“Train-the-Trainers” course implementation and trainees’ assessment report

June 15, 2023

The MIRAD project finalised the assessment of the recently finished Train the Trainer online course. The main objective of the training was to guarantee that training activities continue once the project ends and strive for sustainability.

The MIRAD e-Learning Train the Trainer course is divided into five modules and twelve chapters and was delivered entirely in English to practitioners from the prison, probation and community sectors in Bulgaria, France, Greece, Poland and Spain through the Corrections Learning Academy.

As a result of the Consortium’s successful efforts, the training course was established, disseminated, and implemented to almost twice the number of professionals envisaged at the beginning of the project. The long-term, relevant, and high-quality training was received by approximately 100 trainees, almost doubling the expected target number. Almost half of the trainees reached by the training were prison staff, followed by NGO personnel and probation practitioners. The e-Learning course was available for completion for three months, from December 19th 2022 to March 21st 2023.

Based on feedback and assessment, the MIRAD Train the Trainer course was well received by trainees. It was important to determine whether the programme met the expectations and needs of the participants. As a result, various types of assessments were used, such as pre-test versus post-test, exercises and surveys regarding the module, course and platform. The results demonstrate that the training was successful in effectively improving trainees’ knowledge within the scope and timeline of the project. This training programme was entirely delivered via e-Learning, which is a good starting point in preparing professionals to be able to deliver the training to their staff.

The majority of participants claimed that the course met their learning needs and found the content of the training to be enjoyable, with the lowest positive score set at 90% and the highest at 94%. The content was assessed as relevant to their professional practice. See more details below:

The European Strategy for Judicial Training 2021–2024 states that training in the prevention of radicalisation is a priority for prison and probation staff and is in high demand, but such has not been effectively translated into practice due to financial and logistical obstacles. Thus, the MIRAD project aims to provide practitioners with knowledge and tools to cascade the training to colleagues within their organisation. We can proudly say that the project aided in this achievement through the finalised activity.

This project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Internal Security Fund – Police (ISFP) (GA no. 101035878)