Monday, 30 December 2013

Learning Styles Are Like Coffee

I drink my coffee black. It's what I prefer. But if I ran a coffee shop you'd also be able to get a latte, a cappuccino an espresso and more. Why? Because not everyone wants their coffee the same way as me.

Learning styles are like coffee. They come in different varieties. For example, you have visual learners who like to see and read, auditory learners who like to listen and speak, and kinaesthetic learners who like to be doing things. One problem many trainers have is that they deliver training based on their own preferred learning style. If we don't give learning styles a great deal of careful thought we are in danger of not meeting the needs of our learners who have a different learning style from ourselves.

One way to ensure this doesn't happen is to look at your training session from a learning styles perspective. Taking an holistic view of the session, and using the headings "Visual", "Auditory" and "Kinaesthetic", write down all the activities and learning methods you are using under the heading they will appeal to the most. 


Now look at the results. Have you got a reasonably even spread across all three learning styles? Or, are almost all your activities for visual learners? If so, how do you hope to engage auditory and kinaesthetic learners?

This is a great starting point for ensuring your training sessions appeal to everyone and don't just engage those whose learning style is the one preferred by you.

You can learn more about learning styles here. If you want to learn how to incorporate learning styles into your training sessions take a look at the Train the Trainer courses we offer. They are available as one day and two day courses and are delivered throughout the United Kingdom.

Visit the Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 23 December 2013

Successful PowerPoint Presentations

Death by PowerPoint is a slow, painful way to go, and we’ve all been a victim of it at some point. I certainly have, on far too many occasions!

Giving an interesting PowerPoint presentation, however, is surprisingly straightforward, so long as you follow a few basic guidelines. The problem with many presentations is that they can confuse your audience, stifling opportunities for discussion and boring them senseless. Definitely not the things you set out to achieve.

Firstly, let’s identify reasons for using PowerPoint: 

  • To take attention off you
  • You can email slides to those who can’t attend
  • To remind you what to say next
  • To maintain some sort of structure
  • To add a level of professionalism to your event
  • It can capture and enhance the attention and interest of your audience
  • It can help emphasise specific points
  • You can use images (even video) to better explain things


But let’s not forget about the disadvantages:

  • It can make you look amateurish if you’re unfamiliar with the required technology
  • It can be less effective if a lot of detail is required
  • It can distract from you if too much is happening on the presentation
  • A poor presentation can prohibit discussion
  • It can lead to you speaking to your PowerPoint, and not to your audience


Here are a few useful hints and delivery tips:

  • Use a wireless remote control to free yourself from the laptop
  • Don’t turn your back on the audience
  • Gesture towards the screen when you want to draw attention to it
  • Stand still when you want your audience to focus attention on screen
  • Move about to make your audience focus on you
  • Make your presentation interactive by including questions or exercises
  • Project your voice and show enthusiasm
  • Give your audience more attention than the screen
  • Know your subject
  • Be prepared for questions
  • Rehearse your presentation

For more advice on PowerPoint presentations, visit our website. We offer a Successful PowerPoint Presentations workshop that is available from as little as £350 per group.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Train the Trainer in Glasgow January 27, 2014

Train the Trainer Glasgow
"Brilliant! Very useful!" 
(FP, November 2013)

Gary Bedingfield Training are pleased to offer another chance to attend our one-day Train the Trainer course in central Glasgow. Although our Train the Trainer courses are usually delivered "in house", they are among the most popular in Scotland, in constant demand and this will be our third "open" course.

This special event is available to a very limited number of attendees on a first-come-first-served basis. Gary Bedingfield's Train the Trainer is an intensive course delivered over a single day; exploring areas such as learning styles, training resources, delivery styles, assessment and evaluation. 

As most people will tell you, entering a training room or delivering any kind of training for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course aims to make that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics and helping you to quickly become effective and confident.

Objectives
At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different learning styles
  • Plan and design training to gain commitment and enthusiasm
  • Run a training session and supervise training
  • Check that your training is effective and that learning has occurred

Content
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 How We Learn
Session 2 Delivering Training
Session 3 Running a Training Session
Session 4 Ending a Training Session
Session 5 Planning a Training Session

Duration
1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Date
Monday January 27, 2014

Location
Central Glasgow

Cost
£175 per person (only 8 places remaining)

Who is the course for?
Our 1-day Train the Trainer Express course was created due to popular demand to meet the needs of staff who are training to be trainers but have limited time available.

Why should I attend?
As most people will tell you, delivering training for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course makes that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics and helping you to quickly become effective and confident in the training room. What’s more, you’ll be hard pushed to find training of this quality at just £175...and we’re throwing in lunch, too!

What will I learn?
The course consists of five units covering learning styles, training plans, assessment, methods of delivery, running a training session, bringing your training to an end and making the most of evaluation.

Is the course accredited?
The course is not accredited but you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

What organisations already use your training?
We currently deliver training to BP, CBRE, Menzies Aviation, Cardonald College, Routes to Work, Orchard Care Homes, Falkirk Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and Wirral Partnership Homes to name a few.

What does Gary Bedingfield know about training?
Gary Bedingfield is a fully qualified further education trainer and assessor with 15 years industry experience. He has worked throughout England and Scotland delivering to a wide variety of groups from dysfunctional teenagers to unemployed mature adults.

How much will it cost me?
At £175 you won't find better value training anywhere

How do I sign up?
If you’d like to book a place on this course then visit the web page listed below and complete the Training Enquiry Booking Form

Book your place now!

What sort of feedback have you been getting on these courses?
"A great course which has left me with the confidence to deliver training." 
(DS, September 2013)

"Very useful either as an intro or a summary for new trainers or existing trainers." 
(SH, September 2013)

"Very well done and put together. The training day was well laid out in a great venue." 
(AJ, September 2013)

"Very educational training session, delivered superbly." 
(FS, November 2013)

"Very good session. Fantastic plans to help progress within my company." 
(JK, November 2013)

"It was excellent. Gary engaged the group well and we all gained a lot." 
(KB, November 2013)

"Brilliant! Very useful!" 
(FP, November 2013)

"Excellent. Answered all my question and more. Exceeded my expectations." 
(MR, November 2013)

What if I have more questions?
We’re happy to answer any questions you have. You can email us at info@garybedingfield.co.uk or call us on 0845 003 9571

Course fee includes all documentation, Certificate of Attendance, lunch, tea and coffee.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 16 December 2013

Delivering Employability Skills

There seems to be plenty of employability skills training out there these days. Courses that offer tips on interviews and how to fill-in application forms, but is there any real structure to these courses that gives the attendees something to build upon?

I’ve been delivering employability skills for over 15 years and firmly believe the best way is to teach proactive job searching. But what, exactly, is proactive job searching?

Let’s consider the activities of a normal job seeker. They may check the local newspapers. Perhaps they search for online vacancies? To me, this is reactive job search and it’s what the majority of job seekers are doing these days – responding to companies who choose to advertise their vacancies in some way.

By being proactive, however, we are tapping in to the hidden job market – that enormous pool of jobs that never gets advertised. Being a proactive job seeker means speculatively contacting employees you’d like to work for and broadening your network of friends and family who know you are looking for work. It also means checking other parts of the local newspapers – not just the vacancies page. Is there an article about a new company opening a store near you? Has a local company just won a contract to produce a new product? Things like this are clear indicators that these companies are looking for more staff and provide the job seeker with the chance to approach the employer ahead of everyone else.

Being proactive is just one way of teaching employability skills. For more advice on delivering employability skills training, visit our website. We offer a Delivering Employability Skills workshop that is available from as little as £350 per group.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 9 December 2013

Managing Groups

Does your job involve you having to manage groups? Effective group management can be a tricky task, especially when you have some powerful characters in the group.

But if that’s part of our job, then we need to be good at it. We should know how to choose appropriate content for our audience, work confidently in a variety of group situations and, perhaps, most importantly, effectively deal with challenging behaviour.

Another big issue we often face is delivering training to groups that are of mixed ability. How to you work with a group when some are beginners, some are at an intermediate level and others seem to be at an advanced level?

Firstly, don't ignore it and plough on regardless. Tell your group members that you realise there is a range of ability in the room and that you're going to try to give them all something of value.

Always keep an open mind - don't make assumptions about people's attitudes or skills, and mix up the group to allow more experienced people to work with the less experienced.

Prepare tasks at different levels and either allocate groups to tasks or allow them to select their own activity based on the ones they feel would be of most value to them.

For more advice on managing groups, visit our website. We offer a Managing Groups Effectively workshop that is available from as little as £300 per group.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 2 December 2013

Time Management

What would our working days be like if we didn’t have time-management skills? Chaos? Confusion? Frustration? Probably.

But how much better would our working days be if we had even better time-management skills? Developing time-saving techniques and strategies enable us to be more productive, meet deadlines and achieve goals.

To achieve this we need to take control of our time, rather than allow it to control us, which, unfortunately, is often the case. We must learn to plan and prioritise our workload, deal with distractions and develop a proactive workstyle.

One simple trick we can all use is to complete a piece of work and then not return to it. If it’s done, it’s done. Many of us have a habit of going back to something and wasting valuable time tweaking it in such miniscule ways that it rarely makes a difference to the outcome. So, if that sounds like you, then try adopting a new rule. When it’s finished, walk away and leave it as finished.

For more advice on time management, visit our website. We offer a Time Management workshop that is available from as little as £300 per group.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 25 November 2013

Refresh Your Training

Let’s face it, even the best trainers can get stuck in a rut sometimes. Delivering the same course day in and day out can be monotonous and lead to complacency.

What we need to remember is that we should always be providing our customers with the best value for money. To do this, as trainers, we sometimes need to go back to basics.

If you feel you’re in this position, then let me ask you a couple of questions. When was the last time you thought about learning styles? When did you last give much thought to your delivery technique?

Chances are it’s been a while since you pondered over either of these issues but the fact is, they are an integral part of successful training. 

Let’s take learning styles for a minute. Do your sessions cater for visual learners? What about auditory learners? What do you have in place for them? And then there’s kinaesthetic learners. Are you leaving all the kinaesthetic activities until the end, by which time, they may well have pulled their hair out?

If you feel you’re stuck in a training rut then my advice is to go back to basics. Even just spending an hour or so, looking at the basics of training can make a huge difference to your delivery.

For more advice on refreshing your training, visit our website. We offer a Refresh Your Training workshop that is available from as little as £300 per group.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Challenging Behaviour


Challenging behaviour can be defined as "culturally abnormal behaviour of such intensity, frequency or duration that the physical safety of the person or others is placed in serious jeopardy.”

If you’re dealing with this kind of behaviour in the workplace, working in the care industry, mental health, public service or trainers working with dysfunctional teenagers, for example, this kind of behaviour can put a serious strain on your ability to do your job effectively.

Challenging behaviour can also have an impact on your friends and family as well as the organisation you work with.

One of the best ways to deal with challenging behaviour is to have a better understanding of why it occurs in the first place, and most challenging behaviour can be viewed as occurring in a cycle.

By having a better awareness of each stage of the cycle – especially the trigger - we can develop strategies and suitable responses to encourage the positive behaviour we are looking for.

The stages of the cycle are as follows:

Trigger – the cause of the problem
Escalation – the tell-tale signs that challenging behaviour is possibly about to happen
Crisis – the challenging behaviour itself
Recovery – the events that take place immediately afterwards

If you take time to identify the triggers (or potential triggers) in the people you work with, then you can put measures in place to minimise the chance of them turning into acts of challenging behaviour.

For more advice on dealing with challenging behaviour, visit our website. We offer a Dealing with Challenging Behaviour workshop that is available from as little as £350 per group.

Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 21 October 2013

We're Introducing a New Facilitator Training Course

We're pleased to announce a brand new course to our range of Train the Trainer programmes.

Facilitator Training

This course has been created to address the specific requirements of facilitators. Facilitators are not neccesarily content experts, but instead need to be skilled in group processes and helping groups achieve goals. The course addresses these specific issues and consists of three intensive and interactive units.

What are the aims of the course?
The aim of this course is to provide a full coverage of important facilitator skills and help you have the self-confidence and presence needed to get results.

What are the objectives?
At the end of the course you will be able to: 

Recognise the different learning styles and adapt your delivery accordingly
Plan and design to gain commitment and enthusiasm
Recognise and use the main components of effective facilitation
Ensure a successful conclusion

What do the units cover?
There are 3 (plus a fourth optional unit) as follows:

Unit 1 How We Learn
Four Stages of Learning
Learning Styles

Unit 2 Effective Facilitation
Creating the Right Atmosphere
Using Aids and Resources
Encouraging Discussion
Asking and Dealing with Questions
Dealing with Difficult People
Dealing with Difficult Dynamics
Ensuring a Successful Conclusion

Unit 3 Planning
Creating Outcome-based Agendas

Unit 4 Micro-facilitation (optional)
This unit (available as a 2-day course) allows candidates to practice and demonstrate their facilitator skills by delivering a 10/15 minute micro session.

Who is the course aimed at?
Facilitator Training has been designed for facilitators and staff who regularly work with clients in a group basis and are looking for group management advice. This includes the care industry, mental health, employability and trainers working with young learners.

Is the course accredited?
The course is not accredited but you will receive a Certificate of Attendance

How long?
The course is delivered in one day (also available as two day course)

Where is it held?
Facilitator Training can be delivered at your premises or training premises can be arranged at an additional cost.

What's the cost?
The cost is from £350 per group (from £500 per group for 2 day course)

Where can I obtain more information?
To find out more about Facilitator Training, go to our website:

http://www.garybedingfield.co.uk/staff_training/facilitator_training.html

Visit the Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Monday, 14 October 2013

Train the Trainer in Glasgow

Monday November 11, 2013

  
Following our sellout course in September, Gary Bedingfield Training are pleased to offer you the chance to attend another one-day Train the Trainer course in central Glasgow. Our Train the Trainer courses are among the most popular in Scotland and in constant demand.

This special event is open to a very limited number of attendees on a first-come-first-served basis.
Train the Trainer is an intensive course delivered over a single day; exploring areas such as learning styles, training resources, delivery styles, assessment and evaluation. It consists of five trainer-led sessions.

As most people will tell you, entering a training room for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course aims to make that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics and helping you to quickly become effective and confident.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Recognise the different learning styles
  • Plan and design training to gain commitment and enthusiasm
  • Run a training session and supervise training
  • Check that your training is effective and that learning has occurred
CONTENT
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 How We Learn
Session 2 Delivering Training
Session 3 Running a Training Session
Session 4 Ending a Training Session
Session 5 Planning a Training Session

DURATION
1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

DATE
Monday November 11, 2013

LOCATION
Central Glasgow

COST
£175 per person (only 8 places available)


Who is the course for?
Our 1-day Train the Trainer Express course was created due to popular demand to meet the needs of staff who are training to be trainers but have limited time available.

Why should I attend?
As most people will tell you, delivering training for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course makes that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics and helping you to quickly become effective and confident in the training room. What’s more, you’ll be hard pushed to find training of this quality at just £175...and we’re throwing in lunch, too!

What will I learn?
The course consists of five units covering learning styles, training plans, assessment, methods of delivery, running a training session, bringing your training to an end and making the most of evaluation.

Is the course accredited?
The course is not accredited but you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

What organisations already use your training?
We currently deliver training to BP, CBRE, Menzies Aviation, Jobs & Business Glasgow, Cardonald College, Routes to Work, Orchard Care Homes, Falkirk Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and Wirral Partnership Homes to name a few.

What does Gary Bedingfield know about training?
Gary Bedingfield is a fully qualified further education trainer and assessor with 15 years industry experience. He has worked throughout England and Scotland delivering to a wide variety of groups from dysfunctional teenagers to unemployed mature adults.

How much will it cost me?
At £175 you won't find better value training anywhere

How do I sign up?
If you’d like to book a place on this course then visit the web page listed below and complete the Training Enquiry Booking Form

http://www.garybedingfield.co.uk/glasgow_train_the_trainer.html




What if I have more questions?
We’re happy to answer any questions you have. You can email us at info@garybedingfield.co.uk or call us on 0845 003 9571

Course fee includes all documentation, Certificate of Attendance, lunch, tea and coffee.



Gary Bedingfield Training
Providing innovative training throughout the UK

Monday, 29 July 2013

Glasgow Train the Trainer September 2013


Train the Trainer - Glasgow
Thursday September 19, 2013


Gary Bedingfield Training are pleased to offer you the chance to attend a one-day Train the Trainer course in central Glasgow. Our Train the Trainer courses are among the most popular in Scotland and in constant demand.

This special event is open to a very limited number of attendees on a first-come-first-served basis.
Train the Trainer is an intensive course delivered over a single day; exploring areas such as learning styles, training resources, delivery styles, evaluation and dealing with challenging behaviour. It consists of five trainer-led sessions.

As most people will tell you, entering a training room for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course aims to make that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics and helping you to quickly become effective and confident.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different learning styles
  • Plan and design training to gain commitment and enthusiasm
  • Run a training session and supervise training
  • Check that your training is effective and that learning has occurred

CONTENT
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 How We Learn
Session 2 Delivering Training
Session 3 Running a Training Session
Session 4 Ending a Training Session and Evaluating
Session 5 Planning a Training Session

DURATION
1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

DATE
Thursday September 19, 2013

LOCATION
Central Glasgow

COST
£175 per person

Course fee includes all documentation, Certificate of Attendance, lunch, tea and coffee.

For more information visit our website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk or call us on 0845 003 9571


Friday, 22 March 2013

Desktop Publishing


The Principles of Desktop Publishing (DTP)

A 1-day course that introduces the basics of Desktop Publishing

INTRODUCTION
This one-day desktop publishing course will show you all you need to know regarding the basics of desktop publishing. Using Microsoft Publisher or similar software, you will learn how to design and produce flyers, posters, business cards and many other documents through hands-on and theoretical interaction.

AIMS

  • Recognise the types of software required for DTP
  • Understand the importance of typography
  • Use drawing and image editing utilities
  • Utilise design principles and composition rules

CONTENT
Principles of Desktop Publishing is an intensive 1-day course that focuses on DTP basics for home and business use.

  • Understanding layout and the principles of design
  • Typography and working with fonts
  • Working with images
  • Working with drawing tools
  • Design layout
  • Composition rules
  • Placing images, graphics and tables
  • DTP terminology

DURATION
1 day

LOCATION
Delivered at your premises (IT facilities required)
A computer training room can be hired at an additional charge

COST
£250 per group (maximum group size of 10)

All courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow. Courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact us for details.


Gary Bedingfield Training provide desktop publishing courses including Desktop Publishing with PowerPoint

Specialist Train the Trainer Courses


Managing Groups Effectively

A half-day group management workshop for staff who work with groups and teams

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to help you have a better understanding of how to engage and facilitate groups to help them reach their potential.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

• Encourage a receptive state to learn
• Recognise learning styles and choose appropriate methods of delivery
• Supervise vulnerable groups

CONTENT
Managing Groups Effectively consists of five sessions. The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 The Importance of Choosing the Right Content
Session 2 Getting Learners Ready to Learn
Session 3 How to Work with Mixed Ability Groups
Session 4 Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
Session 5 Developing Positive Relationships

WHO THE COURSE IS AIMED AT
Managing Groups Effectively has been designed for trainers/facilitators and staff who regularly work with clients in a group basis and are looking for group management advice. This includes the care industry, mental health, employability and trainers working with young learners.

DURATION
Half day

LOCATION
Delivered at your premises

COST
£300 per group (maximum group size of 8)

All courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow. Courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact us for details.


Working with Young People

A half-day workshop for staff who are new to working with young people

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to help you have a better understanding of how to engage young people and effectively communicate with young people.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

• Understand how to relate to a young person and how best to communicate with them
• Understand how to support, motivate and engage a young person effectively
• Understand the causes of challenging behaviour and how to deal with it

CONTENT
The Working with Young People training course consists of three sessions. The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 Effective Communication
Session 2 Developing Positive Relationships
Session 3 Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

WHO THE COURSE IS AIMED AT
Engaging Vulnerable Young People has been designed for trainers/facilitators and staff who are new to working with young people or require additional support and guidance when working with young people.

DURATION
Half day

LOCATION
Delivered at your premises

COST
£300 per group (maximum group size of 8)

All courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow. Courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact us for details.


Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

A 1 day workshop for staff working with service users

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to help you have a better understanding of challenging behaviour and to develop ways to deal with it.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

• Understand what challenging behaviour is
• Identify some of the factors that cause challenging behaviour
• Identify likely trigger points in service users

CONTENT
Dealing with Challenging Behaviour consists of seven sessions. The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 Identifying Types of Challenging Behaviour
Session 2 The Impact of Challenging Behaviour
Session 3 Knowing the Potential Causes of Challenging Behaviour
Session 4 Recognising Early Warning Signs
Session 5 Remaining in Control
Session 6 Understanding Restraint
Session 7 Strategies to Encourage Positive Behaviour

WHO THE COURSE IS AIMED AT
Dealing with Challenging Behaviour has been designed for trainers and staff who might be faced with behaviour issues from service users. This includes the care industry, mental health and trainers working with difficult learners.

DURATION
1 day

LOCATION
Delivered at your premises

COST
£350 per group (maximum group size of 8)

All courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow. Courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact me for details.



We also offer a training needs analysis service

Train the Trainer in Glasgow

Are you a Glasgow-based company looking for a Train the Trainer course?

Our courses are intensive, motivational and fun. They are delivered over one or two days and focus on essential topics such as planning, delivery, supervising and evaluating. Our courses are suitable for groups of between 2 and 12 staff members and are delivered by a fully-qualified trainer with more than 15 years experience.

What's more, our courses are far more affordable than other courses on the market. If we deliver at your premises you can get our Train the Trainer Express course for only £350 - and that's the total price for a group of 12. Alternatively, we can arrange training facilities in central Glasgow for a total cost of around £500.

Here is an overview of the courses we can offer:

Train the Trainer


An innovative and motivational 2-day course


INTRODUCTION
Whether you are new to training or have a number of years experience, our train the trainer course helps you see ways in which you can become a better, more effective trainer.

The course is intensive and delivered over two days, exploring areas such as learning styles, resources, delivery styles and evaluation. It consists of five sessions followed by a micro-training session, where you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your skills.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different learning styles and adapt your training accordingly
  • Plan and design training to gain commitment and enthusiasm
  • Run a session and supervise training
  • Check that your training is effective and that learning has occurred

CONTENT
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 How We Learn
Session 2 Delivering Training
Session 3 Running a Training Session and Supervising Practical Training
Session 4 Ending a Training Session and Evaluating
Session 5 Planning a Training Session
Session 6 Micro-training Session and Questionnaire

DURATION
2 days

COST
£500 per group - delivered at your premises (maximum group size of 12)
£800 per group - delivered in central Glasgow (maximum group size of 12)

Visit the Train the Trainer web page


Train the Trainer Express



A fast-track course for trainers who are new to the world of training and facilitation


INTRODUCTION
Created due to popular demand to meet the needs of individuals and groups, this is an intensive trainer training course delivered over a single day; exploring areas such as learning styles, resources, delivery styles, evaluation and dealing with challenging behaviour.

As most trainers will tell you, entering a room full of learners for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course aims to make that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics and helping you to quickly become effective and confident.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different learning styles
  • Plan and design training to gain commitment and enthusiasm
  • Run a training session and supervise training
  • Check that your training is effective and that learning has occurred

CONTENT
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 How We Learn
Session 2 Delivering Training
Session 3 Running a Training Session
Session 4 Ending a Training Session and Evaluating
Session 5 Planning a Training Session

DURATION
1 day

COST
£350 per group - delivered at your premises (maximum group size of 12)
£500 per group - delivered in central Glasgow (maximum group size of 12)

Visit the Train the Trainer Express web page

Refresh Your Training


A 1-day course designed to help breathe new life into your delivery


INTRODUCTION
Even the best trainers can get stuck in a rut sometimes. Delivering the same course day in and day out can be monotonous and lead to complacency.

Refresh Your Training is training for trainers that has been developed with this in mind. It’s a one-day course designed to breathe life back into your delivery. We’ll remind ourselves of learning styles, course design and delivery techniques. We’ll look at how to effectively manage groups, deal with challenging behaviour and enliven even the most mundane subjects.

AIMS
At the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Choose appropriate content based on learning styles
  • Work confidently in a variety of group situations
  • Deliver effective training no matter what the subject might be

CONTENT
The sessions are as follows:

Unit 1 Choosing the Right Content
Unit 2 Getting Clients Ready to Learn
Unit 3 Delivering Training
Unit 4 Ending a Training Session
Unit 5 Working with Mixed Ability Groups
Unit 6 Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

DURATION
1 day

COST
£400 per group - delivered at your premises (maximum group size of 12)
£550 per group - delivered in central Glasgow (maximum group size of 12)

Visit the Refresh Your Training web page




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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

How Long Should a Train the Trainer Course Be?


I was recently asked how long a Train the Trainer course should be. One day? Two days? Three days? After initially thinking this was a bit like asking, “how long is a piece of string?” I realised it was worthy of some consideration.

Most Train the Trainer courses on the market today are two or three day affairs. Three days obviously allows a lot more time to cover more things, but is extending the training over three days actually counterproductive? Let’s consider a few facts. Most people who attend Train the Trainer courses are already employed; they’re already delivering training in some way. The problem with taking trainers away from their work environment is that the more time they are away, the more work will be awaiting them upon their return. Two days away from the work environment and I see attendees using breaks and lunchtimes to “call the office” to see if things are okay. When this is happening, they are not fully focused on the training you are trying to deliver. Extending Train the Trainer to three days only adds to this problem. And it doesn’t matter how dynamic and engaging your delivery might be; if there are issues at the office then that’s where they’re focus will be.

With this is mind, Gary Bedingfield Training have developed Train the Trainer Express. A one-day course that covers the essentials of training and facilitation. Of course, one day does not allow the attendees an opportunity to demonstrate their delivery capabilities but it is certainly enough time to ensure they are on the right track to being effective and productive members of the training community.

Gary Bedingfield Training also offer a two-day Train the Trainer course. This course expands upon the Express course and allows the attendees the opportunity to deliver a micro-training session on the second day.

What we don’t offer is a three-day course because we believe it is simply too long for staff to be away from their work environment. So, how long should a Train the Trainer course be? We believe two days for optimum effectiveness.


Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Train the Trainer Express


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A fast-track course for trainers who are new to the world of training and facilitation

INTRODUCTION
Train the Trainer Express has been created due to popular demand to meet the needs of individuals and small groups that are entering the world of training and facilitation. 

Developed from our highly successful Train the Trainer programme, Train the Trainer Express is an intensive course delivered over a single day; exploring areas such as learning styles, training resources, delivery styles, evaluation and dealing with challenging behaviour. It consists of five trainer-led sessions.

As most trainers will tell you, entering a training room for the first time can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, and this course aims to make that experience as easy as possible, introducing you to the basics of training and helping you to quickly become an effective and confident trainer. 

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Recognise the different learning styles
  • Plan and design training to gain commitment and enthusiasm
  • Run a training session and supervise training
  • Check that your training is effective and that learning has occurred


CONTENT
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 How We Learn
Session 2 Delivering Training
Session 3 Running a Training Session
Session 4 Ending a Training Session and Evaluating
Session 5 Planning a Training Session

DURATION
1 day

LOCATION
Delivered at your premises (training facilities can be provided at an additional cost)

COST
£350 per group (maximum group size of 8)

All courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow. Courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact us for details.

Call us now on 
0845 003 9571 
or visit our website at 
www.garybedingfield.co.uk



What people are saying about Gary Bedingfield Training's Train the Trainer course:

"Refreshed and introduced new knowledge regarding training, dealing with challenging behaviour and planning training sessions."

"I have a better understanding of what's involved with training. It's not just about learning."

"I feel more positive about training than I have in a long time."

"The whole course was very helpful informative and clear. Very enjoyable 2 days."

"Boosted my self confidence."

"I will now feel confident in applying everything I have learned into training sessions. I now understand different styles of learning/teaching."

"Absolutely superb. The knowledge I gained is extremely relevant to my work."

"I can go forward with more confidence and change the way staff view training - make it more appealing and fun."

"Extremely helpful, insightful, motivating and inspiring."

"Really enjoyed the course and gained a lot of confidence and knowledge of running groups and tasks."

“An exemplary delivery of the training course. The information communicated was extremely helpful as well as being able to watch how it was done.”

“Very good course, really enjoyed it. Very well structured and relevant to the job.”

“I was kept interested throughout the course and feel more confident about conducting a training session.”

"Lots of useful ideas which I can take away and put into practice."

"I really enjoyed the course and feel that it would really improve the service. Very much improved my confidence."

"I have taken so much away from this course that I will re-vamp my current workshops completely!"

"Really enjoyed and picked up some really good tips."

"The course was great to refresh my skills and knowledge and has made me focus much more on the importance of formally preparing training sessions."

"Gained a great deal of knowledge. Enjoyable course, feel more confident in my own ability."

"Very well delivered, informative course which emphasized areas in my training which need to be improved and also provided a very interesting review of training in general."

Other courses you might be interested in:

Train the Trainer
Train the Trainer Phase 2
Refresh Your Training
Programme Design and Development
Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
Engaging Vulnerable Young People
Working with Vulnerable Groups
Managing Groups Effectively
Delivering Employability Skills
Successful PowerPoint Presentations


Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Free Training!


Free employability skills workshops for community-based organisations in Glasgow


As a Glasgow-based organisation, the local people are at the heart of our business and we are offering a free employability skills workshop to community-based organisations in the area (for example, housing associations, voluntary, rehabilitation, mental health).

We will happily run a half-day CV Workshop or Interview Skills Workshop for up to 6 of your clients – completely free of charge. We’re asking nothing in return other than a suitable room to deliver the training and this opportunity to show you how affective our employability workshops can be.

With more than 15 years training experience, our organisation works with both long-term and recently unemployed clients, helping them with interview skills, CVs and job search techniques, while underpinning this knowledge with increased confidence and self-esteem.

We currently work very closely with regeneration agencies and community-based organisations throughout central Scotland and have enjoyed great success delivering these workshops. Below are just a few of the comments we have received from clients that have recently attended:

"I would recommend this course to anyone job searching. It is invaluable."

"The information was highly relevant to job seeking in today's market."

"The course helped to set my mind on how to do it, not how hard it is."

"In less than 5 hours both tutors made me feel much more confident in myself."

If you would like to take advantage of this free training offer or discuss what we do in more detail, please do not hesitate to email us or call us on 0845 003 9571.

Visit the Free Training page at our website


Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk


Thursday, 24 January 2013


Managing Groups Effectively

A half-day workshop for staff who are regularly working with groups


OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to help you have a better understanding of how to engage and facilitate groups to help them reach their potential.

AIMS
At the end of the course you will be able to:

• Encourage a receptive state to learn
• Recognise learning styles and choose appropriate methods of delivery
• Supervise vulnerable groups

CONTENT
Managing Groups Effectively consists of five sessions. The sessions are as follows:

Session 1 The Importance of Choosing the Right Content
Session 2 Getting Learners Ready to Learn
Session 3 How to Work with Mixed Ability Groups
Session 4 Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
Session 5 Developing Positive Relationships

WHO THE COURSE IS AIMED AT
Managing Groups Effectively has been designed for trainers/facilitators and staff who regularly work with clients in a group basis. This includes the care industry, mental health, employability and trainers working with young learners.

DURATION
Half day

LOCATION
Delivered at your premises

COST
£300 per group (maximum group size of 8)

All courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow. Courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact us for details.


Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk

Refresh Your Training


Visit Gary Bedingfield Training website at www.garybedingfield.co.uk