PTT Train the Trainer (ILM) 2-Day in Manchester


The ILM accredited Professional Trainer Techniques (PTT) Train the Trainer course is for people who want to become brilliant, confident, and captivating trainers.

Whether you need to train internal staff or external clients, this two-day ILM accredited course is ideal for you.

You will learn to engage and motivate learners. You’ll also learn how to avoid common mistakes in the industry, such as simply reading PowerPoint slides to your audience and expecting engagement.

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Venue information:

Premier Meetings, Manchester Central (GMEX)

7-11 Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3DW

Timings:- 09:30 - 16:30

Nearest Rail:- Close to Manchester Oxford Road and St Peters Square Tram Stop

Nearest Car Park:- Very close to Paid NCP Lower Mosley St

course information:

This course is about giving you the key elements around the five pillars of instruction: Training Structure, Questioning Technique, Effective use of Aids (including PowerPoint), Personal Qualities and Relevant Content.

Our course is the best available and delegates are taught real training skills by very experienced master training practitioners. Delegates complete this course with an improved understanding of what effective training is all about. Many trainers just read PowerPoint slides and don’t engage which isn’t effective training. Completing this course is a pre-requisite for effective training delivery. 

Upon successful completion of the course, individuals are awarded B2 - Competent Trainer or B1 - Highly Competent trainer award as well as ILM Certification.

Cost of the course includes:- You will receive trainer support and guidance throughout. All handouts and course study guides are provided and upon satisfactory completion, ILM and Target Training certification. Refreshments and lunch are also included.

course agenda:

Day 1 - This day is about giving delegates the key elements that make highly effective trainers and covers:

The principles of training. In this session, we review the approaches to learning and development and how these are implemented in the workplace. 

Describe behavioural personality using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) in a training context. Delegates get to identify their own behavioural personality.

Skills needed by trainers. We identify the skills needed by highly effective trainers to train others using the OPEN UP methodology.

We provide an overview of an effective training structure. Key elements are explained such as aim, objectives and learning outcomes that will aid delegates to create a correct training framework.

Engagement techniques. We explain and demonstrate the ‘Throw the Monkey’ technique which engages delegates and provides trainers with opportunities to reflect and think in the dynamic environment. 

Describe effective questioning skills and answering techniques. Vital for effective training delivery; in this session, techniques are taught and practised to a high standard. This includes the use of open, pose, pause & pounce techniques and rhetorical questioning. Furthermore, advanced 4-part reasoning techniques are explained, demonstrated and practised.

Practise delivery using skills and techniques taught. A key element of this course is giving delegates the opportunity to practise what has been taught.  This will improve confidence and reinforce the need for effective training skills.  

Day 2- This day is about reinforcing what we learnt on day 1 and putting into practice the skills taught. By the end of the session, delegate training skills will have improved significantly:  

What was learnt yesterday? We consolidate the key skills learnt yesterday as a group activity using lesson delivery skills.

Dealing with nerves. This session looks at understanding why we get nervous and how to deal with nerves effectively including what is going on in our brains and how to create positive habits. Confidence and awareness will improve.

Use of visual aids. PowerPoint can be your best friend or your worst enemy. In this session, we explore what poor use of PowerPoint is like and offer some key tips to ensure it is used effectively. The use of the flipchart and whiteboard is also discussed with some key tips for using correctly.

Managing behaviour. Poor delegate behaviour can cause massive problems and this session is all about how to manage typical negative behaviours in a training session. Skills and techniques are demonstrated and discussed.

Evaluating training. We explain how to evaluate training to ensure it is working. Reference is made to the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation to ensure training is evaluated during and after the training process.

Assessed Sessions. Delegates are assessed delivering a training session against the agreed ILM standards. Upon successful completion individuals are awarded either B2 - Competent Trainer or B1 - Highly Competent trainer award as well as ILM Certification.

testimonials from clients who have completed this course:

★★★★★ "My first journey into training was with Scott Fraser of Target Trainer. I started off a nervous and un-confident man and ended up after our 2 days training sessions a very confident and knowledgeable trainer. There are tips and techniques I learnt in the classroom that I use in my life to this day. I was not prepared for how much I enjoyed and how much I took out of the sessions and I found Scott to be the most captivating and effective trainer I have ever witnessed. I would not hesitate to recommend him and Target Training as they are consummate professionals in what they do." Rob Foreman.

★★★★★ "Thank you so much Scott and Target Training...You really have made me so much more confident in my own skin and my abilities! I have already shared with numerous colleagues the 'Throwing The Monkey' technique.......brilliant!!! I have already discussed with my manager about completing the Advanced Train The Trainer this space!" Emma Phillips.

★★★★★ "The person walking into the course compared to the person leaving the course you couldn’t even compare, they are two totally different people. The skills and knowledge which both David and myself obtained in those two days go above and beyond of which we can apply in all aspects of life and not just teaching. The course is without a doubt one of the best that I have attended from a practical and theoretic point of view, I really feel as though I am leaving as a true professional. Thank you to you Scott." Samantha Wright.

To book, use our course finder on this page, call us on 0800 302 9344 or email

Testimonials from our Train the Trainer, Coaching and Management training - People who invest in our training agree that it’s the best and most up to date training available:

"The training was brilliant, made everyone comfortable. I have managed to come out of my comfortzone. Highly recommend, Claire was perfect and has met my needs more than I expected." Fidelis Mataya, Health and Promotion Officer

"Trainer was amazing and knowledgeable. I have learnt a huge amount and imporved my confidence in delivering training. I wish it could have been longer." Rochelle Browne, Terrance Higgins Trust

"Claire’s vast experience shines through in her classes and guarantees excellent well-structured training. I have had the pleasure of attending several training courses with Claire and each one has helped me grow professionally and personally; her enthusiasm and dedication to training and in particularly to Coaching are inspirational!.’’ Mark Adams, Haskel Engineering.

“I found the PTT Train the Trainer Course through a search engine. I did my research and Target Training Associates had some great reviews – and they didn’t fail to deliver. From the moment I arrived I was greeted by Ralph with a great big smile and a warm welcome. I was made to feel at ease and was introduced to our team for the course. Our group was a full course and we all got on superbly well! Ralph’s approach was personable, patient and engaging. Nothing was too much trouble for him. As well as group feedback, we had the opportunity for one to one feedback too which was hugely beneficial. Although I had some experience of facilitating training, I learnt skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my career. I have no doubt that Ralph would be an inspirational mentor. His ability to relate to situations is second to none and I found him a pleasure to learn from. I highly recommend Target Training Associates as a credible and reliable training provider.” Caroline Day, One Medical Group.

"My team are still talking about it and how fantastic it was delivered by Scott. As I said on the day, I have had delivery of similar courses through the years and yours was the best by a mile". Neil Jenkins, Hampshire County Council.

“I cannot remember the last time I attended a course that I enjoyed as much as the PTT Train the Trainer course this week. The course was fulfilling from a learning perspective as well as entertaining from an activity & enjoyment perspective. The boundaries of individuals were tested throughout the course and I did not anticipate to see such immediate improvement in myself and peers.” Paul Williams, Schawk.

"Having done many train the trainer courses in my 40 + year career, none, absolutely none gave me the tools or advice that I received from Target." Derrick Norton, Iberdrola Engineering & Construction.

“The PTT course that Ralph and Target Training provides is so much more than just an ordinary training course. I am absolutely buzzing with confidence after 2 days of training and I am now desperate to put my new skills to the test. The training was delivered with the upmost professionalism and definitely the best training course I have ever attended, I cannot speak highly enough about the whole experience." Richard Darnell, Whitworths Ltd.

"After the course had ended, I delivered a training session which received excellent feedback – something I attribute to the new skills I learned on the PTT course. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to colleagues and when I need further training, Target Training will be my first port of call. it was definitely the best training course I’ve ever been on!" Ruth Hawke, SYHA.

"In returning back to the workplace today, I feel empowered to deliver first class training; benefitting the organisation through the up-skilling of our workforce and the more effective dissemination of information. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who feels they need more effective training skills….and also those who think they already have them!" Angela Haykin, Aker Solutions.

“The structure of the course and knowledge of the trainer was superb. First class training course and many new techniques learnt during the course and I would highly recommend.” John Cadden, ACS Physical Risk Control.

"Scott, I’ve been buzzing around work today talking about the skills which I picked up from your course. It really was a fantastic and valuable experience that has sent me back to work feeling ready to train better than I have before. I felt like the content was perfectly applicable to my day to day role and your delivery and guidance was spot on." Pete Sunday, Gamma.

“I attended the PTT Course, provided by Target Training Associates, led by the King of positivity, Ralph Moody. It was such an insightful two days and I took away more than I thought possible about different training techniques and how to ensure delegates are actually benefitting from the training courses that I run. This was not a generic course by any means, Ralph was able to tailor the course throughout using real life situations from his impressive career, which was really helpful. I will be recommending Target Training Associates at every opportunity and convincing my management team to sign me up to more of their courses.” Joel Evans, Triaster.

“I just wanted to say that the course you ran last week was one of the best I have attended in a very long time. I was not sure what I was going to take away from this when I was booked on to it but the content of the course and the delivery was first class with great interaction and very enjoyable. As an HSE advisor, delivering material is part of my job and the skills you taught us last week are already being utilisedto great effect. I have sent feedback to our HR team highlighting the benefits of the course and I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to my colleagues in oil and gas.” John Riddick, Wood Group.

“I originally approached this course with a little trepidation prior to its start. All I can say is that it is possibly the best training course I have been on. I have learnt so much from just two days, that I can already notice the changes in the way I deliver and design training and presentation activities. I can honestly say that I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to get into training, or has been delivering training for some time. Can’t rate it highly enough!” Matt Retallack, Landmark Information Group.

“The course was genuinely the best and most enjoyable I have ever been on so a big thank you for your time and effort over the past few days.” Steffan Roberts, 2excel Aviation.

“The person walking into the course compared to the person leaving the course you couldn’t even compare, they two totally different people. The skills and knowledge which both David and myself obtained in those two days go above and beyond of which we can apply in all aspects of life and not just teaching. Yes the course is intense and you are completely pulled out of your comfort zones on a number of occasions but it really works and the sense of achievement and self-belief which I am taking away with me I am truly grateful for. The course is without a doubt one of the best that I have attended from a practical and theoretic point of view, I really feel as though I am leaving as a true professional. Thank you to you Scott.” Samantha Wright, Aerospace Inspection Training Ltd.

“I have learned a HUGE amount, most enjoyable training course I have ever been on.” Dr Joseph Muench, Pharmaserve North West.

“In discussion this morning I absolutely enthused about the experience of the last two days. I am certain I will need a few days/months/years to process and reflect on everything now that I’m back at work. I feel I have made a huge shift in my thinking and perceptions of self in the last few days, not only in learning some exceptional skills and techniques, but also personally." Marion Eastwood, Regents University.

“As a solicitor I have been on many courses, this is the best course I have ever attended during my professional career.” Sarah Bloor, Winn Solicitors.

“There was lots of practice which is just what I needed and I loved the questioning techniques and MBTI. Ralph practices what he teaches so you can see it in action whilst learning. Just right for my needs.” Tim Bellhouse, NBS (RIBA Enterprises).

“The practical opportunities to practice these new found skills and the opportunity to receive constructive feedback throughout the course is hugely beneficial not just you, but to whole group as we all learnt so much from one another. Thoroughly enjoyable and you won't want to go back to your desk afterward, I know I certainly didn't!!! Fantastic course and well worth anyone's time if they are interested in developing training skills.” Helen Carvey, UKIM.

“The course was amazing, in fact, if there is a word better than that then I would use it. It was intense and at the same time life changing. The feedback added to the process. I feel like a different person with so much energy. I have attended courses ( I mean a lot), I have to say your course is by far the best.” Viv Okuguni, IG Index.

“Without doubt it was the most useful course that I have ever been on. I have learnt skills that can be applied inside and outside the workplace.” Lewis O’Sullivan, Skills Funding Agency.

“I wanted to e-mail you to say again how marvellous your training was, and how much I have learned. Actually, I know that I have grown personally too by the whole experience. I will definitely recommend you to all and sundry! My all time favourite saying which, I believe, is originally from Isaac Newton, goes something like “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” You are definitely one of my ‘giants’!” Aileen Hughes, H&S Consultant.

"I can't believe what we have covered over the last couple of days. I think it was one of the most interesting, mind-blowing experiences I have had and I feel like a different person. Ralph made sure I understood and that I had the skills to be a FANTASTIC TRAINER." Sandy Dodd, Tuxford Academy.

"Never have I experienced such impactive, positive and knowledgeable training as I did when I attended the Advanced Professional Training Techniques course, delivered by Ralph in Edinburgh. The facilitation of inclusive participation, the motivating delivery and the exceptionally positive reinforcement of skills with constructive identification of areas for development were second to none I have experienced. Exceptional!" Andrew Graham, Graham Consultancy.

People who have already decided to invest in our training find that it brings incredible results. Open courses take place at venues throughout the UK and we also offer in-house adpated as required, it's easy to book now via the website or by contacting us on +44 (0)800 302 9344 or email

Our courses can be tailored to meet the particular training needs of your business or organisation and delivered worldwide if required. Our delivery is constantly assured by external awarding bodies and internally by our own assurance processes. We are audited by our clients too and all our reviews are from real individuals who have attended a course or completed a qualification with us.

"Are courses accredited?"

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Courses such as PTT Train the Trainer, Advanced PTT Train the Trainer, Master Trainer, Coaching Skills for Managers/Trainers, Master Coach, Presentation Skills, Management Development Programmes and Essential Skills for Managers are all accredited by the ILM. Based in the UK as part of the City & Guilds group they are a leading provider of specialist qualifications.  ILM is also recognised globally and many of their products and services are delivered and enjoyed by customers in many countries around the world.

"Do I have to complete a portfolio or pass an exam to complete the course?"

On courses that are accredited, they are performance assessed.  No portfolios or additional tests or statements are required.  Whilst on the training delegates are shown the skills and techniques required and they are then given opportunities to practise and develop.  During this time our trainers offer support and guidance accordingly. A formal assessment is then conducted at the end of the course and one to one feedback is given focusing on what was done well and areas for development.

"What is the difference between Coaching and Training?"

There are often mistakes regarding understanding the differences between the two methods.

Coaching - A conversation between the coach and the coachee whereby the coachee achieves a higher level and understanding of awareness and self-awareness, while the coach provides a safe environment and structure for that outcome to occur.

Training -  Training is teaching or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance and to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life.

To train, you need to know the skill, to coach you don’t because it is more about the person.

How can these be miss-understood? I know the English language does not help with a ski instructor and a tennis coach, but coaching and training are different. I see the cross between coach and mentor is the same; the key is to understand the boundaries between them all.

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"Are trainers experienced?"

Our trainers have a vast experience in coaching, training and management and you can see their individual profiles here.  We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible training to our clients and we guarantee it will fit your training need requirements.  

"What about delivery in-house?”

All our courses can be adapted for delivery internally and we have experience of this globally and throughout the UK.  Just contact us for further information.

We have numerous courses running throughout the year and are always happy to provide you with any information about them that you may need. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any of your training requirements on 0800 302 9344.

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Imagine delivering training with confidence using skills and techniques associated with very experienced trainers. Delivering training is a crucial role, and you have to be trained to provide training correctly.  Trainers need to be sure they have the tools and confidence to provide exciting and stimulating training that meets the learning outcomes. This ILM accredited practical based Professional Trainer Techniques (PTT) Train the Trainer gives attendees a set of tools and techniques that enable effective training delivery. Furthermore, it provides a clear structure for developing training sessions and an understanding of the underlying principles associated with great trainers.  We think the course is fantastic but don't just take what we say, read recent testimonials about this course.

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Completing our PTT Train the Trainer course will improve confidence and smash any limiting beliefs often associated with speaking in public.  You will learn the skills and techniques to engage and motivate your audience.  You will gain real trainer skills and not just how to read PowerPoint slides or tick boxes!

This course has been developed by experienced training professionals with over 30 years experience with a combination of training design, facilitation and evaluation expertise.  The course is accredited with the ILM and can be delivered in-house or as an open event. Upon successful completion, delegates are awarded either B2 (competent trainer) or B1 (highly competent trainer) certificates.

This 2-day ILM accredited Train the Trainer programme is ideal for those individuals who are required to deliver training to internal staff or external clients and covers:

Fundamental principles of training - we look at the essential principles that effective trainers follow and look at the critical skills that trainers need to deliver instruction.  This includes an understanding of the training structure and how to set real training aims and objectives.

Facilitating skills - essential techniques are explained including how we communicate effectively and how to engage the group using advanced questioning skills and answering techniques. The use of visual aids and powerpoint is discussed to identify how these assets can complement and conflict a training session. Useful methods are explained regarding the use of conducting activities in training both planned and 'ad-hoc'.  Essential skills are described regarding managing behaviour in a training session.  

The systems approach to training - we review the critical elements including basic design and evaluation to ensure that training is adequate, meets the need of the client and doesn't waste resources.

Assessed sessions - delegates get an opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice. This is assessed against the approved ILM assessment criteria. 1-2-1 support is offered throughout.

On successful completion of the assessment, delegates will be awarded B2 Competent or B1 Highly Competent trainer status.

On the course, delegates are taught skills and given examples of their use.  Delegates are then given the opportunity to practise their skills in real-life training environments.

No additional assignments, evidence requirements or portfolio building is required to complete the qualification.

Using the techniques and skills learnt on this course delegates attending this course will have improved confidence and motivation to deliver highly effective training.