Plan and Deliver Training Sessions SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to give an initial qualification to those with limited or no prior experience of planning and delivering training and has been specifically designed for use in Care settings. This fun and interactive course will enable you to develop the confidence and skills to effectively share your knowledge with others.
You should have vocational expertise or subject knowledge and your job role should include the training of others in small groups of around 4-7 learners in work-related learning settings. 
It is also suitable for anyone aspiring to a training role, or who expects to have some responsibility for training as part of a future job role.

Entry requirements

No specific qualifications are required prior to training, but good communication skills and a command of a level of English that will allow effective learning. 

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Design and deliver effective interactive training sessions to small groups of people.
  • Identify training activities and write objectives which reflect real practice and include appropriate information.
  • Carry out interactive training sessions at a pace, and in a sequence, that maximises learning for your participants.
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners following practice sessions.

During the course you’ll practice delivering different interactive training sessions. Topics for these training sessions should be chosen before the course and agreed by your Line Manager. You should have experience and up to date knowledge in the subject area, and it may be useful to have access to support or resource material such as company procedures, policies, or reference books to be able to develop training notes.

How will I be assessed?

  • You’ll be asked to deliver two 25-25-minute sessions which your lecturer will attend. 
  • You’ll also be asked to attend other class members’ sessions and provide observations and feedback. 
  • You will submit a written or oral assessment consisting of approximately 400 words. 
  • Finally, you’ll be asked to reflect on the training sessions and feedback you received and propose 

How will I study my course?

    You’ll work in a small group with our experienced lecturer Margaret Eccles who’ll provide taught sessions in an online classroom using MS Teams. You’ll also receive individual tutorial meetings where you can discuss your progress with Margaret and receive feedback on your learning.
    Self-guided study materials will be available for you online so that you can progress at your own pace.  You’ll be encouraged to use the interactive discussion boards with classmates and there will be plenty of fun activities along the way.

    How long will my course last?

    17 Weeks

    Where can I study my course?

      • Arran Learning Centre
      • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
      • Dunoon Learning Centre
      • Helensburgh Learning Centre
      • Islay Learning Centre
      • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
      • Oban Learning Centre
      • Rothesay Learning Centre

    Start date

    August and January


    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


    If you are on a low income or in receipt of certain benefits may receive a fee waiver. Please refer to page 2 of our Fees and Funding Guide to see if you are eligible.  If you think this may apply to you, please contact us and we can advise you.

    This course is not available to students who require a Tier 4 Home Office visa to study in Scotland (international or EU).

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    There are a few options for candidates gaining ‘Planning and Delivering Training Sessions to Groups’ for example the full SVQ Level 3 in Learning and Development or the Professional Development Award (PDA) Learner Support at SCQF level 7. 
    Your Lecturer can advise you about qualification options, or alternatively visit SQA’s Learning and Development web page.

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