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Course Dates for the IPAF - Instructors qualification.

IPAF - Instructors course dates and locations

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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.

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The IPAF - Instructors qualification is available at these venues on these dates:-

IPAF - Instructors is available for Distance Learning with the following training providers:

IPAF - Instructors Distance Learning is carried out at your Home or Workplace in your own time at your own pace.
Support days are calculated from registration date and not from purchase date.

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IPAF - Instructors is available for e-Learning with the following training providers:

IPAF - Instructors e-Learning is carried out at your Home or Workplace in your own time at your own pace.
Support days are calculated from registration date and not from purchase date.

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IPAF - Instructors is available for In-House (On-Site) Delivery with the following training providers:

IPAF - Instructors In-House / On-Site courses are carried out at your Venue or Workplace at a time and date agreed with the Training Provider.

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The following alternative courses are also available:-
City and Guilds - Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3654-06)

The City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification is for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in managing health and safety for the workplace.

They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.

They will report direct to or be part of the senior management team.

They will recommend and implement changes relevant to their role.

They will be aware of cost implications and budgetary control.

As the NVQ Diploma Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is work-based, and involves the collection of evidence from your normal day-to-day activities, candidates must be in a job role that allows them to collect and provide this. This will probably be individuals who have already acquired some experience, and candidates must be in a health and safety managerial position, where they are able to influence the policy and practice of their organisation.

The City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is specific to people who have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.

The Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) accepts this qualification for membership at Graduate level (GradIOSH) but candidates must complete the elective unit 611 as well as the mandatory eleven units.

Candidates can also upon completion of their Initial Professional Development (IPD) programme, achieve Chartered level membership (CMIOSH).

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) accept this qualification for full Member status (MIIRSM).

This health and safety qualification has been accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 5 and is worth 108 credits.

Many universities will accept this qualification as suitable entry requirements for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate study in health and safety.

Allows candidates to progress into employment, specialist IOSH qualifications, higher education or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 5 NVQ in Management of Health and Safety
  • Level 5 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • ILM management

NVQs Candidates that complete Unit 611 - Professional development and ethics in health and safety management will achieve IOSH Graduate membership. Once candidates have achieved the Graduate membership, they can gain Chartered membership by taking an open - book assessment and interview.

How is it assessed?

Total Qualification Time

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is the number of notional hours which represents an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected for a learner to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of a qualification.

TQT is comprised of the following two elements:

  1. The number of hours which an awarding organisation has assigned to a qualification for Guided Learning, and
  2. an estimate of the number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study or any other form of participation in education or training, including assessment, which takes place as directed by - but, unlike Guided Learning, not under the Immediate Guidance or Supervision of - a lecturer, supervisor, tutor or other, appropriate provider of education or training.

Title and level

GLH = 115 Hours

TQT = 419 Hours

This qualification requires that assessment of the candidates performance must be planned to take place within the workplace and that observation should be of naturally occurring practice within the candidates work role. This will include demonstrating practical application of knowledge.

Simulation is not allowed, unless otherwise stated. City & Guilds have identified the following main assessment methods which are suitable for this qualification

  • direct observation of practice by a qualified assessor must be carried out for a minimum of one mandatory unit
  • expert witness - This cannot be the only method of observation but could be employed in extenuating circumstances where access to the assessment location is restricted; off shore situations, secure sites (Nuclear industry, MOD etc.)
  • questioning the candidate or expert witness by an assessor.

Direct observation is defined as face to face observation. This is not to be carried out virtually or via video link.

In some situations, the assessor can conduct a professional discussion with the candidate to provide evidence of the candidates performance and knowledge.

Evidence will:

  • reflect how the candidate carried out the process
  • be the product of a candidates work
  • be a product relating to the candidates competence.

For example, the process that the candidate carries out could be recorded in an observation or expert witness testimony. It is the assessors responsibility to make sure that the evidence a candidate submits for assessment meets the requirements of the qualification.

Expert witness

An expert witness is a person who holds the same occupational competence as an assessor and is in a position to observe activities in the workplace that under normal working conditions would be observed by the assessor.

The procedure for using an expert witness would be for the assessor and EWA to discuss and agree an assessment plan and the range and types of evidence required on which to base an assessment judgement. The EWA observes the assessment activity and collects all of the relevant supporting

evidence/documentation and submits this to the assessor who makes the assessment judgement and provides feedback to the candidate.

The centre must maintain a register of all EWAs including: contact details and evidence of their occupational competence and qualifications, which must be made available to the EQA when carrying out external quality assurance This cannot be the only method of observation but could be employed in extenuating circumstances where access to the assessment location is restricted - off shore situations, secure sites (Nuclear industry, MOD etc.)

The product of a candidates work could be:

  • risk assessments carried out by the candidate
  • health and safety training devised and/or delivered by the candidate
  • results of health and safety inspections conducted by the candidate
  • results and findings of accident investigations carried out by the candidate.

These are examples of what a candidate may present; however, it is not a definitive list. The examples are not exhaustive.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning means using a persons previous experience, or qualifications which have already been achieved , to contribute to a new qualification.

For this qualification, RPL is allowed and is not sector specific

IPAF - Instructors

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.

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
How is it 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.



IPAF - PAL Plus Training Course

If you need to work at height and use access equipment:

  • IPAF believes that you should receive basic training.
  • In addition to your main job, e.g. electrician, painter, decorator, cleaner, you will acquire a new skill.
  • Platforms are designed to be easy to use and offer a safe way to work at height, but with basic training, you will use the equipment more effectively and safely.

If you are an employer:

  • You can be sure that legal requirements have been fulfilled if your platform operators have the PAL Card.
  • Most legislation, covering health and safety obligations, accident prevention and work at height regulations, require you to provide employees with proper and adequate training in the use of work equipment.
  • IPAF training to the highest standards means that your platform operators will also work more efficiently and productively.

The PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) is recognised worldwide across industries as proof of platform operator training to the highest standard. 

It is issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to platform operators who successfully complete a training course at an IPAF-approved training centre.

The IPAF training programme was developed by leading industry professionals and is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.

More than 150,000 PAL Cards are issued each year through IPAF-approved training centres around the world.

How is it assessed?

Upon successful completion of the theory test, practical test and interview, operators will have the relevant categories added to their PAL Card, e.g. Static Vertical (1a+), Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+).

NEBOSH - International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise - wherever in the world they may be working - required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner. It also provides a sound basis for progression to an MSc or more specialist study (such as the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management).

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, though the achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the Diploma course is highly recommended.

The standard of English required by students studying for the NEBOSH International Diploma must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

As globalisation gathers pace NEBOSH has seen the need for a common and consistent standard for achieving and maintaining the health and safety of workers in all parts of the world.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety has been recognised for many years as a leading qualification in the field of health and safety in the UK, providing the specialist knowledge and understanding, combined with the application of the expertise required to undertake a career as a Safety and Health Practitioner. The NEBOSH International Diploma will fulfil the same objectives in other countries around the world.

How much does it cost and how long does it take?

Course fees are determined by individual course providers and vary depending on the format of the course. You should plan your study around a minimum of 241 taught hours and approximately 234 hours of private study and background reading.

What are the benefits for employers?

Management of health and safety in the workplace is not only a legal obligation and a moral imperative, it also makes good business sense. The International Labour Organisation estimated annual cost of occupational injury and ill-health to the world economy is $1000 billion.

Qualified health and safety professionals are an asset to their organisations, reducing costs by preventing accidents and ill health of employees, without incurring unnecessary expense by over-reacting to trivial risks.

Courses leading to the NEBOSH International Diploma can be taken in a variety of formats and at a pace to fit around the needs of the business. Its unitised structure recognises success as the student progresses. Its practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired on the course to problem solving in the students own workplace.

The NEBOSH International Diploma has been designed to be at the same level as the NEBOSH National Diploma which is set at level 6 under the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF), developed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although the NEBOSH International Diploma is a vocationally related award, the NQF permits comparison with academic qualifications. It is examined at the same level as the Level 6 National Diploma which broadly equates to an honours degree-level qualification under the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

How is it assessed?

The qualification is divided into four units, three assessed by written examinations of three hours duration (Units IA, IB and IC) with the assignment unit designed to test knowledge across the syllabus, assessing application of health and safety theory and practice (Unit ID/Unit DNI).

Students will receive a unit certificate for each unit passed.

On successful completion of all units making up the NEBOSH International Diploma, students will receive the overall qualification parchment.

NEBOSH - National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH award and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. Since its introduction in 1988 it has become established as the most popular qualification of its kind, with over 10,000 students having successfully gained the Diploma.

How much does it cost and how long does it take?

Course fees are determined by individual course providers and vary depending on the format of the course. You should plan your study around a minimum of 241 taught hours and approximately 234 hours of private study and background reading.

What are the benefits for employers?

Management of health and safety in the workplace is not only a legal obligation and a moral imperative, it also makes good business sense. Qualified health and safety professionals are an asset to their organisations, reducing costs by preventing accidents and ill health of employees, without incurring unnecessary expense by over-reacting to trivial risks.

Courses leading to the NEBOSH National Diploma can be taken in a variety of formats and at a pace to fit around the needs of the business. The unitised structure of the qualification recognises success as the student progresses. Its practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired on the course to problem solving in the students own workplace.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational health and Safety has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 10 with 48 SCQF credit points.

How is it assessed?

Units A, B and C are each assessed by one three-hour written examination consisting of 2 parts

The questions in Part A are all compulsory.

For Part B students must answer 3 out of the 5 questions featured on the paper.

Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit D (If studying February 2010 specification) or Unit DNI (If studying November 2015 specification) is the final element of the assessment which gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a workplace situation.

PASMA - Towers on Stairs
You must hold a current “Towers for Users” PhotoCard and have a good working knowledge of working at height
By the end of this course delegates will know how to safely assemble, dismantle, alter, use and inspect without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others through both theory and practical sessions.
How is it assessed? Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical
PASMA - Towers with Cantilevers

Anyone who is experienced in using towers and is to be given responsibility for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspection and use of mobile access towers with cantilevers in a standard configuration.

Given the more complex concepts involved, this course will be a fresh challenge to delegates and in order to be eligible, delegates must have already passed PASMAs Towers for Users course.

Towers with Cantilevers equips experienced tower users with the skillset for more complex tower builds, taking into account the principles of counterbalance calculations for the use of kentledge in cantilever applications and much more.

How is it assessed? Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical