Train the Trainer Course

1, 2 & 3 Day Courses with optional ILM Certification

Who Is This Course For?


This ILM Accredited Train the Trainer course is designed for anyone who wants to design and deliver highly engaging and motivational training courses.  It is recommended as a first course for newcomers to training, and can be adapted for more experienced trainers seeking to refresh and learn new techniques.

Exceptional Train the Trainer ILM Programs

We have the perfect balance between theory and practice.  All delegates for out Train the Trainer course are asked to bring a short training session with them, relevant to what they will deliver for real.  All theory is directed back towards each person’s short session to enable both understanding and practical application.

We provide Trainer the Trainer courses in Northern Ireland, Ireland & UK Wide including Belfast, Newry, Dublin, London & Manchester. Our Train The Trainer qualifications are ILM recognised.

Discover the most effective Train the Trainer ILM Northern Ireland courses designed to enhance your skills as a professional trainer. Our Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) accredited programs provide a comprehensive learning experience, enabling you to excel in your training career. With a focus on high-quality instruction and practical application, our Train the Trainer ILM courses will equip you with the tools and techniques to successfully deliver training sessions, engage your audience, and make a real impact on your organisation’s growth.

Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your credentials and join the ranks of esteemed ILM certified trainers across Northern Ireland, Ireland and UK Wide.

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    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

    By the end of an etimes2 Train the Trainer programme, learners will be able to design and deliver highly engaging training courses.  You will:

    • Know what makes training courses great
    • Understand the difference between ‘knowledge’ and ‘understanding’ and be able to achieve the latter in your training
    • Know the psychology of learning and memory and be able to structure your training to maximise learning
    • Understand the dynamics within training groups and workplaces and know how to deal with these to deliver a great learning experience
    • Know how to grab your learners’ attention and maintain engagement throughout


    What is my approach on this course?

    Our Train the Trainer is a practical blend of delivery, feedback and application of theory.

    From my experience of training and attending Train the Trainer programmes, I believe that participants on a Train the Trainer course benefit more from practical application based on theory rather than a heavily theoretical programme with a short delivery session at the end.

    On this course, learners will deliver 3 times with feedback, enabling them to apply their learning and test it.  This approach gives the participant a solid context in which to apply the theory and my 3-step model (ABC) ensures s/he will rethink how training is structured and prepared. The result is an intense and enjoyable learning experience.

    Course Outline

    N.B.  The outline below is based on my flagship 3 Day Train the Trainer (over 100 learners complete this course every year).  1 and 2 day options are available and will be based on similar content.


    Pre-course preparation: participants will be asked to attend with a 20 minute training session prepared on a topic of their choice.

    Day 1 AM

    • Introduction, aims and objectives
    • What makes a great trainer (exercise)
    • Individual delivery (practical with feedback)
    • Barriers to learning
    • Visual aids
    • Training needs analysis


    Day 1 PM

    • The training cycle
    • Learning theory
      • Learning styles
      • Conscious Competence
    • Communications and training
      • Getting your message across
      • Self-awareness – your values etc & impact on how you train
    • Participant training delivery with feedback

    Day 2 AM

    • Day 1 review
    • Review of participant training delivery
    • Planning a training session
    • Objective setting
    • ABC – Attention; Breaking down the session; Checking understanding
      • Practical training session design activity



    Day 2 PM

    • Preparing a session plan
    • Developing resources / learning materials
    • Communications and training
    • Self-management
    • Guidance for full training delivery


    Day 3 AM

    • Day 2 review
    • Managing the learning environment
    • Your audience
    • Evaluating training
    • 20 minute training session delivery (video)


    Day 3 PM

    • 20 minute training session delivery (video)
    • Training session reviews & discussion
    • Action plans
    • Endorsed Award Assessment (optional)
    • Programme review & evaluation
    ILM Endorsed Award (optional accreditation)

    Participants on our 3 day Train the Trainer can choose to register for the ILM Endorsed Award.  To achieve this they must:

    • Complete the 3 day programme
    • Deliver a training session on day 3
    • Complete a 45 minute assessment

    We provide full support and guidance for all participants seeking to achieve the ILM Endorsed Award Train the Trainer.

    ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) is the largest leadership and management Awarding Body in Europe.  It is also part of the City & Guilds Group.

    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 22 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    He specialises in delivering highly practical Train the Trainer courses that are particularly suitable for in-house trainers tasked with delivering legislative, safety and on-the-job training.  His relaxed and friendly style enables conversational training where learners feel safe to explore, discuss and enjoy the learning session.

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056


    Twitter: @etimes2ltd

    Client Testimonials

    “Forced me to go out of my comfort zone in presenting, which I enjoyed afterwards!  Informal – relaxed by his style” Driver Training Manager

    “Nigel is a fantastic trainer, great knowledge and experience of course.  He really helped me overcome nerves/fears while training” Area Administrator

    “I really enjoyed my 3 days.  Nigel was excellent.  I found the training very interactive and relaxed.” Area Trainer

    “Plenty of time allocated.  Videos great to learn from.  Great trainer. Very much enjoyed it.” HR Manager

    “Enjoyable.  Relaxed.  Informative.  Rewarding.” H&S Manager


    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.



    Is this course suitable for new/inexperienced trainers?

    Yes, absolutely.  Our practical focus is perfect to get new or inexperienced trainers off to a great start.  We work with delegates building them up towards delivering a polished training session.  Our approach is to get each delegate delivering very short sessions right from the start so they can get feedback.  Opportunities to implement that feedback is built into the course allowing the learners to work on and improve their training sessions and delivery.

    Can this course be delivered in your company?

    Yes.  This course is perfect for inhouse delivery. If this sounds right for you, please contact us for a chat.