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Train the Trainer Self Study Course

Train the Trainer Self-Study Course

Train Yourself with Our Free Train the Trainer Self-Study Course


Your Starting Point

Over the years, at Skills Converged we have developed many training resources and have made them available on this site for the training community.

A great way to start using these resources is to go through them piece by piece.

For this, we have explicitly developed a 20-Part Self-Study course that is delivered to you by email, one lesson at a time.

In each lesson, you will be introduced to a set of core skills that will help you provide outstanding training courses. Each lesson also leads you to various relevant resources, exercises and articles available on the site.


Who is This Course For

This course is specifically designed to help trainers such as you to get the most from your training courses.

The training principles discussed in our self-study course apply to delivery of all kinds of courses. They are not just limited to providing training on soft skills. The principles apply to teaching technical skills, software, management, arts and crafts.

The course is designed to accommodate the needs of people who are new to training as well as those who are experienced and have delivered courses in the past.

As the lessons progress forward, you will be introduced to more advanced training topics and get to examine your own training performance much more extensively.


How is the Course Structured

  • Learn at your own pace. Since you can go through the course at your own pace, you can control how much time you want to spend on each topic depending on your needs. Various references to training resources are provided in each lesson for further exploration and study.
  • Do homework. Each lesson is accompanied with homework. We recommend that you spend about an hour on the homework for each lesson to get the most from this course.
  • Learn from examples. Many examples are provided in the course so you can see how to apply the principles to everyday training situations.


What Areas Are Covered

In 20 lessons, you will learn about the following:

On Training Methodologies

  • How to avoid bad training delivery practices?
  • How to take advantage of principles of accelerated learning?

On Learning

  • How to maximise learning?
  • What are the barriers to learning and how to avoid them?
  • How to get the most from your training courses?

On Planning

  • What to plan before setting up a course?
  • How to conduct a Training Needs Analysis?

On Environment

  • What is the optimum way to arrange the training environment?

On Presentation Skills

  • How to start a course with maximum effect?
  • How to present confidently?
  • How to avoid poor statements that can hinder learning?

On Exercises

  • How to run exercises to get the most from them?
  • How to manage delegates?

On Motivation

  • What is the secret in keeping delegates constantly engaged?
  • How to avoid being boring?
  • How to make a topic more interesting?

On Training Impact

  • How to take advantage of the power of story-telling?
  • How to ask questions?
  • How to handle questions?

On Management

  • How to manage a group of delegates to reduce potential friction and create a trustable training environment?
  • How to respond when you are being challenged?

How to Receive This Course


You can easily sign up to receive this course in your mailbox.


A 20-Part Course and ongoing Training Resources by email

What Else You Get

In addition to the self-study course, by signing up you will also receive the following:

  • Announcements on new products and training materials as soon as they are released and made available
  • Exclusive training resources and articles sent to registered users only
  • You can download the free training package immediately after signing up 
  • Announcements on special offers


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Angela Waithe commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 2 here
The main take away from Lesson 3, is that the training must be student/learner centered and not teacher centered. I, as the trainer, need to provide opportunities for the learners to interact with me,...

Angela Waithe commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 1 here
I was amazed by the number and variety of instructional methods, we as trainers have at our disposal. I learned that it is important to match the appropriate instructional method to the topic and goal...

Jimmy Compliza commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 4 here
Received lessons 4,5 & 6...very good information that can help to improve my training skills. Waiting for the next lessons. Many thanks.

Jimmy Compliza commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 3 here
Very good lesson. it helps to improve my skills to become more effective in conducting a training course. Many thanks!

Jimmy Compliza commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 2 here
In Lesson 2- I learned some useful training techniques and Identify the opportunity to improve my skills. Many thanks !

Jimmy Compliza commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 1 here
Very good lesson. I learned a lot with the example. Waiting for the lesson's 2. I already selected some of your soft skills training materials for our training department use. But still under approval...

Zebilon Mmekwa commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 1 here
Hi Training Community, Firstly, I would like to comment about the content that is well researched and fulfilling. One is able to reflect on the wrong methodology (lecturing), in all innocence, thin...

Chelsea Elm commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 1 here
Hi Attia, the easiet way is to email it to us.  Thanks

attia attia commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 1 here
Posted By Chelsea Elm on 01 Feb 2013 1:36 PM Please post your views and feedback about the Train the Trainer Self-Study course here.  As always, we are interested to hear what you think of our t...

Martha Manulat commented on:
RE: Share your views about Lesson 1 here
First lesson content was a good reminder of trainer and training expectations. It is clear that course content, teaching methodologies and learning styles need to be considered in order to benefit del...

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