Training Advisor – Land Based Studies

Neath and Port Talbot
Posted 1 month ago

Our client is looking to employee a Training Advisor – Land Based Studies for 37 hours a week on a Fixed Term contract which is Grant funded until 31st December 2024 with a salary of £28,870 rising to £31,364 per annum.



  • 25 days holiday entitlement, rising to 32 after 5 years’ service (pro rata)
  • 8 bank holidays plus one extra statutory day (pro rata)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Tax Free Childcare vouchers.
  • Relocation Scheme (subject to conditions)
  • Hybrid Working (for some roles)


Main purpose of the post

The post holder will be required to ensure that learners undertaking vocational training and employment opportunity programmes are given appropriate support and guidance in order to achieve their full potential, in line with contractual agreements within a Work Based Learning provision.

The post will demand a high degree of occupationally specific experience.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake the delivery of agreed occupational and technical/knowledge based qualifications.
  • Undertake teaching sessions with learners in line with their individual learning plan and achieve their individual learning plans within the allocated timescale.
  • Design and deliver appropriate learning materials and resources to support the courses/qualifications delivered at Skills & Training.
  • Assess and internally verify vocational competence and technical knowledge & skills of learners, as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for a caseload of learners within the specified sector(s).
  • To ensure that programmes of learning are delivered at the appropriate levels for individual learners.
  • Ensure learners are fully inducted to their programme and monitor and review learner’s progress at regular intervals as per agreed policy and against agreed targets.
  • Canvas new work placements and develop an employer base for continued expansion of training initiatives.
  • Undertake the inspection of placements to ensure compliance with the required standards of the section.
  • Represent the section at Careers Conventions, Schools talks and working parties as required.
  • Organise and deliver pre-exit courses and other section led courses as required.
  • To attend internal and external stakeholder meetings as appropriate.
  • Refer learners where appropriate to alternative sources of learning/counselling guidance provision, responding to and helping them to resolve their difficulties, thereby ensuring required standards of learners’ welfare and training.
  • Maintain, update and complete appropriate documentation including learner enrolment paperwork and ongoing programme records, qualification records and including learning plans, learner monitoring/reviewing reports, placement records, college/sub-contractor reports, relevant examination bodies’ documentation and others as required.
  • Liaise and provide records to external stakeholders such as Working Wales, College Providers, Employers and other parties, in line with GDPR legislation, who are involved in the delivery of the training provision as appropriate.
  • Liaise with and meet with appropriate Examination/Awarding Bodies where required.
  • Provide reports/updates for Contract Administrators, Team Leaders and Management, as appropriate.
  • Provide data to update and maintain Management Information Systems for the sector/programme.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of developments in vocational training and related programmes and to ensure continuing professional development activities are undertaken.
  • To be involved in the Staff Development Review process and to set and review targets for own personal development.
  • Maintain EWC Registration annually.


  • Ensure that the Local Authority policies are observed and in particular in respect of equal opportunities.
  • To recognise and act on the basis that the role is politically restricted under the terms of Local Government Act 1989.
  • The job description is subject to regular review as part of the Staff Development Review process.
  • To undertake such other duties which may be reasonably required commensurate with the salary grade and capabilities of the post holder.



It is essential that you have these attributes.

Work experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the land based sector.
  • Experience of delivering class based theory and practice sessions against qualifications/courses (e.g. off the job training).


  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and legal requirements of working in the sector, particularly in relation to working with young people

Education and training

  • Be in possession of, or working towards/willing to work towards an assessing qualification such as TAQA or equivalent.
  • Possess NVQ/QCF or equivalent in Land Based Studies at Level 3
  • GCSE (or equivalent/higher) in Maths and English grade C and above/Level 2

General skills/abilities

  • Ability to motivate young people and adults involved in the learning process.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the work of self and others, and to work effectively with others to complete work to a high standard and within pre-described timescales.
  • Ability to set and monitor learner targets in time-bound periods.
  • Possess a high level of communication skills.
  • Have effective mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Be able to deal with a wide range of people.
  • Be able to work to deadlines.
  • Be able to organise own work.
  • Be able to relate to young people.
  • Be an effective team member.
  • Have effective administrative skills.
  • Have basic computer skills.

It is desirable that you have these attributes:

  • Understanding of vocational & work based learning programmes, training requirements in advertised sector(s) and the systems and processes in delivering courses to learners and qualifications.
  • Be in possession of, or working towards/willing to work towards an Internal Quality Assurer qualification or equivalent.
  • Hold NPORS / City in Guilds certification in some or all of Brush Cutter / Hedge Trimmer, Strimmer, Hand Held Leaf Blower, Pedestrian Mower / Ride on Mower & SCAG., Chainsaw, Wood Chipping, PUWER, Abrasive Wheel & Manual Handling
  • Possess Further Education Teaching Certificate or equivalent (such as PGCE/PTTLS) or prepared to work towards it.
  • Essential Skills Wales Qualifications and/or practitioners certificate


The post holder will be required to travel across South Wales and therefore will need a full, clean driving licence and access to own vehicle for the post.


This post is subject to an enhanced with both adult & child barred list DBS disclosure


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