Intercultural Trainer Training




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.

We run the course three or four times a year in Bath, with group sizes ranging from 4 - 8. Since 2005,

we have run more than 70 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 in Bath for groups of 4 -8.


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 2020

30 March - 3 April 2020

8 - 12 June 2020

7 - 11 September 2020


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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 good 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. Please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of your experience. 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.


Date for 2020

11-15 May 2020

21 - 25 September 2020


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Click here for course outlines of both courses

Click here for comments from past participants


Location for the courses

Both courses will be held 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 O’Connor  

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. 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.