Day 1:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Theory of Adult Learning
  • Key Concepts of Training and Education
  • Andragogy/Pedagogy
  • Learning Processes
  • Learning Outcomes
  • VAK Learning Styles
  • Learning Best Practice
  • Learning techniques

    • Day 2:
      • The Role of the Trainer
      • Understanding your role as a trainer
      • Diversity and training
      • Theory of group development
      • Values that inform training practice
      • Skills of good communication in groups
      • Working with challenging behaviours
      • Handling conflict

        • Day 3:
          •  Preparing for Training and Delivery 
          • Training metaphors
          • The systematic training cycle
          • Training needs analysis/identifying/analysing
          • Job analysis/Job description
          • Learning and performance objectives
          • Planning programmes to meet the identified needs of learners

            • Day 4:
              • Developing Training Content
              • Planning for training and delivery
              • Pre training consultation 
              • Choosing methods and materials
              • The appropriate use of visual aids
              • The use of role play, simulation and small group discussion
              • Left brain right brain theory
              • FÁS QA58/01 design model
              • Setting achievable objectives for training
              • SMART model
              • Evaluating training objectives

Day 5:

  • Evaluating Training
  • Theory of training evaluation
  • Written and oral feedback
  • Post training evaluation/avoiding the ‘back to work as usual’ syndrome
  • The role of ethics in training
  • Motivation theory in the context of training
    • Day 6:

      • Practical Assessment / Review / Evaluation
      • Practical Assessments
      • Progression Routes for Trainers
      • Programme Evaluation/Review
      • Evaluate learner progress against learning objectives
        • Assessment Methods

          A personal portfolio must be prepared by each attendee to reflect their experiences of learning and will be submitted at the conclusion of the programme along with course assignments. The course assignments will be designed to show how each attendee can plan, research and prepare two different training programmes. They will then deliver these programmes and demonstrate how to evaluate their effectiveness.
          The awarding of marks is broken down as follows,
          Skills Demonstration 50%
          Assessment 50%

Course Outcomes

By the end of this 6 day Train the Trainer programme participants will:
Compare and contrast concepts of training and education
Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics in the context of training and development
Understand a variety of psychological theories of learning
Distinguish the difference between andragogy and pedagogy

Understand what motivates the adult learner
Be able to plan, undertake and evaluate a training needs analysis
Distinguish between teaching, training and facilitation
Be able to set clear and achievable objectives for a training course
Be able to deliver a professional presentation
Demonstrate the communication skills needed to deliver a training programme i.e. listening, responding, managing the group process, awareness of body language etc.
Be able to evaluate a training session through written and oral feedback

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