LTS has been a leader in the field of intercultural trainer training since 2005, when we launched our 5-day course called
Developing intercultural training skills. The course is aimed at experienced trainers from fields such as language,
communication skills and management training, who want to develop skills to design and deliver intercultural training courses.
The course runs four times a year at our training centre in Bath, with group sizes ranging from 6-12. Since 2005,
we have run more than 60 sessions of the course in Bath, as well as other sessions elsewhere in Europe.
In 2009, we started to offer a more advanced course called Designing and Delivering Intercultural Training. This is a follow-up
to Developing Intercultural Training Skills but can also be attended by trainers who have not attended our first course, but who
already have good experience in the intercultural training field, and who would like to share and exchange ideas and experiences
with trainers from different countries, as well as to learn new skills and techniques in intercultural course design and delivery.
This is also a 5-day course, which runs three times a year for groups of 6-12.
Developing intercultural training skills
This course is designed for experienced trainers from fields such as language training, communication skills training and management
training, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of intercultural training, both to integrate intercultural topics into their
current training and also to deliver their own intercultural training courses. Exchange of experience with other participants is also a
valuable part of the course. By the end of the course, participants will:
have a good understanding of the key conceptual frameworks of the intercultural field
be able to define how cultural values influence attitude and behaviour
be aware of how culture forms an integral part of international communication
be able to incorporate intercultural elements into their own areas of training
be familiar with the main types of intercultural training
be able to design different types of intercultural training courses
be familiar with training techniques, activities and materials for intercultural training
know how to use different tools to evaluate the success of intercultural training
All participants who complete the course successfully will receive the LTS Certificate in Intercultural training.
Dates for 2018
8-12 January 2018
5-9 March 2018
11-15 June 2018
Date in September 2018 to be announced
Click here for a PDF brochure of Developing intercultural training skills 2018.pdf
Designing and Delivering Intercultural Training
This course is suitable for trainers who work in a wide range of areas of education and training. The course was originally designed as
a follow-up to Developing intercultural training skills. It therefore assumes that the participants will already have a good level of
knowledge about the intercultural field, and some experience in the design and delivery of different kinds of intercultural courses. The
course may also be followed by participants who have not attended the first five-day LTS course, but who have similar experience to
those who have. An important element of the course is the chance to share and exchange ideas and experiences with trainers from
different countries. By the end of the course, participants will have:
an expanded set of skills to design different types of intercultural training courses
greater experience and skills in using and creating a range of training and learning materials for different kinds of intercultural courses,
taking account of different learning style preferences
greater experience of different training delivery and facilitation styles and methods
There will be some pre-course reading and tasks. All participants who complete the course successfully will receive an
LTS Certicate of Attendance listing the topics covered.
Click here for a PDF brochure of Designing and delivering intercultural training 2018
Date for 2018
19-23 March 2018
Date in September 2018 to be announced
Click here for course outlines of both courses
Click here for comments from past participants
Location for the courses
Both courses are held at our training centre in Bath, UK, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its 18th century architecture.
We also run tailored versions of the courses for closed groups in other parts of the UK and throughout Europe. Courses have been run for trainers at Aston
University in the UK: Air France in Paris; Audi Akademie, Fokus Sprachen, ELTAS and Interact in Germany; KEY AB in Sweden; The British
Council in Italy, IESEG France; University of Leon in Spain, and for facilitators from the SkyTeam airline alliance from France, the US, Italy and Mexico.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss this option in more detail.
Adrian Pilbeam, Philip OConnor
Both have long experience as senior training consultants with LTS in Bath, and have run intercultural training and trainer training sessions
in many parts of the world.
Click here for details of LTS intercultural training projects
Sources of funding for LTS trainer training courses
In January 2014, a new EU funding programme for in-service training of staff working in all fields of education in Europe was introduced.
This is called Erasmus + . It replaced previous funding programmes such as Comenius and Grundtvig. Trainers from most European countries
(except the UK) who wish to attend one of our courses for trainers in Bath can apply for funding under Key Action 1 (KA1), which is part of Erasmus +.
The main change from the previous system is that the organisation where the trainer works has to apply for funding, not the individual.
More details can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2018. Applications for funding need to be made well in advance through the
Erasmus + National Agency where the trainer and their organisation is based. Contact us for more details.