Train the Trainer
Course Overview


This two day workshop is designed for professionals who are involved in providing in-house staff training and who wish to enhance their ability to train others. The course provides a greater understanding of learning styles, learning technologies and workshop planning. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to practice delivery in a completely safe environment and to hone your skills.



Overall Aim


The aim of the workshop is for delegates to be able to plan, create, deliver and evaluate effective in-house training that achieves its goals.





  • To be able to name and discuss the key learning theories that help us understand how people learn

  • To be able to create a workshop where learning theories are considered to achieve the best outcome from the workshop

  • To be able to plan a course thinking about key objectives and outcomes

  • To be able to describe the different learning technologies and teaching activities now available

  •  Recognise how team dynamics can impact on the success of the training

  • To understand the importance of linking a teaching plan to specific learning outcomes

  • To demonstrate how to present in an engaging way

  • To understand the importance of evaluation and reflection in the training environment and be able to describe the most suitable tools for this



Course Breakdown


The workshop is broken down into the following modules:-

Day 1


  • Why train our employees at all?

  • How do we decide what to train people on?

  • Learning Theories

  • Understanding the difference between deep and surface learning

  • Cognitive viewpoint

  • Behaviourist viewpoint

  • Experiential learning

  • Multiple intelligences


The Importance of Aims & Objectives

  • The difference between an Aim and an Objective

  • The importance of setting these to help with evaluation

Different Teaching Formats

  • Workshop

  • Seminar

  • Practical

  • Distance learning

  • E-learning

  • Choosing a delivery style to help achieve the aim


Learning Activity Types

  • Different ice-breakers and how they work

  • Choosing an activity to help achieve the aim


Planning the Workshop

  • Creating a teaching plan

  • The importance of preparation and practice

  • Use of PowerPoint, Prezi and others

  • Support materials - handouts


Create a teaching plan for a 5 minute training course on your chosen subject

Day 2

Review of Day 1

  • Recap on key topics and time for questions and answers

  • Discussion on individual teaching plans from homework


Presenting the Workshop

  • Appearing confident (even if you are not feeling it)

  • Handling interruptions and questions

  • Managing the delegates expectations

  • Tips and tricks for engaging with the delegates

  • Time management

  • Being memorable - The importance of story telling

  • Wrapping up


Evaluating the Workshop

  • Why evaluate - Assessing behaviour change or testing knowledge?

  • What are you evaluating?

  • How to evaluate?

  • Checking that long term aims have been achieved

  • The importance of personal reflection

Practical Element

  • Time for each delegate to present their 5 minute training course to the group

  • Time for evaluation and feedback



  • Recap and close of workshop


All learning materials & full support materials are provided via the Green Shoots Academy together with online evaluation and post-course follow-up.


Train The Trainer Masterclass

2010 - present

2010 - present

Creating flexiblity through customisation

The workshops above costs £1495 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 12 delegates.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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