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Train the Trainer

This course provides the theory and practice that underpins effective learning and work based training.

  • Short Course
  • Block delivery
  • 4 Days
  • Start 5th April 2022

About this course

In the training profession, the train-the-trainer certification is recognized as one of the most prestigious available. A key component of earning that certification is successfully completing an academic course on training.
This four day course provides the theory and practice that underpins effective learning and work based training. It will cover a broad range of basic skills and knowledge whilst giving the delegates the motivation and confidence to run successful in-house training sessions.
Delegates will leave the course with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to design, deliver, and assess learning and work-based knowledge, attitudes, and skills effectively.

The University is accredited by the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service.  This means that we provide recognised independent continuous professional development accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

Delegates who participate in CPD activities are at the advantage of ensuring that their academic and practical qualifications do not become outdated: allowing individuals to continually ‘upskill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. Our course have CPD certification and therefore carry CPD points.

Certificate of attendance will carry 21 CPD points.


Dates: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th April 2022
Duration: 4 Days
Timings: 09:00 – 17:00
Tutor: Dale Gunstone

Aims & Outcomes

• Plan and design training that meets the needs of trainees;
• Recognise and meet the different learning styles of trainees;
• Identify barriers created whilst training;
• Develop a training needs analysis;
• Develop knowledge and skills in training & facilitation;
• Identify learning aims and objectives and link them to training sessions;
• Develop a course outline for a short training session;
• Utilise a range of training methods to deliver a memorable training session;
• Ensure training is interactive and participative – and not simply a presentation;
• Deliver a 45-min training session that will get key messages and learning points across while keeping participants interested and engaged.

Award Level

This level 4 award is issued upon demonstration of:
  • The knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with the Learning Cycle, and an ability to design, deliver and evaluate training effectiveness. They will be able to demonstrate these within the context of learning whilst interpreting a framework for qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop the correct level of training required for future students they train.
  • The ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving training related problems and produce and communicate the results of their findings accurately and reliably
  • The qualities and transferable skills necessary for future employment internally and externally requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility.

Tutor: Dale Gunstone

With over 30 years’ experience in the field of Learning & Development, Dale has managed the L&D functions for major brands in the Financial Services sector.
His passion is for Leadership & Management training and his work is accredited at a professional level.  With a great interest in the millennial generation and how they will lead businesses in the future, he also possesses a deep cultural understanding of leadership across the globe.   He is also a trainer on PWC’s MBA Programme delivering the Leadership Module within Eastern Europe.
Dale is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning and brings strong interpersonal skills and a natural flair to influence leadership, behavioural and cultural change.


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This fee includes registration and tuition fees as well as lunch at the University.

The University cannot guarantee places on this course which may be limited due to class size and in order to ensure quality of teaching. The course will be delivered subject to minimum numbers being met.