Ireland's most comprehensive Train the Trainer programme

Become a Certified Training Professional in Just 10 Weeks

Course Description

Choose the Certified Training Professional (CTP) 'Train the Trainer' Programme to develop your training skills and become a QQI/FETAC Level 6 qualified trainer. The CTP programme comprises two component modules:

Training Delivery and Evaluation
(QQI 6N3326)


Training Needs Identification and Design
(QQI 6N3325)


Completing both modules (at a discount price of just €795) leads to the QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training and Development, (6S3372).

Who should attend?

If you are interested in pursuing a career in training and gaining recognised certification, this programme will help you take your professional development to the next level.

If you are an experienced trainer this course will keep your qualification up to date and maintain your place on the ICS Skills 'Train the Trainer' register.


CTP datesThe full CTP programme of two modules runs on seven Saturdays, from 11th April to 6th June.


ICS BuildingThe Irish Computer Society, Ballsbridge, Pembroke Road,
Dublin 4.
(View on Google Maps)


CTp certificationCertified Training Professional qualification +
FETAC/QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training and Development (6S3372) if both modules completed.


Book both modules for €795 and save €95. Payable by credit/debit card or cheque.

Irish Computer Society

If booked separately, the Training Needs Identification and Design module (3x Saturdays) costs €395 and the Training Delivery and Evaluation module (4x Saturdays) €495.

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CTP Programme Delivery and Assessment

7 Classroom days

7 x classroom days

Candidates will attend seven days of instructor-led tuition that will include engaging in practical activities.

250 Self-study Hours

250 x self-study hours

Candidates are expected, with tutor support, to pursue up to 250 hours of self-directed learning, research, and written exercises.

1 Portfolio submission

1 x portfolio

Candidates will be expected to produce an assignment portfolio and video as evidence of their training competence.

The CTP Syllabus – What You Will Learn

Knowing the Organisation

  • How to recognise the impact of an organisation's structure and culture on training needs.
  • Learn how you can identify and overcome barriers to learning in an organisation.

Making the Case

  • How to make the business case for training and development at all levels.
  • Outlining the benefits of a Training Needs Analysis (TNA).

Performing the TNA

  • Develop a TNA based on Instructional System Design (ISD) models.
  • Devise a training plan based on prioritised training needs to include a cost-benefit analysis.

Creating the Programme

  • Integrating motivation theories, learning objectives and Instructional Systems Design (ISD).
  • Creating a training programme, incorporating design factors and adult learning principles

Selecting Your Tools

  • Selecting the appropriate evaluation techniques and monitoring tools to be used.
  • Learn to outline the delivery concepts of training programmes.

Delivery and Feedback

  • Delivering the right training content and materials through a range of training aids.
  • How to provide constructive feedback to your course participants.

Measuring Success

  • Devising the training evaluation process; including stakeholders, feedback and challenges.
  • Determining whether training needs were fulfilled and identifying further training needs.

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Presenting your evaluation report and recognised areas of success.
  • Analysing your performance as a trainer.

The Benefits – for Trainers and Organisations

For trainers

  • Learn how to design, develop, plan, organise, deliver and evaluate training programmes
  • Earn the QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training and Development (6S3372)
  • Become eligible for ECDL Tester accreditation
  • Gain formal recognition and certification for your training experience and skills
  • Gain control of and confidence about your future

For organisations

  • Distinguish your training design and delivery services from competitors
  • Design appropriate training for staff that achieves organisational effectiveness
  • Benchmark trainers' performance and standardise expertise in your organisation
  • Enhance staff motivation through recognition of professional development and certification

CTP Course Facilities and Tutor

The CTP Programme will be delivered at the headquarters of the Irish Computer Society (ICS), located on Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.

See the location on Google Maps.

The venue offers state-of-the-art classroom facilities, and is accessible by bus and DART.

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CTP tutor Hannah Gleave has a strong passion for education and training, with a philosophy focusing on encouragement and facilitation.

Hannah will provide the class with professional, personal support through a combination of guided tuition, peer-learning, practical activities, and self-study advice.

Hannah's experience includes lecturing in UCD to classes of over 150 students. Among her many qualifications are a Masters in Information Behaviour.

CTP 'Train the Trainer' Professional Recognition

Successful candidates will receive dual-certification – from Ireland's national certifier QQI and from the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) Foundation.

  • The QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training and Development, (6S3372).
  • The Certified Training Professional (CTP) award from the ECDL Foundation, an internationally recognised qualification in training and development.

The CTP 'Train the Trainer' Programme is developed by ICS Skills, a QQI/FETAC registered provider.

On successful completion of the CTP Train the Trainer programme, graduates will be eligible for inclusion on the ICS Skills national register of certified trainers.

Take the Next Step to Training Certification Today

CTP Programme Prospectus

Train the Trainer prospectusDownload our CTP Programme Prospectus for more details on how you can become a Certified Training Professional in just ten weeks.

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Got Questions?

Contact us now for more information on how to further your career with the CTP programme from ICS Skills.

  01 23 777 11

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