Training the Trainers

Train the trainer

50% off the price of the training the trainers course
– a cost effective way of improving services and your profile

In an ideal world, local workers and service users should be involved in providing briefings and training to local tier 1 and 2 services. They know the services, and they know many of the needs of local service users.

But there’s often not the capacity in local areas for drug and alcohol professionals and service users to provide training.
They usually know their stuff regarding drugs and working one-to-one, but often haven’t got the confidence to stand up in front of a group and train or facilitate people. Sounds familiar? Speaking in front of groups (or public speaking) is routinely cited as one of people’s worst fears, with some surveys ranking it above death and divorce.

One of the courses provides intends to build the ability of the local
drug and alcohol field to respond to training requests. The course can be rewritten to accommodate the needs of workers in a range of services and workplaces. It can be delivered to more generic workers – so not just drug workers are covered.

See costs for current full price trainer rates.

If you are interested in the training-the-trainers course, please contact us.
Remember to mention to quote 50% off to get the discount off the course fee for the Training the Trainers course.


Training flipchartFree ‘So you’ve been asked to provide some training?’ article
We are offering a massive 50% off the course fee for our training-the-trainers course.
And we are offering free of charge, an article written by John Mosley, ‘So you’ve been asked to provide some training?’
This includes invaluable tips to help improve training. The link to the article is: on google driveĀ here

Why are we offering 50% off the training the trainers course, and a free article?

We come from a public sector background. We work mostly with people from the public and third sectors.
We are a social enterprise. We want to help develop service capacity. We are therefore offering a
50% discount on training the-trainers courses. And the free article is downloaded from our website.
So hopefully you have a look at the range of stuff that drugsandstuff can provide.

An example training-the-trainer course outline is given below (all our courses are designed to meet local needs, so each course is different).


The course would last for four days. In some circumstances a three day course would be possible.

Who the course is for

The course can be offered as a drug related training the trainers, a sexual health related training the trainers, or a generic training-the-trainers.

This is a four day course aimed at those who need to facilitate the occasional training session or work with a group. It would be of particular benefit to those delivering drug education and drug prevention training to both clients and other professionals. Participants have been from a range of NHS, social services and voluntary sector backgrounds, mostly working in drug/alcohol services.

During the course participants will be expected to plan and deliver a short training/learning session.
Prior knowledge of drug and alcohol issues is required (or sexual health issues such as chlamydia if a sexual health training-the-trainers is commissioned).


To enable participants to gain a wider understanding of the theory and practice of training within a drug education and prevention context.

This training is intended to build the capacity of the local drug and alcohol field to respond to training requests. This would be, over a medium term period, to develop a pool of workers able and confident to work in a range of settings.

Training outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have explored and practised proven methods of reducing fear or anxiety when faced with standing in front of a group.
  • Be able to apply the basic principles of the training cycle: needs assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Have gained an increased understanding of learning styles.
  • Be able to devise appropriate aims and objectives for a learning/training event.
  • Know the essentials of managing potential difficulties in groups.
  • Know the essentials of how to manage potential difficulties in groups.
  • Be able to relate anti-discriminatory practice to their training interventions.
  • Have had an opportunity to do a short presentation and receive feedback.
  • Critically reflect on their own practice and identify areas for development.

If you are interested in the training-the-trainers course, please contact us. Remember to mention to quote 50% off to get the discount off the course fee.

The course will include:

  • Theories of learning.
  • Training techniques and presentation skills.
  • Creating a learning environment.
  • Workplace specific exercises.