The need for effective training has never been greater and trainers have never been under more pressure to prove their worth. This comprehensive three-day programme gives experienced trainers the knowledge and skills they need to deliver interactive, participative, and effective training.
This course is for trainers who have been in the role for 6 months or more. whether delivering virtually or face to face. It provides a way for you to formalise your skills and knowledge with a credible qualification. You do not need any previous qualifications in training.
Note: Because this is a fast-track course there is around 3 hours of evening work on days one and two.
Please see course outline - 'Part One: Getting Started (pre-requisites)'
You will plan and deliver a training session that is evaluated against the TAP® training delivery assessment guidelines.
The assessment is in two parts:
- Part one: feedback on your assessed session and action planning based on the feedback
- Part two: after the course, you will implement actions agreed with the trainer and have them signed off by your manager. This confirmation will be sent to QA.
QA will check the submission and once confirmed, will release the TAP® Learning Digital Badge in recognition of successful course completion and application of new skills.
Part One: Getting Started (pre-requisites)
Before the workshop, you will complete an important pre-course preparation document, which will be marked as a milestone within QA’s online platform.
You will have to:
Read the briefing for the course
Establish your goals for the course
Part Two: Three-Day Workshop
Session 1: Factors Affecting Learning
How training differs from presenting
The AGES model
Implications for how trainers deliver learning
Session 2: Training Session Structure
Get a session off to a good start
Be clear about outcomes
Set a route map for the session
Identify learners’ prior experience
Establish the benefits of the session
Build clear and well-structured content
Deliver content efficiently and interactively
Reinforce and consolidate key learning points
Review learners’ progress
Adapt your approach if necessary
Review and conclude a session
Session 3: Learning Objectives and Assessments
Write a clear and concise learning objective which includes the three essential elements
Ensure that the three elements support each other
Assess whether learners have achieved the learning objective
Session 4: Training Delivery Style
Deliver with credibility, confidence, and enthusiasm
Create a positive learning climate
Encouraging learner participation
Give praise and recognition to learners for their efforts
Use training aids effectively
Coach learners when necessary
Session 5: Questioning Techniques
Using questions to help learners generate their own insights and take responsibility for their learning
Using questions to check learning
Handling learners’ questions effectively
Part Three: Applying the learning at work
You will have up to one month to further develop your skills, knowledge and behaviour by applying agreed actions at work. You will have the opportunity to reflect, analyse and discuss next steps with your manager
You will document the process using the template we provide
Obtaining the TAP® Learning Digital Badge
QA will issue the Digital badge via Credly when you have completed part two of the assessment.
When you have completed 9 or more days of TAP® training courses and been awarded the associated digital badges, you can claim a TAP® Learning Excellence badge by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TAP Award Framework
QA’s TAP framework covers the full universe of learning and development functions, from learning design and delivery to needs analyses, workflow learning and facilitation. View our TAP Learning pathways organised by specialism below.
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