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  • Lloyds TSB,
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  • Norwich & Peterborough Building Society,
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The Learning Sanctuary


The Learning Sanctuary is a UK based provider of qualifications and master classes for everyone involved in learning and training, from those about to deliver a training session for the first time all the way through to senior executives responsible for directing the overall effectiveness of learning in an organisation.

The Learning Sanctuary was conceived by Neville Pritchard, formerly Director of Learning at Barclays Plc and Head of Group Training and Management Development at Abbey National. In both of these roles, and also as Chairman of the Financial Services Sector Skills Council  & UK President of ASTD, Neville had become increasingly frustrated  at the lack of formal, relevant, practical and cost effective qualifications and career development available to those within the learning & training profession.

His vision was to create a suite of internationally recognised qualifications that will help learning professionals develop not only their skills, but also their careers.

Whether you are a specialist training deliverer or designer, a learning consultant, a learning & development manager or even a learning executive it has been very difficult to find learning to complement your career pathway - that is of course up until now!

Working exclusively and in partnership with ITOL (Institute of Training and Occupational Learning), The Learning Sanctuary will provide a range of accredited qualifications to suit YOU.


Foundation Certificate in Staff Development


This programme is designed to introduce participants to learning and training skills and help them build on any knowledge they already have in this area.

When learners have completed this programme they will be able to:

  • Ensure that their training activities are based on established principles
  • Reflect on, and take charge of, their personal development as a trainer
  • Acquire knowledge to help develop their training skills
  • Plan training events
  • Deliver training events



The objectives for this programme have been categorised according to specific subject areas which are listed below:


The Principles of Training

  • State the aims and objectives of a training department
  • Explain why conceptual models are used in training
  • Analyse whether a training event successfully contributes to organisational goals


Training Defined

  • Define learning
  • Define training
  • Identify three component parts of learning
  • Making Training Decisions


Define the systems approach to training:

  • Write training objectives for knowledge, skills and attitude
  • Identify factors to be considered when designing training
  • Justify training decisions in terms of the systems approach


Lesson plans

  • Produce outline lesson plans for lectures, presentations, learning from experience, teaching a skill, and problem solving
  • Review and improve lesson plans in the light of experience
  • Managing Groups and Group Dynamics
  • Identify the main factors which influence the characteristics of groups
  • Discuss the group stages according to Tuckman and Jensen
  • Discuss the likely expectations of students in a group
  • Recognise examples of dysfunctional behaviour
  • Suggest ways to overcome dysfunctional behaviour


Delivering a Training Session

  • Identify their personal style
  • Establish an environment conducive to learning
  • Facilitate group activities
  • Explain the importance of effective communication



The programme consists of two elements:

  • A self-study workbook
  • Two-day workshop (which includes an assessment and observation)



£950 + VAT per person


To book the course now, call us at 08455213747 or click here to fill the form.

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"Workbooks - well laid out and easy to read. Excellent reference material both in the body of the workbook and in the reference materials indicated. I found the Learning Log was a good way to consolidate my learning."

"Workshops - Energetic, interesting, informative and applicable to my role as trainer. There was a good mix of information, group work and consolidation exercises."

"Programme Trainer - Angela was excellent throughout the course, she took a genuine interest in the trainees and through her enthusiasm and first-rate delivery brought the course alive for me. Her wealth of knowledge is superb and this coupled with her commitment and dedication made the course enjoyable, interesting and ultimately important to me in gaining knowledge and experience to help me in my role as Senior Trainer and to gain the accreditation."

Norma Campbell, Capita


"I am delighted to lend my support to the work of The Learning Sanctuary. Anything that focuses on skills for those people directly involved in development will undoubtedly have an enormous positive impact on the skills agenda as a whole. This is a very positive initiative for Learning and Development professionals and I hope that it will provide a template which can be taken into other areas as well."

Dr Ken Boston, Chief Executive, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority