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Training manager

Alternative titles for this job include

Training managers arrange and run training programmes in businesses and organisations.

Average salary (a year)

£24,000 Starter

to

£42,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

37 to 39 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends attending events or appointments

How to become

How to become a training manager

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role
  • applying directly
  • specialist courses run by professional bodies

University

There is no set entry route to become a training manager but you may find it useful to do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:

  • business studies
  • human resources management
  • communications

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
  • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

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College

You could take a college course to become a manager if you have some experience in training or teaching. Courses include:

  • Level 4 or Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for these courses vary.

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Apprenticeship

You could get into this role by doing a learning and development consultant higher apprenticeship, or a senior people professional degree apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship

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Work

You could start as a business administrator or training officer in a company's human resources department, and work your way up through training and promotion.

Direct Application

You could apply directly if you've got experience as a training officer. Most organisations will expect you to have an understanding of their industry.

Other Routes

You can study for professional qualifications in learning and development, either online or at a training centre approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. These may be useful when you apply for jobs.

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Career tips

A background in teaching, lecturing in further education or as a skills assessor could be useful.

Professional and industry bodies

You can join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.

Further information

You can find out more about becoming a training manager from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

What it takes

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • leadership skills
  • business management skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • customer service skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to learn through your work
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you’ll do

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

As a training manager, you would:

  • develop training plans to meet the needs of individuals and businesses
  • produce training materials
  • work with external providers to develop specialist courses
  • set up and monitor coaching and mentoring schemes
  • manage and lead a training team
  • assess the impact of training programmes
  • write reports and keep records up to date
  • make sure training is cost-effective and within budget

Working environment

You could work at a training centre, at a conference centre or in an office.

Career path and progression

Career path and progression

With experience and contacts, you could become a freelance trainer or coaching consultant. You could also move into broader human resources management if you work for a larger organisation.

With extra training you could go into college or schools teaching.

Current opportunities

Current opportunities

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