Train the Trainer


‘Train the trainer’(TRTR) is an essential course for all those promoted to a training supervisory role as well as to all those wishing to refresh/enhance theirTRTR (2) training skills. The course covers a variety of topics which are fundamental for successfully running a course, such as writing a structured training course as well as an overview of effective training skills. Moreover, the course deals with effective training practices and procedures and emphasizes on the importance of body language and voice projection. ‘Train the trainer’ course also covers the pros and cons of classroom training versus individual/one-to-one training and how the trainer can create a fully ‘engaged’ audience and ensure the active participation of all delegates. This course equips the participants with the necessary skills to handle questions and manage difficult trainees. It is ideal not only for those who want to improve their training skills but also those wishing to know the essentials of developing, organizing and running training programmes as well as those involved in the implementation of training policy and improvement of staff competency levels. This is a masterclass course for trainers, teachers in supervisory role, training managers, Human Resources staff and professionals responsible/in charge of the development of staff competence level as an integral part of the overall business development strategy.


Main Aims

  • In depth understanding of the various types of learning and learning styles
  • Ability to identify participants’ needs and structure a training to address these needs
  • Deliver an interesting training and ensure the engagement and active involvement of the participants
  • Handling questions and manage difficult situations during the delivery of a training
  • Develop an efficient and effective training regime with the aim to enhance staff competency levels



Train the Trainer is a masterclass course which can be hugely beneficial not only for those delivering trainings but also to individuals who wish to enhance their presentation skills in front of an audience. In today’s demanding and challenging working environment, it is vital that professionals involved in trainings possess the rights skills and attributes and be capable to understand, at an early stage, the needs and requirements of their trainees and participants. This course equips the participants with in depth knowledge of the various types of learning as well as with the necessary skills in order to deliver an interesting training that will fully engage their attendees. It is ideal for those responsible with the drafting of a training programme as well as for all those in charge of the implementation of the training policy and enhancement of staff competence levels of their organization or institution. Train the Trainer course will provide also valuable knowledge and tools to teachers involved in any type of formal and non-formal education, since part of the training is dedicated on how to handle questions and difficult situations as well as how to stay in total control and avoid conflict in front of an audience, such as a classroom. Finally, the course will benefit the participants’ organisations since the attendees will gain valuable knowledge on how to design and implement effective and efficient training programmes for their peers and colleagues and, hence, improve the staff competence levels.


Benefits of TRTR to participants

  • Enhance the confidence, skills and presence in front of an audience
  • Improve knowledge in developing organizational training programmes
  • Understand the training needs of participants and peers/colleagues
  • Enhance skills and competences in structuring and delivering a training
  • Adopt the necessary skills and attributes to deliver an interesting training
  • Handle difficult situations and manage difficult trainees


Benefits to participant‘s organisation

  • Improve human capital through enhancement of staff competency levels
  • Develop an effective training policy that matches the needs and requirements of the workforce
  • Train new and existing staff and build helpful relationships with trainees and among colleagues
  • Enhance the image by improving skills related to public speaking and exposure to any type of audience


Who to attend TRTR?

The TRTR course is ideal for:

  • School principals & directors (primary & secondary)
  • Teachers (primary & secondary)
  • Academic staff (tertiary)
  • Training managers & supervisors
  • Trainers (formal & non formal education)
  • Professionals exposed in any type of audience
  • Professionals and staff who like to enhance their public speaking abilities and presence
  • Professionals and staff responsible for implementing organisational training policy
  • Professionals and staff responsible for improving staff competency levels
  • HR managers and personnel



The course methodology will ensure the active involvement of the participants in all phases, that is, prior, during and after the delivery of the course.TRTR More specifically, upon confirmation that the course will take place, the participants will receive preparatory material (if needed), which will cover all important concepts to be presented during the delivery of the course. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange feedback with the organiser of the course, ShipCon, and the trainer as well as to request any clarification related to the content of the course.

The methodology of the training is based on a combination of three important elements:

  • Provision of knowledge required (theory)
  • Use of training tools, such as case studies, videos, games, animations & exercises (practice – hands on experience)
  • Feedback/reflection (review)

During the delivery of the course, the participants will receive hard copy material, which will cover the content to be presented in all five (5) days of the seminar. The material will be presented in a form of Power Point (PPT) presentations, videos & animations. Moreover, the active involvement and hands on experience of the participants will be secured through various training tools, such as case studies, worksheets, scenarios & exercises. These training tools are necessary to ensure that the theoretical knowledge gained by the participants can be used in real life scenarios; an important aspect & added value for any training course.

At the final day of the course, the participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the information received and the experience gained in the specific field of study. Moreover, the participants and their institutions will be encouraged to be members of ShipCon ‘Network of Excellence’, an international hub and forum for entrepreneurs & innovators to exchange ideas, novel concepts/approaches & best practices in the area of environment and education.



The course is ideal for school principals, teachers of primary and secondary education, those who have become or want to become training managers and wish to know the fundamentals of developing organisational training programmes and all those who are interested to enhance their training skills and competences as well as to sharpen their public speaking abilities.

By the end of the course, delegates will have acquired capabilities to:

  • Understand the skills and attributes required for someone being an excellent trainer
  • Adapt learning and learning style to the occasion and the audience
  • Comprehend in depth the needs and requirements of the trainees/participants/audience
  • Build trusting and helpful relatiionship with the trainees
  • Stay always in control and avoid conflict while delivering a training

The participants will:

  • Learn how to match the aims and objectives of a training to the participants’ needs
  • Deal with difficult trainees and audience and manage difficult situations
  • Learn the fundamental training delivery skills and how to use them to their advantage
  • Learn how to handle question and gain the trust of their trainees



  • Certificate of attendance & certificate of competence (skills & competences required – Europass CV)
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s National Authority (NA)



  • Group Introduction / (icebreaker exercise)
  • What differentiates a good trainer from an excellent trainer
  • Skills and attributes of an effective trainer
  • Principles of learning and learning styles
  • Adapting learning and learning style: cross cultural training issues


  • Establishing trainings aims and objectives
  • Taking the needs of the participants/trainees into account
  • How to structure your training – Part I (general)
  • Delivering an interesing training
  • Handling questions – Part I (general)


  • Introducing the training
  • How to structure your training – Part II (re-structuring)
  • Handling questions – Part II (receiving)
  • Importance of Active Listening
  • Key Components to Active Listening
  • Post course action planning


  • Fundamental delivery skills
  • Body language
  • Voice projection
  • Public speaking (practical group exercise)

  • Managing difficult trainees
  • Handling difficult situations and avoid conflict
  • Handling criticism or advice about training event and/or training style
  • Showing genuine concern for the participants and establishing a helpful and genuine relationship
  • Debrief and Evaluation