The trainer plays an important role for the apprentice - a role that goes beyond professional expertise. This gives you a kind of power - and you decide what to make of it.
As a trainer you alternate between:
- Being imitated
- Asking the apprentice for independent solutions
- Doing presentations for groups of apprentices
You need to be a role model. This implies internalising the ‘lifelong learning’ principle – only by regular improvement of your own skills and knowledge you can teach correctly. Learn more about this in module 10.
To get an idea of the trainer’s role in general and what coaching is about, read these guidelines.