Instructions for your Teach the Teacher / Train the Trainer Course (Virtual on Zoom)

Thank you for booking onto one of ISC Medical's Teach the Teacher / Train the Trainer Courses. Below you will find all the information that you will need prior to the course including:

  • Timing of the course
  • Course material
  • Pre-course work
  • How to join the course
  • Zoom details and guidelines

Course Details

Start of the course

This is a two-day course. The course starts at 9:30am on both days.

Please note that we cannot delay the start of the course to allow for late arrivals. If you are late to the course, you will need to wait until an appropriate time when the trainer can accept you into the meeting room. This could be a several minute wait, please be patient.

Breaks and lunch

There will be short comfort breaks throughout each day, and a 45-minute lunch break.

The timings of breaks and lunch may vary depending on trainer and group dynamics.

End of the course

The day ends around 5:00pm on Day 1 and 4:30pm on Day 2.

Please note that if you are in an enthusiastic and talkative group, the end of the course may be slightly delayed each day.

The trainer will be happy to answer any additional questions you have each day after the course.

Course Material

The material provided is a 73-page handout covering key techniques and topics relating to teaching and training.

There is no need to read the handout before the course but please ensure you download the document and are able to access it during the course.

To download the course handout, click on the button below.

Click here to download the handout (PDF)

Pre-Course Work

At the end of Day 1 you will be asked to prepare a presentation on a topic of your choice, to deliver to your group during the following morning. You will have the opportunity to prepare and refine your presentation in your leisure time that evening, drawing on what you will have learnt during the first day of the course about planning, developing and delivering teaching.

To help you prepare for this task, please take into consideration the following:

  • The presentation can be on any subject matter and not necessarily related to your job or the healthcare profession.
  • You might like to come prepared with two or three topics on which you can talk confidently.
  • Your presentation should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration.

Virtual Venue

The virtual course will take place on the Zoom platform.

Instructions containing a private Zoom access code to join the meeting room will be sent 2 days before the course.

Check your connection. Make sure that you have a strong enough internet connection and that you can also continue the session with alternative means if you experience problems (for example, with a separate 4G connection using your phone if needed). Note that no refund or postponement is possible if you are unable to complete the session in its entirety for any reason.

Zoom Guidelines

Keep your camera and microphone on. Although we understand there may be special circumstances where you may need to switch off your camera temporarily, all candidates are expected to leave their camera on for the majority of the course. If we are unable to verify your participation throughout the day, the trainer may, at their discretion, remove you from the meeting room.

Do not multitask. Please do not do other work whilst on the course, you will retain more information if you are fully focused and being an active listener. Of course making notes is an exception.

Dress the part. We know this is a virtual course but a smart casual dress code is still encouraged... At least from the waist up!