This 2-day classroom course provides a best-practice training skills foundation for subject matter experts, who are or will be required to deliver training either to internal colleagues or external customers.

Based on the Queen’s Award-winning TAP methodologies, the course is an excellent way to embark on a training career. It can, if required, be subsequently upgraded to a full professional Certificate and a stepping-stone to a role-based TAP Diploma.

What's included in the course?

  • Pre-course work
  • Evening work
  • Assessment

What the delegates will learn

  • Structuring the learning event
  • Facilitating a learning event
  • Employing questioning skills
  • Establishing and maintain credibility
  • Selecting methods and media

Next steps

  • Foundation Award in Training Design
  • Foundation Award in Facilitation Skills

Who is it for?

Subject matter experts who are required to delivery training courses.

Assessment information

Delegates plan and deliver a training session that is assessed against the TAP Training Style and Structure profiles.

Session details

Session 1: Training session structure

In this session, we consider:

  • Structuring the intervention
  • Stating clear objectives and agreeing expectations
  • Setting a route map for the session
  • Capturing and assessing the learners’ prior knowledge, skills and attitude
  • Building links to aid delegate learning
  • Delivering appropriate content in a learning-efficient sequence
  • Reinforcing the key points from the intervention
  • Monitoring and controlling progress of the group and individuals
  • Adapting the methods and/or content to the progress identified

Session 2: Training delivery style

In this session, we consider:

  • Generating a positive learning climate
  • Identifying and coaching delegates who are struggling with pace/content
  • Dealing effectively with groups of mixed ability
  • Managing the learning event efficiently
  • Using a variety of questioning types and techniques
  • Handling delegate questions effectively
  • Using reflective questioning to get delegates to take responsibility for learning
  • Using active listening techniques

Session 3: Planning and practise

In this session, we consider:

  • Final planning of our session
  • Feedback from the delivery of our introduction
  • Practice and feedback in readiness for assessed session

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