Train the Trainer

Course Aims:

This course is designed to equip delegates with the essential skills and confidence to prepare and deliver highly effective training workshops.  It is a valuable session for both newly appointed trainers and those looking for a refresher. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Design and deliver structured training sessions with well-defined outcomes.
  • Meet people‚Äôs needs and expectations.
  • Make learning and development exciting and creative.
  • Be confident in dealing with individual and group behaviour.


  • 2 days/In house


  • How do we learn?
  • Understanding personal motivations

A model of learning and development (FISH)

  • Framing the learning
  • Involving learners in their development
  • Safety and how to create it
  • Handing over learning

The learning activity cycle

  • Relevance and attention
  • Investigation
  • Theory
  • Exploring application and meaning

Planning a training workshop

  • Defining purpose and outcomes
  • The DP planning tool
  • Evaluating learning

Designing and using learning activities

  • Pre-course materials
  • Questionnaires, scenarios, exercises, role plays and experiments
  • Personal reflection activities

Designing and using learning aids

  • Visual aids, posters etc.
  • Using music
  • Workbooks and learning logs


Managing the learning environment

  • Setting expectations
  • Encouraging participation
  • Making proactive interventions
  • Dealing with difficult situations


Training practice

  • Training delivery and feedback
Action Planning
  • Transferring learning back to the workplace