This course gives you new skills and enables your organisation to introduce in-house training. This is a two-part course leading to Open College Network accreditation at Levels 1 and Part 1 looks at what makes a good trainer and how adults learn. This course is aimed at both new and experienced teachers and trainers in the voluntary and community sectors, who have no formal training or qualifications as trainers.

The course is taught by experienced tutors who will guide you through learning in a supportive and encouraging way. You will work with the tutors and other students to build on some of the basic principles of teaching and learning to extend your knowledge and to practise your skills. The emphasis is on practical work and interactive teaching methods, with a combination of whole-class, group and individual learning.

Date and Time

19th April 2021 - 21st April 2021

(3 Days and 2 nights)


Level  Level 1 
Awarding Body OCNWMR
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to demonstrate:

  • how adults learn

  • a range of training styles and strategies

  • how to set learning objectives

  • how to design and use training materials

  • how to plan and deliver a presentation

  • how to plan training events


Following on from this course, you can progress to the Training the Trainer part 2 course, which will build on your achievement and offer you the opportunity to develop and consolidate the skills that you have acquired so far. Another associated course would be Presentation Skills, which focuses on this aspect of the tutor’s role and offers Level Two units in Public Speaking and in PowerPoint.