Jason Janes - Compliance Training Instructor
It looks great on the CV, licenses you to teach up to 15 qualifications and enables you to set up your own company or teach on behalf of a training organisation, but what is CTI all about and what difference can it make to you? Jason Janes from 47 Regt RA, tells us his story.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE CTI COURSE?
I was really interested in the teaching element of the course and the fact that it qualifies you as an instructor. I’d already completed a teaching course with RACPD and it was definitely something I wanted to pursue. I was also interested in the topics it qualifies you to teach. I’d come across such things as Health & Safety before through my military role and even if I didn’t go on to use them in a specific CTI job, I’d knew they’d be a good bolt on for other careers, and something that would be very attractive to future employers.
WHAT WAS THE COURSE LIKE?
The course was what I expected and a definite bonus was that our tutor was ex-military. The tutor was able to connect with the class and had a better understanding of the jobs we do now. There was a range of ranks in the class but everyone was in civilian clothing and it was all very relaxed. I used my ELC to help cover the cost of the course, and included with the course was an instructor’s pack with all the lessons and an electronic tablet. Each disc with the lessons on is worth £170, so it was well worth me doing it this way.
HOW USEFUL HAS THE QUALIFICATION BEEN?
Since doing the course I’ve started the process of setting myself up as an independent Learning Centre, delivering the Compliance Training, and I’m just waiting to hear back now. I’m still in the military so it’s not something I’m going to use tomorrow, but it’s good to know I’m ready when the time comes to leave and that I’ve got these qualifications, that are useful now and in the future.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO ANYONE WHO’S INTERESTED IN TAKING THE COURSE?
It’s a really useful qualification with a lot of opportunities. You can go on to become a freelance CTI or work for a training provider. If like me you’re still serving, you’ll also find it beneficial to your current role. My biggest tip would be to make sure you use your learning credits and do these courses whilst you’re still in the military. Don’t leave it until after.