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Essential Skills For Trainers

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 3-day workshop plus 2 webinars (2 hours each)
Location: London
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Essential Skills For Trainers - CIPD Training

This practical 'train the trainer' course is ideal for new trainers looking to develop fundamental learning and development (L&D) knowledge and skills, or existing professionals seeking to enhance and advance their roles.

The course will cover a range of key skills that L&D practitioners needs to create and manage high-impact L&D interventions. Participants are encouraged to build their own personal learning network, as they would in real-world professions.

This course is made up of three components:

  • A two-hour introductory webinar that sets the context for the programme, usually around one month before the second element
  • A three-day 'train the trainer' face to face intervention for those looking to develop experience and skills
  • A final two-hour webinar to discuss learning, feedback and future plans.

In-house Training

The course can also be run in-house for groups of participants at the client's preferred location, where the course content and delivery can be customised as per the specific requirement of the client.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • trainers and facilitators of training sessions
  • individuals new to training design and delivery 

This course is not suitable for:

  • those managing the learning and development (L&D) function who need to gain further knowledge of the context L&D operates within and how it relates to other parts of the business
  • those looking at gaining a more strategic view of L&D.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completition of the course participants will be able to:

  • describe the L&D context
  • list the stages of the L&D cycle
  • construct clear measurable learning objectives that supports a wider evaluation process
  • develop frameworks that allow for effective design of learning and development interventions
  • demonstrate the use of a range of skills in an interactive learning session.

Training Course Content

The programme content will be structured as follows:

Pre 2-hour webinar

  • Context: The ten shifts in L&D
  • Individual aims, objectives and challenges
  • Signpost to further reading

3-day face to face workshop

  • Review web outputs
  • Context: The learning cycle in line with the organisation need for training/ L&D
  • Setting clear measurable learning objectives that link with specific organisational performance 
  • Introduction to key adult learning principles
  • What does great design look like?
  • Great design continued
  • Principles of great delivery
  • Mini sessions and feedback

Post 2-hour webinar

  • Review of workshop
  • Successes and challenges post workshop: a sharing of transfer of learning
  • An opportunity to explore the feedback given on the course
  • Next steps for the personal learning network created.


The cost of the programme is as follows:

  • Full up-front qualification fee: £1,375 + VAT
  • CIPD members: £1,250 + VAT

Provider: CIPD Training

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