Templates for writing a training session or a lesson plan can be a confusing task to people new to the world of learning. One of the challenges for a new trainer is the development of a lesson or session plan for a training course or module.
The reason this is such a challenge are often simple – tutors do not provide a sample template or format to copy, saying that it is the trainer or teachers choice, however when you are learning this is more of a barrier than an enabler of choice to style. In addition, with the increasing trend of organizations delivering training internally, it is important that they have a standard approach to session plan development for consistency and contingency in the event of sickness or staff losses.
- When writing a lesson or session plans, consider the following factors:
- Assessing Needs
- Writing Learning Objectives
- Measuring success (evaluation)
- Outlining Content
- Selecting Methods and Media
- Writing the Lesson Plan
Once the information has been collected, the development of the lesson plan can begin in
a sequential, logical manner.
- Use a lesson plan format (see templates below)
- Include selected MEDIA in the body of the lesson plan
- Explain how to deliver and process discussions, lectures, activities, etc.
- Notate key points or directives to the right of the lesson plan
- Use simple, straightforward language
Note an effective lesson plan should be able to be used by any trainer familiar with the material (i.e occupationally
Below are a number of training lesson or session plan templates that you may consider. feel free to
change and adapt to meet your needs.
Session or lesson title
Trainer or Facilitator
Q. Who are you?
· current role
· hope to achieve
Ice breaker activity
PM page 3
PM page 5
Summary and close
Poster – Mind map
Training Session Agenda
Title of Session:
Organization name training session plan
|Lesson/ Session title:||Trainer/ Facilitator:||Date:|
|Time:||Duration:||Number of learners/ participants:|
Trainer/ facilitator Activities:
10.30 11.00 11.30 11.50
IntroductionsOverview of… More about…..
VE (verbal exposition)
VE, Q & A,
Tell students about objectives
Ask the following
Tell them the story is about…
Go around the tables assist group activity
Q & A
(question & answer)
participants in small groups
Group work activity
Put the students into small discussion groups and using the following
questions they discuss
Students should look for the following answers
There are many ways to format a session or lesson plan – these are just a few ideas. If you have a favourite format please
email it to us and we will include it here.
Other labels for lesson plan include:
curriculum, syllabus etc..
Page reviewed March 2016 – this post has been flagged for further editing post changes