Why are Train the Trainer courses important?

Even training professionals require training to make their courses more effective. Train the Trainer courses are the ideal solution but let’s explore that further.

It is often thought that if someone is knowledgeable in a certain area or if they are highly skilled with many years of experience, then they can easily pass on their knowledge to others, by training others. In the business world this is often what happens, with on the job training or other forms of work based training. As a result the training is often unsuccessful. The person delivering the training may not be a skilled trainer and is not aware of the skills required to deliver a fully inclusive and assessment based training session. For these reasons, Train the Trainer courses are becoming increasingly popular in business.

Don’t blame the trainer

If the trainer has not been provided with the support required to deliver an effective session, they cannot be blamed for an unsuccessful course. Trainers must be equipped with the right skills to deliver a well managed training session. It is often assumed that anyone can deliver a training session to their colleagues and this is often a mistake which can lead to human error and confusion.

What makes a successful Trainer?

To deliver an effective training course or session the training needs to be delivered by a training practitioner who has the skills to deliver effective training. A skilled professional trainer is able to plan for a session effectively, as well as manage the session. The trainer must provide an inclusive training environment so all learners thrive, irrespective of ability. Legislation has a major impact on training, i.e Health and Safety Act, Equality Act and a trainer must know how to manage a training session in line with legislative requirements.

Ground Rules needs to be agreed at the start of a training session to ensure everyone attending the session knows what is expected of them. A skillful Trainer should assess delegates at regular intervals to ensure they are developing during a session. At the end of the session the trainer should also gather feedback to evaluate effectiveness and identify improvements. These improvements are key to ensure the training style and method is developed on a regular basis.

Reflecting on these requirements it is clear that a training session must be carefully managed and should not be delivered without the skills required to do so.

Why choose a Train the Trainer course?

By attending a Train the Trainer course, a learner will develop an understanding of the skills and training management requirements, to deliver a fully inclusive professional training session.

Train the Trainer Course Content

The Train the Trainer course will provide the course delegate with the training tools to able able to deliver a fully inclusive training session. This course is suitable for all kinds of employees who may be requested to deliver training in their roles. This includes roles such as HR Officers, Training Administrators, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Assistant Managers. The course will support their development in a training role and improve in house training sessions in the organisation.

The course will provide a valuable insight into the skills required to deliver a fully inclusive training session including the following skills:

• Assessment
• Evaluation
• The Training cycle
• Question Methods
• Ground Rules
• Inclusive Learning (Differentiation)
• Motivation
• Learning Styles
• Lesson Planning
• Resource Management
• Planning Skills
• Body Language
• Difference between a Presentation and a Training Session

The course is ideal for all delegates who want to deliver a professional training session and who want to develop their training skills.

Do you want to find out more about Train the Trainer courses? Get in touch for more insights.

This article was created by Richard Walters who is a qualified teacher and is one of our IT training partners. Richard delivers IT courses in a range of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and Visio). He also provides ECDL and ECDL advanced courses as well as popular Train the Trainer workshops

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