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Introduction to Trainer Skills (formerly Train the Trainer) City & Guilds Level 2 (intensive)

This City and Guilds Level 2 Introduction to Trainer Skills course provides participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of a systematic approach to training. It’s an intensive course, designed to be delivered over two days, and is ideal for those who train others in organisations. It is an introductory course so no previous teaching experience or access to teaching/training is needed. Applicants do not need to be in a teaching/training role to do this course. This introductory, knowledge-based teaching/training qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement, meaning it can be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching/training role.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and it is suitable for new and experienced trainers from any discipline, and individuals who are called upon to deliver training as part of a wider role.

Course content

The course is based on the training cycle, covering:

  • Planning (including session planning)
  • Delivery (participants will deliver a 10 or 15 minute ‘session’ that they have planned; centres should decide the length, depending on time available and size of group)
  • Evaluation (self, peer group and course evaluation)

The course also covers:

  • Setting ground rules
  • Use of icebreakers
  • The learning environment
  • Training resources
  • Gaining and maintaining attention
  • Motivation
  • Assessment

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression as a trainer in different sectors. The course focuses on the training cycle which is then applied to the planning and delivery of a session.

The course is aimed at learners who wish to gain an understanding of how to plan and deliver a learning session and incorporate assessment. It is also designed to develop learners’ confidence in using these skills. 

The course is made up of two mandatory units which must both be passed in order to achieve the qualification:

  • Planning a training session
  • Delivering a training session 

This course has been developed in conjunction with City & Guilds and Ofqual and is the latest and most up to date qualification in the education and training field. Learners who complete this course can then progress to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed via a multiple-choice exam, assignment and delivery of a micro-teach session. This course is for learners who may be looking to progress into a career in teaching or training.

Each participant must deliver a 10 or 15 minute training session, and take a multiple choice quiz on day two. Each session must be observed by the tutor. To be agreed at the start of the course. The presentation will need to be prepared overnight after day 1 ready for delivery on day 2.

Participant’s delivered session: An observation checklist will be completed for each participant’s delivered session; participants will be given a blank copy of this in advance. Participants must provide a completed session plan prior to their delivery, and include a clear aim. The session plan must also have a beginning, middle and end. Timings in the session plan should be realistic, with examples stated of any resources, activities and assessment to be used. A participant’s delivered session will be stopped if it overruns the allotted 10 or 15 minutes.

Further study and career options

This is an introductory course that will improve your confidence and practice if you are already teaching or wish to go into teaching. In order to become a qualified lecturer or trainer a further course of study would be needed, such as the Certificate in Education or PGCE (CertEd/PGCE).

Additional information

This course runs as an intensive two day course. Please note, the current fee of £50 per person is due to the availability of Local Flexibility funding.

These courses tend to run on request when enough people show an interest and register. Therefore, there may not be a future course listed here at the moment. The starting place for most people looking to train as a teacher is our Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS). These courses run more frequently and you will find future Level 3 courses advertised on our website.  

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Course Information & How to Apply

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LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
2 days 08/09/2020 Tue, Wed 10.00 am - 4.00 pm £50 Kettering (Tresham College) TCA141S1 Course in progress

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