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:

Visit the Gary Bedingfield Training website at