The role of a Training Manager can vary considerably from oneorganisation to the next. Some may be very experienced trainers in theirown right. Others may have more limited experience of delivering training. The assumption made throughout this course though is that all theparticipants will have continuing experience of devising, planning andorganising the delivery of training within a voluntary organisation on aregular basis. This may be in either a paid or un-paid capacity. The coursematerial attempts to reflect the fact that, particularly in the VoluntarySector, individuals involved in training and training management may havewidely varying social, cultural and educational backgrounds.
The training manager’s role can be broken down broadly into a number of different areas:
Assessing the training needs of groups or individuals
Designing programmes of training and assessment to meetthe needs of groups or individuals
Planning and coordinating the resources necessary to delivertraining
Evaluating the quality of training programmes
Administration and record keeping
In the chapters that follow, each of these areas will be dealt with in detailand will be interpreted as they relate to small-scale voluntary groups.