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Introduction to Trainer Skills (formerly Train the Trainer) City & Guilds Level 2 (Intensive)

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Introduction to Trainer Skills (formerly Train the Trainer) City & Guilds Level 2 (intensive)

This City and Guilds Level 2 Introduction to Trainer Skills course provides participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of a systematic approach to training. It’s an intensive course, designed to be delivered over two days, and is ideal for those who train others in organisations. It is an introductory course so no previous teaching experience or access to teaching/training is needed. Applicants do not need to be in a teaching/training role to do this course. This introductory, knowledge-based teaching/training qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement, meaning it can be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching/training role.

Available Courses
Starts: 13/09/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday
Time(s): 9:30am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 week
Fees: £50.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

How to enrol

To enrol onto this course please call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.



Course Information

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and it is suitable for new and experienced trainers from any discipline, and individuals who are called upon to deliver training as part of a wider role.

Course content

The course is based on the training cycle, covering:

  • Planning (including session planning)
  • Delivery (participants will deliver a 10 or 15 minute ‘session’ that they have planned; centres should decide the length, depending on time available and size of group)
  • Evaluation (self, peer group and course evaluation)

The course also covers:

  • Setting ground rules
  • Use of icebreakers
  • The learning environment
  • Training resources
  • Gaining and maintaining attention
  • Motivation
  • Assessment


This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression as a trainer in different sectors. The course focuses on the training cycle which is then applied to the planning and delivery of a session.

The course is aimed at learners who wish to gain an understanding of how to plan and deliver a learning session and incorporate assessment. It is also designed to develop learners’ confidence in using these skills.

The course is made up of two mandatory units which must both be passed in order to achieve the qualification:

  • Planning a training session
  • Delivering a training session


This course has been developed in conjunction with City & Guilds and Ofqual and is the latest and most up to date qualification in the education and training field. Learners who complete this course can then progress to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed via a multiple-choice exam, assignment and delivery of a micro-teach session. This course is for learners who may be looking to progress into a career in teaching or training.

Each participant must deliver a 10 or 15 minute training session, and take a multiple choice quiz on day two. Each session must be observed by the tutor. To be agreed at the start of the course. The presentation will need to be prepared overnight after day 1 ready for delivery on day 2.

Participants delivered session: An observation checklist will be completed for each participant’s delivered session; participants will be given a blank copy of this in advance. Participants must provide a completed session plan prior to their delivery, and include a clear aim. The session plan must also have a beginning, middle and end. Timings in the session plan should be realistic, with examples stated of any resources, activities and assessment to be used. A participant’s delivered session will be stopped if it overruns the allotted 10 or 15 minutes.

Further study and career options

This is an introductory course that will improve your confidence and practice if you are already teaching or wish to go into teaching. In order to become a qualified lecturer or trainer a further course of study would be needed, such as the Certificate in Education or PGCE (CertEd/PGCE).

Additional information

This course runs as an intensive two day course. Please note, the current fee of £50 per person is due to the availability of Local Flexibility funding.

These courses tend to run on request when enough people show an interest and register. Therefore, there may not be a future course listed here at the moment. The starting place for most people looking to train as a teacher is our Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS). These courses run more frequently and you will find future Level 3 courses advertised on our website.

If you would like advice on getting in to teaching or training please contact

Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.