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Helping organisations and people grow Last updated: July 19, 2018
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Training design master class

(Typically one day)

Custom designed:

Quality, in-house training for your organisation’s needs


This programme equips participants with professional training design skills, so they can produce engaging and effective training sessions. We often run this programme for individuals or groups that have a specific area of training to design and deliver.

This programme is often run in conjunction with a "Train the Trainer" programme

Training design master class

“A good way to pilot a course design is to simply run the whole thing in your head - notice what happens, what people say and how long it all takes”

More Information:

If you want to know more about this course or its suitability for you or a colleague, call us on 020 8374 3985 and speak informally to one of our course leaders, or email:

Training Style:

Interactive, enjoyable  and thought provoking. The workshop uses inputs from the course leader, group and individual exercises, and simulated interviews.

Who will benefit:

This course is suited to training professionals and to technical experts (subject matter experts) who wish to design effective training programmes within their organisation.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  •  Understand the principles of effective training design
  •  Clearly articulate the importance of formulating training objectives
  •  Use key training design techniques to create their training  
  •  Learn Accelerated Learning design techniques to enhance their designs
  •  Run through the rationale of their training design during the programme
  • Create draft training materials that will form the basis of the final training design


(We customise and structure the content to your organisation's specific needs)

  • What is training vs. presenting vs. facilitating
  •  What skills do I need to be an effective training designer
  •  What is the purpose of a training design
  •  Creating training objectives
  •  Dealing with mixed ability groups
  •  How much flexibility should I build in around the training objectives
  •  Getting the "big picture" design right
  •  Understanding the hierarchy of detail
  •  What are beliefs, skills and behaviours
  •  Training design as choreography
  •  How long do I need vs. how long can I have
  •  Working with time
  •  "Hot-housing" principles  
  •  The use of competition in training design
  •  Group work and its role in training design
  •  The seven intelligence's
  •  Accelerated learning principles
  •  Using metaphors in your training design
  •  Writing case studies
  •  How to use pilot courses in your design process
  •  Evaluating the success of your training design