Interactive online course


from £249


1-3 October 2024

Feedback on the online course in October 2020 was 100% positive! 

An interactive online training course teaching you how to run interactive training courses, both in-person and online.


Interactive online course via Zoom


Students £249  
Professionals £299

Save £50 on the early bird discount until 1 July  (then £50 more)


Tue 1st - Thu 3rd October 2024 ( 9:30 - 1 pm each day)

Sign up online here now: Payment & registration page (credit and debit cards accepted)

You can now also do the Train the Online Trainer on-demand, in your own time and at your own pace (immediate access from just £149).

Short course description:

This interactive and participatory training course over three mornings will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to train other people online and in-person in formal and informal situations, such as

  • Training courses
  • Workshops
  • University teaching
  • Knowledge sharing sessions

It is very much a 'learning by experiencing' and 'learning by doing' course. We will use a broad range of online tools throughout the three days including Zoom, Padlet, JISC surveys, ,FlexiQuiz, Poll Everywhere, Hemingway app, Toonly/PowToon, LearnWorlds and many more! 

We will have many facilitated exercises in small virtual breakout rooms, working in pairs or small groups.

Day 1

  1. Intro to using Zoom - interactive functionality & breakout rooms 
  2. Role of the Trainer
  3. How do people learn
  4. Motivation and participation

Day 2

  1. Presentation skills & tools (1& 2)
  2. Online learning/ blended learning
  3. Communication
  4. Assessing learning
  5. More online tools! (demos and practical exercises)

Day 3

  1. Practice training sessions & learner feedback
  2. Learning Outcomes
  3. Session planners
  4. Planning practical tasks/logistics
  5. Recap/ how to close the training
  6. Follow-up

Overall learning outcome: 

You will increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in developing and delivering interactive training and learning content, so that your training activities will have at least 75% of learner feedback rated as "good“ or better.

Target audience: 

Anyone who wants to start or improve their knowledge and skills on formal and informal ways of training others. The learning applies beyond Ecology and Hydrology topics! The majority of the learning applies to both in-person and online training.

You can now also do the Train the Online Trainer on-demand, in your own time and at your own pace (from just £149).


Beginner - you do not need any previous experience with training or teaching.


16 learners per event

Hardware and software requirements:

You will need a laptop or desktop computer. A second external screen will be an advantage (but is not essential).

We will use Zoom to deliver the training course. There are 5 ways to join Zoom (and at least one of them should work for you!).

Having a webcam is desirable (but not essential). If you plan to participate from an open-plan office or noisy environment, please wear headphones with a built-in microphone.

We will give you more information about Zoom with the joining instructions and at the start of the event. You can find more information about Zoom on our FAQ page.

Course leader: 

Dr Ingo Schüder, Commercial Training Manager, UKCEH.

Ingo has been delivering training courses since 2009. He launched the UKCEH training offer in 2018. He has been running the "Train the trainer" course many times since 2017. Ingo has extensive experience in developing blended learning content. 

Assistant trainer and support: Yasmin Matthews, Commercial Training Support Officer, UKCEH.

Previous course participants said:

Feedback on the online course in October 2020 was 100% positive! 

"I really enjoyed this course and thought Ingo was a great trainer. Thank you"
(Michelle Du Toit, Programme Manager at CDKN, SouthSouthNorth, from South Africa, 22 October 2020)

"Excellent variety of training materials, exercises and opportunities for participation.  Good mix of theory and practical tips."