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Park Hearne CV

Training Style

Park Hearne CV
Park Hearne is a company set up in 1994 by Ian Cantley to carry out consultancy and training. It is an approved City and Guilds Institute of London centre to carry out assessments for their qualifications.

Ian has been involved in training since 1975 when he was employed to set up and run a Highways Maintenance apprentice training scheme. At this time he studied for and achieved the Further Education Teachers Certificate. He was also registered by the LGTB as a training officer.

From 1982 to 1994 he was a freelance contractor, designer and project manager in various sectors of construction and local authority works.
Since 1994 he has traded as Park Hearne.

Park Hearne has been commissioned by various local authorities to carry out training and consultancy. They were commissioned to write the City and Guilds Environmental Services qualification. This is a certificate of competence that covers refuse collection, street cleansing and monitoring all aspect of highway activities including EPA.

He was engaged to set up the rewrite of the City and Guilds Winter Maintenance qualification.

He has also put together a detailed programme for Neighbourhood management officers for one London Borough and two ten month supervisory training programmes for frontline supervisors for another London Borough.

In 1997 he wrote the management plan for the first National Nature Reserve in London (Ruislip Woods) and is currently writing the next 5-year instalment.

From 1996 to 2002 he sat as a specialist adviser, at first on the Leisure committee and then on the Environment Committee, at LB Hillingdon.

In 2003/04 Park Hearne developed the first StrEET Academy with Manjit Kaur Gill and trained over 200 officers.  In 2004/05 having been awarded the contract for Street Academy 2 a further 200 officers were trained.

In September 2005 Park Hearne with Manjit Kaur Gill developed a 13-day Flycapture enforcement course on behalf of Defra and Environment agency.

Training style

Our approach is based on

1. A learner centred approach

2. The trainers being experienced in

3. Written information supplied being comprehensive, relevant and easily used by the candidate

4. Any exercises or role play being based on real life examples of problems faced by candidates

5. As much training assessment as feasible to be carried out in the workplace.

Realising that adult learners have differing learning styles we try to use all the styles in each part of the training so that all the candidates can benefit.

Learning Style

Sample Activities

Listening

Lecture
Explanation
Discussion

Looking

PowerPoint
Video
Flowcharts

Doing

Role-play
Practical work
Giving real life examples
Group interaction

Reading

Specifications
Manuals
Instructions

Writing

Exercises
Note taking

The trainers use a relaxed approach to encourage the candidates to ask questions and express any concerns about the tasks in which they are being trained.

Experience on previous courses is that in order for the candidates to be amenable to learning, concerns that they may have about what may be expected of them after the course need to be addressed. By confronting these issues, explaining the facts and allowing other candidates to speak about their experiences enables individuals to engage with the training.

As part of our learner centred approach we always carry out blind evaluations at the end of the period of training and analyse the scores to enable us to fine tune the course, this enables us to maximise the level of delivery possible.

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