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Event Series Event Series: Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer

October 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am - October 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Train the Trainer – Tutor Led

This course will introduce participants to the issues, methodologies and techniques of

training design and delivery.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Identify training needs
Define and create aims and objectives that fit within an organisational perspective
Design training sessions
Deliver training sessions that incorporate the trainer’s personality – metaphors, stories, humour
Evaluate training interventions
Dealing with difficult delegates

The training systematically points to everything you need to know about being a trainer. Each day consists of practical experience as well as hundreds of useful tips and techniques.

While the first part of the course concentrates on the design and structure of training as a learning tool; it then moves on to presentation, delivery and facilitation so each day builds up to complete a full training methodology.

Duration: 3 Days

We now deliver this workshop in shorter sessions over a virtual classroom – delivered live from our tutor in 5 half day sessions.

The information shown below is the structure of the course –timings and emphasis will vary depending on participants needs.


  • Logistics & participant introductions
  • Aims & objectives Aiming for successful training
  • Exploring the varying factors that can impact on successful training
  • Personal preferences in training experiences
  • Scope of training within organisations
  • How these fit togetherTraining needs:
  • Issues in defining and managing training needs
  • Levels of needs and methods of identifying themTraining as a ‘Change Intervention’:
  • Identifying types of learning and changes possible
  • Planning for and organising change through training

Creating and using training aims and objectives:

  • Differences and uses of ‘Aims & Objectives’
  • Criteria of ‘Aims & Objectives’
  • Benefits and limitations of ‘Aims & Objectives’Training planning and design:
  • Structuring the training
  • Priorities for inclusion in the training
  • The set up for learning
  • Testing the learning
  • Responsibility of how you leave the participants

    Training delivery:

    • Processes of communication
    • Dissolving nerves, extending and working the presentation area
    • Developing congruence, charisma and presence of the trainer
    • Verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Getting the message across
    • Evaluating successful communication
    • Accelerating and embedding learningUsing language strategically:
    • Using metaphors and stories to communicate complex ideas
    • Other language skillsUsing the environment to support learning:
    • Room layout
    • Using equipment
    • The psychological impact of the training environment

    Facilitating learning:

    • Advance use of questioning
    • Dealing with challenges
    • Utilising challenges as part of the learning
    • Flexibility of training approachPresentation tips:

    Tips for pulling the whole thing together Self-management:

    • Dissolving common fears
    • How to do what experienced presenters doTraining evaluations:
    • Levels of evaluation
    • Evaluating within and beyond the training


October 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am
October 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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4 Queen Street
Edinburgh, EH2 1JE United Kingdom
0131 556 5650


Pitman Training Centre – Edinburgh
0131 556 5650