Train the Trainer course aim The aim of the Train the Trainer course is to provide the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver effective classroom training. The participants become more confident in delivering presentations to an audience. The course is designed for instructors, training specialists or other staff delivering classroom-based lessons/presentations in a training environment.
Course objectives After completing the Train the Trainer course, the participants have:
- Knowledge of how to plan, deliver and evaluate an effective, educational and inspirational classroom lesson/presentation.
- An understanding of the adult learning theories and how to convert them into successful classroom lessons.
- Knowledge of classroom management and how to achieve a motivational and educational flow.
- An understanding of group dynamics - how to make the class work constructively together.
- Knowledge of various training tools to be used within the classroom environment.
- The ability to develop and utilise the participants’ individual skills and capabilities to deliver successful classroom lessons.
- Knowledge of tips and tricks on how to gain the audience's interest, trust and attention.
Course overview The duration of the Train the Trainer course is five days. The training is divided into theory lessons, discussions, group work and practical exercises.
The practical aspect of the training allows the participants to learn from their own experiences as well as from each other. Each participant will be able to put into practice the theory they have learnt and provide a classroom lesson in front of an audience i.e. the other participants. Practical exercises are followed by individual debriefing and personal feedback.
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for the Train the Trainer course, however, in order to fully benefit from the training, it is recommended that the participants are professionals whose task is to deliver classroom-based lessons in their competence area.
Compliance with regulations
- Entry Point North is a certified training academy by Swedish CAA recognised by all EU member states
- The Train the Trainer course methodology and tools are based upon long-term experience of air traffic management development training and best practices
Content in brief
Introduction The structure, content and principles of the Train the Trainer course.
Classroom lesson/presentation planning
- Educational goals and objectives
- Taking into consideration participants’ background
- Pedagogical considerations: lesson planning tools
- Planning of a course: length of lessons, number of lessons, etc.
- Evaluation of lessons and courses
- Teaching principles and potentials
- Involvement, facilitation, discussions, exercises, group exercises, etc.
- Physical and psychological learning environment
- Conflict solving in the classroom
- Group dynamics
- How to cope with challenges within the group
Tools in the classroom
- Power Point, Flip chart, Whiteboard etc.
- How to use group exercises, discussions in pairs, individual reflection, etc.
- Case studies, student presentations, role play
- Student material, “icebreakers”, other tools
- Tools useful for the evaluation
- Personal communication and roles
- Teaching styles
- Developing a personal teaching style
- Relationship between teacher and students
- Appreciation of self-evaluation as a classroom teacher
- Useful tips and tricks
- How to prepare your presentation
- How to handle being nervous
- Get to know your audience and get the attention of the audience
- How to make PowerPoint presentations
- Exercises, how to speak
Additional topics that can be added upon client's request
- Training philosophy (1 day) - the positive connection between successful training and an implementation of a modern training and assessment philosophy
- The role as a Course Supervisor (1 day)
- Communication in practice (2 days)
- Creation of test questions (1 day) - knowledge, skills and ability (KSA) in regard to measure a certain knowledge, 17 steps method for creating test items
- Peer-to-Peer (2 days) - the importance of peer to peer support, how to perform peer to peer (colleague to colleague) feedback sessions
- Conflict handling (1 day) - how to approach a conflict in a way in which we can reach a win/win situation and collaborate to a successful conclusion for all involved
- Any additional topics that a client requests