Train the Trainer

"Learning is not a spectator sport."

Great trainers know how to run great sessions. They know how to plan courses, speak to delegates, answer questions, explain the difficult subject matter and encourage participation. Exceptional trainers know how to organise knowledge, properly present it in a variety of formats for delegates with different learning styles and preferences and talk about the topic in a way that the delegates can understand and learn from.

SkillsPlus Train the Trainer course aims to introduce the participants to the theory and practice that underpins effective assessment of learning and work-based practice. Participants will leave the course with sufficient knowledge, confidence and skills so they can design, deliver and assess learning and work-based knowledge, attitudes and skills effectively.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Introduce and demonstrate skills and knowledge a professional trainer needs to succeed
  • List the roles and responsibilities of a professional trainer
  • Explain the importance of the seven characteristics of outstanding trainers
  • Identify the three most common learning styles and select appropriate learning strategies to accommodate each style
  • Use Neuro-linguistic Patterning techniques to engage learners
  • Determine if a performance issue is a genuine training need or not
  • Determine whether to design training materials in house or purchase off the shelf materials
  • Write observable performance training objectives
  • Identify appropriate training methods
  • Get training sessions off to a good start
  • Use introductions and summaries to reinforce learning
  • Facilitate activities, role plays, and icebreakers
  • Know how to use body language and tone of voice effectively
  • Identify tough participants and use appropriate techniques to manage them
  • Explain how Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z Generations prefer to learn
  • Develop a robust action plan for delivery of future trainings

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for anyone new to a training position, who has been asked to take on training responsibilities within their existing role, or even experienced trainers wishing to refresh skills. No prior experience is necessary.

Delivery Method

  • Face to face or webinar
  • Group discussions
  • Individual and team activities
  • Individual test
  • Case studies
  • Practical activities
  • Role plays
  • Small projects
  • Video recording/play back
  • Individual action plan