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Certificate In The Practical Trainer Online Course

Create A Successful Training Program

Create A Successful Training Program

This course will give you the training skills that you need so that your students not only learn, but also enjoy the process, retain information shared, and use their new skills back in the workplace.

In this train the trainer certificate, you will learn what makes a successful trainer and a successful training program. You will also learn about adult learning principles, the learning process, Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, and learning styles. You’ll even complete an assessment to help you identify your training preferences. Then, you will learn how to apply the learning cycle to assess needs, develop a program outline, choose training methods, design learning sequences, add some fun and games, and launch the program. You will also learn tips for delivering your program and managing difficult participants.

At the end of this The Practical Trainer course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of considering the participants and their training needs, including the different learning styles and adult learning principles.
  • Know how to write objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met at the end of a training session.
  • Develop an effective training style, using appropriate training aids and techniques.
  • Conduct a short group training session that incorporates these training concepts.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Self-Development: A Checklist for Trainer-Trainees
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Defining a Successful Training Program

  • Defining Successful Training
  • About Audiences
  • Advantages of Workplace Training

 Session 3: What Makes a Successful Trainer?

  • Key Characteristics
  • Mistakes and Solutions
  • Stimulating a Readiness to Learn
  • How to Facilitate Learning
  • How to Inhibit Learning

 Session 4: A Word About Adult Learning

  • Understanding Adult Learning

 Session 5: The Learning Process

  • The Four Steps

 Session 6: Principles of Adult Learning

  • Making Connections
  • The Principles of Adult Learning
  • Making Connections

 Session 7: Whats Your Type? How About Mine?

  • Assessing Your Preferences
  • Questionnaire
  • What Does it Mean To Have a Number?
  • Mostly As – Inquiring Rationals
  • Mostly Bs – Authentic Idealists
  • Mostly Cs – Organized Guardians
  • Mostly Ds – Resourceful Artisans
  • Whats Important?
  • The Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Kolbs Learning Cycle
  • Modifying Our Approach
  • The Authentic Idealist Learning Style
  • The Inquiring Rational Learning Style
  • The Resourceful Artisan Learning Style
  • The Organized Guardian Learning Style

 Session 8: Applying the Learning Cycle

  • The Four-Stage Cycle
  • Example
  • Making Connections
  • Individual Exercise

 Session 9: Extroverts and Introverts

  • Introversion/Extroversion Survey
  • Questionnaire
  • Case Study: Ashley and Holly
  • Lessons to Learn
  • Typical Workshop Participants

 Session 10: The Training Process

  • Process in Brief
  • When is Training Necessary?
  • Three Steps to an Efficient Needs Analysis: Overview
  • Isolating
  • Steps in ICE
  • Consulting
  • Evaluating
  • When is Training Not Appropriate?
  • Help! I Need a Template!

 Session 11: Planning Training

  • Developing Objectives
  • Determining Objectives
  • Considerations When Writing Objectives
  • Types of Objectives
  • Setting the Scope
  • Writing Tips
  • Verbs for Writing Clear, Concise Training Objectives
  • Writing Objectives
  • Researching Content
  • Planning an Interactive Program

 Session 12: Choosing Training Methods

  • Choosing the Right Method
  • Overview of Common Training Methods
  • Summary
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Individual Exercises

 Session 13: Designing a Learning Sequence

  • The Model
  • Sample Sequences

 Session 14: Adding Games

  • The Value of Games
  • Choosing the Right Game
  • Facilitator Responsibilities

 Session 15: Setting the Climate

  • Creating Atmosphere

 Session 16: Presentation Skills

  • Limitations of Telling
  • Limitations of Showing
  • Overcoming Nervousness
  • Using Non-Verbal Communication
  • The Appropriate Distance between You and the Audience
  • Stand Erect
  • Consider Your Appearance
  • Move About and Use Gestures
  • Control Your Facial Expressions and Mannerisms
  • Maintain Eye Contact
  • Using Notes
  • Managing the Question and Answer Period
  • General Guidelines
  • Tips for Stunning Visuals
  • Tips for Success
  • Typography Tips and Tricks
  • Types of Visual Aids
  • A Word about Flip Charts

 Session 17: Dealing with Difficult Trainees

  • Big Talkers
  • The Kidder
  • Exhausted and Droopy
  • Not Into It!
  • Poor Follow-Through on Assignments
  • Failure to Arrive/Return from Breaks on Time
  • Whisperers

 Session 18: On-the-Job Training

  • Essentials of On-the-Job Training
  • Step 1: Job Breakdown
  • Step 2: Demonstration
  • Step 3: Have the Trainee Do the Job (Supervised)
  • Step 4: Follow Up
  • One-on-One Peer Training
  • Hands-On Training
  • Coaching

 Session 19: Training Presentations

  • Training Preparation Worksheet

 Session 20: Designing Evaluations

  • Effective Evaluations
  • Examples
  • Evaluation Techniques
  •  A Personal Action Plan
  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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27 March 2019 07:50:59 PM

More one on one peer training advice rather than so much group based training examples.

19 February 2019 02:54:31 AM

This was interesting and easy to follow and retain.

10 January 2019 04:29:08 AM


18 September 2018 05:13:57 AM


13 June 2018 11:39:16 AM

Very informative.

1 June 2018 12:25:16 PM

Great Course

26 March 2019 04:56:09 AM

Enjoyed the course. More content on each page would be more beneficial

3 October 2018 04:38:48 AM

The course kept freezing up and too much reading. I liked the evaluations and activities.

10 May 2018 02:27:26 AM


3 April 2019 11:14:13 PM

very interesting course on training as this is new to me. have added to my skills and will use this in the office

3 March 2019 03:56:04 PM


15 September 2018 09:50:01 AM

A good lesson

25 August 2018 07:01:06 AM

Hard to understand learning cycles but learning types is interesting. Then I got lost; content a bit boring in the middle.

27 April 2018 10:34:10 AM

great learning

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002TPTOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: 6 - 8 Hours
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate