How to decide what subjects to train others in

You don’t have to have a master degree to be able to train others. Whilst it might be important for you to attend some Train The Trainer Courses like the ones available from, it is not always necessary for you to have high levels of qualifications in your chosen subject field.

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Expertise – it is important that you look at your own skills, knowledge and experience. This will then give you a list of topics that you can use as a starting point to identify potential training topics. You can then narrow the list down to those areas that your target audience may need support with and can then begin to create your training materials.

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Audience – if you know who your target audience is, you can look at what areas of support they might need. This will then give you a good indication of some areas that you can focus your training on. By looking at the support needs or pain points of your target audience, you will develop  a number of topics that you can then turn into training materials.

Interests and hobbies – the knowledge that you share doesn’t have to just be focused around academic knowledge. If you have interests and hobbies that others may also like to enjoy, you can build some training sessions around these. You will then be helping others to enjoy these interests.