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Train the Trainers' Toolkit Helping others to facilitate learning in the workplace: A Practical Guide

Who is this toolkit for?

This toolkit is a training programme which can be delivered by experienced trainers / facilitators, with expert knowledge and skills in facilitating work-based learning.

N.B. this is not an online training course.

What is this toolkit for?

This toolkit provides information and practical guidance on preparing healthcare professionals and service users or carers, who may be involved in facilitating inter-professional learning (IPL), uni-professional learning or service user / carer education in the workplace. It will help them plan, deliver and evaluate their own learning programmes.

Who are the target audience?

The training is targeted at those involved in facilitating learning in the workplace, and require to develop their knowledge and skills within this area of practice. For example: GP trainers, Dental trainers, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses and Midwives, Hospital Specialists, Pharmacists, Knowledge Services Staff, Clinical Psychologists, Administrative and Clerical Mentors, Healthcare Chaplains, Support workers and Healthcare users and carers.

How can this Toolkit be used?

The toolkit is intended to be a flexible resource. Sections of the toolkit can be used to support existing learning programmes or activities which trainers / facilitators are currently delivering, or it can be used to plan specific programmes depending on local or individual needs.  The content is broken down into eight units as below.

  • Unit 1: Inter-professional and adult learning
  • Unit 2: Teaching and learning styles
  • Unit 3: Teaching a practical skill
  • Unit 4: Giving feedback
  • Unit 5: Effective group work
  • Unit 6: Writing aims and learning outcomes, and planning an inter-professional learning session
  • Unit 7: Managing difficult behaviours in groups
  • Unit 8: How to evaluate