Foundation Course for Trainers CIPD
Price: QAR 2,660

Course details


This highly practical, five day residential course is designed to introduce you to the learning and development role, focusing on the skills and knowledge needed to design and deliver short interactive learning and development sessions. The emphasis is on the development of practical skills of learning design and practical face to face delivery to small groups.  

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.

Course Tutors

Mrs Beverley Cavender

Bev has worked in learning and development for over 20 years across both private and public sector organisations and in a variety of management roles. She has a reputation for delivering pragmatic business focused interventions for organisations and individuals. Bev works at both the behavioural and skills levels to help individuals to recognise and achieve their potential. She is known for her ability to make clear links between personal development and the working environment. She has a reputation for delivering interventions that are inspirational and motivational. She incorporates NLP and Accelerated Learning techniques into learning and development and is an NLP Practitioner. Bev is a qualified Executive and Business Coach with experience of managing and leading teams and of setting up and running her own business. She coaches senior executives, managers and front line staff, individually and in groups.

Dr Teresa Williams

Teresa is an independent learning and development consultant. Specialist areas included trainer training, learning needs analysis, design, delivery and evaluation skills as well as learning and development strategy and knowledge management. Teresa works with a wide range of learners from introductory level to level 7. Areas of particular interest include research and publication work, development of tailored in-house materials, assessment / moderation work and preparing learning schemes for validation by awarding bodies.

Who is it for

Foundation Course for Trainers is ideal if you already train, full or part-time; be it in industry, commerce, private or public sectors. You’ll also strongly benefit if you’re a newly-appointed professional trainer.


  • write objectives for learning sessions 
  • draw on learning theory when designing a training session 
  • prepare and deliver a short training session 
  • use a range of materials to support the learning process 
  • give constructive feedback based on your own observations 
  • describe the scope of e-learning possibilities 
  • make reasoned decisions on when to use e-learning 
  • list the alternative ways in which e-learning can be resourced and managed.


Day one

Introduction to training and learning

  • what is training? why train?
  • relating training to the business and your role as a trainer.

How people learn

  • learning styles
  • memory and retention.

Objectives and outcomes.

  • why they are useful
  • writing well-formed objectives.

Identifying a range of methods to assist learning from courses to reading, from e-learning to workshops.

Day two

Systematic approach to training delivery

  • preparation and research
  • questioning, listening, non-verbal communication
  • preparing and using supporting visuals
  • training materials and equipment including electronic projection, camera and video
  • observation and feedback and supporting the learner.

Preparation of practical training sessions.

Day three

Delivery of individual practical sessions

  • practical delivery experience
  • observation, feedback and review.

Introduction to managing discussions

  • purpose, content and how to prepare
  • dealing with challenging situations.

Preparation of practical discussion sessions.

Day four

Promoting and managing discussions – practicals

  • use of observer checklists including feedback and review
  • individual practice at managing discussions.

Day five

e-Learning – with Clive Shepherd

  • what e-learning is
  • when e-learning is likely to be an effective solution
  • blending e-learning with traditional methods
  • group activities and case studies.

Please note: some evening work is required during the course.

About CIPD

The CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development, is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and L&D for more than 100 years and we already have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East.

CIPD have designed and delivered training programmes in over 50 countries worldwide and provide development programmes for over 15,000 learners a year. 

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