Essential Skills for Trainers

Development Programme
Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

This ‘train the trainer’ programme is for those who are new to the role of trainer, or those looking to gain further experience and skills. 

Although the focus of this learning is on face-to-face design and delivery, some principles of digital online design and delivery will also be touched upon.

Details

Start dates and how to enrol

We do not have information about dates online at present. Please refer to the fees and Dates section below or contact our customer services team on +44(0)20 8612 6201 for further details.
Details

This course has three component parts: 

  • Essential Skills for Trainers (Introductory Webinar, online)

The first part is a two-hour introductory webinar that sets the context for the programme, allows you to introduce yourself to your fellow learners as well as share your personal course objectives. Typically, this will be around one month before the second element.

  • Essential Skills for Trainers (3-day face-to-face workshop)

The second part is a three-day “train the trainer” face-to-face intervention for those who are new to the role of trainer, or looking to gain further experience and skills.

  • Essential Skills for Trainers (Wrap-up Webinar, online)

The third part is a final two-hour webinar, that allows you to discuss your transfer of learning, share your feedback, successes and share next steps.


This programme is a practical course that will cover the wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviours that an L&D practitioner needs to design and deliver impactful learning and development interventions.

Although the focus is on face to face design and delivery, some principles of digital online design and delivery will also be touched upon.

Who is it for

This course is ideal for trainers and facilitators of training sessions who would like to improve or refresh their skills. It is also suitable for those new to training design and delivery who want to gain knowledge and skills enabling them to design and deliver great training sessions.

Benefits

Course objectives:

 

  • to describe the context that L&D operates within
  • to list the stages of the L&D cycle
  • to construct clear measurable learning objectives that supports a wider evaluation process
  • to develop frameworks that allow for effective design of learning and development interventions
  • to demonstrate the use of a range of skills in an interactive learning session.
Content

Pre-workshop webinar - 2 hours

  • Introductions
  • Context: The ten shifts in L&D and what that means for people working in training and L&D
  • Opportunity for group to share individual aim and objectives for attending the course as well as sharing some of their challenges
  • Signpost to further reading.
 

Please note that there is pre-work that is required to be done between the introductory webinar and the first day of face-to-face workshop. You will receive more details regarding it during the introductory webinar as well.

 

Day 1 face to face workshop

  • Introductions and review web outputs
  • Context: The learning cycle in line with the organisation need for training/ L&D
  • Setting clear measurable learning objectives that link with specific organisational performance – this will involve detail around Learning Needs Analysis and Evaluation aspects of the learning cycle
  • Introduction to key adult learning principles
  • What does great design look like?

 

Day 2 face to face workshop

  • Review day 1
  • Great design continued
  • Principles of great delivery
  • Practice run of mini sessions
  • Preparation for day three delivery sessions.

 

Day 3

  • Review day 2
  • Undertake delivery of mini sessions (depends on group numbers – ideally in pairs for approx. 30 mins total)
  • Feedback on mini sessions
  • Action plan and next steps.

 

Post-workshop webinar - 2 hours

  • Review of workshop
  • Successes and challenges post workshop: a sharing of transfer of learning
  • An opportunity to explore the feedback given on the course
  • Next steps for the personal learning network created.

 

Accreditation

Essential Skills for Trainers can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Mr Scott Leiper

As a Management/Leadership Consultant, Scott delivers and designs a variety of solutions in both the private, public and voluntary sectors across a diverse range of industries. His Management and Leadership Development expertise covers a broad range of subjects, including Coaching, Mentoring, Communication, Influence, Personal Effectiveness, Change Management, Performance Management and Facilitation. His creative and inclusive thinking encourages and inspires people. His delivery style is best described as engaging, practical and memorable. Scott is passionate about people, and committed to bringing ideas to life and helping people embed ideas in their organisations.

Dates and fees

Full Up-front Qualification Fee £1,375 + VAT, Member fees: £1,250 + VAT

We do not have information about dates online at present. Please refer to the fees and Dates section below or contact our customer services team on +44(0)20 8612 6201 for further details.