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Train the Trainer

This course covers everything in a typical "train the trainer" course, and a whole lot more. It is a valuable study program that will benefit anyone who is challenged with teaching people to do things for work.

In todays rapidly changing world, work tasks keep changing, and both managers and  supervisors need to be continually retraining their staff to perform new or modified jobs.
Learning new things and adapting to new ways of doing things is here to stay; and that makes a course like this an integral part of learning how to manage or supervise people in any workplace.

Course Details

You can start the course at any time as it is a self-paced online course. If you are doing the course full time you can complete it in 6 weeks, if you are studying part time then it will take 3-6 months on average to complete the course. Your course will expire after 1 year.


Course Outline

There are 11 lessons in this course:

1. Introduction to Training
• Communication channels
• Skills for an effective communicator
• Responsibilities of a trainer to achieve effective communication
• Main approaches to helping learning; psychodynamic, phenomenological, behavioural, cognitive-behavioural and transactional analysis
• Understanding communication barriers
• Trainer responsibilities beyond communication
• Leadership concepts
• Public speaking skills
• Causes of confusion
• Writing a speach to communicate a learning point

2. Understanding Learning
• What is learning
• How learning is influenced by the teacher, student and materials
• Learning terminology
• Teaching strategies
• Common teaching modes
• Class size
• Teaching models
• Questioning
• Recognising the learners needs
• Adult learners
• children/adolescent learners

3. Determining Training Requirements in The Workplace
• Assessing Needs
• How to gather information
• How to use the information you gather

4. Commencing Training
• Arranging resources
• Administration
• Planning
• Training program support

5. Developing a Lesson Plan
• Lesson aims
• Structure of a lesson plan
• Contingency planning
• Writing a lesson plan

6. Assessment and Evaluation of Training Programs
• Assessment
• Tests and examinations
• Assignments
• Evaluation of training programs
• Evaluation checklist

7. Training Aids
• Overview
• Using audio visual equiment
• Visual materials; illustrations, whiteboard, charts etc
• Audio materials
• Handouts

8. One-To-One Training
• Leadership communication
• Tutorial sessions
• Conversation development
• Motivation for learning
• Self esteem
• Reinforcement
• Trainer relationship building
• Body language

9. Motivation Skills and Techniques
• What is motivation
• Motivational theories
• Improving motivation
• Competency

10. Promoting Training
• Overview
• Persuasion
• Influencuing opponents
• Influencing neutrals
• Handling criticism
• Logical persuasion

11. Assessor Training
• Recognition of Prior learning
• Evidence
• Assessor training
• Research skills
• Interviewing skills
• Asking effective questions

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