Train the Trainer for Ecologists

Summary

The aim is for participants to develop their training skills towards designing and delivering courses to a professional standard of tuition.

Description

This unique course is specially designed for ecologists and environmental professionals and covers field as well as classroom tuition. The aim is for participants to develop their training skills towards designing and delivering courses to a professional standard of tuition.

The training includes sessions on planning your learning objectives, matching a range of different learning styles, strategies to ensure tuition is learner focused, techniques for working effectively with mixed ability groups, and ideas for checking delegates have met their learning goals.

Once you have completed a Train the Trainer course, we will display the ‘Train the Trainer’ logo on each of your training course webpages to indicate the added value offered by your training.

Testimonials from Training Providers who have attended a ‘Train the Trainer’ course:

“Even after delivering training courses for over 15 years I found the Trainer the Trainer course very useful. During the course the tutor demonstrated a range of teaching methods and encouraged the participants to try them out too. We came up with new ideas of how to make our own courses more interactive to ensure that participants retain more of the information imparted during a course, particularly for less exciting topics, such as legislation. The microteach session on ‘Nibbled nut ID’ that I trialled on the course is now a popular part of my dormouse course. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone teaching a training course.” - Hazel Ryan (Hazel Dormouse Handling and Survey Methods & Bat Handling and Identification). Senior Conservation Officer, Wildwood Trust.

“Train the Trainer was a very useful course. It equipped me with a range of practical techniques that help me ensure engagement and deeper learning for delegates.” - Matt Davies (QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners & Intermediate QGIS for Ecologists and Environmental Practitioners). Director, Maplango.

“The Train the trainer course was an enjoyable and entertaining course delivered in a way you would hope all courses could be delivered! The training provided innovative and alternative ways to deliver training in order to achieve the learning outcomes; a must for all trainers whether you deliver training already or plan to in the future.” - James Simpson (Phase 1 for Development). Associate Director, ADAS.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at anyone who has not completed teacher or facilitator-training before. No prior training experience is necessary, although participants will need to at least intend to deliver a course and have some idea of how they plan to deliver at least one session. Experienced trainers should find that the course consolidates their knowledge and provides new ideas to use in their own training.

The course fee includes a pre-course learning pack. Participants need to come to the course having read through this information and completed a set task. This is designed to take no more than 3 hours.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how adults learn, describe the Kolb learning cycle, define different learning styles.
  • Discuss barriers to effective learning and how to overcome these.
  • Set clear, achievable and measurable learning objectives for a whole workshop and for individual sessions.
  • Plan and structure a training session.
  • Facilitate a training session or course.
  • Informally assess learning.
  • Develop differentiation and other teaching skills to cater for a range of abilities and interests within any group.
  • Evaluate the success of a training course.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price (£)
Early Bird CIEEM Trainer
(Price valid from 27/09/2022 to 19/12/2022 inclusive)
1 £165.00
Early Bird Member Ticket
(Price valid from 27/09/2022 to 19/12/2022 inclusive)
1 £245.00
Early Bird Non Member Ticket
(Price valid from 27/09/2022 to 19/12/2022 inclusive)
1 £295.00