The Making of Our Training Materials
Creating training materials is both a science and an art. We use the latest research in the fields of psychology, IT, social sciences, management and other related topics to create a comprehensive course which can make a difference for the delegates.
In addition, we also use design principles to make the training material visually and artistically interesting. By providing a pleasant, entertaining and educational course, we can maximise the efficiency of delivery and the retention of the content once delivered.
The following concepts describe the underlying structure and development of our high-quality training courses and demonstrate how each feature helps you to deliver a more memorable and effective training:
- All courses are designed with the learner at the centre of the learning process which means that our courses are extremely interactive and include many exercises.
- We use the TAP Training methodology and Accelerated Learning throughout the design stage. This helps to provide a familiar structure for trainers to learn about the course quickly and know how to deliver it to get maximum results.
- There are a series of instructions at the beginning and at the end of each session to make sure that the delegates will understand why they need to learn the topic, where they can use it and how it could be applied to their real-world problems.
- Specific Course Guidelines provided for each course have instructions on the general delivery of the course such as preparation, what to focus on, pre-assignments and so on. You are also advised on setting the correct pace and how to go through the break times during the course.
- Slides are designed to be visually engaging with many images and diagrams all serving to deliver a memorable message.
- Complex concepts or step-by-step guides are explained with useful slide animations.
- All courses include a comprehensive workbook that delegates can use and keep after the course as a reference much like a book. This focuses the delegates’ attention during the course on learning the content rather than note taking.
- Blank forms and relevant content for exercises are included in the workbook to minimise the distribution of lots of separate handouts. This helps the printing and binding of the training materials while also making it easier for the delegates to maintain their content in one place.
- Sometime it is necessary to provide handouts so delegates can easily refer back to the content in the workbook while using the handouts or forms as they through the exercises.
- Memory tools such as cut outs are provided for trainers to use during some exercises. Comprehensive notes explain what the trainer should do before the course to prepare them and then how to use them while training.
- Sessions are designed as independent modules. You can combine any number of sessions from different courses and make a new course based on your needs or use them to extend a course you already have. We use the "sectioning feature" of MS PowerPoint to group slides and further facilitate the organisation of slides into distinct sessions so you can easily move them around if you need to.
- Trainer notes contain a set of standard tags that help the trainer to know what needs to be done at specific points. These tags are common to all courses and are defined in the General Course Guidelines. This facilitates common tasks such as initiating an exercise based on given instructions or dividing the delegates into pairs and so on.
- The slide notes or trainer script are designed based on the latest principles of accelerated learning. To get maximum results, a tutor must keep asking questions rather than telling the delegates about new concepts. This way the delegates are encouraged to think of solutions themselves and are more likely to learn and remember the content afterwards. All trainer scripts contain a series of questions which the trainer should ask the delegates and answers that the trainer should expect to receive. A trainer can easily expand a topic by asking more related questions until delegates have delivered the right answer.