|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Want to know how to become a trainer?
The role of the professional trainer is one of countless interconnected skills and disciplines. A challenging though highly-rewarding profession, trainers play a key role in nurturing and enhancing the development of others. Businesses the world over are consistently intensifying workforce training efforts, in order to remain both competitive and relevant. As such, those with the required skills and personal qualities benefit from a near-endless range of dynamic and enjoyable career paths to explore.
This Trainer Skills Course, is packed with essential teachings, both for existing adult educators and those looking to begin new careers. Over the course of seven concise yet detailed units, candidates explore the hard skills, personality traits and industry insights required to work as a professional adult educator.
Along with the primary duties and responsibilities of the working trainer, course content outlines a variety of different learning styles and processes. How adult learning differs from primary education is discussed, along with what makes the difference between a competent trainer and an elite adult educator. Candidates then explore both the learning cycle and the training process itself, before studying essential presentation skills and on-the-job training.
Potential career prospects for successful candidates range from permanent positions with established businesses to the creation of private training consultancies.
This professional trainer skills course, is delivered over seven in-depth modules:
Module1 - What Makes a Successful Trainer
The course begins with an outline of what it is the professional trainer does, exploring the key qualities, traits and attitudes of the adult educators. Candidates are guided through the primary differences between adult learning and primary education, while discussing the importance of adult education/training in general.
Module2 - The Learning Process
Course Module 2 dissects and discusses the adult learning process, introducing candidates to a variety of different learning styles. A breakdown of the ‘four step’ learning process is provided, along with how different adults approach further education and training in very different ways.
Module3 - Applying the Learning Cycle
The following module focuses on how to effectively apply the learning cycle, incorporating an exploration of extraverts and introverts from the perspective of the professional trainer. Candidates are guided through the practical application of essential adult learning theory.
Module4 - The Training Process
Course content in Module 4 explores the six most important steps in the professional training process, along with the overriding importance of comprehensive planning. Additional subtopics introduced include audience analysis, content research, strategic training method selection and more.
Module5 - Designing a Learning Sequence
Bringing structure and order to the training process forms the primary core focus of Module 5. Along with a discussion of the importance of an effective and engaging structure, candidates explore a variety of strategies for enhancing engagement – including the use of games and other interactive activities.
Module6 - Presentation Skills
How to build, enhance and continually refine presentation skills is explored in-depth in the following module. Core concepts covered include how to effectively use visual aids and props, the important distinction between ‘telling’ and ‘showing’, dealing with difficult situations and more.
Module7 - On-the-Job Training
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 7 focuses on the role and value of on-the-job training as an alternative/addition to standard classroom/workshop training. The four most important stages of the job training process are also introduced and discussed.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.