Train the Trainer

The aim of this course is to train students’ union staff members and officers to create impactful training tailored to the needs of their audience.

This is a two day interactive training course where you will get the opportunity to practice running a short training session, try out different learning methods and discuss ways you can improve your training practice.

As a result of the training you will be able to:

  • Apply learning theory to improve training design
  • Select a range of training activities to enhance engagement in learning
  • Implement evaluation processes to develop your training in future
  • Create solutions to deal with challenges that occur during training

Who should attend:

  • Internal trainers
  • Democracy and representation coordinators
  • Activities coordinators
  • HR coordinators
  • External trainers

Course Information:

Registration for these events will close 2 weeks prior to the session taking place and sessions are subject to reaching a minimum capacity being met - confirmation will be provided at the earliest opportunity

To register, speak to your line manager to seek authorisation and then return a completed Booking Form (see button below) to - registrations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

*If you would like to host one of these sessions for a number of staff/Officers within your SU, we can also provide in-house sessions. Email for more info*


£198 + VAT

Additional Information:


Impact of training for individuals and organisations will be:

  • Increased effectiveness of training
  • Improved engagement from delegates
  • More efficient and sustainable delivery of training
  • Increased knowledge and skills in training design and delivery
  • Increased confidence in training design and delivery

As part of the training you will learn how to:

  • Explain the stages of the training life cycle
  • List a variety of learning theories relevant to training
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of different training activities and methods
  • List methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your training
  • Identify different facilitation techniques and how to deal with challenges
  • List ways to introduce technology to aid your training

NUS 100:

This course is all about students’ unions being diverse, inclusive and equitable organisations, supporting them to attract and retain outstanding people.

What people say about this course:

'The course exceeded my expectations!'

'The course was really interesting!'

'I would recommend the NUS Train the Trainer Course!'

'I feel like I learnt a lot because I consistently had to put what we had just talked about into practice - in a really fun way!'

'The trainer was ace and the atmosphere was really good!'

'I really enjoyed the course and found it extremely useful - thank you!'


If you have any queries or problems please email

Have a large group of staff to train? 

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more please viisit or email