Confidence as a trainer comes from the knowledge that you are well prepared in your topic and the resources you’ll use to present your information. Confidence, is also understanding that an effective trainer is someone who presents in a professional manner, is an effective communicator and has developed an awareness of the learning needs of their learner group.
In this course, we’d like to share with you our combined experience in the vocational education sector working with adult learners. Our focus will be on the more practical aspects of training and facilitation and we’d like to draw on some of the skills and knowledge we've gained through our respective training careers to offer you some practical techniques, approaches, hints and suggestions that you may be able to apply to your own training environment. Whether you’re an experienced trainer or just starting out, this course aims to develop the skills that you already have and help you become a more confident and accomplished vocational educator.
What will I learn?
- Jumping in as a first time trainer
- Qualities of a confident trainer
- Learning styles
- Building rapport
- How do people learn?
- Why do Adults learn
- Creating a safe learning environment
- How do you know if your students are learning?
- Why do we need to assess?
- Providing feedback to your learners
- Developing flexibility in training
- Dealing with difficult learners
- Addressing diversity
- Tips to becoming a confident trainer
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.
Where could this lead me?
If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.
- Enterprise trainer
- Enterprise assessor
- Registered training organisation trainer
- Training advisor or Training analyst
- Vocational education teacher