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Train the Trainer Courses

What is the Purpose of Train the Trainer Courses?

Train the Trainer courses are essential if you are intending to design and/or deliver any sessions.

Most training is not about a transfer of knowledge. If you are a good trainer, you should minimise your focus on knowledge and concentrate more on facilitating the group you are working with to enable them to learn.

You can also complete your full Certificate in Training and Development as an online course, which means you can work on it at your own speed to suit everything else in your life. Upon completion of the course programme, you will become a fully qualified professional trainer and be able to use the letters MITOL (Member of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning) after your name.

What is a Train the Trainer Qualification?

This is a professional qualification awarded by the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL). It will enable you to show that you have been professionally trained by us to the Institute standard and that you will use the psychology of learning and other techniques to enable you learners to effectively develop new skills and attitudes.

What Skills Can I Develop?

There are so many areas where you can develop your skills. Below, we have listed some of the more popular ones. We can provide courses with standard content or, more effectively, as tailored programmes for you.

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Making Training Fun
one to one training
Transactional Analysis course
Training Design
managing behaviour in groups
Administration course
difficult delegates
Training Evaluation
training Psychology
training strategy
Certificate in Training and Development

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With all our train the trainer courses, you will receive 12 months email and telephone support.

Read our Case Studies section to find out what we have achieved in previous courses.

Why is it important to be professionally trained?

A train the trainer course needs to include several specific areas of skill and understanding:

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Learning psychology

Being able to apply the psychology of how people learn is a basic requirement for creating and delivering effective course content.

Motivation techniques

People need to be motivated to learn. If they cannot see any value in the learning, then they are unlikely to take it on board and do anything with it in their workplace.

Group dynamics

If you are training more than one individual at a time, then you need a working knowledge of group dynamics and how to manage them effectively.

Managing behaviour

Learners bring their behaviours, mind sets, issues and baggage into the training room with them. You need to be able to manage a multitude of behaviours positively and effectively.

Course design

Your course design is critical. How can you build flexibility into your sessions? How can you appeal to all styles of learning? How can you enable people to motivate themselves throughout the session?

Behavioural objectives

Behavioural objectives contain measures so that you are able to identify if the learners have met those objectives by the end of the session.

Assessment design

Your assessment is the direct measure back to the behavioural objectives.


Giving feedback is challenging when a person is falling short of the required standard.

A chance to “have a go”

People always need an opportunity to try out the learning in a safe environment.

Course Design

Good quality training is a challenge for you to design and successfully deliver. You need to take account of different learning styles and use creative approaches to delivery. A good course is essential to provide you with the skills and understanding to create your courses and sessions.

Research into how people learn tells us that we need to engage with our learners. You need to use a variety of techniques to stimulate their minds and enable them to think for themselves.

A passive experience involving reading projected information or just listening to someone talk (or both) is, at best, a poor quality method of communication in a learning environment.

Learners need to take an active part in their learning, have the opportunity to reflect on and establish their logic paths of understanding and then finally be able to apply that learning to their own situation.

Train the Trainer Course Options

You have a wide range of courses and qualifications available to you which suit all requirements; from standard courses to tailored bespoke courses.

You can choose from a number of qualifications in partnership with the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL).

Click on the ITOL logo below for more information

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Bespoke Courses

You can achieve more with your training. Whether you are a full-time trainer or carrying out training or coaching as part of your job, there is a course for you.

  • Add fun to your training sessions
  • Design effective training sessions
  • Evaluate your training to show results
  • Develop your coaching skills
  • Carry out an effective training needs analysis
  • Produce training sessions to suit all learning styles

Call us now on +44 (0) 1933 227 695 to talk about a tailored bespoke course for your organisation. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form on our Contact Us page and we will get back to you.

A Typical Train the Trainer course

A good start for a trainer is to learn the basics of putting together a training session and delivering this session interactively. Here is a 2 day course which covers all the key areas of trainer training.

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Blogs to Read

Check out our series of blogs which look at all aspects of train the trainer. We appreciate your comments. Click on the Blog link at the top of this page for all our blogs.

Training the Trainers Blog

Part 1

This introductory blog explores how people become trainers and identifies some challenges created as a result.

training the trainers blog 1 link

Part 2 – How Should We Train the Trainers?

In this blog, I have identified the 8 key behaviours together with their definitions.

training the trainers blog 2 link

Consultancy and individually tailored coaching and development for all areas is only a phone call away. Please contact us now.