Train the trainer courses are aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in in-house or external training and for those who might wish to become registered with SOLAS on its national register of trainers.
Course content for this course usually includes the following key areas;
• Understand different learning styles
• Understand the functions and processes of learning and training
• Evaluate different approaches to training
• Appreciate the importance of training on an individual, social and economic level
• Work effectively with a range of learner groups
• Design, deliver and evaluate training programmes
• Develop and implement appropriate assessment methods
Participants usually learn how to use technological tools and visual aids to promote learning and will most often complete presentations during the course using slides and overheads. Various learning styles are explored as well as techniques on the best ways of training adults. Course attendants are also shown the history and psychology of training and education often drawing from works of theorists such as Maslow and Piaget. An important aspect of these courses is showing how to create effective training programmes which will be avery useful if pursuing work as a trainer. Other areas of study include; study techniques, good practice, group dynamics, two-way communication, training needs analysis and motivation theories.
Train the trainer courses empower students to manage their own development while also preparing them to take on the challenges of organising training in the workplace. Progression opportunities include work and study in Human Resources, Project Management and Psychology.