On-line Standards Check and Part 3 Exam

Was the trainer aware of the surroundings and the pupil’s actions?

Was the trainer aware of the surroundings and the pupil’s actions?

This question lies at the heart of your professional skill. You should be able to:

  • take in the outside world
  • observe the actions of your pupil, including comments and body language
  • judge whether those actions are suitable in any given situation
  • respond accordingly

Any serious lapses in this area are likely to lead to a 0 marking.

Once we have a plan in place and are executing the plan it is important that you are taking note of what is happening around you so that you can help the learner reflect and review following a burst of activity. It is also important (as part of the chunking process) that we are alert to, and either prevent, or raise awareness after the fact of any issues that come about from our plan or other issues that can be prevented or brought to their attention after the event if prevention is not possible.