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IPAF - Instructors course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Instructors course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (IPAF) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit IPAF web site

What is the IPAF - Instructors course?

Category: Health-and-Safety
Level: Advanced

To become an IPAF instructor, you must meet the following criteria:

36 months’ MEWP operating experience

IPAF Operator Licence held for 6 months minimum

IPAF Demonstrator Licence held for 3 months minimum

IPAF MEWPs for Managers course successfully completed

Evidence of Acceptable Instructional Techniques training (3 days minimum)

Successful completion of an approved Harness Instructor course

Evidence of IPAF MEWP-specific Instructor training (4 days minimum)

Evidence of HSE required standard for First Aid at Work training level

Successful completion of IPAF Instructor Examination

Mentoring

Who is the IPAF - Instructors course designed for?

In order to deliver IPAF training courses, you need to be employed by an IPAF training centre or become a registered IPAF independent instructor member.

This course trains and assesses an instructor to understand the delivery of the IPAF training programme, and assesses knowledge on machines and ability to convey information to candidates.

What subjects does the IPAF - Instructors course cover?

Day 1:INTRODUCTION INITIAL ASSESSMENT
Theory test
Test of candidate’s ability on the machine
Preparation for presentation

Day 2:IPAF COURSES
Individual candidate 30-minute presentation on chosen MEWP subject – assessed
Planning the day
Overview of the IPAF Courses available
Introduction to the IPAF operator course
IPAF operator practical/testing procedures – machines
Operator Practical demonstration and testing – assessed

Day 3:IPAF COURSES (continued)
IPAF Operator Course Theory (candidate)
Operation
Paperwork

Day 4:INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS
Individual Presentations
Practical Demonstration

Day 5:FINAL TEST
Final test with IPAF Allocated Examiner. (1 for 1–2 candidates, 2 for 3–4 candidates)
Mentoring will need to be undertaken by the Instructor a ½ day theory, ½ day practical and a full day.
An IPAF “systems day” is compulsory for new instructors within 12 months.

How is the IPAF - Instructors course assessed?

INTRODUCTION INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Theory test

Test of candidate’s ability on the machine

Preparation for presentation

FINAL TEST
Final test with IPAF Allocated Examiner. (1 for 1–2 candidates, 2 for 3–4 candidates)
Mentoring will need to be undertaken by the Instructor a ½ day theory, ½ day practical and a full day.
An IPAF “systems day” is compulsory for new instructors within 12 months.

What certificate do I get for passing the IPAF - Instructors course?
IPAF - Instructors
IPAF - Instructors course dates and locations