Our ICT Training Unit is able to offer ICT (Information and Communication Technology) training to other polices forces and public organisations.
The force has over 5,000 employees and is heavily dependent upon information and communication technology. To ensure the force provides the best possible service the unit comprises two teams, ie Training and Learning Technologies Teams.
The range of qualifications held by unit staff are listed below:
- BEd, BSc, Cert Ed, PGCE
- PNC Accredited Trainers
- HNC IT/Computing and Software Developmen
- PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector)
- CTLLS (Certificate of Teaching in the Lifelong Sector)
All trainers hold training qualifications and are members of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) and many members of the unit hold other professional organisations such as the British Computer Society.
The unit is a registered ECDL testing centre and is able to facilitate internal and external candidates who wish to take the qualification.
During the financial year 2011- 2012 the unit trained approximately 3,000 personnel attending 467 training events ranging in length from half a day to six weeks and comprising 60 different training courses. The unit also trains personnel from other organisations, see the course directory for more details.
The majority of courses are trained at the HQ Training School at Portishead but the unit does have a training bus which can be sited at any appropriate location. In addition trainers also train off-site at other training venues.