  All courses that are going to be delivered as HABC must be registered in advance, delivered as planned or cancelled in advance on the ProTrainings system.

All created classes will still be listed on the ProTrainings system whether they are HABC or not.  Please do not select the HABC option unless you are going to run the course as a HABC Qualification.  If you list a course and at a later date need to change it to a HABC qualification you can notify us in advance of the course date and we will register the course with the Awarding Organisation for you. Read the rest of this entry →

Internal Quality Assurance

10 February 2014 in Classroom Training, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, QCF

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWe have received numerous emails promoting 1 day “IQA courses” from various Awarding Organisations reminding everyone that from 2015 all centres will need someone with an IQA qualification from 2015.   Please note that for all of you who are registered with ProTrainings this is NOT the case,  ProTrainings provide internal quality assurance on your behalf through fully qualified IQAs, saving you time and money.

Please be aware that this one day course they offer will not entitle you to act as an IQA for all accredited courses.  We offer the full IQA Award if you want the full qualification as a distance/blended course. Please call for more information.

There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade

14 January 2014 in First Aid, Instructor, Online Training, QCF

There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade. This auto-injector is a little different from others on the market. Allergy specialists have asked for a simple adrenaline auto-injector with a higher dose, an extended shelf life and a longer needle and this is what the Emerade is designed to meet. See the ProTrainings video on Emerade click here

The features of this unit are: Read the rest of this entry →

New online courses for 2015 coming soon

2 January 2014 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF, Social Media

e learningWe are developing new video online courses to go live early 2015 and these are in different sectors in Health & Safety, Office Skills and more in the care sector.  New online courses that will be live early 2015 include: Read the rest of this entry →

ProTrainings sites are now all responsive and upgraded

22 December 2013 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Instructor, Online Training, QCF

responsive-screens.104338We’re excited to announce that ProTrainings sites are now responsive! Perhaps you’re asking yourself what that means. Over the past several months we have been designing & optimising a new site that will respond to the size of your device. This means that you and your employees / students will soon be able to train, test, and interact with a fully functional dashboard on a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

Over the past few years we have seen a significant increase in the number of people visiting our site using a mobile device. In fact, over a quarter of our traffic comes from mobile devices. Last month alone over 550 different devices were used to access our site. Our new site will ensure a user friendly experience regardless of the device one uses to interact with ProTrainings. We’ve worked hard to keep much of the functionality and layout of our dashboards the same to ensure a seamless transition to the new site.

You will see differences in the layout of the sites but everything is basically in the same place. When you login you click the home icon to access the instructor or company dashboards. If you have any questions contact us but remember we are closed till the 2nd Jan.

Make sure instructors are current to teach before you use them

9 December 2013 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, QCF

When you use another instructor you must make sure that they are current on the ProTrainings system as at the time you wan to use them, they have a current FAW or exemption, their skill review is up to date and that they are approved to deliver the course type (if applicable).  This is a simple process as when you request to add an instructor to your centre you can see their portfolio of evidence from the instructor documents section of your dashboard.  If in any doubt or you want to check contact us before the course.

ProTrainings now partner with HABC to offer more choice and better promotion

18 November 2013 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, QCF

ProTrainings are now working in partnership with Highfield HABC for QCF qualifications.  We made the decision to work with the largest Awarding Organisation for First Aid qualifications to help to reduce the paperwork, speed up certificate times and enable you to give your customers a certificate and wallet card for HABC courses.

All instructors who were already cleared, have been transferred so you do not need to do anything, courses that you list are not only advertised on the ProTrainings sites but are now also listed on the Highfield course finder site automatically (if they are marked as public).  Therefore doubling your exposure and providing more opportunities for potential customers to find your courses.

ProTrainings are the only organisation that offer you the choice of delivering a regulated qualification or ProTrainings Trade Body certificate, unlike other trade bodies our certificates are fully traceable and your customers can rest assured that the requirements for due diligence, quality assurance and verification are all met because all of our procedures and course materials meet requirements. All ProTrainings centres will still benefit from:- 

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Download all paperwork direct from the class

3 November 2013 in Classroom Training, Instructor, QCF

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailJust a quick message to remind all of our approved centres that the paperwork required for the courses and recently changed.  We have managed to reduce the amount of paperwork considerably but are aware that it isn’t that obvious where you need to look for the course assessment pack forms.

You can now download all  class paperwork direct from the class page on your instructor dashboard. We now have 3 buttons where you can download what you need from one place.

  1. Registration Forms – These self populate with class and instructor data. If you enter the students details to the class, this is also automatically produced giving you a professional preprinted form for your students to sign. Click this and print as many of the pages as you need
  2. Required Student Forms – These need to be printed, one per student and they include required paperwork like accident book exercise and course evaluations
  3. Course Forms – This is one per class and its the sign off form that you must complete Read the rest of this entry →

10 new leaflets on the dashboard to download

29 October 2013 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF

h and S_Page_1We have increased the number of ProTrainings leaflets and put them on the instructor dashboard.  There are leaflets on online, classroom, courses available, Paediatric, Pet, Health & Safety and we are adding more shortly.  We are also update other teaching and promotional material, all of which you will have access to though your instructor dashboard.  If there are any things you would like to see added, please email us.

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