Course info

Course Overview

Welcome to Train the Trainer MOOC!

You're joining hundreds of learners currently enrolled in the course. We are excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the learning community.

This MOOC is designed to be flexible.

What that means is that seven modules are covering seven different topics.

You don't have to go through the modules in any sequential way.

You can choose to look at the modules that are of most interest to you, or you can do all the modules, but you can choose which ones to do first, and which ones to do later.

We want you to use the activities in this MOOC to find out more about yourself, your teaching context, and what your needs really are.

So make sure that you think about your own situation and use the MOOC as a personal learning tool.

To begin, we recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. Review the material we'll cover, and preview the assignments you'll need to complete to pass the course.

Good luck as you get started, and we hope you enjoy the course!

About the Course

“Train the Trainer” stands for a session, which is addressed to trainers who are willing to offer trainings to adults. It has a pedagogical background and participants will learn how to teach adults in a more effective way. The main purpose of the course is to improve the trainers’ capabilities to engage their audience. More specifically, by the end of the course, participants will be able to discover how adults learn and what motivates adult learners. Additionaly the participants will be able to design, prepare, and deliver training sessions. Best practice and proven training techniques, are key elements in order for the participants to develop effective communication skills. Lastly the participant will be able to manage and engage different audiences, improve standards of teaching and training by means of reflective practice.

Learning Objectives

    • discover how adults learn and what motivates adult learners 

    • provide constructive and effective feedback to adult learners

    • design training sessions appropriate to the learner, resources and desired learning outcomes

    • prepare and deliver training sessions

    • practice proven training techniques

    • develop effective communication

    • manage and engage different audiences

    • improve standards of teaching and training by means of reflective practice

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Course Structure

  • Lesson 1 - Vocational Education
  • Lesson 2 - Training Structure


Nikos Agiotis

Nikos holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with major upon Computer Information Systems from City University of New York-Baruch College. His previous working experience was upon network engineering and IT department supervision. The last 10 years as a Certified Trainer for Adults works at OTEAcademy as an Alcatel- Lucent instructor, Cisco academy instructor.


Marios Vlachos

Marios Vlachos has studied Telecommunication Systems and Networks at the University of Applied Science of Western Greece and Psychodrama at Hellenic Association of Group Analysis and Psychotherapy. Currently he works as trainer and learning designer at OTEAcademy, one of the largest educational providers in Greece. He is the project owner of business training courses on the topic of Personal Development and Customer Experience. He is certified as Trainer for Adults by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and as a Customer Experience Professional by CXPA.


Louisa Bouta, EMMA Project

Louisa Bouta has studied Business Administration and Economics as well as Political Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. She is currently working as a trainer and learning designer and is a project manager for large-scale training projects at OTEAcademy, one of the largest educational providers in Greece. She is a certified Trainer for Adults by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and a certified Project Manager by the Project Management Institute PMI.