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Becoming an IT trainer

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by generic_eric, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. generic_eric

    generic_eric Bit Poster

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    Once again i have been thinking about what career in IT i would like to take after working in education and it seems that working as an IT trainer seems the natural route to go.

    I have led IT lessons for children aged 11-16 and did have the eventual objective of becoming an ICT teacher. Due to the fact that the curriculum is changing and the fact i never got my full degree i have decided this career is not for me but my real passion/ talent is delivery of subject matter.

    I was thinking about working on my MOS certs whilst completing a adult teaching C&G then looking for jobs after.

    does anyone already work as a trainer who could give me some career advice?

    Sam
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Wouldn't you have to be a subject matter expert to teach ?

    I doubt you could make a living on MOS alone.

    Any professional trainers about care to comment ?
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Here are just a few things, from my experience (I'm not saying that they are correct, just how I "entered" the training field part-time):

    1. Make contacts - I got to know one of the people in charge at the local college then a couple of years later he asked if I was willing to deliver MS courses, same thing with the FITS Foundation.
    2. Get qualified with your teaching/training qualification, then with the vendors own trainer qualification (eg MCT and the MCE, Train the Trainer cert, etc...)
    3. Never stop developing yourself - keep on top of technology or whatever field you want to teach in
    4. Join a professional association, eg the IFL
    5. Get your degree - if you want to start teaching at Uni level. I moved from delivering college courses to become a trainer for the FITS Foundation to becoming an associate lecturer with the OU.

    That's a start :)
     
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  4. generic_eric

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    finishing my degree is not an option unfortunately. I do not have the funds to finish. I did try to finish with the OU but they insisted that i enrolled on courses which were more computer science and beyond my comprehension.

    thanks for the words advice
     
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Degree is not a requirement, however it's what I found useful. But if you are considering a degree with the OU, what about their Open Degree? Same amount of points 300 (unclassified) or 360 (hons) and a wide variety of subjects, not just computer science :)
     
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