What is a Train the Trainer?

What is a Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer is a group of QQI programmes and certifications hugely important for anyone who trains others as part of their role, or who wants to work as a professional trainer.

Focusing on each element within the Training Cycle, Train the Trainer gives participants the skills and understanding they need to train others effectively.

About the Train the Trainer Certification

Originally the FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer (code: E30179), this certification underwent a transition in 2014 when FETAC was dissolved and QQI formed to combine the agencies of NQAI, HETAC and FETAC.

3 new options for those seeking Train the Trainer certification were established under QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland):

  1. Training Needs Identification & Design
  2. Training Delivery & Evaluation
  3. QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development

What happened to Train the Trainer?

Train the Trainer still exists! It has just been developed and improved under the umbrella of these new awards.

This means, if you want to gain a Train the Trainer certification, your best bet is to choose one of the 3 key certifications available.

What Train the Trainer Certifications are Available?

Here is a quick overview of the Train the Trainer certifications we offer:

Training Needs Identification & Design – 3 Days – code: 6N3325

This train the trainer course focuses on the first 2 elements within the Training Cycle: identify training needs and design training.

Those attending Training Needs Identification and Design will learn how to carry out an accurate training needs analysis (TNA), and to use the findings from this to design professional training sessions.

Training Delivery & Evaluation – 4 Days – code: 6N3326

Training Delivery and Evaluation is our most popular course. It looks at the remaining 2 stages of the Training Cycle: delivering training and training evaluation.

Over 4 days, you’ll gain the skill and confidence to deliver training in your own style. Our experienced trainers will offer guidance and tips on how to keep learners engaged and create a positive learning environment.

You’ll also learn how to evaluate the success of each training session you deliver, and develop the ability to reflect on where your strengths lie and where you can improve.

QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development – 7 Days – code: 6S3372

By completing both Training Needs Identification & Design and Training Delivery and Evaluation, and successfully passing the assessments for both programmes, you will automatically achieve the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development.

We recommend this award for anyone who wants to move into a career as a professional trainer, or those who do a lot of training for others as part of their existing role.

How Do I Get Certified?

Each programme has associated assessment work, which must be completed and submitted 8 weeks after the last day of the training course.

Assessment work includes written assignments, reflective learner records, projects, and in the case of Training Delivery and Evaluation, a practical skills demonstration.

We provide full support and guidance for your assessment work. We equip you with a detailed assessment brief, guidelines for referencing and bibliography, and access to online course materials.

Learn more about getting certified by reading our article “How Do I Become a Trainer?”.

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