How Do I Become a Trainer and Get Started?
If you have arrived at our website, it’s a good bet that you’re ready to become a trainer.
Becoming a trainer does require commitment, focus, and consistent work.
However, if you are serious about getting your train the trainer qualification and moving into this role, you can achieve your goal within months.
This article is a short introduction to how you can become a trainer, covering:
- Who Should Become a Trainer?
- Finding the Right Qualification for Your Needs
- Becoming a Trainer: A 3-Step Process
- Get Advice for Your Train The Trainer Course
Who Should Become a Trainer?
Train the Trainer qualifications are among some of the most popular QQI awards available.
This is because training others is a requirement of many different kinds of roles.
Our courses certainly have plenty of participants who are focused on becoming professional trainers.
However, on every course, you will also find:
- Those who train others as part of their main role – a popular example would be someone who carries out induction training for new staff members.
- Skilled professionals who wish to train others in a particular skill area. This often includes beauticians, driving instructors, hairdressers, and massage therapists.
- HR professionals tasked with identifying training needs, designing training, or delivering training sessions within their organisation.
Finding the Right Qualification For Your Needs
Until 2014, the best-known training qualification on the market was FETAC Train the Trainer.
However, at the end of 2014, that award was deactivated and replaced by 3 new QQI awards:
Training Delivery and Evaluation
Focuses on professional training delivery skills and techniques to evaluate the success of training.
This is the most popular course and often attended by those who are looking for a “Train the Trainer qualification”.
Training Needs Identification and Design
Ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to carry out a training needs analysis and to acquire training design skills.
This course is extremely popular with HR personnel and those who want to become professional trainers.
Special Purpose Award in Training and Development
The Special Purpose Award in Training and Development is achieved by successfully completing both of the above courses and their assessments.
If you’re thinking about a career in training, this award is an excellent asset.
To learn more about each of these courses, we recommend downloading our PDF Guide to Train the Trainer.
Becoming a Trainer: A 4-Step Process
Step 1: Attend Training
Our courses are formatted as short, intensive workshops. We blend practical and theoretical learning to develop your confidence as you learn.
During training, you’ll gain the skills you need to design or deliver engaging training.
Step 2: Complete Self-Directed Learning & Assessment Work
Following training, you’ll have an 8-week period for further learning and completing your assessment work.
The assessment work varies, depending on which course you have completed. We will provide you with a full assessment brief and access to online course materials to support your progress.
Step 3: Achieve Certification
Once your work has been submitted and achieved a passing grade, you will go forward for QQI Certification. You’ll receive your physical certificate within 5 – 6 months of submitting your assessment work.
Step 4: Begin Training
When you have achieved certification, get started as soon as you can. Keep the momentum going by putting your new skills into practice both early and often.
The more you design and deliver training, the more confident you’ll become. Frequent training sessions will help to establish your reputation and get your career as a trainer off to a great start
Get Advice for Your Train the Trainer Course
If you’re ready to go, why not reserve your place on one of our upcoming course dates?
Click your preferred course below to learn more and get started:
If you would like more advice on how to become a trainer, and more specifically the right path for you, we would love to help.
You can contact one of our consultants and get advice on the right course for your needs. Click below to ask a quick question, or call our consultants on Freephone 1800 910 810.
Further Resources and Reading:
- You can find this article also on Medium.com if you would like to share it.
- 6 Qualities of a Good Trainer – What are the qualities that make a good trainer?
- We also post some of our articles on Hubpages