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Certificate In Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer Online Course

Enhance Your Training Skills

Enhance Your Training Skills 

Behind every spectacular training session is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to detail. The truly skilled trainer can make a program exciting! This train the trainer course will teach you advanced skills that can help you take your training programs to the next level. We recommend that you complete “The Practical Trainer” before beginning this course.

To begin, you will explore the advanced pratitioner trainer’s role and what skills and competencies trainers should have. Then you will learn about the learning process and different learning styles, and apply that knowledge to designing programs and motivating learners. You will also learn ways to manage the stress of training, plan a workshop, and lead a training session. Then, you will learn techniques for dealing with difficult participants, evaluating learning, and conducting on-the-job follow-up. Alternative training methods, such as eLearning, co-facilitation, and team teaching will also be covered.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of learning styles and how to accommodate all four learning styles in the classroom.
  • Apply the key principles of effective communication in a workshop setting.
  • Use a variety of training techniques to stimulate participation.
  • Develop a plan and prepare for an effective training session.
  • Explain the different levels of evaluation and when to use each.
  • Identify advanced interventions for difficult situations.
  • Put your skills to work for a team presentation.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Preparing to Learn

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Individual Reflection

Session 3: Understanding Learning

  •     The Trainer’s Role
  •     Case Study
  •     Personal Skill Identification

Session 4: Competencies for Adult Educators

  •     Questionnaire
  •     Making Connections

Session 5: Accommodating Learning Preferences

  •     The Learning Process
  •     Preparing a Plan
  •     The Authentic Idealist Learning Style
  •     The Inquiring Rational Learning Style
  •     The Resourceful Artisan Learning Style
  •     The Organized Guardian Learning Style

Session 6: Increasing Your Expertise

  •     Learning and Motivation
  •     Things We Know About Adult Learners and Their Motivation
  •     Design Considerations
  •     Things We Know About the Learning Environment
  •     Changing Points of View
  •     Making Connections

Session 7: Using Existing Materials

  •     Customizing Courseware
  •     What Does It Take To Customize A Program?
  •     Copyright Considerations
  •     Over-Plan and Over-Prepare

Session 8: Managing the Stress of Training

  •     Easy De-Stressing Techniques
  •     Building Resilience
  •     De-Stressing in Class

Session 9: Planning a Workshop

  •     Preparing the Essentials
  •     Planning for Success
  •     Anticipating Challenges

Session 10: Preparing Visual Aids

  •     PowerPoint Slides
  •     Video (Digital, VCR, or DVD)
  •     Flip Charts
  •     Whiteboard or Chalkboard
  •     Smartboards

Session 11: Your Role as an Effective Communicator

  •     Leading a Discussion
  •     Making Connections

Session 12: Questioning as a Training Technique

  •     The Importance of Asking Good Questions
  •     Types of Questions

Session 13: Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

  •     Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation
  •     Level One: Reaction
  •     Sample
  •     Level Two: Knowledge Evaluation
  •     Sample Comfort Level Evaluation
  •     Sample Pre and Post Test
  •     Level Three: Transfer of Learning
  •     Sample Impact Evaluation for Participants
  •     Skill Application

Session 14: On-the-Job Support

  •     Designing Effective On-the-Job Support

Session 15: Dealing with Difficult Situations

  •     Common Challenges

Session 16: Training in Different Forums

  •     In Person or Not?
  •     Limitations and Considerations

Session 17: Team Teaching

  •     What is Team Teaching?
  •     Co-Facilitation Inventory

Session 18: Training Preparation

  •     Training Preparation Worksheet

Session 19: Training Presentations

  •     Presentation Evaluation Form

Session 20: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

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.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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21 June 2019 10:25:47 AM

this was a very simple to understand training.

20 June 2019 11:32:51 PM

Great class

20 June 2019 11:31:33 PM

This course was very helpful and will benefit me huge.

20 June 2019 11:02:51 PM


12 June 2019 01:40:50 PM

loved this course very informative, thank you.

10 June 2019 09:40:34 PM

Great course! Really helped me with my knowledge!

3 June 2019 10:25:53 PM

very interesting and helpful course

23 May 2019 06:11:52 AM

this course gave me some good material to refer to when developing my training sessions

22 May 2019 07:32:11 AM

The course provided valuable training skills

20 May 2019 05:59:27 AM

Feeling confident in moving towards my goal

6 May 2019 04:14:54 PM

Very good structure to the course

15 April 2019 09:30:09 AM

Very simple and straightforward training! Very helpful and review questions were helpful as well.

12 April 2019 10:00:38 AM

Good Course

12 April 2019 05:06:26 AM

Excellent Course

27 March 2019 07:50:59 PM

More one on one peer training advice rather than so much group based training examples.

20 March 2019 10:27:13 PM

Great course, easy to facilitate and complete for those not so tech savvy. Thank You

19 February 2019 02:54:31 AM

This was interesting and easy to follow and retain.

3 February 2019 02:32:10 PM


31 January 2019 11:40:18 AM

Very informative and interesting insight into providing inhouse training and workshops

31 January 2019 11:17:57 AM

Very informative. I has increased my knowledge in doing a training session

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002ASPTOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: 6-8 hours
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate