- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
- knowledge of English language
- leadership skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- customer service skills
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to teach pupils how to do something
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- identifying priorities and drawing up training plans
- producing training materials
- working with external providers to develop specialist courses
- managing and leading a team
- updating training records
- writing reports, keeping records, and working within budgets
- making sure training is cost-effective
You could work at a training centre, at a conference centre or in an office.
With experience and contacts, you could become a freelance trainer or consultant.
You can find out more about becoming a training manager from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.