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Train the Trainer Fast Track
Train the Trainer Fast Track


The best source of Train The Trainer Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free 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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CPD accredited course

Note: this Train the Trainer Fast Track course is CPD certified.
It is delivered as a classroom course.
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.
We are a corporate member of the CPD: the highest level of association available.


Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course


This is a one-day training course structured into 11 modules

This intensive, hands-on one-day course teaches delegates essential training skills and promotes an understanding of how to teach delegates in the most effective way.
The course is suitable for anyone new to a training position, who has been asked to take on training responsibilities within their existing role, or even experienced trainers wishing to refresh skills.
No prior experience is necessary.


Do you want to train an employee or employees to deliver your own training?
Having your own in-house trainer can be cost-effective for:

  • Company-specific training (eg products)
  • Needs that change with different delegates
  • Delegate availability that is unpredictable or limited

  • You will examine the techniques and disciplines required for a training role, and develop communication and key tutoring skills.
    This programme focuses on the practical aspects of being a trainer. Learning is linked to workplace needs, with tips and techniques being shared at each stage of the programme.
    The result ? You will be well-equipped to deliver quality training sessions that get the best results from delegates.

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    MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
    MODULE 2:  Case Study: Terry's Terrible Day
    Learning outcomes:
    Be able to analyse and explore the reasons why a training session can go wrong using a case study example.
    MODULE 3:  Communication Skills for Training
    Learning outcomes:
    Learn how to develop and demonstrate clear, effective communications skills.
    Topics covered:
    • Good Communicators
    • Your Role as an Effective Communicator
    MODULE 4:  Questioning Skills for Trainers
    Learning outcomes:
    Understand and develop clear questioning skills using specific elements of communication.
    Topics covered:
    • Open Questions vs Closed Questions
    • Probing: Digging Deeper
    • Questioning as a Training Technique
    MODULE 5:  Listening Skills for Trainers
    Learning outcomes:
    Understand and use active listening skills, and be able to spot when you are not doing this.
    Topics covered:
    • Your Listening Skills
    • Active Listening Skills in Training Sessions
    MODULE 6:  Presentation Skills in Training
    Learning outcomes:
    Be able to plan presentations, demonstrate confidence in delivering them, and recognise and overcome nervousness.
    Topics covered:
    • Presentation Tips
    • Telling vs Showing
    • Overcoming Nerves
    MODULE 7:  Developing Participation in Training
    Learning outcomes:
    Be able to identify methods to encourage participation in training and recognise and remove indicators of poor participation.
    Topics covered:
    • Removing Barriers to Participation
    • Enhancing Participation
    MODULE 8:  Managing Questions and Answers
    Learning outcomes:
    Recognise how to manage Q&A in a session, how to respond to questions and deal with unnecessary interruptions.
    Topics covered:
    • Objectives of the Question and Answer Period
    • Guidelines for Handling Questions
    MODULE 9:  Games: Adding Fun and Humour
    Learning outcomes:
    Know when games and humour are appropriate, rationalise when games add value and deal with any difficulties.
    Topics covered:
    • Humour: Be CREATIF!
    • The Use of Games
    • Types of Games
    • Getting Buy-In
    • Troubleshooting: When Games Go Wrong
    • Quick and Easy Games
    MODULE 10:  Dealing with Difficult Trainees
    Learning outcomes:
    Know how to identify challenging delegates / trainees, and how to deal with them professionally and diplomatically.
    Topics covered:
    • Characteristics of Difficult Delegates
    MODULE 11:  Your Personal Action Plan

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    Jan 21, 2020
    Manchester Piccadilly
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    London Victoria
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    Bristol Easton BS5
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    Birmingham Queensway
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    Developing a Training Programme

    [Duration: one day]

    Developing a Training Programme

    • Introduction and Course Overview
    • The Need for Training
    • Basic Rules of Programme Design
    • SMART Objectives
    • Learning Objectives
    • Designing a Training Session
    • Researching and Developing Content
    • Tips for Good Training Design
    • Evaluation Strategies
    • Kirkpatricks Four Levels of Evaluation
    • On-The-Job Support
    • Your Personal Action Plan

    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

    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


    AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.8 out of 5  BASED ON 399 REVIEWS

    Kerry Noble
    , Jul 18 2019
    "Our trainer very quickly understood the dynamics of the group and delivered the course in a manner appropriate to it and with great humour"

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Peter Lock
    , Jul 18 2019
    "Mike was fantastic - he really was able to tailor the training to our requirements and was able to make the training seem effortless. I'll be using his advice for years to come. "

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Ian Wadley
    , Jul 18 2019
    "The trainer was excellent. He made the session interesting and relevant to our team members / area of work. What could potentially have felt like a long day proved to be fun, enjoyable, informative and good for team building."

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Ali Saad
    , Jul 17 2019
    "Excellent trainer, I really enjoyed the course."

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Asa BOOTH
    , Jul 9 2019
    "I found the course very helpful. It showed me may ways on how to improve my methods as a trainer. "

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Wayne Swann
    , Jul 9 2019
    "Very good course, trainer was excellent."

    Course rating of 3 stars
    Zoe Hannay
    , Jul 9 2019
    "Fab course. The instructor was very engaging "

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Rachel Chatwin
    , Jul 9 2019
    "really enjoyed the day, the trainer was exceptional and made the course interesting, knowledgeable and enjoyable "

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Robert Petre
    , Jul 4 2019
    "Constructive training, good explanations about the material. trainer was on the same level with the trainees, making everybody to feel comfortable."

    Course rating of 4 stars
    Beth Webb
    , Jul 4 2019
    "My trainer Mike was excellent. The training was a great mixture of theory and practice."

    Course rating of 4 stars


    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.

    Class Sizes

    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.

    Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

    For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

    How to book
    Course, dates and delegate numbers
    Decide on the Train the Trainer course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
    Training location
    Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
    Speedy course booking
    You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
    Call us
    if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

    Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

    Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

    The confirmation process
    Course places allocated
    Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
    Booking confirmation
    You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
    Training invoice
    You receive a VAT invoice

    Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

    What happens on the day

    If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:













    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.

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


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