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.


Start dates and how to enrol

  • First module start date: 28 August 2018
  • Non-Member:
    + VAT [About membership]
  • Member: £1,250.00 + VAT
    • Location: London
    • Availability: Spaces
  • First module start date: 11 October 2018
  • Non-Member:
    + VAT [About membership]
  • Member: £1,250.00 + VAT
    • Location: London
    • Availability: Spaces

This course has three component parts. 

  • The first 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 sharing your personal course objectives, typically this will be around one month before the second element
  • The second 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
  • The third part is a final two hour webinar, this allows to you 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.


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.

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.


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.


Course Tutors

Ms Andrea Moffat

An L&D, HR and Management Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator with extensive experience across the private, public and voluntary sectors, Andrea established The Learning Interventions Company Ltd in 1995. A current practitioner specialising in Performance Management & Competencies, Management & Leadership Development, Project Management, Leading and Managing Change, and Equality of Opportunity and Diversity, Andrea has a growing client base and reputation, and in recent years her work has developed to include Organisation Development contracts. In addition Andrea also works within the academic environment delivering programmes predominantly overseas on behalf of the University of Gloucestershire.

Dates and fees

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

  • 1ˢᵗ Module: 11 October 2018 - 11 October 2018
  • 2ⁿᵈ Module: 13 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
  • 3ʳᵈ Module: 13 December 2018 - 13 December 2018
  • 1ˢᵗ Module: 28 August 2018 - 28 August 2018
  • 2ⁿᵈ Module: 02 October 2018 - 04 October 2018
  • 3ʳᵈ Module: 06 November 2018 - 06 November 2018

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