This Train the Trainer Distance Learning course is designed for existing trainers to readjust their current skill set and approach to training ensuring that high quality standards are at the forefront of all training programs. It also is aimed toward students who wish to gain a qualification in the area of Training Development and Planning. In the current economic climate many are returning to education with an increased demand for trainers both with inhouse companies and also for external business.

Online Learning Centre

By choosing to study this distance learning course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning center for the duration of the course. The course materials for this FETAC certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home.

You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course that will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning center from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an additional administration cost of €30 for this service.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Train the Trainer Certificate
  • FETAC Level 6 E30179 Train the Trainer Certificate

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

As this course is delivered through distance learning it is carried out at the students own pace. Each student has 12 months to complete this course.

Course Content Modules

  1. Theory of Training and Adult Learning
  2. The Role of the Trainer
  3. Training Needs Analysis & Programme Design
  4. Preparing for Training Delivery
  5. Delivery and Assessment
  6. Evaluation of Training

Assessment Criteria

A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of the course. These methods will include a combination of continuous assessment of course work through assignments, skills demonstration and a one day compulsory seminar. All assignments will be designed to maximize the learner's skills and understanding of the train the trainer course.

Further Studies

The Train the Trainer course is an excellent progression route to becoming a trainer within a company or to develop training programmes in the external market. Students have the option of gaining and experience or employment. Portobello will have an additional range of fresh business courses in the coming months to add to their spectrum.


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