What does Train the Trainer Mean? (A Quick Guide)
Train the Trainer is a common term you will encounter when researching professional development options. If you’re new to this concept, you may wonder “What does Train the Trainer mean?”.
This quick guide aims to define Train the Trainer and offer some insights into who benefits most from these courses, what is available, and how you can find the right course to match your needs.
Table of Contents
- Train the Trainer meaning
- Who attends Train the Trainer courses?
- What Train the Trainer courses are available?
- What is the right option for me?
- Further reading
Train the Trainer Meaning
Very simply put, Train the Trainer refers to training those who train others.
To be an effective trainer, you need a combination of subject knowledge and strong training skills and know-how. You will also need the confidence that comes with practice and understanding of how good training works.
Train the Trainer is a term usually given to a suite of courses and certifications that provide participants with essential, professional training skills and knowledge.
Our Train the Trainer courses are designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and recognised credentials to get your training career on-track.
Who attends Train the Trainer courses?
Our Train the Trainer courses are extremely popular and attended by many different participants. Frequent participants include:
Professional Trainers – Existing and New
This includes those who are already training and those who would like to become professional trainers.
Quite often, training will fall under the remit of the HR team.
Whether you deliver in-house training, design training programmes, or even offer career development advice to your team, Train The Trainer will make your work easier.
Company directors, managers, and team leaders
Those in leadership positions frequently train people in how things work within a team or organisation.
Understanding how to deliver training and plan out training sessions ensures that those you train will retain more of the skills you teach.
What Train the Trainer courses are available?
We offer 3 options for those who want to attend Train the Trainer:
Training Delivery & Evaluation
This is our most popular course. Over 4 days, you’ll gain skills for delivering engaging training and evaluating how successful your training sessions have been.
Learn more about Training Delivery & Evaluation
Training Needs Identification & Design
This 3-day workshop fills up months in advance. We teach you how to conduct an excellent training needs analysis (TNA) to determine the training needs of those attending training.
You’ll also learn how to use the outcomes of your TNA to design a great training session.
Learn more about Training Needs Identification & Design
QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development
This award combines both Training Needs Identification and Design and Training Delivery and Evaluation.
By completing both courses and passing their assessments, you’ll automatically gain this Special Purpose Award.
Learn more about this QQI Special Purpose Award
What is the right option for me?
Choosing from the 3 options above can be a challenge without some professional advice.
Our experienced consultants will be happy to offer guidance on the best option for your training and further development.
You can reach us directly by phone or by asking a question online. We can provide advice based on your current situation and goals.
You can find more of our articles on our Train The Trainer Quora website or browse some of these helpful options:
We also recommend downloading a copy of our PDF Guide to Train the Trainer.
This detailed guide includes plenty of helpful information about the awards, what to expect during a Train the Trainer course, and how you can get started.