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  Train the Trainer

Course Description

Train the Trainer is a comprehensive SAQA unit standard-based course that covers best practice standards of facilitating learning. From mastering the skill of understanding the different methods of learning to aligning your training sessions to meet those requirements. Gain a practical, how-to overview of Conducting Training for groups of Learners.



Seasoned and competent in the area in which you will offer training.


Target Audience

This course is aimed for an individual who is looking at facilitating the learning process in a training environment.


This course is accredited with ETDP Seta and each learner will have to submit a Portfolio of Evidence after the training, upon being deemed competent, the learner will receive a Certicate of Competence.

Accredited to Unit Standard IDs: 117871 and 123397 NQF Level 5 with 20 credits.

Sorry, we currently do not have any Train the Trainer courses scheduled at this time. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you.

Training Managers to Train

1. The case for Manager-Led training

  • Training benefits the organisation
  • Training benefits employees
  • Training new employees
  • Training is part of effective supervision
  • Managers routinely face situations requiring training
  • The ability to train makes a better manager


2. Where training and learning meet

  • Make change happen
  • Workplace change and the ongoing need for training
  • Three keys to adult learning
  • Training at the intersection of attitude and knowledge
  • Allowing for varied learning preferences
  • Respecting diversity in the workplace
  • The four steps of training


3. Define how the hob should be done

  • Developing a position analysis
  • Activity 1: Develop a list of tasks
  • Activity 2: Define each task
  • Activity 3: Determine required quality levels
  • Activity 4: Design a job description
  • Uses for a job description


4. Plan the Training

  • The importance of planning
  • Activity 1: Determine training objectives
  • Activity 2: Develop a training plan
  • Involving employees in training
  • Choosing group or individual training
  • Activity 3: Design a training lesson
  • Collecting resource material
  • Activity 4: Select the trainer(s)
  • Activity 5: Prepare the trainee(s)


5. Present the training

  • Identifying training methods
  • Understanding on-the-job training
  • Making on-the-job training effective
  • Activity 1: Preparation
  • Activity 2: Presentation
  • Using visual aids
  • Activity 3: Demonstration
  • Activity 4: Follow-up


6. Evaluate the training

  • Principles of training evolution
  • Activity 1: Evaluate be measuring the results
  • Activity 2: Provide follow-up coaching
  • A final word


Training Methods

1. Using training methods: A Foundation

  • The foundation for using training methods
  • The learning cycle
  • Adult learning principles


2. Preparing and using training methods

  • Initial planning
  • Selecting training Methods
  • Adapting and writing exercises
  • Copyright law
  • Introduce, Conduct, and process training methods and activities
  • Tackling your timing
  • Evaluating methods and exercises


3. Seventeen training methods that work

  • Method 1: Structured warm-up activities
  • Method 2: The presentation
  • Method 3: Reading materials
  • Method 4: Demonstrations
  • Method 5: Video and Films
  • Method 6: Note-taking
  • Method 7: Discussions
  • Method 8: Questionnaires
  • Method 9: The fishbowl
  • Method 10: Case studies
  • Method 11: In-basket and card sorts
  • Method 12: Role plays
  • Method 13: Role playing a case study
  • Method 14: Games and other structured activities
  • Method 15: Clinics
  • Method 16: The critical incidents
  • Method 17: Structured closure activities


50 One Minute Tips

1. Determine the needs

  • Tip 1: Establish the time needed for training
  • Tip 2: Define learner outcomes
  • Tip 3: Keep your objectives in sequence
  • Tip 4: Identify the parts of your objective
  • Tip 5: Put the objectives in sequence
  • Tip 6: Identify training needs


2. Prepare the training manual

  • Tip 7: Write and easy-to-read training manual
  • Tip 8: Keep it simple


3. Understand how adults learn

  • Tip 9: Consider the basics
  • Tip 10: Understand adult learners' differences
  • Tip 11: Review your teaching methods
  • Tip 12: Deal with frustrated learners
  • Tip 13: Learning coping techniques
  • Tip 14: Handle problem participants.


4. Prepare yourself for training

  • Tip 15: Examine your attitudes
  • Tip 16: Use a lesson plan
  • Tip 17: Practice makes professional
  • Tip 18: Improve your voice
  • Tip 19: Use eye contact
  • Tip 20: Become body aware
  • Tip 21: Project credibility
  • Tip 22: Think before you speak - Vocabulary
  • Tip 23: Ask questions
  • Tip 24: Respond to questions
  • Tip 25: Prepare this Ten-step checklist
  • Tip 26: Present from your notes
  • Tip 27: Practice, practice. Practice
  • Tip 28: Control your nervousness
  • Tip 29: Consider your personal characteristics
  • Tip 30: Apply characteristics of effective trainers


?5. Organise your presentation

  • Tip 31: Plan your introduction
  • Tip 32: Plan the body of your presentation
  • Tip 33: Choose an ordering system
  • Tip 34: Plan the closing of your presentation


6. Deliver your presentation

  • Tip 35: Put the trainee at ease
  • Tip 36: Observe trainees' progress
  • Tip 37: Follow up as necessary
  • Tip 38: Use "Show and tell"
  • Tip 39: Involve the participants
  • Tip 40: Play games
  • Tip 41: use a variety of teaching methods


7. Arrange the room

  • Tip 42: Make the room arrangement learner friendly
  • Tip 43: Use this training room set-up form


8. Select a variety of media

  • Tip 44: Use a variety of training aids
  • Tip 45: Choose appropriate training aids
  • Tip 46: Use aids to support specific objectives
  • Tip 47: Organise your audio-visuals
  • Tip 48: Take care of personal items
  • Tip 49: Arrive one hour early
  • Tip 50: Put on a smile and have fun!
  • Developing a personal action plan

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private Train the Trainer course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer Train the Trainer training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe Train the Trainer

Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led Train the Trainer training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


If you would like to see our Train the Trainer Testimonials, please either contact us directly or view our client list and their experiences with our company.

 Train the Trainer courses

Which Train the Trainer Course do I take?

There are 2 courses on offer. A 1-day beginner and a 1-day advanced. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We recommend taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

Adobe Train the Trainer Onsite Course Options

Wherever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom Train the Trainer course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer Train the Trainer training for individuals, either at your corporate headquaters or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with Train the Trainer and MS Word and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our Train the Trainer instructor.

Adobe Train the Trainer Public Courses

Currently we only offer Public Train the Trainer courses in the Johanensburg and Cape Town areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online Train the Trainer course is also available

Train the Trainer Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public Train the Trainer course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online Train the Trainer courses you will need Train the Trainer and MS Word, an insternet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All Train the Trainer course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

Adobe Train the Trainer Private Course

Train the Trainer users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my Train the Trainer course?

Train the Trainer is mostly a standalone application, with the majority of users converting MS word documents to a PDF and using Train the Trainer for building electronic forms. If you need assistance with layout and graphic design, you should look into Adobe InDesign.

Train the Trainer training courses are available for all versions

Adobe frequently updates Actobat and we continue to teach earlier versions for those that have not upgraded

About Train the Trainer courses and Train the Trainer Training Courses from TTC

Our instructors have been using and teaching Train the Trainer for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in Train the Trainer public courses

For our beginner courses there are no prerequisites however we do recommend a working knowledge of MS Word

Course materials for Train the Trainer courses

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official Adobe training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

Train the Trainer Certification Training

Adobe is a global company based in the USA and Train the Trainer certification through Adobe is recognised worldwide. We can assist you obtaining certification. Taking our Train the Trainer courses is your first step to certification. Adobe have offered 2 certification levels. Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA). The ACE is a higher qualification which requires writing an online exam


Train the Trainer Course Reviews and Testimonials

Although Train the Trainer is widely used, very few users actually understand the full benefit and potential of Train the Trainer when it comes to electronic forms and distribution. Delegates who have taken our Train the Trainer courses now have the ability to better manages and streamline their document flow / process. You are welcome to contact them.

World Class Train the Trainer Instruction

You can rely on the expertise of our instructors who have been teaching Train the Trainer courses for over 15 years. Our trainers are developers too. It’s essential to learn from professionals.

Train the Trainer Course Support

When you attend our courses, all delegates receive course materials, a certificate on completion and 3 months support from our certified instructors.

Your Course is Guaranteed

We guarantee your course and offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with your Train the Trainer training experience. Just let us know within the first 2 hours of your course.