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  • Accredited Courses in training the trainer from foundation to diploma level.
  • Learning Management Strategies
  • Masterclasses in key aspects of developing a learning environment
  • Review and Measurement of the impact of learning

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  • Captia,
  • Lloyds TSB,
  • Portman Building Society,
  • Norwich & Peterborough Building Society,
  • The Training Tree,
  • Spinal Injuries Scotland,
  • Forth Sector,
  • Qualifications and Cirriculum Authority,

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.


Certificate in Training and Occupational Learning (CITOL)


The purpose of this programme is to enable learners to be confident in their knowledge and application of training and development skills for the benefit of their organisation and themselves.

The programme aims to ensure learners are able to:

  • Believe that their training activities are based on established and recognised principles and theories
  • Acquire an appropriate depth of knowledge that will help develop training skills
  • Enable well planned training and development events
  • Provide a basis for future development in the field of learning, training and development

This programme examines the training cycle and its logically building format reflects this, over a period of eight weeks. Learners will complete carefully designed workbooks, attend practical and pragmatic workshops, and demonstrate comprehension and personal confidence through assessment and completion of an exam.



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


Learning and Development Background

  • Define and contribute to the training cycle
  • Recognise how people learn and incorporate this into their role
  • Explain and utilise the learning process
  • Recognise and adjust to different learning styles
  • Training Needs Analysis


Identify the performance gap

  • Conduct a training needs analysis
  • Analyse and report of training needs
  • State the importance and use of performance statistics


Training Design Essentials

  • Produce a session plan
  • Write learning objectives
  • Describe and use the mnemonic INTRO
  • Explain the term and use of blended learning
  • Recognise a hierarchy of priorities
  • Discuss suitable options for design
  • Explain the need for purpose, aims and objectives
  • Take account of legal and moral requirements
  • Define the terms 'open' and 'distance learning'
  • Design materials to support different learning styles


Delivery Skills

  • Identify own personal style
  • Define and establish an environment conducive to learning
  • Differentiate between the domains of learning
  • Show control/management of learners and their environment
  • Describe how to deal with dysfunctional learners
  • Describe the various delivery options and devices
  • Discuss the importance of learner-centred training
  • Facilitate fundamental group activities using recognised models
  • Explain the importance of effective communication


Evaluation of learning

  • Define the six elements of evaluation
  • Explain the responsibilities of evaluation
  • Describe the foundation model (Kirkpatrick) of evaluation
  • Recognise when training objectives have been met
  • Describe when learning is transferred to the workplace
  • Show when training impacts upon organisational goals
  • Identify how the training process helps or hinders learning



The programme lasts for eight weeks as detailed below;

Week 1: Workbook One (read workbook and complete activities)
Week 2: One-day Workshop
Week 3: Workbook Two
Week 4: One-day Workshop
Week 5: Workbook Three
Week 6: Two-day Workshop
Week 7: Workbook Four
Week 8: Two-day Workshop (including final assessment)


The four workbooks are designed as self-instructional text and are distributed electronically throughout the programme. The workshops reflect on the content of the workbooks and provide an opportunity to clarify any questions the learners bring. During the workshops learners will be able to practise new skills and reinforce old ones.

The third workshop, lasting two days, allows for in-depth consultation, preparation and the delivery of a training event. In the final workshop learners will be formally assessed against the programme objectives. Success in the final assessment together with a pass in the programme exam ensures the achievement of the Certificate in Training and Occupational Learning.


£1500 + 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