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Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Train the trainer: a training toolkit


Fully booked

This event is in the past

This online course will provide an introduction to the tools required to plan, deliver and evaluate effective training. Anne Whiteford will guide you through the three sessions so you will gain the confidence to design and deliver learning to individuals and small groups.

Session 1

Managing Learning Experiences

  • The Training Cycle
  • How Adults Learn: The Kolb Learning Cycle; Learning Styles

Developing a Learning experience

  • Training Methods: Tools; Icebreakers; Energisers
  • Review and Evaluation: Kirkpatrick's 4 levels of evaluation

Session 2

Managing Groups

  • The group process
  • Group dynamics

Leading groups to facilitate learning

  • Skills and characteristics of trainers and facilitators
  • Managing challenging situations

Session 3

Putting it into practice

  • Developing a training event in teams
  • Presentation to the other groups
  • Review of the task
  • Review of the learning
Course overview

Need to train people but lack confidence and not sure where to start? This three part online course is designed to help you understand how people learn, and equip you with the techniques and skills to train them.

Part 1 - 21 November, 10am to 1pm

Part 2 - 22 November, 10am to 1pm

Part 3 - 28 November, 10am to 1pm

Through individual tasks and group work you will gain the skills and confidence to deliver engaging and learner focused training. 

Overall course aim

Whether it is a big part of your job or just a small bit of it, the aim of this online course is to introduce you to how people learn, learning styles, and selecting and using suitable training methods for your participants. 

Who is the course aimed at?

This interactive online course is for anyone new to training or has no previous formal training or if you are a trainer and wish to consolidate your training skills. Over the three sessions you will work on individual tasks and in small groups.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

10:00, 21 November to 28 November 2023
Helen Swatton
SCVO members £175, Non-members £255
Attendance type
Online only
SCVO Zoom meeting