Train the Trainers events

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The RSGB Train the Trainers course aims to equip RSGB Members with the appropriate skills to deliver course material for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full level exams. This one-day course was devised by radio amateurs who are also professional teachers/lecturers with over 50 years’ combined experience in the classroom.

Licence course instructors need to deliver material to students from a huge range of ages and abilities but are not usually professional teachers or lecturers. They know their subject material inside out, and so this course is designed to help them apply learning and teaching skills in the classroom.

What previous course attendees have said

Training scene“I really enjoyed the experience and I’m certain everyone else did too.”

 “Just a note to thank you all for a most enjoyable day. Having been subjected to an exclusively chalk and talk education years ago, your lecture was a revelation.”

“Of the four internal intra-student debates running in the class, David brilliantly stimulated two: do we want amateurs or exam-passers, and can students in reality be given as much time as necessary on practicals.”

“It is an excellent course; thought-provoking, stimulating and above all, useful; and much needed. Oh, and it was great fun. Thank you.”

“Following the Train the Trainers course in November I have slowly started to change the training program. Only two Foundation courses since then, however the changes made, more operating, digital modes, trying to assess individual needs etc. seems to be working so far”.

Topics covered

During the course delegates will cover the following subject areas:

  • Ways students learn – we are not all the same
  • Alternative delivery methods
  • Quick and easy lesson planning
  • Mini-teach workshop
  • Delivering the practical assessments
  • Supporting your students after they pass
  • Feedback

During the day delegates have opportunities for discussion and to share experiences and tips.

All delegates receive a certificate of attendance from the RSGB.

How to attend Train the Trainers

Early enquiries and booking recommended. Please contact the club hosting the Train the Trainers event directly.

Train the Trainers is a Member benefit and provided free by the Society to any RSGB Member involved with delivering radio exam training. NB. Hosting clubs may make a non-profit charge to cover room hire and refreshments.

Would your club like to host a Train the Trainers course?

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We are currently putting together the schedule for 2020’s programme of Train the Trainer courses, and we welcome enquiries from clubs interested in hosting a course next year.

Ideally you will have available:

  • A large room capable of comfortably seating 25 delegates and which is available on a Saturday between 09.00 and 17.00. (Essential)
  • Break out areas where small groups can work
  • Projector and screen. (Optional, if necessary we can bring one)
  • Broadband Wi-Fi. (Optional, if necessary we can bring an access point but we do need 4G coverage at the venue)
  • Tea and coffee available all day. (Essential)
  • Somewhere nearby delegates can buy lunch. (Essential)

We ask that a representative from your club co-ordinates bookings and publicises the course among your own and nearby clubs. We need between 20 and 25 delegates to attend to make the course viable.

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Are you a teacher/lecturer who could help by being part of the team delivering these courses?

Train the Trainers eventIf you are a professional educator then you will already be familiar with what is taught, but we still need your skills.

You’re welcome to attend as an observer if you are willing to help us deliver later repeats of this fun and valuable day.

Contact: for more details.