Train Your Staff to Assess Staff

Train Your Staff to Assess Staff

Train your staff to assess staff in the workplace and narrow your skills gap.

Very often the best people to train others in company-specific tasks are those that are already doing the job. If you train one member of staff, they can then pass on their knowledge to many within your own organisation.

Train the Trainer Assessor

We can teach your experienced staff to become your industry specific trainers and assessors to deliver courses, workshops and tool-box talks. We address everything from course design to interpersonal skills. At the same time, you’re giving your trainers tools concerning not only what to teach, but how to teach them.

Invest in Training

Training is an investment in the future of any organisation and its employees. Managers are understandably concerned about the payback. Building skills and improving knowledge helps companies stay competitive. However, if there is a larger group to train than the budget will allow, a company may benefit from training experienced staff within the organisation, for groups of employees, or mentors for small groups and individuals. This will enable employers to maximise their training investment. Benefits may include:

  1. Fast, positive results
  2. Promotes peer-to-peer training.
  3. Leads to consistent industry training.
  4. Improved employee retention.
  5. Subject put into company context and targeted.
  6. Formation of internal alliances and teams.
  7. Training delivered at the coal-face.
  8. Improvement in specific skills and behaviours
  9. Improvement in confidence, motivation and performance
  10. Demonstration of commitment to individuals and their development
  11. Facilitation of adoption of new management style or culture
  12. Less chance of skills fade as the trainer assessor is there to train and mentor until the new skills become a habit.
  13. Less workplace down-time as trainees don’t have to travel off-site for training.
  14. Upskills an organisation’s staff more quickly.
  15. Becoming an employer of choice

Imparting Knowledge

Knowledge can be imparted more frequently and with greater relevance when you have a trainer assessor onsite supporting the individuals learning in their actual working environment. Taking the operators away from their day job for just a few minutes at a time to demonstrate the best approach for a particular task, getting the operator to carry out the task and then critique them doing the job for real. This all sounds very simple but the improvement in morale, confidence and performance of the staff can be significant.

Rather than being an imposition on the new trainer assessor it should be a recognition of their behaviours and skills. Being a trained trainer assessor should be given status, and not be seen as just asking them to do additional tasks.


The staff you choose as your trainer assessors should be skilled, well-motivated and experienced employees. The Certificate in Assessing Vocational Competence (CAVA) makes them think about all aspects of what training and assessing is about.

Train the Trainer

Tailored Workshops

MCP has developed different formats of coaching and train the trainer workshops. The most popular is our 5 Day Fast-Track workshop. You can have qualified employees in 1 week with our City & Guilds accredited course.

Our workshops have been delivered to operators and technicians in the food, drink and water industries.

On successful completion delegates will be able to:

  • Design, develop and deliver training and instructional sessions.
  • Understand the learning process and how people learn at work.
  • Practice their training skills.
  • Test recall overtime
  • Give and receive constructive feedback.

The course will focus on:

  • Learning styles and processes
  • Settings objectives.
  • Barriers to learning.
  • Communication – non-verbal behaviour, listening, questioning and observing.
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Planning and preparation
  • Mind-mapping
  • Training design
  • Using visual aids: Flipcharts, power-point presentations
  • Practical exercises to reinforce learning points.

Effective, Efficient Team Members

Your trainer assessor will deliver on the job training, then assess the competency of your staff on the job and if not yet competent, deliver additional training and repeat the process until they are fully competent and an effective, efficient member of the team.