Training & coaching skills for subject matter experts


Subject matter experts are increasingly used to train or coach colleagues, apprentices or customers. It's often assumed that technical expertise is all they need, however their default style may be presentational - 'death by PowerPoint'.  This is ineffective for learning transfer, but SMEs rarely receive relevant skills training themselves (see a relevant TAP article). These events are designed to provide SMEs with the needed skills to complement their subject knowledge and expertise

SME’s who deliver training or coach as a significant proportion of their job

SME’s who deliver training or coach
on an occasional basis

 

If new to training or with less than
6 months recent training experience:
TAP Certificate in Training Delivery
5-day classroom course
+ online self-study

If more than 6 months recent
training experience:

TAP Certificate in Training Delivery
3-day classroom course

TAP Certificate in Coaching
2-day classroom course

 

 

TAP Foundation Certificate in Training Delivery
2-day classroom course
This Certificate is also available in a blended format:
online self-study
+ 1-day classroom course

TAP Certificate in Coaching
2-day classroom course

Next steps…?

For other professional skills courses:

TAP Diplomas Framework for
L&D Professionals

 

Next steps…?

Other 2-day courses for SMEs
(Fee; £840 +vat pp)

TAP Foundation in Training Design
TAP Foundation in Facilitation
TAP Certificate in
Learner Engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 Guidance notes

 

 

When considering which events best meet your SME’s needs, as well as the
time spent training
there are 2 other key factors

 the importance of the training
being delivered. Where skills and knowledge transfer to the learners is critical, eg compliance or safety training, the trainer may need a higher skills level than can be obtained through a 2-day workshop, even if their involvement is only occasional

 the SME’s career intentions
If a career change to an L&D role is planned, the 5-day TAP Certificate in Training Delivery is recommended even if at the outset the SME only delivers training occasionally
 
We recommend mapping your SME's training responsibilities to this simple framework. The course outlines set out the skills learned in each event
 
For assistance and to discuss
the options, call us on
024 7641 1288

 

 

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