Previous Article Next Article What qualification do I need for management training?On 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Iwant to be involved in delivering management training. I hold a CIPDCertificate in Training Practice and have experience in delivering training forthe department in which I work, but the extent of my soft skills deliveryexperience is a Train the Trainer course. Would a management NVQ help or do Ineed to do an HR Degree?PeterWilford, consultant, Chiumento, writes:Youneed to ask yourself what the reason is for your lack of experience to date. Doyou lack delivery experience? If so, perhaps you can put a case within your ownorganisation to get the opportunity to deliver some in-house material. Do youfeel unable to write material to deliver a training course because you lackbusiness knowledge? If so, further study could be a good option.Inorder to develop your management training skills, theoretical knowledge gainedthrough courses undoubtedly plays a part. Management training is also an areawhere experience counts heavily upon establishing personal credibility. Beingable to facilitate managers finding solutions to their own problems can beassisted by the insights gained from broader experience of the kind of work andlife problems they face. In addition, platform experience and developmentalexperience can be gained from sessions of two-up training, especially withsomeone whose background differs substantially from your own. Seeing how theyhandle a topic or problem thrown at the two of you will enable you to develop arange of techniques, in some cases almost subconsciously and to appreciate thatthere is not always just one answer.Finallyyou may not be selling yourself as well as possible and perhaps need to hone upon selling the experiences you already have in this area. Remember thatemployers are looking for more rounded individuals in the training field, thosewho can devise and create solutions to problems rather than just deliver.Margaret Malpas, joint managing director, MalpasFlexible Learning, writes:Iwould recommend the CIPD graduate programme including the trainer electives. Thiswould give you the basic grounding you need in management topics via the Core Managementelement. Then there are four electives which are specifically for trainers –Employee Development, Managing Learning Processes, Managing Training and eitherOrganisational Consultancy or Management Development. This would be a perfectsolution for your aims.LouiseWhite, consultant EJ Human Resources, writes:Qualificationsalways go someway to assist in career development but they are no substitutefor practical experience. On the other hand, they can demonstrate commitment toyour employer and show that you are serious about taking on more responsibilityin this area. Subsequently, your employer may be keen to provide you with theopportunity to supplement your course with hands on experience. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.