Where Do I Start? Beginner's Guide: Creating Your 1st Course
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Where Do I Start? Beginner's Guide: Creating Your 1st Course

Complete step-by-step to creating a full course plan for newbie trainers: turn your amazing idea into an amazing course!
5.0 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
21 students enrolled
Created by Ginette Tessier
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a course from your idea that gives students the best chance to learn what you're teaching
  • Understand the best ways to deliver training that builds layers and skills
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  • If you're an enthusiastic first-time trainer, with a great idea for a course you want to create, then that's all you need!

Last Update: January 2017

Rated as 'Excellent' by onlinetrainingindex.com 

"In a word BRILLIANT" - most recent Five Star review

A step-by-step guide for first-time beginner trainers in how to turn an amazing idea into a ready-for-delivery course plan!

If you've never put together a training course before, this is the guide you need to get you from brilliant idea to fully-fledged, ready-to-go course plan. It contains everything you need to understand exactly:

  • how and where to start
  • who your perfect student is
  • your marketplace & competitors
  • what you need to build up your course plan from scratch
  • how to incorporate layered learning
  • how to understand different learning styles (find out your own too!)
  • how to get constructive feedback

And much, much more!

You could have state-of-the-art equipment and access to a recording studio, hours of free time and a brilliant internet connection, but when it comes down to it, you know your students need a logical and well thought through plan to get them from wanting to know what you know, to having the knowledge you've got to give!

In addition to giving you all you need to get from idea to course plan, you'll also get templates to use over and over for all the other courses you want to do; plus the opportunity to learn how to make the 'perfect cuppa' ... oh yes, it's a thing! There's also additional information from other full-time trainers who know this stuff inside-out and back-to-front.

You won't regret taking this course if you want help in understanding just where to start and how to build up an excellent course plan. But if you change your mind after enrolling, I guarantee you a full refund, no questions asked within 30 days of purchase - backed up by Udemy too.

Enrol today and get your course off to an accelerated start!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is specifically for first-time trainers who have a great idea, but aren't sure where to start
  • This course does NOT contain technical advice about filming lectures for posting online - it is specifically for new trainers who don't know how to build a training course plan
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Things You Need To Know Before You Dive In!
1 Lecture 07:42

A very quick (I promise) overview of how to get the best from this course

Preview 07:42
This Is Where You Start The Fun!
6 Lectures 35:24

By the end of this lecture you'll understand more about the inclusions, exclusions and benefits of your course, your own USP and credibility!

Turning your idea into a credible concept

Learn how to find out about your perfect student to keep focussed in your training design

The perfect student

Everything you need to know about testing your concept to cover student expectations

Testing the concept

Search out your competition and use them to make your course even better!

Understanding the market

Recap Section 2: This is what you should now have!

Resources for Section 2
1 page
Mapping It All Out
5 Lectures 23:27

Start where you mean to finish and make your life easier!

Reverse planning

Identify the key achievements your students will succeed in along the way

Construction begins!

How to make the Perfect Cuppa ...

Understand what the concept of layered learning is and how you can choose to use it or not!

Layered learning: what is it and do you need it?

Recap Section 3: This is what you should now have!
Style Matters!
3 Lectures 24:33

What they are and how you can use them to your advantage

Learning styles in context

Discover your learning style!

Preview 15:38

Recap Section 4: This is what you should now have!
Building The Bridge
6 Lectures 18:44

Making sure your running order is balanced!

Which planks where?

Individual lesson plans - what you need to think about

Selecting the fixings

When to add in recaps, reminders and re-inforcement

Bolting it together

A quick guide to writing original material and avoiding copyright infringement!

Avoiding cheap materials and labour ...

Recap Section 5: This is what you should now have!

Resources for Section 5
2 pages
The Soft Launch
6 Lectures 29:25

Make sure you give yourself the best chance you can of sounding ready!

Preview 10:11

Make sure your timing is spot-on!

Testing the timing

How to get constructive feedback to refine your course before release

Asking for (and using!) feedback

Communication is a two-way thing. Except with training!

Ignorance doesn't equal stupidity

Recap Section 6: This is what you should now have!

Resources for Section 6
2 pages
The Grand Opening
4 Lectures 17:34

Getting in the right frame of mind and seeing it for what it is!

Preview 07:12

Self-analysis and some words of wisdom from other trainers!

Things you wish you'd known before you started

Channelling the euphoria of completion into the next project

Let's do it again!

Recap Section 7: This is what you should now have!
Round Up And Review
2 Lectures 03:33

See how far you've come!

Round up

What else would help you?

Bonus: Review time!
About the Instructor
Ginette Tessier
4.7 Average rating
11 Reviews
210 Students
3 Courses
| trainer | coach | mentor | consultant | entrepreneur |

Award-winning former senior leader, trainer and coach with 20+ years' of experience in strategy, business planning, marketing, insight, research, data analysis, leadership and management. Now Managing Director of Acuitas Limited, offering online training, face-to-face training, coaching, mentoring and consulting for businesses and individuals.

Also mum to Scamp the rescued dog, who runs the day-to-day timekeeping of the office ...

My personal values (discovered through many hours of NLP study to certified trainer level with John Grinder) are:

Happy | Fun | Zest | Purpose | Value

Whatever I do in life, it has to fulfil at least one of these :-)