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I am keen to obtain a list of generic competencies for professional trainers. Can anyone help?

I either employ perapetetic or permanent trainers and would appreciate any information regarding generic competencies. These trainers are employed across all professional areas.
sally cousens

5 Responses

  1. Employment NTO

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    Jeffrey Brooks

  2. IITT
    I would suggest that you contact the Institute of IT Training where the TAP model discusses many necessary competencies.

  3. Generic Trainer Competencies
    Here is my list:

    Role skills:

    Presentation – structuring and communicating ideas, using visual aids

    Facilitation – managing activities, eliciting contributions and learning

    One-to-one – coaching, counselling, mentoring, advising, assessing

    Consultancy – investigating, diagnosing, advising, evaluating, partnering

    Trouble-shooter – insightful, innovative, dogged, a skilful rebel

    Design – designing courses, materials, activities, opportunities, e-literate

    Personal skills & qualities:

    Communication – listening, questioning, explaining, giving feedback

    Interpersonal – building relationships, sensitivity, handling conflict

    Assertiveness – confidence, challenging and supporting, negotiating

    Flexibility – responsive, creative, adaptable, manage change

    Expertise – knowledgeable, experienced, insightful, up to date

    Organisational skills:

    Team working – egalitarian, supportive, dependable, collaborative

    Self-management – managing stress, time and work, self starting, learning

    Influencing – instigating and driving change, winning support

    Strategic – co-ordinating, planning, leadership, linking, thinking

    Problem solving – getting things done, working with operational difficulties

    Business – financial, marketing, customer care, managing info.

  4. Larry



    I have been looking for the same details and tried the link for the Training Foundation, but it appears to be broken.




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