Training Techniques and Design

This is a four day training course designed for people in any field with no training or presenting experience, or those with presentation experience who want to learn more about the teaching and learning side of training, whilst taking a fresh look at their presentation skills.

During this training course trainees learn about the teaching and learning processes and how the trainer can enable participants to learn according to their preferred learning style.  It looks at the process of analysing training needs and writing training programmes to address those needs.  It also covers the practical side of training and how to best get the message across focusing on the needs of the learner.

This course also includes a chance for participants to show what they have learned in terms of teaching and learning by giving a short presentation for assessment.

Please note : this course can be run either in your premises or remotely via conference calling software. Please , contact us for details.

Overall Aim of the Course

To be able to design and deliver training sessions with competence, clarity and confidence

To achieve this aim, participants will be covering the following modules:

1 - Learning Styles, The Learning Process of The Adult Learner and The Training Cycle

This module explores the process of learning in the adult and equips the trainer with skills to recognise the different learning styles and cater for them, so their learners get the most from the training.  It explores the different ways people absorb information and what the trainer can do to ensure maximum information retention.  It considers the training cycle and the processes trainers need to complete to ensure valid and relevant training programmes.

2 - Training Styles, Session design and lesson planning, Visual Aids and team building activities

This module explores the methods available for delivering training and the pros and cons of each approach.  It looks in detail at how room layout affects the learning of the participants and how you can use the space to enhance your training.

We look at how to design a training session keeping in mind the preferred styles of your learners and how to break the task down into manageable and achievable objectives. We explore methods of record keeping and how this improves future sessions.

Visual aids are a key component to training and learning, we explore the value of using them and common mistakes to avoid.

We look at using group activities as a training tool and a method of breaking down group barriers to enable learning to take place.

3 – Communication, Listening and Presentation Skills

These skills are the key to being an effective trainer. This module looks at the ways to improve your method of delivery, increasing confidence in public speaking and how to deliver training clearly and competently.

4 - Barriers to Learning, Evaluating Training, Giving Feedback and Quality in Training

This module explores the common barriers to learning and how the trainer can avoid and deal with these.  It explores group behaviour and how the trainer can guide the group to achieving their training goals.

Evaluating training is an important part of training, how do you know if your learners have achieved what you wanted them to? How can you measure knowledge and skills acquisition?

We also look at ways to give effective and relevant feedback, keeping in mind the emotional and motivational issues that can arise.

Delivering consistent quality training is essential, and we explore how this is achieved.

Assessments

Participants will give a short (10 minute) presentation that they have prepared during the week, to show their understanding of the principles covered in the course.  The assessment criteria will be shared at the beginning of the course.