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What is the Most Popular Train the Trainer Course?

We are often asked which Train the Trainer course is most popular.


Train the Trainer courses are always in demand in Ireland. We run a high number of Train the Trainer courses every year.

Learning how to train others effectively is a key skill for anyone who either wants to work as a trainer, or has a need to train others as part of another role.

Deciding on the right fit for your training and certification requires as much information as you can gather. In this article, we aim to provide you with our answer to the question “what is the most popular Train the Trainer course?” and to offer helpful guidance for your research journey

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Are you new to Train the Trainer?

If you have just started researching Train the Trainer and would like to find out about the background of these courses and certifications, we have some helpful resources to offer.

Why not check out our article, “What is Train the Trainer?”, or download our Complete Guide to Train the Trainer?


What Train the Trainer Courses are Available?

We offer 3 QQI certified Train the Trainer courses:


QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation

4 Days – QQI Level 6 - Award Code: 6N3326


This is the course most people mean when they talk about “getting a Train the Trainer”. It covers the key delivery skills all professional trainers need.

During this course, you’ll also learn about different methods you can use to evaluate the success of your training sessions.

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QQI Training Needs Identification & Design

3 Days – QQI Level 6 – Award Code: 6N3325


This course centres around the skill-sets needed for identifying what kind of training is needed, setting clear objectives for your session, and using those objectives to design engaging training programmes.

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QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development

7 Days – QQI Level 6 – Award Code: 6S3372


This QQI Special Purpose Award is comprised of the above courses (Training Delivery and Evaluation and Training Needs Identification and Design).

When you successfully complete these two components (in any order), you will achieve the respected QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development. It’s a must for anyone who is serious about a career in training.

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Is there a Certification called “Train the Trainer”?

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Until the end of 2014, there was a course and certification named “FETAC Train The Trainer” (code: E30179).

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) was formed to combine the standalone agencies of FETAC, HETAC and NQAI. QQI deactivated the old “Train the Trainer” course and replaced it with the new courses and awards we talk about on this page.

Since then, although the courses are called “Training Delivery and Evaluation” and “Training Needs Identification and Design”, they are still collectively known as “Train the Trainer Courses”.

What is the Most Popular Train the Trainer?

What is the most popular Train the Trainer course?

If we based it purely on the number of people we train, then Training Delivery and Evaluation would be the most popular Train the Trainer course. We run this course every month in Dublin, along with tailored, in-house programmes for clients all over Ireland.

Training Needs Identification and Design runs less often, but it’s difficult to secure a spot on this course as it is so popular with trainers, business owners and HR professionals.


Your Goals, Your Choice

Your Goals

The real answer to which is the most popular course is “whichever meets your goals”.

There are many reasons you might complete a Train the Trainer course and achieve certification. To decide what’s right for you and your next career step, it’s wise to get very clear about why you’re interested in a Train the Trainer qualification.

Once you have clarified your goals, opt for the course (or courses) that get you where you need to go.

In the next section, we have listed some of the top 8 reasons people attend Train the Trainer courses. We have also given the best training and certification path suggestion to accompany these reasons.

The Top 8 Reasons for Choosing Train the Trainer

1. “I need to get a Train the Trainer certification”


Train the Trainer is often a requirement for many roles that encompass training others. If you have arrived at this article as a result of a requirement you need to tick off, we suggest the QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation course.

Training Suggestion: QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation.
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2. “I want to perfect my ability to deliver training”


Do you feel the need to get a solid structure for how you prepare for, and deliver training? Would you like to discover your unique style of training delivery and build confidence in your abilities?

Training Suggestion: QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation.
Delivery Skills

3. “I want to understand how adults learn”


Both Training Delivery and Evaluation and Training Needs Identification cover this angle. We recommend taking a look at the content for each course to decide which interests you more.
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4. “I need to be able to identify gaps in knowledge and recommend the right training for my team”


Training Needs Identification and Design is the ideal option for meeting this requirement. It will teach you how to carry out a successful training needs analysis (TNA).

Training Suggestion: QQI Training Needs Identification & Design
Identify Needs

5. “I want to learn how to design training programmes”


Learn how to create strong training objectives and use them to build effective training programmes with Training Needs Identification and Design. This course also looks at how to create the supporting materials for your programme.

Training Suggestion: QQI Training Needs Identification & Design
Design Skills

6. “I train others as part of my job, and I’d like to put more structure on how I do this”


To meet this goal, we recommend taking a look at both Training Delivery and Evaluation and Training Needs Identification and Design.

It’s most likely that Training Delivery and Evaluation will meet the requirements, as it focuses on how to prepare for and deliver training that makes an impact. However, you may also wish to explore the skills for designing training.

Training Suggestion: Start with Training Delivery and Evaluation.
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7. “I want to build a successful career as a professional trainer”


If you intend to make training your primary career path, we strongly recommend choosing the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development.

It covers all stages within the Training Cycle, so that you will be able to bring a well-rounded offering to trainees, clients and potential employers.

Training Suggestion: QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development
Build a Career

8. “My team need to learn how to train others”


All of our Train the Trainer courses are available as tailored, in-house training programmes.

We can deliver one or both of the certified courses we mention on this page. In-house training gives you the advantages of flexibility (we come to you on dates you choose) and customisation (we can adapt the programmes to focus on the kind of training your team deliver).
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Need Guidance?

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If you’re not sure which course is right for you or we haven’t covered your goals above, we’d love to hear from you.

You can click below to ask “Which Course for Me?” or ask any question.

Alternatively, why not call our training consultancy team on Freephone 1800 910 810? They will be happy to talk through certification options with you.
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