Together with the German Solar Energy Society DGS, GREEN Solar Academy has developed a procedure for becoming a GREEN Trainer. The training of trainers consists of 3 steps.
- Participation in a GREEN Solar Academy Training (basic and professional level).
Here the trainers-to-be get the necessary technical skills and see for the first time how GREEN trainings are conducted. If the trainer candidates completely new to solar energy, they get homework to study additional materials on solar PV. Also if the trainer candidate already has experience in solar installation or design he/she must take part in the training to have seen a complete training.
- Participation in a Training of trainers on teaching methodology and use of materials.
This part is usually a 1-week training, if not more. Here the trainers-to-be learn about teaching methods, how to make a training interesting for the participants, and how to involve them. Also we teach how to use the materials provided by GREEN Solar Academy in order to assure equally high quality in all our academies.
- Teaching Exercise and Shadowing
After enough training, the trainer candidate teaches in an actual training course for the first time. An accredited GREEN trainer is present to support the new trainer and give feedback at the end of the session.
For all our trainers, we offer an annual Training of Trainers where we top up skills, work on new training courses and integrate new trainers into the existing GREEN trainer community. At GREEN, we are reviewing all our trainings, the implementation and the trainers frequently in order to offer constantly high-quality trainings in all our academies.