Train the Trainer 3-day programme

Develop your subject matter experts into confident new trainers!

Train the Trainer in-house corporate development events

With Philippa Hammond

Brighton, Sussex, UK and beyond

Your people need to be able to achieve your organisation’s mission, vision and values – and to do that, you need great trainers.

‘You’re great at your job, so you’ll be great at training it!’

Sound familiar?

It’s a bit like saying ‘you’re a great football player – so you can drive the team bus to the next match!’

But do they understand how and why adults learn, current learning and development thinking, practical training, facilitation and presentation techniques that work?

Training’s a very particular set of knowledge, skills and mindsets – and these can be learned.

Train the Trainer 3-day development programme

This programme offers an introduction to essential training skills.

Delegates explore key training topics, with practical elements and individual feedback throughout.


A practical first step for aspiring and new trainers who are subject matter experts

A practical refresher for returning trainers

A practical introduction to training for delegates new to the learning and development management role

Suitable for any field and industry – the course can happily blend delegates from many different organisations

Train the Trainer Testimonials

Course Information

Aim To introduce, practice and develop essential new knowledge, skills and mindsets that prepare your trainers to train

Style A fast-paced, participative, interactive 70:20:10 approach. Tuition, discussion, practical exercises, prepared presentations, reflection, with peer group and tutor’s honest, respectful and constructive feedback

Location This is an in-house event held at your preferred venue

Online option Please contact me if you would like to discuss a bespoke online group event

Objectives and learning outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:


The ADDIE training cycle

The 70:20:10 approach

How to do a learning needs analysis

The Kirkpatrick evaluation system


Planning and preparing their own short training session with a visual aid

Exercises for developing confidence, their professional voice and effective body language


Their own short training session

Feedback on observed sessions

Pre course preparation

Short reading list and video playlist

For Day 1: All delegates prepare to give their thirty-second elevator pitch – their answer to ‘who are you, what do you do and what makes you so great?’

For Day 3: Delegates design and prepare to deliver their own short training presentations

Course Programme

Day 1

All about you

Welcome, course introduction, aim and objectives

Developing confidence in your professional trainer brand – prepared elevator pitches with feedback to build control over nerves, body language, voice

Learning and learners, training and trainers

The trainer role and training in organisations

Why organisations train – and what are the blocks

Why and how adults learn

Day 2

The ADDIE Training Cycle

Audience learning needs analysis

Training design, setting aim and SMARTER objectives

Developing training – gathering, writing and structuring material, delivery methods, PowerPoint

Implementing and delivering training: public speaking and presentation skills including dealing with people, questions and challenging situations

Introducing facilitation skills

Day 3


Delegates deliver their own prepared short training presentations to the group

Reflection, discussion and shared peer group and tutor feedback throughout for post course continuing professional development

Evaluation matters

Evaluating training: delegates’ reaction, learning and new behaviour, and the effect of the training on their organisation

Personal development plans and conclusions

Post course reading and playlist

Delegate response to Train the Trainer

‘The facilitation section using different techniques to explain was v. clever!’

Emily Curnow
Isles of Scilly Skybus

‘Would recommend anyone to attend one of your courses. Being mentored from day 1 to be able to stand up in front of a room is a testament to the training received.’

Roddy MacDonald
Chief Pilot and Head of Training

‘Philippa’s attention to detail has shown me how to be a professional trainer. Very impressed with her course.’

Damien Gilbert
Power Plant Training Engineer
Rolls Royce

‘Knowledge was incredible. Approach and delivery style warming, engaging and extremely clear.’

Steve Oliver
Airworthiness Surveyor

‘Interactive techniques and demonstrating other ways of delivering training and keep delegates engaged, away from PowerPoint. A well structured and varied three days.’

Adam Skinner
Design and Certification Specialist


Contact For discussion and bookings

Philippa Hammond