Are Train the Trainer Qualifications Important?
If you’re thinking about becoming a trainer, you will no doubt be researching different qualifications or wondering what qualifications your need you need to get there.
Here, we review Train the Trainer qualifications and examine which awards and criteria are most important for those seeking to train others professionally.
- What Qualifications do you need to Become a Trainer?
- Train the Trainer Qualification: An Introduction
- What is Right for Your Training and Development?
- 3 Ways You Can Learn More & Get Advice
What Qualifications do you need to Become a Trainer?
As in any area of professional credentials, there are a number of different Train the Trainer qualifications available.
They are a more in-depth approach to training skills and knowledge. These awards are named:
- QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation (sometimes just referred to as “Train the Trainer”)
- QQI Training Needs Identification and Design
- QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development
There are other higher level qualifications, some at third level. However, the above courses are hugely popular with those who want to achieve confidence, skill, and certification in a focused amount of time.
Train the Trainer Qualification: An Introduction
As mentioned above, these current QQI awards were developed to replace the old FETAC Train the Trainer qualification.
As with the old course, they focus on a 4 step cycle that is important to all those who train others: The Training Cycle.
There are 4 steps within the Training Cycle:
- Identifying training needs
- Designing training
- Delivering training
- Evaluating training
As you may have guessed from the names of the current QQI courses, they focus on two stages of the cycle each.
The old FETAC award did cover all steps, but the new QQI awards provide a greater depth of knowledge and detail on each stage.
What is Right for Your Training and Development?
There is no “right” place to begin in achieving your Train the Trainer qualification. Which award you choose will depend upon your interests and goals.
Training Delivery and Evaluation – 4 Days – QQI Level 6 – code: 6N3326
As it is the closest in style to the old FETAC award, most people begin here.
This 4-day course focuses on providing you with effective and versatile training delivery skills.
It also introduces you to different training evaluation models and teaches you how to apply them correctly to your work.
Training Needs Identification and Design – 3 Days – QQI Level 6 – code: 6N3325
Training Needs Identification and Design covers the first two steps of the cycle: identifying training needs and designing training programmes.
It is a great choice for anyone who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of and confidence with the Training Cycle. This is particularly important for those seeking a full time career in training.
Training Needs Identification and Design is also a wise choice for business owners and HRM personnel.
Special Purpose Award in Training and Development – 7 Days – QQI Level 6 – code: 6S3372
The great news is that by completing training and assessments successfully for Training Delivery and Evaluation and Training Needs Identification and Design, you automatically achieve this Special Purpose Award.
If you intend to make training a speciality within your career, this award will add extra credibility to your resumé.
We offer a very flexible approach to completing the award. You can complete both courses in whichever order you like and take a break between courses if you choose.
3 Ways You Can Learn More & Get Advice
We understand that there is a lot to consider when choosing a Train the Trainer qualification.
Here are 3 ways you can learn more about the different qualifications and getting qualified:
Get Advice from Experts
We recommend getting in touch with one of our consultants to discuss which approach will be most relevant for your needs.
Our team has plenty of experience with all Train the Trainer qualifications we offer. They can provide guidance based on your current situations and your goals for certification.
You can contact us either online using the “ask a question” button here, or by calling directly at Freephone 1800 910 810 or Dublin 01 861 0700.Ask a Question
Get the PDF Guide
Our 20-page guide provides a wealth of information on Train the Trainer qualifications.
The guide includes: key benefits of getting certified, qualities needed by all trainers, more detail on each award available, tips on choosing the right course, certification path, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Train the Trainer.
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