Train the Trainer

Equip yourself to train others effectively with our 12-hour Train the Trainer course. Ideal for new or experienced trainers, learn key techniques for designing and delivering engaging sessions that meet business needs. Master communication, session planning, and evaluation skills.

  • Audience

    Anyone who has responsibility for training others - the course is suitable for anyone new to a training position, or who has been asked to take on training responsibilities within their current role, or even experienced trainers wishing to refresh their skills. No prior training experience is necessary. It is ideal for organisations who would like their own employees to be able to deliver in-house training courses.


    No pre-requisites required


    12 hours

    Delivery Method

    Face to face or Virtual
  • Course Objectives

    By the end of this workshop the delegate will have learned the following:

    This 2 day course focuses on the practical aspects of being a trainer. Delegates discover the techniques and disciplines required for a training role, and develop communication and key tutoring skills. This practical course will enable delegates to design and deliver professional, cost-effective training that meets business needs.


    During the course, the delegates will:

    • Learn the basic skills and techniques to train others
    • Prepare, plan, and structure a training session
    • Learn the importance of using visual aids
    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in your delivery style
    • Deliver stimulating sessions that are both informative and interesting
    • Practice new skills and impart knowledge

    Course Content

    • Session 1 Introductions & Overview
    • Session 2 Understanding Learning
      • How can we develop our staff?
      • Learning styles (psychological and sensory)
      • The learning ladder
    • Session 3 What Makes A Good Trainer?
      • The training cycle
      • An effective training session?
      • What makes a good trainer?
    • Session 4 Communication Skills
      • Verbal and non-verbal signals
      • Questioning skills
      • Listening levels
      • Training top tips!
    • Session 5 Planning & Structuring A Training Session
      • The essential planning questions
      • Structuring your session
      • The INTRO
      • Setting SMART learning objectives
    • Session 6 Visual Aids
      • Why use them?
      • The most effective visual aid?
      • The flipchart versus PowerPoint
      • Slide design
      • PowerPoint tips and shortcuts
    • Session 7 Handling Difficult Situations
      • Question handling
      • Challenging delegates
    • Session 8 Evaluating The Training
      • Kirkpatrick's 4 levels of training evaluation
    • Session 9 Skills Practice: Delivering A Training Session
      • Delegates deliver a short training session and receive feedback from the delegates and the trainer
      • Planning and monitoring:
        • Developing the action plan
        • Confirming the action plan
        • Monitoring its implementation
      • Practice session – holding a challenging conversation. Participants to practice their skills by holding a challenging conversation they are likely to have in the workplace. Either another delegate or (ideally) an actor to take the part of the other person in the conversation. Feedback on what worked well and what to improve.