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Training Manager Profile


This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as a Training Manager. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as a Training Manager
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Training Manager Work Information

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Working Duties Expected

Training managers organise and manage their organisations training department within a budget. They develop training plans, which may cover using computers, customer service, health and safety and management training, as well as training specific to individual jobs.

They ensure their staff have the skills to work to the best of their ability. To do this they establish what the training and personal development needs are for all levels, which may include people straight from school, craftspeople, new graduates and managers.

The role involves a mixture of planning, organising and carrying out training. They assess the success of the training programme and keep up-to-date with training trends and developments.

In larger organisations they may be responsible for a team of training officers and instructors.

Hours and Environment

Working hours are usually 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. More flexible hours may sometimes be required, perhaps if they are involved in residential courses or workshops, or if a shift system is in operation.

Training managers are based in an office, and may be expected to travel between company sites or to training venues, such as hotels or conference centres.

Skills and Interests

To be a training manager you should:

  • be interested in helping people develop
  • be able to relate to staff at all levels
  • have excellent communication skills
  • be good at organising events such as workshops or courses
  • be able to plan ahead and manage time
  • be good at encouraging and motivating people
  • be good at influencing and negotiating
  • be skilled at writing reports and keeping records, including accounts and budget information
  • have good computer skills.


There are no set requirements, although most employers will expect you to have either several GCSEs (A-C)/S grades (1-3) a BTEC/SQA National award or an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II. Previous experience of teaching, personnel, supervisory or management work would be useful.

You will have an advantage if you have a degree that has covered business studies, management, training or personnel subjects.

If you do not have a degree, you could begin your career as a trainee in a personnel or training department. Many people move into the training department from elsewhere within a company and then study for training qualifications.

If you do have relevant qualifications, you may be able to gain Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) membership at Associate, Licentiate or Graduate grade through Accreditation of Prior Learning.

There is no upper age limit for entry into training jobs.


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development offers a range of qualifications, including the Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) and Certificate in Training Practice (CTP). There are no minimum entry requirements. A range of short courses is also available - contact CIPD for details.

They also offer the CIPD Professional Qualification Scheme (PQS), which covers core personnel and development, core management, and specialist and generalist personnel and development. Although there are no minimum entry requirements, some of the study is at degree level. If you successfully complete one area, you gain Licentiate membership of the CIPD. Graduate membership is granted at the end of all three modules.

NVQs/SVQs are available at Level 3 in Direct Training and Support, Level 4 in Management and Development of Learning Provision, and Levels 3, 4 and 5 in Learning and Development. NVQs/SVQs at level 4 or 5 in personnel and/or management areas could also be relevant. There are no academic entry requirements for NVQs/SVQs and previous learning or experience can be accredited.

Completion of NVQ/SVQ level 3 leads to eligibility for CIPD Associate membership, level 4 to Licentiate membership and level 5 to Graduate membership.

Postgraduate diplomas and MSc degrees in training management or training and development are available, usually by part-time study or distance learning. For entry you will need a degree, a professional training qualification, or substantial work relevant work experience - contact universities for exact requirements.


Training managers work for a variety of employers. These include banks, local authorities, central government, the health service, hotels, retail organisations and manufacturing industries. Some work for commercial training providers that run courses for other organisations.

There are opportunities throughout the country and abroad. Competition for jobs is fairly intense.

Smaller companies may not offer much scope for progression.

It may be possible to become a freelance trainer or consultant. Since there is a growing tendency for companies to bring in outside experts, opportunities for freelance trainers are increasing.

Annual Income

The annual income section is intended as a guideline only.

Training managers can earn between £20,500 and £41,000 per year.
Training directors or senior training managers working for a large organisation could earn up to £50,000.

Further information

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
CIPD House
35 Camp Road
SW19 4UX
Tel. 020 8971 9000

Employment NTO *
4th Floor
Kimberley House
47 Vaughan Way
Tel: 0116 251 7979

National Training Organisations (NTOs) ceased to be recognised by the government on 31 March 2002. However, some are continuing to operate in their respective fields. Please contact individual NTOs with queries regarding their current status.

The Secretary of State for Education and Skills is licensing new Sector Skills Councils - charged with boosting skills and productivity in business sectors. For information about Sector Skills Councils, their roles and responsibilities, please visit the Sector Skills Development Agency website:

Other Useful Training Manager Work Information

We have a section available at this site on Training Manager job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.

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