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  • Define key training, facilitating, and presenting concepts
  • Identify participant training need
  • In-depth discussions on training processes
  • Create lesson plans that are designed to deliver specific learning objectives
  • Create a conducive and engaging learning environment
  • Identify different visual aids and training materials and know when it is best to use the
  • Identify difficult participants and unpleasant topics and know how to deal with them
  • Learn how to handle tough topics and ways to facilitate training

Study our Train the Trainer Online Course. Learn the skills and knowledge that is required to become a proficient trainer 

This train-the-trainer online course from Courses for Success will prepare you to deliver engaging and informative training sessions. It helps to certify trainers by giving them effective skills training, and this provides them with all the knowledge they need to be a full-time or part-time trainer. 

It teaches both aspiring and experienced trainers alike essential leadership and management skills and offers insights into how to tailor the adult learning experience to all different types of learners. Ultimately, this course will give learners new critical skill sets and competencies that they can use to become a confident and effective trainer.

Before you receive your trainer certificate, the skills you have to learn will include facilitation, needs analysis, and management of tough topics. Honing these critical skills will give you the confidence to become the best trainer you can be. 

What are the skill requirements for the certificate? 

The train the trainer certification program has been designed for people that have little-to-no prior experience in the training sector and who would like to begin a career as a professional trainer. 

However, those who already have experience, whether through onsite training or a single train-the-trainer workshop, could stand to gain valuable new insights.

The training and development course is delivered 100% online and it only takes six to eight hours of study time to complete. The materials are also available to learners 24/7 with the option to download course materials for future reference.

In order to qualify for our training certificate, learners will be required to:

  • Have access to the internet and possess the necessary technical skills to navigate the training online through our learning resources.

  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet.

  • Be a self-directed learner.

  • Able to follow step-by-step processes

  • Possess sound language and literacy skills.

Quick course facts:

Here are a few things students need to know about our train the trainer online certification program:  

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension.

  2. They take approximately eight hours of study to complete.

  3. Once registered you will be able to instantly access the course.

  4. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to our Train The Trainer online course.

  5. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device.

  6. You can study the trainer online course from anywhere in your own time and at your own pace.

  7. All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion that is applicable worldwide.

For any additional questions, please refer to our comprehensive FAQs tab above to find out more information about the course.

Train the Trainer Online Course Outline  

The training participant can expect their virtual classroom training to be a blended learning experience, touching on a wide variety of development skills and taught through different experiential learning techniques. 

The virtual classroom setting aims to make you more than just a certified trainer. At Courses for Success, we want you to be well-equipped and confident to work in any training environment that you choose to enter into, whether that’s business training, Canfield training, delivering training to health and safety professionals, or another field of leadership development.

Below is a step-by-step process of what you can expect when you sign up for our train the trainer programs.

Module 1: Getting started  

The introduction to training course starts with an overview of the essential skills you’ll learn. By affording ample opportunity for skills practice, instructor development, and management and leadership, the course overall helps to prepare you for work as a professional trainer or someone who is required to perform training as part of their job. It gives you the background to become a master trainer; a training specialist when it comes to training professionals in any industry.

This training course gives you all the practical trainer tools you need to deliver engaging and compelling training skills to trainees.

The course objectives:

  • Define training, facilitating, and presenting.

  • Understand how to identify participants' training needs.

  • Create a lesson plan that can accommodate a range of learning styles.

  • Create an active, engaging learning environment.

  • Develop visual aids and supporting materials.

  • Manage difficult participants and tough topics.

Module 2: Understanding training and facilitation 

The second module of the train-the-trainer course focuses on training and facilitator techniques and how they help trainees make the most of the learning process. 

What is training?

Training is a multifaceted discipline that deploys various methods to bring about behavioral change. It is a process that starts when a participant signs up for a class or program and ends when the student can naturally display the skills, knowledge, or attitude they were taught.

What is the training process?

  • Identifying the need for new learning.

  • Securing management buy-in for training to be developed.

  • Creating participant-centered learning opportunities.

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the training offered.

What is facilitation?

The role of a trainer and facilitator are often used interchangeably, but these job descriptions do have fundamental differences. To put it plainly, a trainer is a subject matter expert who is qualified to teach or train students in their area of expertise. Facilitators, on the other hand, are responsible for providing direction, facilitating training, or creating an environment that is conducive to training.

What are the basic skills of a facilitator?

  • Ensuring everyone participates in a training session.

  • Ensuring that everyone is focused and understands the problems or needs that are being addressed. 

  • Maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment for trainers and students alike.

Module 3: Gathering materials 

On this module of the online Train The Trainer course, students will learn how to anticipate the needs, expectations, and learning styles of trainees to offer effective learning. In this part of the course, you will learn how to discuss,  identify, and address these needs. 

Identifying participants’ needs

  • It’s important to know your participants while also considering management or supervisor expectations. 

  • Learn to conduct a needs assessment to determine if all concerns (both participants’ and supervisors’) need to be addressed. 

  • Learn all trainees’ current skills levels and gauge their level of knowledge and previous work experience.

Reviewing materials

  • Design course training materials so that they are current and relevant.

  • Be careful with the information you use, especially anything sourced from the internet. All information used during a training session should be verified or come from a trusted source.

  • Ensure that all training materials are original or, if not, that you have the written permission from the copyright holder to use them. 

Module 4: Choosing activities  

As a trainer, you need to encourage critical thinking through your training design. For most people, hands-on training or actual application of concepts is the best way to learn, even in virtual training environments. 

This module will teach you to develop training activities that support key learning objectives, keep students engaged, and make it easier for trainers to verify student learning outcomes.

What are the benefits of planned activities?

  • Gives you a chance to improve your practice delivery before a training session.

  • Keeps training fast-paced and stimulating.

  • Helps bring people together and removes barriers.

  • Lightens the mood and reduces stress levels.

  • Improves learning retention through hands-on application and practice.

What are some examples of learning activities?

Choosing the right activity requires subject matter expertise. A good trainer must know what activities will work best for each training concept. 

In addition, trainers must also be able to provide a variety of activities to keep participants engaged. These might include and are not limited to the following:

  • Games.

  • Icebreakers.

  • Energizers.

  • Simulations.

  • Role plays.

  • Case studies.

  • Preparing for emergencies.

Module 5: Preparing for the course

Organization and preparedness are must-have qualities of a competent trainer, whether they work in health and safety training, corporate training, or something in between. Not having adequate training solutions to hand or a plan for your overall training project can get you derailed before training even starts. 

Setting up the classroom

To create a conducive training environment, a trainer must first ensure that the physical location meets the following requirements:

  • It must be free from obstructions (including pillars) to avoid blind spots and it must have a minimum 10-foot-high ceiling.

  • The training room must have a rear entrance to ensure minimal distraction.

  • Tables and chairs must be equally spread throughout the room to avoid crowding.

  • For training sessions with five to 10 participants, use round tables to encourage discussion and give all participants equal access to the trainer.

  • All visual aids must be appropriate for the size of the room and the number of participants. You could use, for example, flip charts for groups of less than 20 people and projectors or large electronic whiteboards for training sessions with 20 or more participants.

  • Trainers must be experienced in the training equipment and software they choose to use.

Module 6: Getting off on the right foot  

Customized training is a key skill that you will learn in our course. This skill will teach you to

get off on the right foot every single time and will help you to learn how to set the right mood for the whole session.

Greeting participants tips

  • Greet participants as they come in the door.

  • Request that participants use a name card or tent card so you can address them by name.

  • Ask participants to introduce themselves individually or, if working in large groups, ask a representative to introduce the group as a whole. 

  • Use an icebreaker to kickstart the trainer workshop.

  • Introduce yourself as the trainer.

  • Create an open, welcoming training atmosphere.

  • Dress appropriately, whether that be formal attire for training in educational institutions or a conference center, or the right safety gear for a training activity you’re about to demonstrate. 

  • Ask participants about their expectations and learning objectives.

Module 7: Delivery tips and tricks 

You will learn about the different types of training delivery methods and when it’s appropriate to use them. For example, a microlearning design might not work so well in a corporate training series, although it could be well-suited to a standalone session on public speaking. 

So, this module will offer you an insight into the training approaches you can employ in various settings. They will help you offer your trainees the best learning experiences possible.  

1. Visual aids

Our brains construct pictures in our minds when people speak to us. So, we use visual aids to reinforce the concepts learned in training. There are a variety of visual aids that can be incorporated into training sessions, including PowerPoints, flip charts, and whiteboards, all of which help to facilitate better comprehension among trainees. 

2. Video

Videos are also very useful visual aids. When planning to use video, here are some key considerations you should keep in mind:

  • Videos are perfect for demonstrating actions such as showing how to operate the equipment.

  • You need to ensure that all videos are original or that you have appropriate copyright permission.

  • Mark video sequences to ensure easy access and playback.

  • Always check to see if using video instead of a training manual might encourage faster learning. 

  • Check that the video content you’ve chosen is adequate and ask yourself whether it might require the use of additional training materials such as manuals and lectures for support.

  • Videos should not be presented simply as a way of changing the pace of a training session but should instead be considered crucial to the design and delivery of the training process as a whole.

3. Whiteboards

Whiteboards have taken over old-school chalkboards. They have the same functionality as chalkboards but they come with additional advantages. 

The information can, for example, be more easily transferred from one place to another using a whiteboard, and they’re cheap and easy to use, too. So, consider opting for whiteboards when your training session requires a lot of quick information or impromptu edits. 

4. Flip charts

This visual aid is ideal for small groups. Flip charts offer you an easy training tool that requires minimal prep time. Below are a few tips on how to make flip charts more effective:

  • Prepare some sheets in advance.

  • Use highly saturated colors (eg. black, blue and red).

  • Leave room at the bottom of the page for edits. 

  • Use highlights and markers to emphasize important points.

  • Stand to the side of the flip chart and face the participants when speaking.

  • Use a stick or point with your fingers to direct participants to the exact part of the chart you are currently discussing.  

5. PowerPoint

This is the most popular slide-based presentation program used in business presentations, lectures, and other forms of training. It is important to remember that PowerPoints are used to highlight or emphasize important concepts and should contain as little text as possible.

Tips for supporting materials

  • Check that your training materials are appropriate for the size of the training room and the number of participants in a session. 

  • Ensure that all information is visible to participants. 

  • Make sure the visual aid you use is appropriate to the type of training. 

  • Keep your materials simple and focus on the learning objectives, rather than focusing all your attention on the presentation. 

Module 8: Keeping it interactive 

If your participants are actively engaged and take responsibility for their training, that’s an indication that your training program has been well designed. In this part of the course, you will get to take a closer look at how to make training sessions more interactive and keep trainees focused.

How to keep participants engaged?

  • Give the participants direction by explaining the learning objectives from the outset.

  • Ensure maximum interaction between all participants by grouping them differently throughout the session. 

  • Direct questions to the group. 

  • Give participants enough time to process answers or formulate their own questions. 

  • Encourage participation by respecting everyone’s answers and thanking them for their input. 

Using group work 

  • Provide clear direction when deploying group work in your training sessions, for example by offering topics for discussion or handing out case studies.

  • Ensure that all required training materials are provided and all groups have everything they need. 

  • Move about the groups to check on their progress and offer help when needed.

Module 9: Dealing with difficult participants 

Trainers do not have the luxury of choosing their students. As a trainer, part of the experience is interacting with students from all walks of life. While this is very often an enriching part of the job for corporate trainers and others, it also means they will inevitably come up against course participants who make things more difficult. 

A difficult participant should not derail a successful trainer from the task at hand or influence the quality of training provided. In this module of the train-the-trainer course, we discuss how trainers can deal with difficult participants and maintain good classroom management practices.

Setting ground rules

Set the appropriate tone for the learning environment by laying down ground rules. Once everyone agrees with the rules, any disciplinary actions from rule infringement can be met more objectively. Things to keep in mind when setting ground rules are:

  • They should encourage respect.

  • They should leave space for participation and fun. 

  • Everything that happens in a training session should be kept within the confines of that session. To ensure that happens, maintain a professional demeanor and do what you can to prevent experiences in training from becoming a source of gossip.

How to identify difficult participants’ traits? 

It is important to be aware that whenever you will be hosting a training workshop, you will be expected to face a wide range of different participants and be able to develop strategies to manage the following personality types.

1. The joker 

This type of person might feel that they are positively contributing to the training session by keeping the atmosphere light. 

However, being funny requires proper timing, which can all too often go out the window when difficult concepts are being discussed. The solution is to talk with the participant and tell them that their training time is limited.

2. The cynic 

This sort of person tends to feel unappreciated for their ideas and has seen their share of failures. Give them time to voice their objections and always make sure you acknowledge their opinion so they feel valued.

3. The indifferent 

These are people who do not offer any opinions, whether positive or negative, on the training being provided. 

They are content with going through the motions and would rather be left alone. To handle this situation, try to identify the cause or mix up the session’s activities until you get their attention.

4. The talker 

Like the joker, this type of personality craves attention. Listen to their opinions but always ensure you give others the chance to talk, too. Then, approach them during the break and state that the training follows a strict time structure. 

5. The whisperer

These people try to disrupt training by starting side discussions with other participants. When you notice them starting a discussion, call their attention politely and ask if there is something they want to share. 

Be consistent in letting them know that you are aware of what they are doing without being aggressive.

Module 10: Tackling tough topics 

Even train-the-trainer professionals with years of experience might find some sessions tough to design and deliver because of the nature of the topic being tackled. But, as professionals working with adult learners, we must constantly keep in mind that dealing with difficult subject matter is all part of effective program management. 

The final training module in this Train The Trainer course covers how to handle difficult topics and how you can use the right delivery skills. This concluding virtual classroom training session will teach you top tips for facing uncomfortable topics and navigating your participants through them.

Further Learning

Here at Courses for Success, we want you to make the most of your learning and development. As such we offer a range of course types and course categories that can assist with adult learning principles in a range of fields.

From business writing to communication training, workplace safety for safety professionals to teaching training and technical training. There’s a CFS course for every industry.

Recognition and accreditation  

Upon successful completion of this live online course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will become a qualified Trainer. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Understanding Training and Facilitation

 • What is Training?

 •  What is Facilitation?

 • Identifying Appropriate Situations for Each

Module Three: Gathering Materials

 • Identifying Participants' Needs

 • Reviewing the Materials

 • Identifying and Resolving Gaps

Module Four: Creating a Lesson Plan

 • Planning for the Basics

 • Adding Slack Time

 • Creating a Plan B

 • A Take-Home Template

Module Five: Choosing Activities

 • Types of Activities

 • Creating a Tickle Trunk

 • What To Do When Games Go Wrong

Module Six: Preparing for the Workshop

 • Creating a Materials List

 • Gathering Participant Information

 • Setting up the Physical Location

Module Seven: Getting off on the Right Foot

 • Greeting Participants

 • Being Prepared

 • Using Icebreakers

Module Eight: Delivery Tips and Tricks

 • Using Visual Aids

 • Creating Supporting Materials

 • Gauging When It's Time For A Break

Module Nine: Keeping it Interactive

 • Encouraging Discussion

 • Using Group Work

 • The Power of Post-It Notes

Module Ten: Dealing with Difficult Participants

 • The Ground Rules

 • Challenges and Solutions

 • Handling Interruptions

Module Eleven: Tackling Tough Topics

 • Tough Stuff to Watch Out For

 • Adjusting Your Material for a Sensitive Issue

 • Dealing with Sensitive Issues in the Workshop

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up


Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Device requirements

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.


Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.


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