Train the Trainers events

About Train the Trainers

RSGB Train the Trainers was devised by radio amateurs who are also professional teachers/lecturers with over 50 years experience in the classroom between them. The aim of this one-day course is to support the teaching of any RSGB member delivering licence course material at Foundation. Intermediate or Advanced level.

Licence course instructors have 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 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”.

The topics covered include:

  • 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- Brickworks Project
  • Feedback

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

All delegates receive a certificate of attendance from RSGB.

How to attend one of these popular courses

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

Train the Trainers is a RSGB 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.

Courses in 2018 –

  • Wimborne, Dorset, Saturday November 3rd 2018 (Completed)
    Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society are hosting RSGB Train the Trainers. The course runs from 09.00 until 16:30. To book a place please contact Sue Macdonald. Email:
  • St Helens, Merseyside, Saturday 3 March 2018 (Completed).
    Newton Le Willows Radio Club are hosting RSGB Train the Trainers. The course runs from 09.00 until 17.00. To book a place please contact Lee, M0LGL. Email:
  • St Neots, CAMBS. Saturday June 16th 2018
    We regret that this course has had to be postponed until later in the year. For more information please contact Mervyn Foster G4KLE. Email:

    Barry, Glamorgan, July 21st 2018. (Completed).
    Barry Amateur Radio Society are hosting RSGB Train the Trainers. The course runs from 09.00 until 17.00. For more information or to book a place please contact Glyn Jones, GW0ANA. Email:

  • Wolverhampton, September 2018.
    We regret that this course has had to be cancelled. For more information please contact Ron Wellsted. Email :

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

Training event

We welcome enquiries from clubs interested in hosting Train the Trainers during 2019.

Ideally you will have available a:

  • Large room capable of comfortably seating 20 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 delehates to attend to make the course viable. Train the Trainers is free to RSGB members. RSGB make no charge for the course. Hosting clubs provide the venue but may make a non-profit charge to delegates to recover the cost of room hire and refreshments.

For more information please contact the TEC Chair. Email:

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 the TEC Chair. Email: for more details.