Competencies

Student en praktijkopleider in schoonmaak en glazenwassen

As a workplace trainer you have a supervisory and educational role. You convey professional knowledge and encourage the student to take responsibility for his learning process and his performance as an employee. You motivate the student and adapt the supervision to his needs. You also monitor the progress of the learning process.

As laid down in the SBB regulations for accreditation of work placement companies, the following competencies are important:

Guidance

  • Adapt your way of training to the student's ability to perform tasks and learning style
  • Monitor whether the student is performing in keeping with the agreements and give clear instructions if the student is or may be unable to meet expectations

Supervision

  • Encourage and coach the student
  • Give the student clear and constructive feedback
  • Motivate the student by providing social-emotional support to a greater or lesser extent

Make decisions and initiate activities

  • Decide whether the student is making progress with the learning process
  • Identity the areas in which the student needs to develop

Follow instructions and procedures

  • When assessing the student's progress make use of assessment tools and procedures so that the student's assessment is objective and valid

Learn

  • Evaluate the work placement period to identity points of improvement that can be worked on

Meet the needs and expectations of the 'client'

  • Ask the student what he wants to learn during the work placement and respond to this

Planning and organising

  • Hold a meeting to clarify the learning objectives to be met
  • Plan the student's learning activities
  • Monitor the progress of the learning process
  • Decide when you need to intervene in the learning process

Collaborating and consulting

  • Show interest in the student by listening, asking questions and observing him
  • Discuss your observations with the student after discussing them with others
  • Encourage the student to contribute ideas about his further learning process
  • Listen to the advice of the work placement coordinator and work placement advisor and mention what you intend to do with the advice

Apply professional expertise

  • Explain how things work: show the student or have him consider specialist matters
  • Use your professional knowledge to assess the student
  • Consider the school information, the student's wishes and the options available at the work placement company to establish how the learning objectives can be met
  • Observe the student on the basis of the assessment criteria and give a rating based on these observations