|Course at QLS||Level 3|
|Endorsement||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|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 Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.