Alliance of Professional Leisure Trainers (APLT)
The Alliance of Professional Leisure Trainers (APLT) is a new organisation which focuses entirely on providing professional recognition for trainers within the active leisure industry. The rationale for forming such an Alliance is based upon the most fundamental, yet most frequently overlooked fact, that it is most frequently the quality of the trainer that has the greatest impact upon the learning experience of the attendees on courses, If a trainer cannot motivate and excite an interest in their subject, and contextualise what they deliver to the real, everyday world of leisure management, then it is unlikely that their training efforts will change behaviours to develop and improve performance back in the workplace.
Evidence drawn from across many years of vocational and professional training suggests that overwhelmingly, leisure managers (and aspiring managers) who attend training courses, value the experience of their trainers, especially where they can use this to draw out the shared experiences of those they are helping to train. That is why the Alliance places as much importance upon the Trainer’s industry specific skills, as it does their academic attainments.
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