Questions about participation and certification
Who can attend Train the Trainer?
Everyone who has successfully certified as an NLP Practitioner or an NLP Master Practitioner on a full-length, full-length NLP certification programme of at least 120 training hours.
Is there a difference between participating as a Practitioner vs. as a Master Practitioner?
No. Some of the group will have certified as NLP Practitioners – others as Master Practitioners. The programme is designed to provide you with the skills and insights to advance your career and/or your business as a trainer, coach and presenter and everyone who is eligible to participate should be able to achieve this.
Becoming a Certified NLP Trainer is important if you plan on running NLP certification programmes. But it is not important if you plan on running NLP application workshops or using your Train the Trainer experience in other areas.
What certification do you provide?
Having completed Train the Trainer and programme assessment process you have two options for certification:
- As a certified NLP Master Practitioner you can opt to certify as a Certified NLP Trainer
- As a certified NLP Practitioner you can opt to certify that you have successfully completed the programme and the assessment.
What is the difference?
This depends on your objectives
I do not intend to run NLP certification programmes: If you are a Certified NLP Practitioner or Certified NLP Master Practitioner and your objective is to develop advanced skills for designing and delivering exceptional workshops and training courses, on any topic and including NLP application workshops, Train the Trainer is the course for you. And you do not need to be a Certified NLP Trainer.
I intend to run NLP certification programmes: If you intend to run NLP Certification training programmes and use the title Certified NLP Trainer you must have successfully have completed the assessment process on Train the Trainer and be a Certified NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner.
What is the difference between NLP 'Application workshops' and 'Certification programmes'?
- NLP application training courses and workshops usually last from some hours to a few days. These deal with the practical applications of NLP.
- NLP certification programmes are longer, cover a wide range of NLP methods, and bring people to the level of NLP Practitioner or Master Practitioner.
I am an NLP Practitioner but I do not plan on running Certification courses
In this case you do not need to become a Certified NLP Trainer. Most Train the Trainer participants will be planning to use their Train the Trainer skills to design and deliver training programmes in the application of NLP and other subjects - something which Train the Trainer will equip you to do.
(Incidentally, if you later decide that you would like to also run NLP Certification programmes you can do this. You simply need to complete our full-length and full-syllabus Master Practitioner programme to complete the NLP Trainer certification process. )
What if I don’t meet the required level of skill at the end of the programme
In the unlikely event that we are unable to confirm your successful completion of the assessment conditions we will provide full feedback and guidance on doing some further work. We will then ask you to attend one of our NLP certification programmes as for re-assessment. There will be no charge for this.
Why is this 'unlikely' to occur? The Train the Trainer group is small – up to about 12 people - so you will be receiving coaching and ongoing feedback from other participants and trainers just about every day. You will also have your coaching group to work with either before the morning start each day or in the evenings (do set aside time for this if you are not staying on site). And you will also be designing and delivering lots of presentations during the programme and receiving feedback on these.
I may have to miss some days
It is ideal to attend all training days. However if your schedule means that you have to miss a day or two this is not a problem. If you have to miss a day or two you will be able to work with your coaching group to get up to speed.
The Programme is equivalent to 15 days of training and if the number of attendance days is likely to fall below 13 days let us know and we can discuss things - including the possibility of your attending in a training assistant capacity on another course.