Equine Trainer Coach

Haddon Training Ltd.

Location: Wales
Closing Date: Wednesday, March 28th 2018

Job Type: Training & Education

Job Description

Haddon Training Ltd is seeking a talented Trainer-Coach, for a full-time role based in the Wales area. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to work within in an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Government Funded Training Provider.

Haddon Training, est. in 1997 primarily works with 16-24-year-olds who are employed and undertaking a work based Apprenticeship programme, Traineeship or qualification. We offer Apprenticeship programmes within the Equine, Animal Care, and Business Services sectors, delivered by a national network of highly qualified industry Trainer-Coaches. We work with over 800 employers in both England and Wales.

Overview of the role:

To enrol, induct, assess, train, teach and support a caseload of learners who are undertaking an Apprenticeship, Advanced Apprenticeship or other Work-Based Learning programme (e.g. Diploma, Traineeship etc.).

 Working with the Equine Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:


  • To thoroughly and accurately complete the enrolment process and documentation for each learner
  • To submit documentation to the central MIS team within 24 hours, and correct any errors within a timely manner


  • Carry out a full introduction to Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) and PREVENT/Safeguarding; and conduct a site health & safety check and risk assessments
  • Review the learner’s C.V, approved prior learning, experience and attainment. Complete a vocational skills check/scan to ascertain the Apprentice’s start point
  • Complete English, Maths, learning styles and ICT diagnostic assessments, providing the learner with detailed feedback and agree areas for support. Generate an ISP (ITLP insert)
  • In line with the Training Agreement draw up and agree a detailed individualised teaching & learning plan (ITLP) with the learner and employer – detailing clear milestones/targets for all components of the standard. Agree a visit plan.
  • Make the learner/employer aware of Survey Monkey and Haddon’s approach to gathering and using feedback at regular intervals
  • Upload copies of the ITLP, Route Planner, Diagnostic Assessment, Learning Styles, visit record and SMART action plan to Tracker

 Learner progression

  • To visit all learners every 30 days and complete a detailed visit record, clearly showing progress against all learning aims
  • Visit ALN learners fortnightly to provide interim English and maths teaching, learning and support and ensure that there is 20% off the job training
  • To ensure all English and Maths work is marked, corrected and discussed with the learner – clearly embedding Functional Skills
  • Thoroughly record all Information, Advice and Guidance
  • To report all learners or locations at risk to Operations Manager, recording all management of Causes for Concern
  • To report any safeguarding issues immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) – following Haddon’s ‘at risk and referral’ procedure
  • To plan activity to ensure the learner remains on track and achieves in a timely manner (by PED)
  • Develop, implement and manage remedial action plans for any learners deemed behind

 Data and Time Management

  • To submit portfolios/work for sample as requested by the nominated IQA
  • To review the Audit Log each week and ensure actions are closed within 14 working days – working closely with the MIS Team
  • To ensure all learners achieve in a timely manner (by the planned funding end date)
  • To ensure all learners achieve their functional skills at least 3 months before their PED
  • Check accuracy of data by reviewing the in-learning list weekly – notify any errors to the MIS team
  • Responsible for managing own time, planning visits and keeping your diary fully updated (times/locations/overview of activity)
  • Work closely with the Apprentice and employer to decide the appropriate time for entry into the gateway


  • Participate in the promotional and marketing of Haddon’s training programmes and courses
  • If under capacity, self-generate a minimum of 2 leads per month
  • Attend monthly 121 caseload reviews with Programme Manager
  • Attend and participate fully in monthly team meetings
  • Attend standardisation sessions as and when required
  • Maintain and submit a log of CPD (internal and external) – every quarter

 Essential Qualifications:

  • To hold appropriate qualifications in specialist vocational area e.g. Level 3 or equivalent as a minimum
  • Excellent IT skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • To hold or achieve Level 2 Functional Skills Literacy and Numeracy and ICT
  • TAQA qualified
  • Relevant teaching qualification (Minimum PTTLS) or Education and Training level 3 or 4
  • IAG level 3 qualification

 Mandated Courses:

  • Health and Safety at work
  • Safeguarding
  • ED&I
  • Data Protection


  • Sufficient vocational background/industry experience and skills to cover the full standard
  • To be able to work on own initiative and maturity but also able to work as a team player
  • To demonstrate effective time management, planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to build a strong working relationship with colleagues, learners and employers; demonstrating outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • To share our passion for outstanding customer service (Customer Charter)
  • To be aware of delicate and sensitive areas of confidentiality and ensure data protection at all times
  • Absolute attention to detail


  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Incentive scheme
  • Company Pension
  • CPD opportunities
  • Career opportunities as the business grows 

Closing date: 28th March 2018. Email your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for this role to enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk or call: 01672 519977 to find out more about the role.

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