CAT FOR IT CERTIFICATION
The certification program CAT for IT is conducted in Greek by certified instructors at certified examination centers. ACTA has sole responsibility for evaluating and certifying the instructors of the centers who will then undertake the process of initial evaluation of the candidates.
The learning material helps ensure reliable and successful training of every candidate or potential instructor, whether teaching in primary or upper-level courses, mass audiences or smaller groups of trainees.
The original method of obtaining skills develops the necessary skills of the instructor and improves his/her performance based on Universally Accepted Standards established by International Organizations, Universities and Businesses.
The CAT for IT certification strengthens the integrity of teaching. It is a certification applicable to professional instructors, in all sectors and specialties. Through the CAT for IT certification in-depth knowledge of the basic skills of instructors such as: educational needs analysis, seminar/section/course planning, effective presentations, management and evaluation of the environment, are recognized and appreciated.
The certified instructors provide high quality educational services to trainees and/or students while employers understand that certified professional instructors attach great value to the organization.
Candidates who wish to participate in any of the CAT for IT certification programs, are evaluated orally (video) and in writing ((work portfolio) on issues related to the educational/didactic part of their skills.
Candidates wishing to acquire the CAT for IT certification (IT Instructor), should, in addition to teaching experience, have certifications in at least 4 units (basic or advanced level) or be in the process of obtaining the certification.
Workshops are conducted using practical exercises and role-playing in simulated teaching and learning conditions.
The program consists of a Certification Workshop as described below:
CAT for IT CERTIFICATION
A Basic and Advanced IT Skills Professional Instructors Certification Program concerns all those who have attended an Introductory Instructors Training Seminar or have sufficient and proven professional experience and wish to become professional IT instructors
The duration of the Certification Workshop is 24 hours of traditional face-to-face instruction in class and 56 hours work-study.
OBJECTIVES OF TRAINING PROGRAM
The objective of CAT for IT certification programs is to evaluate the educational skills of the candidates.
Upon successful completion of the CAT for IT certification, candidates will have taken a major step towards being an effective instructor and advisor.
THE TEAM OF POTENTIAL CANDIDATES
It is addressed to all instructors-educators wishing to:
- Update their knowledge and techniques
- Achieve teaching skills, reliability and efficient performance in their work.
- Promote and ensure education and the teacher-student relationships.
The successful completion of the certification program leads to obtaining the “Certified Adults Trainer for Information Technology”
Candidates for CAT for the IT certification are evaluated based on Internationally Recognized Standards and must demonstrate high levels of performance in: teaching skills, classroom performance and above all, very good communication and presentation skills.
The evaluation of candidates for obtaining the certification is divided in two parts which must be completed successfully.
The first part is a videotaped micro-teaching in the classroom during the certification process, lasting 20 minutes, where the candidates must show their teaching and communication skills. For the videotaping, each candidate must create a lesson plan in collaboration with the Assessor of the certification workshop.
The second part consists of a work portfolio, in which the candidates must prove their knowledge of educational issues and how to deal with them.
TOPICS/Thematic Units OF THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
- 1st Thematic Unit – Education Planning and Preparation of Teaching
- 2nd Thematic Unit – Communication
- 3rd Thematic Unit – Teaching Needs Analysis
- 4th Thematic Unit – Seminar Design
- 5th Thematic Unit – Evaluation
- 6th Thematic Unit – Advices for Presentations