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Train the Trainer: Training Design Certificate

Gain all the practical tools you need in order to plan and design courses with this CPD accredited course from ATC Training.

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Learn how to consider training needs and create effective learning aims

This CPD accredited, five-week course provides an in-depth insight into how people learn, how to consider individual, group or organisational training needs and how to create effective learning aims and objectives.

You’ll be given all the practical tools and expert advice you need in order to plan and design first-rate courses.

Develop a knowledge of learning theories

You’ll get to grips with the different ways in which people learn, and will put a range of different learning theories into practice to meet learner, group and organisational needs.

You’ll create lesson plans, different programmes of work and training materials to promote inclusion and maximise learning to those students that you will be teaching.

Design inclusive learning programmes with SMART learning objectives

You’ll decipher how to best initiate learning programmes so they fit the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) learning objectives, and will identify different methods of assessment that can be incorporated into course design.

These can include oral presentations, group work and objective tests.

Learn from the experts at ATC Training

You’ll be guided throughout this 20 CDP accredited course content from Andrew Cumiskey; an experienced trainer and manager in operational training and learning and development at ATC Training.

They also offer two other CPD accredited Train the Trainer courses (the certificate in training delivery and training evaluation) covering all aspects of the teaching cycle. Complete all three to expand your understanding of the full cycle, or select one of the other courses to fill any knowledge gaps or add additional skills to your toolkit.

What topics will you cover?

  • Principles of learning
  • Training needs analysis (TNA)
  • Session and course planning
  • Principles of assessment

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Compare popular theories of learning and relate to your own experience
  • Identify training needs of individuals and the wider organisation
  • Develop SMART learning objectives with suitable assessment methods
  • Design session plans and a scheme of work to promote inclusive learning
  • Produce training material that maximises learning

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those teachers who currently (or might be in the future) are required to plan or design courses, training sessions or programmes.

It’s suited to those with no prior knowledge, as well as experienced trainers or training managers looking to fill knowledge gaps.

Who will you learn with?

Andrew is an experienced Trainer and Manager in Operational Training and Learning and Development with a background in leading corporate training for large organisations and independent providers.

Who developed the course?

ATC Training

ATC Training specialise in training and personal development for workplace trainers and provide continuous professional development (CPD) for learning professionals in the wider education and training industry.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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