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Training of trainers

Last update : 23.02.2016


Theoretical or practical training for teachers and trainers.

Comments: training of trainers:

  • is for teaching/training personnel, either practising:

    • as professional teachers or trainers;
    • as professionals in a given field who accompany trainees in their work environment (occasional teachers or trainers);
  • covers a wide range of skills: knowledge specific to the field in question (general, technical or scientific); educational, psychological and sociological skills; management skills; familiarity with the world of work; and knowledge of training schemes and target audience;

  • also covers training related to course design, organisation and implementation as well as the content of training activities (imparting knowledge, know-how and skills).

Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"