How to become an IT Trainer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: December 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

IT trainers design and deliver training programmes and courses, classroom-based workshops, webinars and e-learning tutorials in a range of information and communication technology (ICT) subjects. Typical training covers general IT user skills for desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and various accounting and customer relationship management (CRM) software packages. Many trainers also provide technical training for IT professionals in programming and web design, while some provide specialist training in network installation and maintenance, cybersecurity, project management and the provision of IT support.

Typical clients include organisations seeking in-house training for employees, and individuals looking to improve their IT skills. There are also opportunities for trainers to deliver contracts for both commercial and public sector organisations, such as further education (FE) colleges and adult education services.

Training is traditionally delivered in person on a one-to-one basis or to classroom-based groups, but is also increasingly being delivered online, using e-learning applications, video conferencing and screen-sharing technology.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an IT trainer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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