Training For Success: Train the Trainer Courses

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Are you an enthusiastic, self-driven person who enjoys working with people? Have you got a talent for giving instruction and skill development? Perhaps you already are an expert in your field and want to teach others. Why not consider a train the trainer course.

If you are interested in working as a qualified trainer, there are a lot of courses on offer to help you get certified in your area of expertise. Learn how to deliver memorable, engaging and interactive training sessions with a train the trainer course.


Training needs identification and design courses aim to equip learners with the skills they need to accurately identify training needs and using that information, design tailored training programmes.

Similarly, training delivery and evaluation courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and techniques they need to deliver successful training programmes.

Upon completion of both the needs identification and design course and the training delivery and evaluation, the trainer is awarded a QQI Level 6 special purpose award.

What you will learn

Each train the trainer course will focus on the training life cycle. Students will learn how to;

  1. Analyse Training Needs; you will learn how to develop the skills and learn the processes in order to gather key information on training needs. Students will learn how to obtain the right information in order to complete a successful training needs analysis. Additionally, students will be able to identify the different styles of learning and adapt them to the individual needs of his trainees.
  2. Set Training Goals And Objectives; Following a comprehensive training needs analysis, the trainer will learn how to set realistic, measurable and achievable objectives for their training programme.
  3. Training Delivery; Next, the trainer will spend time developing the core skills needed to deliver a successful training programme. These include communication, interpersonal skills, public speaking and presentation skills. In addition to being able to think quickly and creatively. This stage encompasses all the key training skills, techniques and practices.
  4. Training Evaluation; Upon completion of the training, it is important to learn how to effectively evaluate your work. Trainers will learn how to measure and analyse their work, gather and report on feedback and use the feedback to self-improve.

 Careers in Training

Trainers are employed by companies in-house or hired for short periods to provide induction training to new recruits. They are usually hired by medium-large organisations, who have a bigger workforce but may also deliver specific training to smaller enterprises. Corporate trainers are generally hired by a company’s human resources department.

They deliver professional development classes, for instance in agile project management, strategic planning or resilience training. They also teach employees practical skills training such as team-building, new technologies, customer service or manual handling.

Furthermore,  trainers who provide practical skill training can include hairdressers, beauticians, nurses, fitness instructors, driving instructors and teachers. Anyone who delivers instruction in some form will all benefit from a train the trainer course. They will be able to deliver highly engaging and motivational sessions that are memorable and informative.

Finally, obtaining a QQI/CPD certificate as a trainer can help take your career to the next level. With this globally recognised qualification, a trainer can work abroad and enjoy the benefits of travelling for work.


Laura Molloy

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