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.



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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




We have Train the Trainer Courses in Scotland to meet any needs

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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