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Officer Development

Train the Trainer

This course has been designed to give students’ union staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver effective learning and development programmes. As well as for individuals who are interested in a re-fresher course.
Who is it for?
·         Staff of affiliated students' unions
3 - 4 September 2014
Course registration opens: 09.00
Course begins: 09.45
Course ends: 17.00
£199 (excl VAT)* per delegate
* Includes accommodation, meals and training materials
Course learning objectives:
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
  • Identify different learning styles
  • Define learning and training
  • Discuss different types of learning theory
  • Apply learning theory to the training environment
  • Experience active learning
  • Analyse a variety of training methods
  • Identify good and bad learning objectives
  • Design a training session plan
  • Name a range of communication 'blocks'
  • Identify different ways trainers can facilitate learners to learn effectively
  • Identify and name solutions for challenges trainers may face
  • Consider ways to manage challenging behaviours in the training environment
  • List a variety of training evaluation methods
  • Deliver a short training session
  • Receive feedback on training session from peers and trainer
  • Develop a support network of students' union trainers


NUS Training Team
All trainers who deliver this course hold advanced trainer qualifications with many years of experience of training and students’ unions between them. Moreover, the trainers on this course will coach, share best practice and their experience with the delegates.
Course documents
Joining Instructions: event, accommodation and venue location details (coming soon)
If delegates have particular learning needs or need course materials provided in alternative formats, please contact: training@nus.org.uk
Useful event policies:
Please note that this event is now full.  Please email events@nus.org.uk if you wish to go onto the waiting list.
Registration closes at 5pm on 27 August 

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