Teaching and writing a Plan of Instruction: Train-the-trainer

The rapid changes in the workplace, as well as the development of new work fields and new tasks and demands, continue to impact on the job training and expected performance. The field of on the job training is growing and along with it comes the demand for trainers. The term “trainer” refers in this context to anyone who is responsible for onsite instruction or training.

Very often, subject matter experts are called in to deliver training – not only to present information. They need to be able to design, develop, and deliver training that encourages people at all levels to take responsibility for their own learning. To do this, an effective trainer must know the strategy: how training is planned, organized, and conducted. The trainer has to know about the different didactic approaches and how to train adult learners. Everyone who acts as a trainer must become proficient in the skills and competencies that define them as professionals.

Learning contents

  • The characteristics of education and training
  • Trainer qualifications
  • The ADDI model to develop training
  • Determining learning contents, learning objectives, and goals
  • Different learning activities
  • Organizing and planning a training
  • Conducting a training
  • Motivating learners
  • Evaluating and improving a training
  • Writing a Plan of Instruction

The most important learning objectives

The test candidates will …
  • Know what qualifications a trainer should have
  • Be familiar with the ADDI Model
  • Know how to define learning contents, learning objectives, and goals
  • Be aware of different learning activities
  • Know which aspects must be considered when planning and organizing a training
  • Know how to motivate learners
  • Know how to evaluate a training
  • Know what a Plan of Instruction is
  • Be able to develop and write a Plan of Instruction