Train the Trainer

Learn strategies and techniques for delivering high-quality workplace training that leads to better learner outcomes.

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Deliver high quality workplace training

Before you can start training others, you must develop the knowledge and skills needed to convey information in a compelling manner. In this immersive course, you’ll learn how to effectively train people in a professional environment.

Learn with tutorial videos, practice in virtual reality, improve your skills

Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to create and deliver successful training sessions for audiences of any size. You will develop your communication skills and give memorable training sessions, whether you are coaching the whole office or smaller teams.

After learning the fundamentals, you’ll have a chance to practice what you’ve learnt in realistic virtual scenarios.

Online learning, done differently

We combine online classes with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this train the trainer course, you'll be prompted to practice different training techniques in VR.

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Learn with tutorial classes

You’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.


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Practice in realistic VR

Practice what you learn with VR scenarios specific to this course. Delivering training sessions is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.


VirtualSpeech's learn, practice, improve loop

Improve with VirtualSpeech's loop

Learn online and then practice in VR. This loop occurs multiple times throughout the course and helps you deliver more effective training sessions.

Why take a VirtualSpeech course?

Reduce nerves through practice

Overcome nerves when delivering your training session by practicing in our realistic virtual scenarios. You can practice as often as you need to, building up your confidence and improving your training technique.

Be better prepared for training

Features in our VR app ensure you’ll be better prepared when delivering training sessions. Within the app, you can load in your own slides, upload training sessions for feedback and track progress over time.

Structure sessions that inspire your audience

Practice delivering your training a number of ways and find out which delivery method best suits your style of teaching.

Learn through experience with VR

Skills improve the more you practice them. With VR, you can practice in a safe space at your own pace, as often as you need to. Teaching doesn’t come naturally to many of us – the VR training scenarios will help improve your skills quickly.

Teach clearly with our voice analysis

Our voice analysis technology can detect hesitation words, pace of voice, vocal volume and more. This feedback ensures you’re teaching with clarity and that your audience can understand your message.

Keep your audience engaged with your content

Learn how to interact and engage with your trainees so that they stay engaged with the content for a positive learning outcome.

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Course curriculum


  • Overview of the VirtualSpeech VR app and course. We explain where to download the app and how VR can help you improve your training skills by letting you practice in a realistic environment.
  • Course guide and resources
  • Welcome
  • VR and the VirtualSpeech app
  • VR training: Testing your current training ability
  • Learn about the benefits of being an effective trainer within your organisation and why training can feel unnatural to both you and your participants. Finish with a learning environment activity.
  • Benefits of being an effective trainer
  • Giving training can be discomforting
  • Activity: Creating a learning environment
  • Our ideas for creating a learning environment
  • This lesson covers all areas of planning a training session, including a look at different learning strategies, use of visual aids, session timings and everything else that needs preparing.
  • Different learning styles for adult learners
  • Adult learning
  • Teaching strategies for the different learning styles
  • Use of visual aids and materials
  • Planning a training session
  • Activity: Planning a training session
  • Session timings
  • Activities during the training
  • Other things to plan
  • Quiz: Review of this section
  • The first 15 minutes are crucial for a successful training session. Learn how to introduce both yourself and the course, before practicing what you have learnt in our VR training scenario.
  • Before the training starts
  • Introducing yourself and the course
  • Case study: Critique this introduction
  • Course layout
  • Role play: Plan and write your introduction
  • VR training: Present your introduction
  • Checklist for before and after a presentation
  • Communication skills are vital for keeping your participants engaged. Understand the importance of ethos, how to use statistics in your training material and the power of storytelling.
  • 10 simple rules for good communication
  • Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 3 pillars of persuasion
  • Storytelling for trainers: Craft stories that matter
  • Why and how to bring statistics into your speech
  • Ways you annoy your audience when presenting
  • Speaking rate, pauses, volume and pitch are essential communication skills. Learn how to use these during your training to emphasise key points, and then practice them in our VR scenario.
  • Pace
  • Average speaking rate and words per minute
  • Using pauses in your presentation
  • Volume
  • Content
  • Case study: Good and bad use of voice
  • Using your vocal toolbox
  • VR training: Explaining a topic
  • Positive body language and eye contact help keep your participants engaged. After learning about these, you’ll watch examples of good and bad body language to emphasise how this looks to the participants.
  • Importance of body language
  • Feet and stance
  • Facial expression
  • Importance of eye contact
  • Perceiving body language
  • Delivering confident body language?
  • Quiz: Review of this section
  • Understand how to ask questions to ensure your participants are following along, as well as dealing with correct and incorrect responses. The topic of answering questions is covered towards the end of this section.
  • Different kinds of questions
  • Dealing with responses
  • Answering questions
  • Guide for handling questions after a presentation
  • HVR training: Answering questions
  • Not all training sessions will run smoothly and not all participants will behave as expected. This sections covers difficult scenarios which might occur and how to deal with them.
  • Dealing with slow learners
  • Difficult participants
  • This section explains how to end a session and follow up with participants after the session. A checklist for before and after your session is also provided.
  • Ending the session
  • After the session
  • Further actions

Your instructor

Rasool Somji course author

Rasool Somji

Rasool studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, before starting his career in software development. He now works as a trainer, primarily targeting middle and upper management, focusing on modern computing technologies, including AI, cyber security and blockchain.

VR Training: Unique VR content for this course

Practice your training skills with the leading VR app, downloaded by over 150,000 users. At key points during the online part of the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in one of the following VR training scenarios.

Improve faster with our VR features

Our VR app is full of useful features to help you grow your skills.

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Presentation slides

Personalise your training by adding your own slides into the virtual scenarios.

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Voice analysis

Receive instant feedback on your training session with our voice analysis technology.

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Participant distractions

Learn how to deal with trainee distractions such as talking and mobile phones ringing.


See our App Guide for more information on features and environments within our VR app.

Need a VR headset?

A headset is required to use the VR training - if you don't already have one, select the headset option when you enroll and we'll send you one.

Merge VR headset

"Terrific idea. Took the course to practice for a training session with a small audience that's coming up in a few days. The VR was surprisingly intimidating, in a good way."

- Michael Windsor

"Loved the course - as a complete beginner trainer, it helped me understand how best to teach my colleagues. I could then practice my delivery in the virtual rooms."

- Luke Penn

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