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Developing a Structured Training Programme
 Developing a Structured Training Programme


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A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing. Free bespoke course design is also available for private classes if the content needs to be adjusted
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Note: this Developing a Training Programme course is CPD certified.
It is delivered as a classroom course with FREE post-course ONLINE revision.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.
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Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

Blended learning

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .


This is a one-day training course structured into 12 modules


This intensive, hands-on one-day workshop deals with the process of developing a training programme.
By the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise when a training need exists for an organisation
  • Understand the basic rules of designing a training programme
  • Use SMART / PPP objectives
  • Write clear, concise training objectives
  • Incorporate relevant methods into the design of a training session
  • Know how and where to research training content
  • Create evaluation strategies
  • Use Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation

    The course is designed for trainers and HR professionals who want to develop programmes that are meaningful, practical, and will benefit both trainees and the organisations they work for.

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    MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
    MODULE 2:  The Need for Training
    Learning outcomes:
    Recognise when there is a need for training and define training needs.
    Topics covered:
    • Organisational Objectives
    • When is Training Necessary?
    • Defining Training Needs
    • ICE: Analysis in Three Steps
    MODULE 3:  Basic Rules of Programme Design
    Learning outcomes:
    Be able to design a programme that is balanced, involved and allows for progression to further learning.
    Topics covered:
    • Moderation
    • Balance
    • Involvement
    • Continue Your Learning
    • The Need for Collaboration
    MODULE 4:  SMART Objectives
    Learning outcomes:
    Understand the importance of SMART objectives and know how to use them when designing a training programme.
    Topics covered:
    • Defining SMART
    • The Three Ps
    • Exercise: Improving Goals
    MODULE 5:  Learning Objectives
    Learning outcomes:
    Know how to define and write clear objectives, using correct language in relation to the training need.
    Topics covered:
    • Determining Objectives
    • Considerations When Writing Objectives
    • Types of Objectives: KSAs
    • Setting the Scope
    • Exercise: Verbs for Writing Clear, Concise Training Objectives
    • Developing Objectives
    MODULE 6:  Designing a Training Session
    Learning outcomes:
    Select appropriate training methods, determine what constraints may impact your design and be able to use a training sequence.
    Topics covered:
    • Training Methods
    • Constraints on Methods Used
    • Designing a Learning Sequence
    MODULE 7:  Researching and Developing Content
    Learning outcomes:
    Be able to determine what content to include and research this from appropriate and relevant areas.
    Topics covered:
    • Researching Content
    • Exercise: Availability of Information in Your Area of Training
    MODULE 8:  Tips for Good Training Design
    Learning outcomes:
    Know how to determine the flow of your session, protect your comfort level and maintain the focus and involvement of your participants.
    Topics covered:
    • Elements of Good Training Design
    MODULE 9:  Evaluation Strategies
    Learning outcomes:
    Be able to identify and analyse the various types of feedback and evaluation methods and choose which is best for your purpose.
    Topics covered:
    • The Basics of Evaluation
    • Evaluation Methods
    MODULE 10:  Kirkpatricks Four Levels of Evaluation
    Learning outcomes:
    Understand and be able to use the theory behind Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation.
    Topics covered:
    • Level One: Reaction
    • Level Two: Knowledge (Learning)
    • Level Three: Transfer of Learning (Behaviour)
    • Level Four: Impact (Results)
    MODULE 11:  On-The-Job Support
    Learning outcomes:
    Recognise what on-the-job support delegates may need to help them benefit from training and develop further skills.
    Topics covered:
    • On-The-Job Support
    MODULE 12:  Your Personal Action Plan

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    Train the Trainer Fast Track

    [Duration: one day]

    Train the Trainer Fast Track

    • Introduction and Course Overview
    • Case Study: Terry's Terrible Day
    • Communication Skills for Training
    • Questioning Skills for Trainers
    • Listening Skills for Trainers
    • Presentation Skills in Training
    • Developing Participation in Training
    • Managing Questions and Answers
    • Games: Adding Fun and Humour
    • Dealing with Difficult Trainees
    • Your Personal Action Plan

    Train the Trainer: Delivering a Great Training Session

    [Duration: one day]

    Delivering a Great Training Session

    • Introduction and Course Overview
    • Setting the Climate
    • Team Teaching
    • Developing Participation in Training
    • Managing Questions and Answers
    • Visual Aids
    • Supporting Materials
    • Games: Adding Fun and Humour
    • Difficult Situations: An Overview
    • Managing Conflict in Training
    • Managing Difficult Situations
    • Dealing with Difficult Trainees
    • Are You Ready For Anything ?
    • Your Personal Action Plan

    Train the Trainer: Being an Effective Trainer

    [Duration: one day]

    Being an Effective Trainer

    • Introduction and Course Overview
    • The Basics of Being an Effective Trainer
    • Case Study: Terry's Terrible Day
    • Types of Trainers
    • Trainer Style: Being Normal
    • Communication Skills for Training
    • Questioning Skills for Trainers
    • Listening Skills for Trainers
    • Presentation Skills in Training
    • Your Personal Action Plan



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    Blended learning
    FREE Online Revision

    With our latest Train the Trainer courses, you get free online revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

    Access is simple: go to and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

    Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the online content exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

    General Information

    All Activia train the trainer courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Train the Trainer training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

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    Maximum class size for Train the Trainer courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

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    Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

    For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

    What you get

    With your Train the Trainer training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

    Every delegate on a Train the Trainer course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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