What are training skills?

Wikipedia defines a training skill as:

“Training is teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one’s capability, capacity, productivity and performance”

Based on this definition we can state that a training skills will guide and assist learners to achieve their learning potential. The training skills will guide and encourage the learners.

What are the characteristics of a good training skills?

 There are three main characteristics of a good training skills, these are:

  • Knowledge
  • Attitude
  • Skills


To ensure that training is effective and that the learners benefit the most out the session it is valuable that the trainer (facilitator) has the relevant knowledge of the subject that he/she is facilitating. Ideally the familiar would have worked in the industry for numerous years in the field that he/she will be facilitating. With this in mind should industry related be asked the training skills can answer without any challenges.

The training skills should be able to add value at the end of the session regardless of the expertise attending the programme.


The characteristic of attitude is extremely valuable. The training skills need to be an excellent communicator and listener. With this in mind the training skills needs to be able share, be friendly and easy to talk to.

A good training skills should be approachable and neutral. They should not have the “Know it all attitude” and be open for the ideas of learners to share.

He/she should also be positive and confident about the subject that he/she is facilitating.


Having good communication skills, the training skills should create a healthy interaction among the learners. The training skills also needs to have excellent planning and management skills to ensure that that training programme runs smoothly.

The training skills needs to be able ensure that he brings out the best of each learner ensuring that each learns joins in and participates.

How do I become a trainer/facilitator?

Becoming a trainer/facilitator is as simple as attending a training programme such as the programme run at ENJO Consultants 117871 Facilitate learning using a variety of different methodologies.

What skill will I learn when attending the training skills programme

The Training skills or train-the-trainer is ideal for those who wish to learn the methods of facilitating an outcomes-based learning programme and for those wishing to improve their presentation skills. This programme will prepare you to facilitate generic outcomes-based learning, as well as outcomes-based training in areas of your specific expertise.  During this training you will learn essential facilitation methods to ensure that your future learners obtain knowledge and skills when you present learning in your field of expertise to others in future.

Good presentation skills are critical when presenting training to a group of learners in a classroom situation, or when doing one-on-one mentoring. Sales staff must give convincing sales presentations to new clients, and give feedback presentations to management.  Managers regularly make presentations to staff or give feedback in a boardroom situation. 

Skills learnt on this training programme include planning for the facilitation, presentation of the session and an analysis of your presentation.  You will also learn important factors relating to conducting SETA accredited training programmes, which can be a powerful career asset or career changer.

What are the benefits for me?

  • What are the benefits to me?
  • Credits towards a full qualification.
  • Improves employability.
  • You gain a formal qualification to conduct facilitation/ training.
  • Improves skills in facilitation/training.
  • Can freelance as registered independent Training skills.
  • Experienced people can share their knowledge and experience with others.
  • Change in career focus.
  • Improves presentation skills

What does a Training skills do?

In a typical workplace environment, a Training skills will:

  • Facilitate learning using a variety of methodologies
  • Present training in matters in which the Training skills is an expert, to learners
  • Facilitate training to a group or in a one-on-one situation
  • Facilitate outcomes-based learning, thus ensure that learners obtain knowledge and skills
  • Use a variety of methodologies to ensure transfer of skills or knowledge

Who should attend the training?

  • Those wishing to attend a SETA accredited training programme on Facilitation
  • Training skills wishing to register as accredited Training skills
  • Lecturers
  • Trainers
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Presenters

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