Train the Trainer Online Course

Train the Trainer Online Courses: Do they work?

Originally published, June 2020

Classroom training has become temporarily unavailable due to social distancing, but the demand for Train the Trainer courses and certification hasn’t decreased in any way. This leaves people wondering if a Train the Trainer online course will work for their certification.

With such a practical nature, and a skills demonstration as part of the course syllabus, is a Train the Trainer Online Course effective for achieving the knowledge, skills, and certification you need?

In this article, we look at how Train the Trainer works as an online course, examine the main benefits of this style, and give you helpful statistics on pass rates.

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Train the Trainer: A Quick Overview

QQI Train the Trainer is one of the most popular certifications in Ireland. It’s important for anyone who works as a professional trainer or trains others as part of another role.

This certification was previously a FETAC Train the Trainer. When FETAC was amalgamated with HETAC and NQAI to become QQI, the qualification and curriculum were updated.

There are 3 different courses that fall under the “Train the Trainer” umbrella:

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If you want to read a more in-depth outline of the Train the Trainer awards, why not take a few minutes to read our article, “What is Train the Trainer?”.

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What does “online” training mean?

Online could refer to a self-led online approach, or trainer-directed, live virtual training courses.

While self-led online training is an excellent approach for many subjects – we offer it for several of our other courses – trainer-directed, live virtual sessions are the most supportive, effective method for something as practical as Train the Trainer.

To distinguish between the 2 styles, we call a self-led style “Online” training, and a trainer-led, real-time style “Virtual" training.

What are the benefits?

Here are some of the benefits of choosing our Live Virtual style for your Train the Trainer course and certification:

1. Convenience

When attending virtual training, you don’t have to worry about travel costs or time. You can connect from your own home, or wherever you’re based.

All you need is a steady internet connection and a web-enabled device that has a web-camera, microphone, and speakers. Most web-enabled devices (smartphones, tablets, computers) have these features as standard.

2. A Focused Environment

The dedicated learning environment of a classroom is one of the key benefits of this style of live virtual training that helps you stay focused on learning without distraction.

3. A Group Dynamic

Through our live virtual training format, you’ll be able to engage in discussions and group exercises with your fellow classmates.

This method of sharing ideas and encouragement is something that you just can’t get from a self-led online course.
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4. Expert Feedback & Guidance

The real-time feedback and advice you'll gain from our trainers is invaluable. They have been working as qualified, professional trainers for many years and have a wealth of real-life experience to share that will enhance the Train the Trainer syllabus.

5. Plenty of Support

During the course, your trainer will go through our detailed assessment brief and give you tips for successfully completing your assessment work in the 8 weeks following the course.

We will also provide you with access to course slides and reference materials to support your continued, self-directed learning.
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Maintain Momentum

We have always found that, as a result of a focused learning environment combined with the online materials we provide access to, our students keep up the momentum to achieve their Train the Trainer certification within months of completing training.
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Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us for Your Online Train the Trainer?

There are many providers offering online Train the Trainer courses right now. Here are 5 reasons why choosing our online live virtual course is a wise choice:

99.6% pass rate

99.6% Pass Rate*

Our pass rates speak for themselves. Over the past few years, we have trained and certified hundreds of students in Train the Trainer, with a strong 99.6% pass rate.
93% pass rate

93% of our Learners Achieved Merit or Distinction Grade*

In the same time period, 93% of our students achieved a Merit or Distinction grade. These are the highest possible grade bands within the QQI grading system.

* based on all students within a 30-month period, calculated May 2020
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A Proven & Convenient Format for Success

As you can see from the pass rates above, our approach to Train the Trainer is a successful one.

We have perfected our format for Train the Trainer over years of delivering courses and incorporating feedback from past students. The result is a focused, 4-day course with plenty of active learning, group work, and support from expert trainers.
30+ Years

30+ Years of Experience

Professional Development has been in business for more than 30 years. We are an established, trusted provider of training and QQI certification in Ireland. We deliver training to clients and organisations across a broad spectrum of industries.

Trusted by Leading Businesses

We deliver Train the Trainer programmes for leading Irish and international organisations of all sizes. Our professional approach, consistent success rate, and expert trainers instil confidence in our clients.

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What clients say about our Train the Trainer Online Courses

Here's what some of our recent participants on live virtual Train the Trainer courses had to say about their experience.

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Book your Train the Trainer Online Course

Our Training Delivery & Evaluation Course (“Train the Trainer”) runs every month as a live virtual training. There are a limited number of spots on each date, so we recommending reserving your place as early as possible.

This includes:

  • 4-day virtual course with our experienced trainers.
  • Support materials (slides, reference materials, QQI assessment guidelines).
  • Your QQI assessment and certification costs.

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