Training the Trainers

Training the Trainers: Teaching, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Teaching and mentoring is an essential part of a clinician’s professional role, to educate others and pass on knowledge and skills and to support the professional development of trainees. This course introduces adult learning theories and focuses on relating these to real-life situations and offers practical tools and tips for use as a trainer and supervisor.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the qualities of effective teachers.
  2. Identify the conditions under which adults learn best; understand and appreciate the importance of experience and reflection in learning and explain differences between “deep” and “surface” learners and describe how to encourage “deep” learning.
  3. Identify their own individual learning style and recognise that individuals have their own preferential way in which they absorb, process, comprehend and retain information – visual, auditory, kinaesthetic.
  4. Describe the main different teaching strategies, identify appropriate situations in which to employ these and benefits gained from using that approach.
  5. List factors to be considered when delivering a teaching session – timing, room layout, presenting new information, reinforcing basics.
  6. Explain the similarities and differences between mentoring and coaching.
  7. Describe how to structure a feedback session and Identify barriers to giving feedback.
  8. List steps for a structured mentoring session. SOWSEED model.
  9. Recognise the importance of preparation and practice in delivering an effective presentation and list the key elements of preparation.
  10. List five key mistakes and describe how to avoid these and identify strategies to use to engage the audience and handle questions.


09:15: Online Registration and Welcome

09:30: Introduction to teaching & learning theory. We look at the qualities of effective teachers: pacing, knowledge, approachability & giving feedback

Learning principles & styles: Kolb’s original model of reflective learning; the differences between “deep” & “surface” learners & how to encourage “deep” learning.

  • Concrete experience – what happened
  • Reflective observation – how it was perceived by the learner
  • Abstract conceptualisation – hypothesis, why it might have happened
  • Active experimentation – testing hypothesis & assimilation of results

Learning Styles: How different people represent & learn information; the VAK model. Semantic networks & why things stay “on the tip of your tongue” but unavailable. 10 top teaching strategies, how & when to apply them to different audiences.

10:45: Refreshment break.

  • Coaching & Mentoring. We will cover the five key areas:
  • Setting the scene
  • Developing rapport
  • Delivering constructive feedback
  • Leading the trainee to their own solutions
  • Closing and summarising agreed action

12:20 Question and answer session, summary and close

Further details
The fee for this course is £99:00 Please note this deposit is non-refundable should you be unable to take up your place.

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