Monday, 29 September 2014

YouTube Channel Coming Soon!

We're currently working on a YouTube channel that will provide instructional training videos, packed with tips and ideas to help you get the best from your training sessions.

The first video, which should be available by the end of this week, will look at how to deal with difficult and challenging behaviour in the training room.

Got any ideas for videos you'd like to see in the future? If there's something you'd like help with in the training room then let us know and we'll do our best to put together a video to help you.

Our YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/user/garybedtrain

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

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Training for Trainers Manual - Now on amazon!

The Training for Trainers Manual

Gary Bedingfield's latest book, the Training for Trainers Manual, is now available from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

It's a 68 page essential guide to being a successful trainer, packed with hints, tips and ideas that have been tried and tested over the last 15 years. The book includes chapters on How We Learn, Training Aids and Integrating Assessment to name but a few.

Get your copy now!

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

Train the Trainer Glasgow November 2014

Train the Trainer - Glasgow - November 17, 2014

"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", due to popular demand this will be our sixth "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 and adapt your training accordingly
  • Plan and design training to meet exact requirements
  • Run a training session and include assessment
  • Bring your training to a successful conclusion

Content
The sessions are as follows:

Unit 1 How We Learn
Unit 2 Running a Training Session
Unit 3 Delivering Training
Unit 4 Ending a Training Session
Unit 5 Creating a Training Plan

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

Date
Monday November 17, 2014

Location
TouchBase in central Glasgow

Cost
£190 per person (inclusive)

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 £190...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, Glasgow Clyde College, Routes to Work, Orchard Care Homes, Falkirk Council, North Lanarkshire Council and Allied Vehicles 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. He is the author of the Training for Trainers Manual, published in September 2014.

How much will it cost me?
At £190 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 link below and complete the Training Enquiry Booking Form

Book your place now!

What sort of feedback have you been getting on these courses?
"Excellent information given on how to change current training structure"
(SJ, March 2014)

"Thoroughly enjoyed training today. Very informative. Excellent content and delivery"
(CL, March 2014)

"A very enjoyable day. I felt at ease and able to make mistakes without judgement"
(EO, January 2014)

"Very useful training which has made me more confident in delivering"
(Cs, January 2014)

"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, 15 September 2014

Training for Trainers Manual Now Available for Pre-order

My Training for Trainers Manual is now available for pre-order from amazon.co.uk at just £15.99. This book is intended as a guide for anyone who wants to develop their skills as a trainer. It is based on 15 years experience in the training industry working with everyone from dysfunctional teenagers to senior management. The concepts and techniques you will find on the following pages have not been created as part of a theoretical training course but have been developed in actual training situations and are the result of years of trial and error. Whether you are new to the world of training or have a number of years experience; whether you train on a regular basis or just now and then, this book will help you to become a better, more effective and confident trainer who gets results every time.

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

Thursday, 11 September 2014

New Train the Trainer Book Coming Soon

Over the last few months I've been writing a training manual and it will be available in print very soon. Entitled, Training for Trainers Manual, and published by Chrysalis House Publishing. It's a guide for anyone who wants to develop their skills as a trainer. It’s based on 15 years’ experience in the training industry working with everyone from dysfunctional teenagers to senior management. The concepts and techniques discussed have not been created as part of a theoretical training course but have been developed in actual training situations and are the result of years of trial and error. Whether you’re new to the world of training or have a number of years’ experience; whether you train on a regular basis or just now and then, this book will help you to become a better, more effective and confident trainer who gets results every time.

A need for training has existed for centuries and over the last few decades, Train the Trainer courses have been used worldwide to help potential trainers acquire the skills needed to share knowledge. I, myself, have attended a number of these courses over the years and while much of the content has been of value, far too much has been based on academic theory. The fact is most trainers are about as far removed from classroom teaching as they could be. They deliver training in workshops, on factory floors, in shops, hairdressers and busy offices. Their needs are different. Their priorities are different. What is more important to them is how to deal with people who don’t want to be there, how to make a seemingly boring subject interesting and how to make sure that what they’re teaching is understood. That’s where the Training for Trainers Manual comes in. It’s aimed at the real world trainer. The person who, one day is delivering a one-to-one session, and the next day is delivering the same instruction to a group of 12. It’s aimed at the person who is teaching employability skills to a group of people whose attendance has been labelled mandatory, and the person who delivers training to a group of people who have no idea why they’re there in the first place. If that sounds like you, then this book will help you overcome these issues and many more.

Of course, the best way to learn to be a trainer is to get out there and do it. You'll make some errors along the way, but you'll quickly learn from those errors and move on. And as you make that career journey as a trainer, it'll not do any harm to have a dog-eared copy of my Training for Trainers Manual in your back pocket!

Introduction
How To Use This Book
Chapter 1: How We Learn
Chapter 2: The Learning Environment
Chapter 3: Training Aids and Learning Resources
Chapter 4: Getting Learners Ready to Learn
Chapter 5: Running a Training Session
Chapter 6: Integrating Assessment
Chapter 7: Dealing With Challenging Behaviour
Chapter 8: Ending a Training Session
Chapter 9: Effective Evaluation
Chapter 10: Planning Training

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