Learning to Train

LTT - PencilWhat boxes do I have to tick?

EQUAL Ireland does not operate a strict Entry Requirements regime for this 2 Module Programme but it would be an advantage if you had some experience in training or tutoring. A background in a particular subject matter or craft that you wish to provide training in, would be very useful. Good communication skills and basic group management competence are desirable.

 

LTT - MoneyHow much will it cost?

The cost to you depends on your circumstances. If you are unemployed or employed in the private sector there may be funding available. Best advice is to come along to an EQUAL Ireland Information Session and we will try to sort it out there. Even if you do have to pay yourself we have a staggered payment system to take the immediate pain out of paying.  Don’t let money stop you coming to at least the Information Session

 


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Content What Skills & Knowledge will I acquire?

This 2 Module programme was designed with workplace and community participant trainees in mind. It is a HETAC Level 6 ‘Training the Trainer’ programme, which is a comprehensive course of studies at the end of which you will have a deeper understanding of the complexities of training people to acquire new skills and knowledge; of evaluating their learning and your training and of structuring a successful training session with appropriate materials and time frame.

 

The aims of this first module are to provide a structure for the internal trainer to prepare, deliver and evaluate a training programme. Specifically, it is aimed at allowing organisations to up-skill selected staff members to become trainers within their own organisations/ departments so that they can prepare, deliver and evaluate internal training in line with organizational objectives.

 

When you have successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of training to workers, organisations and society
  • Recognise the distinguishing features of adult learners
  • Collect the information necessary for a training needs assessment.
  • Design a training programme for a group of adult learners (including writing measurable learning objectives)
  • Describe the process of creating and organising the training content (with reference to print and computer based materials)
  • Identify the major components of a training implementation plan, taking into account delivery options and possible problems that trainers may encounter while implementing a training program
  • Recognise the importance of a training evaluation plan, including the creation of a list of questions for a planned review of a training programme

The aims of this second module are to provide a basis for organisations to up-skill selected staff members to become trainers within their own organisations/ departments to enable structured internal training to be implemented in line with organizational objectives.

When you have successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced communication skills (written, oral and aural) and practical interpersonal management skills to training based interactions with learners
  • Describe how personality impacts upon the training experience
  • Use techniques for managing individual and group behaviours and understand the key determinants of effective group behaviour
  • Apply interactive tools and techniques such as games and quizzes during the training experience
  • Provide useful timely feedback to learners
  • Describe how motivation and stress levels impact upon the training experience
  • Describe different learning styles and how the training plan needs to be accommodating of them
  • Explain the ethical and legal issues impacting on the practical work of the trainer

Learning AssesmentLearning Assessment 

Your learning is usually measure by assignments. There are no traditional exams and you can submit draft assignments on which we will give you constructive feedback before you submit your final paper. Maths and IT skills are tested through ‘In Workshop Assessments’ – not exams – and Assignments

 

ClockHow long is the Programme?

PROGRAMME TITLE MODULES DURATION AWARD CREDITS
Learning to Train 2

4 Months

[An average of one workshop per month per Module. Workshops are held at a time best suited to the participants, not the tutor]

HETAC  Level 6 20

 


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When does it start?

EQUAL Ireland programmes are not tied to any academic year or schedule. Once we have 15 to 25 people in an area or enterprise we can start the programme in a matter of a week or two.

 

 

Jobs OfferWhat Jobs or Job Placements will I get?

The National Register for Trainers, which used to be operated by FAS, is no longer in open operation. Nonetheless your Learning to Train Certificate (20 Credits) is a 3rd Level Qualification in Training and is on the National Qualifications Framework. You will therefore be qualified to train however it is usual that in addition to a Trainer Qualification an individual wishing to provide professional training is required to have a specific knowledge or expertise in a particular subject or craft which might normally require a number of years’ experience in the subject area involved.


 


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More Information

If you would like to:

        • Find out more about this programme by phone or email
        • Book a place or
        • Request an invitation to the next EQUAL Ireland Information Session regarding a programme please click here