Sharing skills and delivering training

Competency 5: Sharing skills and delivering training


Skill sharing with families/carers, practitioners and other people working in communication disability etc., is a key area of need. It is critical to the sustainability and development of services for people with communication disability. Be aware that other people will bring with them skills, knowledge and experience which can be reciprocally shared. Be open to the learning these experiences will bring and be prepared to adapt your training in response. Basic skills in how to deliver training should underpin the different descriptors listed.


Aware Proficient Advisor
Aware of the benefits and risks of training others for sustainability of practice




Seeks information about training already delivered in the locality: what, by whom, how it was delivered, how it was received, impact


Aware of the need to consider socio-cultural and language needs of the group being trained and those they may work with.



Attends suitable training / interest groups in home country before leaving for LMIC


Aware of sources of support if student clinical placements are requested


Works with local practitioners to develop small packages of training to meet the need of local professionals and communities


Able to draw on existing resources (people, networks, materials) to support and consolidate skill sharing and implementation of previous training


Is able to evaluate impact and sustainability of training the local organisation has already had. Able to build on these to design, deliver and measure outcomes of appropriate training to further address local priorities


Works with organisations that support professionals in LMICs (eg CTI, NGOs)



Can supervise SLT students (or students from other professions as required) on clinical placements and mentoring to other staff using SLT skills in their work.


Able to work with local partners to develop train-the-trainer programmes, appropriate to the priorities and workforce of the local context


Able to consider training needs and plan and implement training, CPD events, conferences, of all SLT colleagues within the country




Provides guidance and supervision on designing and implementing training for overseas SLTs working in LMIC





Able to develop and coordinate UK programmes for training UK SLTs to work effectively and appropriately in LMIC


Maintains links with SLT training institutions within the country or outside in order to set up/ organise student clinical placements.



Key knowledge and skills


  • Understanding of adult learning models
  • Experience of developing and delivering training for professionals and carers/ families
  • Knowledge of existing training packages that can be adapted for a LMIC context
  • Ability to consider different presentation methods in the absence of audio-visual technology
  • Organisational and planning skills