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Introduction to Trainer Skills

7300 Introduction to Trainer Skills 

(2 day course)

The City & Guilds Introduction to Trainer Skills is designed to provide the participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of a systematic approach to training. It is comprehensive in content at this level, building the skills, knowledge and abilities of a participant that is required to be an effective trainer.

On completion of the Introduction to Trainer Skills, learners will equip themselves and their employer with a member of staff who is able to plan, deliver and evaluate effective training, no matter what the content of the subject they are delivering.

The course is based on the training cycle, covering three main areas:

  1. Planning -  (including session planning)
  2. Delivery  - (participants will deliver a 10 minute 'session' that they have planned)
  3. Evaluation - (self, peer group and course evaluation).

The course also covers: 

  • Setting ground rules 
  • Use of icebreakers 
  • The learning environment 
  • Training resources 
  • Gaining and maintaining attention 
  • Motivation 
  • Assessment 


Candidates will be assessed during the course by participating in class activities and planning and delivering their own 15 minute training session. There are no assignments and results will be issued on the final day of the course.


On successful completion, candidates can progress onto the AET

Entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

Course length:

This course is delivered over 2 days (Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the relevant week). 

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