Train the Trainer – Introductory Course

Online course for school staff:

  • Format: Online, live and interactive
  • Duration: 2 live lessons of 2 hours each
  • Schedule: weekly sessions, over 2 weeks
  • Prerequisites: none

Price: 160 

Course description

Despite the rise in online courses and videos, trainers and instructors will still be required in the 21st century.

Trainers are needed to:

  1. Engage the audience and create a safe and positive atmosphere;
  2. Adapt content and teaching strategies to the participants’ needs;
  3. Give specific, on-the-spot feedback on participants’ competencies (e.g. creativity, communication and collaboration skills).

Even if you are not holding a trainer position, your job responsibilities might include instructing others. Mastering training skills will help you to facilitate effective instruction sessions.

During this course, participants will familiarise themselves with the role of a trainer and learn the essence of what constitutes good training. They will also explore the various career opportunities as a trainer.

Learning goals:

Participants to the course will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of what the role of a trainer includes and how to practice relevant skills;
  • Identify the various options for transitioning to a trainer role;
  • Apply techniques to build rapport with their audience and to deal with difficult participants;
  • Create an effective training course schedule;
  • Successfully employ constructive feedback;
  • Design valuable feedback surveys.

The course consists of a total of two 2 hour-long live, instructor-led online sessions, over 2 weeks. Participants have access to a virtual platform where they can participate in a forum and engage in reflective learning logs. Additional readings and resources are provided that can be downloaded by participants for further research and future reference

Session details

1st Session

During the 1st session, participants will compare and contrast the differences between lecturing-style teaching and learner-centric training, as well as between knowledge-based and competency-based education. They will learn how adult learners have different needs than undergraduate students and how to adapt the training sessions accordingly. Participants will find out about the daily routine of a trainer and explore possibilities for transitioning to a trainer role. Participants will practice key activities for building rapport with an audience. They will identify important factors of learner engagement.

2nd Session

During this session, participants will learn how to analyse training needs. They will become familiar with important factors that influence the design of customised training courses. Participants will also learn about the various ways of assessing the learning outcome. They will practice giving constructive feedback, pointing out errors while simultaneously encouraging the learner’s further progress.  Examples will be given of how to deal with difficult or disruptive participants. Participants will also learn about the importance of training evaluation and how to design an effective feedback survey.

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Book this course for a group of up to 14 participants. Please select the starting date of your course. For courses with several weekly sessions, follow up dates will be booked automatically. Please note: no sessions will be scheduled for the time between Christmas and New Year.


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