Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
Elements covered in this cluster
The single most important skill a trainer must possess is the ability to communicate well. Without exception, the success or failure of learning hinges on communication and your ability to transfer the knowledge and skills accurately and effectively. We will revisit the importance of effective communication throughout this part of your training.
How you plan for and deliver the information to your learners determines how effective your entire training program is. Like any activity, success is built upon proper planning and thorough preparation.
During the delivery phase of training, you will consider:
the guidance provided by the client, training plans and training package for your delivery
the physical, emotional and learning needs of individual learners
learning styles and communication techniques
the physical, emotional and psychological safety of your learner in the training environment
the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training Regulator’s Standards for the delivery of quality training.
Adult learning theories
In the 1970s, Malcolm Knowles, an American theorist of adult education, identified the following six principles of adult learning:
Adults are internally motivated and self-directed.
Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences.
Adults are goal-oriented.
Adults are relevancy-oriented.
Adults are practical.
Adult learners like to be respected.
Chapter 4 of your textbook covers all of the units associated with delivering training in the vocational education sector. We've created some additional videos to supplement your learning and focus in on key points to remember.
Mentoring and Other Training Tips
These videos cover content from workplace mentoring and how to use analogies to improve engagement.