Train the Trainer – training skills for those who deliver training events (2 days)

Who is it for?

This train the trainer course is for people new to training or for those whose role requires them to conduct occasional training for groups of staff.


Trainers need a whole raft of skills, not simply presentation skills, to be effective. In this highly participative 2-day workshop, delegates will learn how to plan and prepare for an engaging training course or programme. They will learn how to write training notes, how to conduct a training session and how to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the training.

Delegates will be given an insight into what motivates trainees to learn, different learning styles and how to tailor course material to meet the needs of the delegates.

Engaging an audience is essential for effective learning to occur, and delegates will be shown how dynamic presentation skills, effective use of body language and assertiveness techniques will help with this process. 

The number of delegates on this course is limited to 8 to ensure every delegate has a chance to practice their skills and receive feedback.

Course content

Workshop 1: How to design effective training
What is required of you in your role as Trainer?

  • The key skills of confident & successful Trainers
  • What is training?

Understanding the training process

  • Setting training objectives
  • How will you evaluate success?

Analysing you audience

  • What are their needs?
  • How do they like their learning?

Designing your training materials

  • Structuring the course to keep the learner engaged
  • Using a variety of training methods
  • Creating a good beginning, middle and end
  • Linking learning points

Designing course materials

  • Using handouts and props
  • Designing visual aids

Workshop 2: How to deliver effective training
Preparing for your training session

  • Visualising success
  • Rehearsing timings & content

Presenting with confidence & style to keep your audience engaged

  • Personal style: dressing for impact
  • Using your voice to encourage listening
  • Using & reading body language
  • Handling those pesky nerves
  • Using your delegates’ inputs effectively

Handling Questions

  • Giving constructive feedback to delegates
  • Handling difficult situations and awkward delegates

Course duration

2 days, normally between 9:30 and 4:30

“Sally, I would like to take the opportunity to express my sincere thanks for an excellent course. It went beyond my expectations. I really got out of the course a great overall understanding and feel of the subject.”

SC from Spectrum Personal Development Solutions Ltd

"It was an excellent refresher course for me and an introduction to modern technology in training. Sally has a lovely calming and encouraging style and her empirical knowledge of the subject added greatly."

CB from N&C Brown

"I have gained a lot of skill and knowledge these 2 days - more than any other training I have been on."

LS from Mack Multiples

Absolutely fantastic training - brilliant that we were able to put our skills to the test.

CP, Mack

In house options and costs

This course is offered as an in-house option either at your offices or at one of our prestigious venues. If you choose to use one of our venues, room  hire and catering will be charged at our specially negotiated rates.

The cost of an in house course including all training materials for up to 6 delegates is £2,390 plus travel + VAT.

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