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11 Train the Trainer Courses

We’ve compiled a list of train the trainer courses to help you become a better and more effective trainer. Whether you’re a new trainer trying to learn the fundamentals or an experienced trainer looking to better your skillset, these courses will provide you with the basics of training design and delivery and more.  

Train the Trainer Courses
Last published: 6th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Train the Trainer Courses - Training of Trainers

1. Training of Trainers

Training of Trainers is a great place to start if you want to improve your skills as a trainer. This train the trainer course is in partnership with UNITAR and hosted on the award-winning customized elearning solution SC Training (formerly EdApp). Navigate the fundamentals of learning, training design, and group facilitation, as well as discover how to make a real impact on your training participants in 20 microlessons. In this course, you will find self-reflection questions, mini-scenario exercises, and inspiring examples. 

You will also discover different ways to break the ice and energize your audience in order to engage them with their training. Similarly, you will learn more about effective facilitation and co-facilitation of training sessions. Other comprehensive topics like establishing ground rules, asking good questions, listening actively, and providing feedback are also covered. 

As this course was made in partnership with UNITAR, you can trust that the information provided in this course is up to global standards. SC Training (formerly EdApp) includes more partnership courses from UNITAR and other organizations in their course library with over 1000 courses. Rest assured that you’ll find something that fits your needs and goals. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Fundamentals of learning, role of the trainer, training designs, effective facilitation, active listening, providing feedback

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Train the Trainer Courses - Managing Video-Based Coaching

2. Managing Video-Based Coaching

Also from SC Training (formerly EdApp) is the Managing Video-Based Coaching train the trainer course. Nowadays, online and remote training is frequently done, so you need to prepare for a training environment that supports both in-person and online training. 

In this three-lesson course, you’ll learn about virtual meeting etiquette, such as preparing before your session and presenting yourself professionally as if it was a face-to-face meeting. Additionally, you’ll discover some of the best practices for leaders that do virtual coaching. The course ends with a lesson on how you can become a better trainer and coach in general for your organization. 

This course was designed with microlearning, which breaks up long-form content into more manageable chunks. You don’t have to learn modules for hours anymore. Instead, you can take a few minutes of your day to learn at your own pace on either your mobile phone or computer. Just like you can lead your training anywhere with video-based coaching, you can learn anywhere with this mobile-first software. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Virtual meeting etiquette, virtual coaching best practices for leaders, becoming a better coach for your organization

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Business Training Works Train the Trainer Courses - Teaching Fundamentals: Adult Learning and the Training Facilitator's Many Hats

3. Teaching Fundamentals: Adult Learning and the Training Facilitator’s Many Hats

Teaching Fundamentals: Adult Learning and the Training Facilitator’s Many Hats is an introductory train the trainer course offered by Business Training Works. Here, you’ll learn about the characteristics of good versus bad training, how adult learning principles affect the training experience and the training ecosystem barrier. 

While this course is suited for people who have never enrolled in any formal train the trainer course before, you can still take this as a refresher course if needed. Something to also consider is that this course is made up of five modules and can run anywhere between 90 minutes and 2 hours. 

  • Cost: Request for a quote
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Good vs. bad training, adult learning principles, roles and responsibilities of trainers, adapting delivery, learning ecosystem framework

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Virtual Speech Train the Trainer - Train the Trainer

4. Train the Trainer

If you want to try scenario training, then Virtual Speech’s Train the Trainer course could work for you. This course is filled with engaging practice exercises that you can immerse yourself in with a VR headset. But you can still complete this course online in your web browser if you don’t own a VR headset. For the exercises themselves, you’ll test your current training ability, introduce yourself and the topics, ask and answer questions, and explain a topic or concept.

Additionally, you’ll learn about body language and eye contact, as well as how to deal with the unexpected. Throughout this course, you’ll receive feedback on your performance in the exercises so that you can improve and become an effective trainer. You can complete this course in just four hours, and you’ll even receive a certificate for your participation. 

  • Cost: US$200 (one-time purchase)
  • Certificate: Available 
  • Scope: Role as a trainer, planning a training session, presentation and communication skills, body language, asking and answering questions, dealing with the unexpected

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Train the Trainer Course - Leadership and Coaching/Management Styles

5. Leadership and Coaching/Management Styles 

Understanding various leadership styles can help you build your own approach, identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and become your ideal self. With the help of SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Leadership Coaching/Management Styles train the trainer course, you’ll be able to discover the characteristics of the six most common leadership styles and determine which category you belong to. 

The course also includes a quick guide on how to apply each leadership style, along with tips on how to choose the best strategy for different situations. Similarly, this course offers a step-by-step guide on how to approach training with the mindset of a coach. This is very beneficial if you haven’t found your way to successful leadership yet. 

This course makes use of game-like slides to keep you engaged with learning. From matching-type to multiple-choice, this training software will encourage you to interact with the course. With more interaction, the more likely you are to retain this information and start putting it into action. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Leadership styles, implementing different leadership styles, developing yourself as a coach or manager, best practices when onboarding new employees

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Courses for Success Train the Trainer Course - Conducive and engaging learning environment

6. Conducive and engaging learning environment

Courses for Success offers an online train-the-trainer course designed to teach you everything you need to know to lead productive training sessions. This way, you can train professionals in any field to the highest standards. It provides the skills you need to train as a trainer, explores practical training and facilitation strategies, and discusses the various trainees' needs, expectations, and learning styles.

This course focuses on leadership and management skills, and you will walk away from the course with a broader set of skills and knowledge to become a more capable trainer. This short course is intended for those with little to no experience in the training industry who want to start a professional trainer career. Upon completion, you'll feel confident in your abilities as a trainer and receive an internationally recognized certificate.

  • Cost: Starts at 129 USD
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Define key training, facilitation and presenting concepts, gathering materials to create lesson plans, workshops, icebreakers, visual aids, and more.

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Total Success Training Train the Trainer Course - Train the Trainer

7. Train the Trainer

Total Success Training’s Train the Trainer is designed for current trainers who wish to better their skills and learn new techniques in training design, construction, and delivery. While this course isn’t beginner-friendly, you can still learn important concepts in training like learning theory, evaluation methods, and audience facilitation. Other concepts like visual image, question technique, and training guidelines are also discussed. 

This course is offered for free, but doesn’t provide all the modules included in the full version. The full version of this course is paid and is approximately two hours long. 

  • Cost: Free, £30 (Full version)
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Structuring the training sessions, guidelines, adding interest, question technique, training difficult people, delivering the presentation, visual image

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Train the Trainer Course - Mentoring - Finding, Becoming, and Being

8. Mentoring - Finding, Becoming, and Being

Sometimes, before you can even become a good trainer, you need to look for one to serve as an example. Mentoring - Finding, Becoming, and Being is a train the trainer course from SC Training (formerly EdApp) that will teach you how to search for a mentor before you can become one yourself. To start off, you’ll learn about the benefits of mentorship, the steps you need to take before looking for a mentor, and the ways you can spot a mentor.

Following this introduction, you’ll learn how to be a mentor yourself and how to establish trust and rapport between you and your mentees or trainees. Also, you’ll explore here some of the different mentoring processes and see which one works best for you. Similarly, you’ll encounter some of the best practices in mentorship that you can apply to your own training methods. 

If you’re not proficient enough with the English language, this course can be translated into over 100 languages with just the click of a button. Thanks to SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s AI translation feature, you can harness Google’s powerful translation tool and learn in your preferred language. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Searching for a mentor, being a mentor, mentoring best practices

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SAFE Training Online Train the Trainer Courses - Train the Trainer

9. Train the Trainer

This Train the Trainers certificate course from SAFE Training Online is designed for both new and experienced trainers who want to improve their skills and techniques. This course will help you develop your presentation and communication skills to become a more effective trainer – whether you’re a manager or supervisor. Here, you will learn about the principles of adult learning, the learning styles of any audience, and tools and techniques to deliver your presentation. 

The course also provides tips for presentations, like familiarizing yourself with the audio/visual equipment you’ll use, showing your passion and connecting with your audience, and keeping the message simple. You’ll also receive the benefit of receiving professional coaching as a part of this course. 

  • Cost: US$59.95
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Principles of adult learning, learning styles, presentation techniques, overcoming nerves, establishing trust, friendship, and credibility, instructional methods

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Alison Train the Trainer Course - Introduction to Training of Trainers

10. Introduction to Training of Trainers

Introduction to Training of Trainers by Alison is a free introductory train the trainer course. Here, you’ll be taught the basics of training programs for organizations and be guided through the techniques of determining training needs. In just two modules, you’ll learn about training, education, and development, as well as how to create a great workplace through a training system. 

You’ll also learn all about training needs assessments and how you can properly deliver them. At the end of the course, you will receive a course assessment to gauge how much you’ve understood the course material.  

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: Introduction to training, training needs assessment

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Train the Trainer Course - Giving Effective Feedback

11. Giving Effective Feedback

The last train the trainer course on this list is Giving Effective Feedback. Developed by Dr. PY Lum, an award-winning mobile microlearning developer, this course is hosted on SC Training (formerly EdApp) in an attempt to democratize learning at a global level.

In this one-lesson course, you’ll learn about the importance of feedback and how to give feedback. You’ll receive tips on how to form your feedback and when to deliver it. And, to help you deliver your feedback, consider taking some extra interpersonal skills training courses.

  • Cost: Free
  • Certificate: Available
  • Scope: What, why and how of giving effective feedback

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Better your skills and techniques as a trainer with these train the trainer courses

Like how people sign up for classes to gain new skills and knowledge, as trainers, you should be doing the same. There will always be new techniques and methods developed for training delivery and design. To be an effective trainer, it only makes sense to keep up with the latest developments and trends, and train the trainer courses can help you stay updated. 

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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