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I'm a Psychology graduate with 1 years experience in training administration for a conference centre. I am very enthusiastic about becoming a trainer but I'm not sure where to start! There is no opportunity for me to gain any training experience at my current employment but I am unsure as to whether I should save up, go back to university and try and gain more qualifications (CIPD, CITP or a Masters in HRD) or try and gain more work experience. Would companies be willing to invest in training me to become a trainer?Should I try and develop skills in HR first? I would really appreciate any advice as I am very keen to start my career path. Thank you!
Jenni Tan

2 Responses

  1. CIPD
    I started out taking my CIPD (CTP), on completion of this I got a job as a management trainer – my work exp had given me a lot of knowledge in this area.

    You’ll gain a lot experience on the course as it involves designing and delivering training sessions. It is generaly delivered over a 12 month period (part time)

    You could always be flexible regarding what you did in your last job!

  2. The CTP is the way forward…..
    I am a CTP qualified trainer too.It will give you the chance to “get” the theory that sits behind the hands on practice.
    I believe most training providers recognise that a qualification is a bonus, but the bottom line is if you can stand and deliver !
    Your psychology degree and previous experience are an asset – go for it- start applying for those jobs!

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