Train the Trainer Programme

On-site train the trainer programmes to help organisations harness the transformative power of health coaching

We have pioneered the development of Train the Trainer approaches for Health Coaching, having undertaken the largest and most diverse interventions across the country.

Most Train the Trainer programmes do not work or are ineffective in delivering lasting change, as they focus on knowledge alone, or try to take short cuts.

In contrast, our processes have been tried and tested and independently evaluated. An integral part of this is supporting new trainers in live training situations to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to actively disseminate the new approach.

We have a track record of developing internal trainers who are both motivated and confident to spread Health Coaching while innovating new approaches for system needs.

Who is this programme for?

Our Health Coaching Train the Trainer programmes are designed for organisations that want to develop an internal training resource for the cost effective roll-out health coaching training, and so that they can become independent in training their workforce. Train the Trainer programmes are recommended where there is a large number of staff to be trained, eg 150+. It is suitable for developing health coaching trainers from all health, care, community and voluntary sectors.

What do participants learn?

The focus of our Train the Trainer programmes is supporting new trainers to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to competently provide effective health coaching training that can support a mindset shift for personalised care.

We will design the programme in such a way that internal trainers will become competent to deliver training to staff in single or multi professional groups, and understand how to make the content of programmes and the health coaching approach relevant to the clinical and professional realities of the people they are training.

In order to develop the competence and confidence to deliver the programme successfully with their peers, participants will undertake a series of skills training workshops and a train the trainer programme before co-delivering the programmes with experienced TPC Health faculty members and be quality assured to deliver independently.

The development of internal trainers requires a complex learning and development journey. We have developed a range of support processes to ensure participants can both practice Health Coaching as practitioners and deliver Health Coaching Skills Programmes as trainers effectively.

How is the programme structured?

The programme will be structured around a series of skills development workshops, skills practice sessions, how to deliver sessions, co-delivery experiences, supervision and CPD before leading to independent delivery. The process of development generally takes 6-9 months. Prior to the workshop participants are onboarded through an application process including online session and reflective briefing pack.

Our Train the Trainer programmes are structured across a number of phases:

  • Phase One – Design and Co-Production; during which we will partner with you to co-produce a programme bespoke for your system
  • Phase Two – Health Coaching Skills Development; during which we will support the development of the local trainers
  • Phase Three – Codelivery & Supervision; during which we will co-deliver the two day Core Skills programme with local trainers to your local workforce.
  • Phase Four – Independent Delivery and CPD/Supervision; during which local trainers will roll out the approach with our support via ongoing supervision and CPD.

Content will be discussed with commissioners in advance and will be tailored to meet the needs of your specific service, organisation or system.

What will the programme experience include?

This is a highly interactive programme with an emphasis on skill practice and development. The programme will be delivered using a highly participative and experiential learning process supported by expert input. We will create many opportunities to practice skills and challenge participants to identify how they can apply their learning to their own work place settings. Further, the programme will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss applications of health coaching in your system, develop relationships and network together with the intention of creating a community of practice.

We emphasise skills for embedding health coaching through on-going practice, reflection and planning as reflexive practitioners. We follow-up these programmes with webinars and online learning sessions or a series of e-learning based health coaching shots that comprise brief inputs and memory aids to support participants in the application of their learning after the workshop.

How is this programme accredited?

This programme:

  • Includes the EMCC Foundation Level EQA award, that is also approved by the UK Health Coaches Association, and can be a progression route to our other health coaching and coaching programmes
  • Is recognised as industry best practice through Better Conversation

Information Resource

Our Health Coaching model

The effective provision of health coaching requires practitioners to integrate three areas

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Our track record and expertise

A TPC Health Coaching training will give you access to the most experienced providers of Health Coaching training in the UK 

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Our application of Health Coaching

Health coaching is an umbrella term used to describe many different interventions

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Our partnership with Better Conversation

We are proud to be the industry partners for Better Conversation.  The movement has been led by our colleague Dr. Penny Newman.

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Find out more about TPC Health

We recognise that each organisation is unique. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we’ll be pleased to design a solution with you.