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Looking for a Trainer who can teach City and Guilds


We are a not for Profit Organisation providing a variety of courses to the disabled community via remote Zoom classes. The intention is to offer training and then assistance getting a job after qualification. We finance this through partner organisations willing to sponsor a student or a course who are interested in Diversity and Inclusion.

We are in the process of establishing ourselves as a City and Guilds Approved Training Centre. One of the first City and Guilds courses we intend to offer is Book Keeping and Accounts Levels 3, 4 and 5. We are looking for a fully certified trainer to teach our class - numbers vary between 6-20 students for each class.

I am new to this and am wondering where the best place to advertise this position is, or whether anyone in this forum has the required qualifications and experience to work with us on this offering. Live teaching sessions can be quite flexible as timetables can be arranged to fit in with the trainer.

If you know anyone or can offer any advice please reach out. Also, let me know if you are interested in our sponsorship scheme.



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City and guilds teaches the basics but will not in itself open any doors to employment and it would not prepare people properly for self emplyment. To give your students a good chance at the job market you need to be looking at AAT which is the lowest level that gets past a recruitment agents desk. Even then it needs to be AAT combined with existing experience so you need to work with some larger practices in order to offer placements of those that are up to AAT level IV training ready for them to hit the market.

ICB and IAB are excellent for teaching people to become self employed but by and large they are not recognised widely in business.

I know several disabled people in this business and in each case the people tend to aim high not trying to prove they are as good as anyone else but showing that they are better. The disabled people I know in Accountancy are all ACCA and ICAEW.

Good luck with the business but I would sell the city and guilds as getting a grounding in bookkeeping rather than getting a foot in the door because it isn't and trying to get sponsorship from business to teach the wrong qualification no matter how much they may wish to hit their diversity figures may prove difficult. Its actually that quota system that angers disabled people in that they want the job because they are the best, not because of their disability. Respect them and give them a qualification worth fighting for that will genuinely put them on a level playing field.

AAT, ATT, ACCA, CIMA, all qualifications that set people appart in the job market.

Shaun.



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HI Shaun - thanks so much for your reply - i must admit that I thought that City and Guilds carried more weight !! Do you know of any companies offering any of the following - AAT, ATT, ACCA, CIMA - that may want to work with us and teach their course material to our students? Phil

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What do you mean by ''any companies offering ''? Do you mean Accountancy practices? Or existing training companies that you want to partner with?

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