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Train the Trainer

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The Train the Trainer course at CTS College is strategically developed to meet the evolving needs of organizations seeking greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness in their training processes. Recognizing the value of leveraging internal expertise, this program focuses on training trainers within the organization, transforming subject matter experts (SMEs) into skilled trainers, presenters, and facilitators. Participants undergo a comprehensive learning experience covering essential concepts such as understanding the audience, learning theories, motivation, memory, and cognitive load theory.

The course emphasizes the importance of effective communication, encompassing verbal, non-verbal and graphic elements, while also introducing the critical aspects of lesson planning, objective writing and the "Nine Events of Instruction." Moreover, the program underscores the significance of incorporating evaluations into training, offering participants insights into various evaluation levels based on the desired learning outcomes.

In response to the changing landscape of training, the Train the Trainer course is forward-thinking, preparing trainers for the next level of hybrid training. Acknowledging the shift towards synchronous and asynchronous training modalities, the program ensures that participants are equipped with the skills needed to adapt and excel in the dynamic realm of contemporary training methodologies.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Understand the VARK concept
  • Understand the characteristics of the audience
  • Conduct needs assessments
  • Understand the approaches to adult learning
  • Understand learning theories that enhance the learning experience
  • Design and develop effective training objectives
  • Design the learning experience
  • Appreciate the motivational dynamics of training
  • Build credibility with the audience
  • Design and create effective training evaluations


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 5 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Aspiring or accomplished trainers, presenters or facilitators
  • First-time speakers
  • Persons wishing to develop in the field of training

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Needs Analysis and Understanding the Audience

  • Organisational purpose of Train the Trainer
  • Characteristics of the audience
  • Learning theories and learning styles
  • Theories in motivation
  • Memory and cognitive load

2: The Presenter

  • Modes of persuasion
  • Ethos/logos/pathos
  • The communication cycle
  • Verbal communication
  • Vocal qualities of a good presenter
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Question type and function

3: Planning the Training

  • Writing a lesson plan
  • Writing the lesson objectives
  • Robert Gagne and levels of learning
  • Nine events of instruction
  • Pre-training checklist
  • Day of training checklist

4: Evaluations and Assessments

  • Evaluation types and levels
  • Formal and informal assessments
  • Recap
  • Question and answers

5: Micro-Teach

  • Students prepare and present a micro teach i.e. Presentation of choice on a topic of choice


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Thursday 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm 5 weeks 15 hours $1,500.00 Mrs. Gabriella Roberts-Burke

Session - Thursday (06:00 pm to 09:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Thursday, March 7, 2024 Thursday, April 4, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Online Classes Thursday, June 27, 2024 Thursday, July 25, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Online Classes Thursday, September 26, 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Multimedia presentation

Students are also expected to participate in class activities that are designed to develop their skills in particular areas. They would be required to use their knowledge from the lectures to produce materials that they will present in the class room with a final micro-teach session at the end of the programme.


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


Instructor led materials would be available online.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,500. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mrs. Gabriella Roberts-Burke to facilitate the Train the Trainer course. Mrs. Roberts-Burke not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Mrs. Gabriella Roberts-Burke is a Professional Development Facilitator and Trainer. She has over seven years’ experience in education, youth development and stakeholder relationships. Mrs. Roberts-Burke has a robust background in designing, customising, executing and evaluating online and on-site training programmes and activities for trainees and staff. She has facilitated over 2000 contact hours in Professional Development and Life Skills courses utilising classroom and lecture styles, catering to groups of 20 - 400 participants.

She is equipped with a Masters of Education (Youth Guidance) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with Minors in Communication Studies and Human Resource Management. Additionally, she has attained certification from the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, in Foundations of Facilitation, Timely and Meaningful Assessment, Course Room Facilitation Techniques and from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in Instructional Design.  Mrs. Roberts-Burke is an engaging and enthusiastic instructor whose passion lies in the development and empowerment of others.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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