Train the Trainer

This unique two-day training course has been created to support ecologists and environmental professionals in developing techniques for designing and delivering field and classroom-based training courses. The training course is suitable for experienced trainers wishing to enhance their skills, as well as for those new to training wanting guidance in achieving a professional standard of tuition.

The training includes sessions on planning your learning objectives, matching a range of different learning styles, strategies to ensure tuition is learner focused, techniques for working effectively with mixed ability groups, and ideas for checking delegates have met their learning goals.

Once you have completed a Train the Trainer course, we will display the ‘Train the Trainer’ logo on each of your training course webpages to indicate the added value offered by your training.

Special discounted price for CIEEM Training Providers at just £165 – contact for course dates

Testimonials from Training Providers who have attended a ‘Train the Trainer’ course:

“Even after delivering training courses for over 15 years I found the Trainer the Trainer course very useful.

During the course the tutor demonstrated a range of teaching methods and encouraged the participants to try them out too. We came up with new ideas of how to make our own courses more interactive to ensure that participants retain more of the information imparted during a course, particularly for less exciting topics, such as legislation. 

The microteach session on ‘Nibbled nut ID’ that I trialled on the course is now a popular part of my dormouse course.  

I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone teaching a training course.”

Hazel Ryan (Hazel Dormouse Handling and Survey Methods & Bat Handling and Identification). Senior Conservation Officer, Wildwood Trust.


Train the Trainer was a very useful course. It equipped me with a range of practical techniques that help me ensure engagement and deeper learning for delegates.”

Matt Davies (QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners & Intermediate QGIS for Ecologists and Environmental Practitioners). Director, Maplango.


The Train the trainer course was an enjoyable and entertaining course delivered in a way you would hope all courses could be delivered! The training provided innovative and alternative ways to deliver training in order to achieve the learning outcomes; a must for all trainers whether you deliver training already or plan to in the future.

James Simpson (Phase 1 for Development). Associate Director, ADAS.