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Advanced Skills for Practical Trainer (Level 3)

Course Overview

Train the Trainer Certification Online

Practical trainers are required to have an immensely diverse skills-set and extensive knowledge base in order to produce professional programs with flawless consistency. This train the trainer certification online, has been designed for those looking to begin or further an existing career as an adult trainer or educator –increasingly sought-after roles in a variety of dynamic sectors. 

The key to successful training is to make the process engaging, inspiring, interesting and in many cases entertaining. It is therefore the job of the professional trainer to consider and analyse their chosen topic, produce a workable program to communicate the information and deliver teachings in a manner that’s approachable, digestible and enjoyable for learners.

Throughout the course of this six-unit certificate, candidates are taken through the predominant modern learning styles and how each can be accommodated as a trainer. Course content on online trainer certification programs,provides an in-depth look at effective communication in classroom/workshop settings, along with effective training techniques and the importance of comprehensive preparation. Candidates are also introduced to professional session evaluation and analysis, difficult situation intervention and ultimately how to perform outstanding presentations, both solo and as part of a group. 

Course Syllabus

The course train the trainer certification online consists of the following six units:

Unit 1 – Understanding Learning

Course content begins with a broad-scale look at the role of the trainer, highlighting the competencies required to be a successful adult educator and how to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

Unit 2 – Increasing Your Expertise

In the second unit, candidates explore the importance of self-development and advancement. The module explores customisation of courseware, motivation and learning, copyright considerations, use of existing learning materials and the concepts of ‘over-planning’ and ‘over-preparing’.

Unit 3 – Stress Management Training

The third unit focuses more intently on stress-management, incorporating essential theory on how to build personal resilience and generally deal with stressful situations. Candidates learn how to use problem solving skills to replace anxiety, while exploring effective relaxation techniques like meditation.

Unit 4 – Planning a Workshop

Essential practical workshop planning and preparation takes centre-stage in Unit 4, where candidates are guided through the specifics of successful planning, the use of equipment and how to both anticipate and overcome common challenges.

Unit 5 – Your Role as an Effective Communicator

The importance of being a strong and effective communicator forms the core focus of Unit 5, which introduces a variety of critical topics including impact evaluation, knowledge evaluation, how to lead a discussion and Kirkpatrick's Levels of Evaluation.

Unit 6 – Dealing with Difficult Situations

In the closing unit of the course, candidates learn essential techniques for both anticipating and handling difficult situations both inside and outside workshop settings. Teaching as part of a team and the relevant preparation also feature prominently in the sixth unit.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

Completion of this course will help improve your performance and efficiency as a trainer, or perhaps assist with your career development in general. Professional trainers work in a variety of settings including recruitment, specialised training, one-on-one coaching and many more besides. Typical salaries range from £18,000 to more than £40,000 for advanced trainers with sufficient experience. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Self-employed and company-employed trainers alike
  • Teachers, tutors and mentors
  • Candidates looking to improve communication skills
  • Anyone involved in staff training and development
  • Business owners, managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Candidates looking to enhance their CVs and career outlook

Related Links:

Introduction to Trainer Skills (Level 3)

Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Level 2)

Certificate in Advanced Writing Skills (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Study human learning processes and styles
  • Discover how to enhance learning through motivation
  • Build strong stress-management and anxiety-reduction skills
  • Learn how to plan a professional workshop from scratch
  • Explore common challenges and difficult situations 

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