Train The Trainer Workshop

Train The Trainer Workshop

Train-the-trainer workshop: Planning and Delivering Effective Training in Practical Skills

A one-day course in training others in practical skills in Train-the-trainer: Planning and Delivering Effective Training in Practical Skills

Who is this course for?

This is a practical skills workshop designed to enable those responsible for training others in the workplace on specific tasks to gain key skills and improve their confidence in delivering short practical training sessions in the workplace.
The course tutor is Susan Alexander, a qualified teacher (QTS) and Chartered Scientist.

Course Duration: 1 Day, for groups of up to four delegates.

Location: on site at your organisation.

The morning sessions and final session are held in a training room, and the after lunch session is an onsite practical training task to take place in your factory, laboratory or the working environment.

Course Overview:

This one-day training course is designed to give trainers and instructors the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to deliver effective short training sessions for small groups and one-to-one, with an emphasis of practical training against your company’s own procedures, for example at CCPs.

Whether you are new to training or looking to enhance your confidence and competence in delivering concise, practical sessions, this course is tailored to your needs. Throughout the day, participants will engage in practical exercises to build confidence in their training abilities and learn how to design and deliver short courses that leave a lasting impression.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand key principles of effective training and adult learning.
  • Build confidence as a trainer and overcome common fears.
  • Deliver concise and engaging short sessions, based on their organisation’s own procedures.
  • Create interactive and memorable learning experiences.
  • Manage participant expectations and diverse learning styles.
  • Utilise various training methods and tools for short training sessions.
  • Evaluate training effectiveness and adapt for improvement.
  • Handle challenges and feedback with confidence and professionalism.
Course Outline:
Module 1: Introduction to Training Principles (Morning Session)
  • Understanding the role of a trainer
  • Principles of adult learning in the workplace
  • Identifying common fears and barriers for trainer and trainee
  • Building confidence as a trainer
Module 2: Designing Concise Short Courses from SOPs (Morning Session)
  • Defining the purpose and objectives of short courses
  • Structuring content for brevity and impact
  • Selecting essential topics and key takeaways
  • Creating clear learning outcomes

Exercise 1: Short Course Preparation (Morning Session)
Participants will work individually or in pairs to evaluate and improve a short course agenda, highlighting key content and objectives.

Module 3: Engaging Learners in Short Courses (Morning Session)
  • Techniques for creating engagement in a limited time frame
  • Interactive activities for short courses
  • Using real-life examples from your organisation
  • Managing time effectively
  • Effective communication techniques for concise delivery
  • Handling questions and discussions in a short time
  • Visual aids and for impact – posters, multi-language notices, pictures
Practical task 2: Practical training delivery for all candidates (Afternoon Session)

This is the key activity of the day, which candidates attend in their group of up to only four people, for maximum impact. All candidates will take part in practical delivery of training, participating as learners as well as trainer. Each candidate will have a turn as the trainer for a different SOP.

Exercise 3: Evaluation of the practical training session (Afternoon Session)

Group evaluation and self evaluation and points for improvement following the practical training session. Tutor feedback.

Module 4: Handling Challenges and Feedback (Afternoon Session)
  • Dealing with unexpected challenges in short courses
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Building rapport and trust with participants
  • Ensuring a positive learning experience
  • Participants will engage in role-play exercises to practice handling challenging situations that may arise during short training sessions.

Wrap-up and Q&A Session (Afternoon Session)

Summarising key takeaways
Addressing participant questions and concerns
Providing additional resources for ongoing learning and confidence building

Course Methodology:

  • Discussion, workshop and demonstration
  • Group discussions and activities
  • Practical exercises and role-play
  • Case studies and real-world examples
  • Q&A sessions
  • Handouts and reference materials

Participants’ confidence-building progress will be assessed through their active participation in practical exercises, group discussions, and their ability to adapt and deliver short training sessions effectively.


Participants receive a Certificate in Planning and Delivering Effective Training in Practical Skills.
Course Materials: participants will receive a course textbook and handouts as learning resources.