Training the trainer

Course summary

Increasingly, many of us are called upon to train colleagues or run training sessions for partner organisations. Perhaps you have a role in induction training, or maybe you are a manager who needs to upskill your team to face a new challenge. Maybe you are an IT professional who helps staff develop the skills to use a new system. Perhaps you would like to move into training as a career move.

Whether training is a big part of your role, or just a small aspect of your job, our two-day Training the trainer course will help you design and deliver effective training programmes. You will gain confidence in how to present information effectively with variety and flair and acquire the skills to deal with the dynamics of group learning.

Unlike a lot of train the trainer courses our course is highly practical and will introduce you to new techniques, enhance your communication skills and provide lots of opportunities to ‘have a go’.

CB, Breast Cancer Campaign
“An excellent course and trainer. I would absolutely recommend this course and will be introducing it to my organisation. Very valuable!”
AC, Anji Clarke Contracts & Copyright
“An excellent course that exceeded my fairly high expectations. The trainer brought the group together very well to make it a very effective session. It felt like a very supportive environment.”
SF, Museum of London
“The course exceeded my expectations, it was brilliant and I feel I left with lots of valuable knowledge. It was the best training venue I have ever been to. An excellent overall experience.”
GC, Counsel and Care
“One of the best courses I have been on - energetic, interesting, motivating, really good tools.”
ZR, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
“I've taken away some excellent tools I use in training myself. The Centre provided a comfortable environment in which to learn.”

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 01 – 02 October 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

Training the Trainer Course in London and the UK

Our Training the trainer course is practical and fun, and solidly based in modern learning theory. Whether your training is mainly about helping people develop new skills, or acquire new knowledge or it is aimed at challenging their thinking, you will find our train the trainer course gives you the confidence to be an effective trainer.

Over the two days you will cover:

  • understanding and motivating learners
    • recognising and overcoming barriers to learning
    • how to motivate and energise learners
    • developing training that is relevant and accessible
    • understanding your own learning style
    • designing training to suit different learning styles
    • understanding the dynamics of group learning
    • learning as an on-going process
  • establishing aims and objectives for training
    • training needs assessment – developing training that meets the needs of the organisation and individual learners
    • identifying learning outcomes
  • creating a safe, productive learning environment
  • blended learning
    • what is ‘blended learning’?
    • developing a blended learning programme including e.learning, action learning sets, coaching, shadowing, workshops, open space learning
  • training techniques
    • icebreakers and energisers
    • effective group work
    • using different stimuli (eg case studies, role play, questions, metaphor, quizzes and checklists, mindmaps)
  • planning a training programme
    • developing session plans
    • timing
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • facilitation skills
    • your personal presentation skills
    • listening
    • questioning
    • handling difficult situations

Our Training the trainer training course also includes a year of free support from your trainer.

The Training the trainer training course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their training skills. You may run training sessions on behalf of you organisation, or be asked to share your knowledge in support of the professional development of colleagues at work.

If you are an experienced trainer who would like to develop your skills further, some one-to-one coaching may be more suitable. Contact The Centre office on 020 7490 3030 for more information about this service.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

Following the completion of our train the trainer course you will be able to design your own training session and be flexible and creative in the way you work with others. You will understand more about how people learn and the role of the trainer in facilitating and evaluating the learning process. You will have a wider range of delivery tools and techniques to call on, and know when and how to use them.

Other courses you may be interested in are Presentation skills: making confident and effective presentations and Supervision skills. You may also find our Assertiveness training of use when dealing with confidence issues.

You may also be interested in purchasing the Centre’s published book: Training the trainer.

  • £1091 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £1224 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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