TPMA Certification Essentials

Become a Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) accredited trainer with our four-day Trainer Performance and Monitoring Assessment (TPMA) certification course. Over four days, you will practice, be challenged and receive invaluable feedback.

Designed for trainers with at least six months experience, you will spend three days learning how to deliver interactive and engaging training. The final fourth day is your assessment day, where you will undergo a formal professional assessment.

Happy is the only company in the UK to have achieved the LPI’s prestigious Gold Standard for 19 successive years – and if you don’t believe TPMA is a better training standard and that your training has been useful, you don’t have to pay us a penny.

We know that you won’t be running classroom training at the moment, so you may be interested in our remote learning workshops. The Facilitating Interactive Workshops and Training with GoTo and Zoom sessions will guide you through the features in GoToTraining and Zoom to allow you to facilitate interactive learning sessions.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

  • Public Sector Price

  • Charity < 15 Staff

  • Charity 16-30 Staff

  • Charity 31+ Staff

  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    4 days

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will understand and be assessed against the core competencies necessary to pass the TPMA standards.

What is the TPMA?

The Learning and Performance Institute’s TPMA (Trainer Performance, Monitoring and Assessment) is designed to raise the standard of IT training across the industry. The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) training competency framework is aligned with the national standards for all trainers, tutors and teachers.

The assessment leads to the TPMA certificate, awarded by the LPI. Those successful will receive a certificate and will qualify for professional membership of the LPI.

This is now the only certification available from the LPI.

What is learner-focused training?

Learner-focused training focuses the trainer on meeting the needs and objectives of the learner. This means fully and actively involving and engaging the learner. It means making the training an enjoyable experience and ensuring it is completely practical and relevant to their work.

In recognition of the success of their learner-focused approach, Happy won the LPI’s Training Company of the Year award in 2009.

Why choose Happy?

Happy was the first Authorised Qualification & Assessment Centre (AQAC) for the new standard, and we are the only company in the UK to have achieved the LPI’s prestigious Gold Standard for 19 successive years.

Not only this but we offer a full TPMA guarantee – if you don’t believe that the TPMA is a better training standard and that your training has been useful, you don’t have to pay us a penny.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand and be prepared to be assessed against the nine competencies necessary to pass the TPMA standards.
  • Evaluate your current strengths and areas to work on in your training.
  • Confidently use all four question techniques, to gain full learner participation and involvement in training.
  • Identify the structure of a training session and be able to plan your own 30-minute training session.
  • Create your own checklist for reviewing and preparing your training environment.
  • Understand the benefits and key components of a lesson plan.
  • Create session objectives that will sell your training to your learners.
  • Identify four specific actions you will take to ensure a training session you run regularly is relevant for your learners.
  • Create memorable learning experiences that will be recalled for longer.
  • Demonstrate your current coaching skills and identify your strengths, and an area to work on.
  • Identify activities and training aids that will appeal to each of the four learning styles, throughout a training session.
  • Prepare a thorough recap for a specified training session.
  • Describe how you would effectively handle learner questions in a variety of situations.
  • Explain the difference between a professional, knowledgeable trainer and a subject expert.
  • Understand how to use your learners’ experience and requirements to appropriately adapt a training session and monitor it to ensure you are meeting the objectives.


This course prepares you for the TPMA assessment and, we believe, will teach you new training skills and make you a more effective trainer.

  • The course covers each of the nine competencies. You will understand what they mean in practice and what we will be looking for in relation to these in order to pass your TPMA
  • You will deliver a pre-prepared 30-minute session to the other delegates attending the event
  • You will receive 1 to 1 feedback on your session
  • You will receive a copy of your TPMA report (a copy of which will also be sent to the Learning and Performance Institute)
  • If you pass your assessment you will need to pay the LPI £65 + VAT to get your TPMA Certified Trainer Certificate. The certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • The course will be taught using our Learner Focused principles. It will include involvement and be focused both on the assessment to be passed and on the training you yourself deliver.


Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

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What is it like to learn with Happy?

Our facilitators make learning interactive and fun. In this video, Maureen delivers a session on Formulas and Functions in Excel at Happy's HQ in London.

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TPMA Certification Essentials
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Why choose Happy?

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed
  • Fun and interactive workshops, whether online or face-to-face
  • Learn in a confidential environment with our experienced facilitators
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (hot buffet lunch 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

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Did you know...

...Happy is the only UK company to have achieved the LPI’s prestigious Gold Standard for 19 successive years?

Happy offers a number of other training and leadership programmes. Take a look those listed below:

Train the IT Trainer Essentials to enable you to confidently deliver an IT course that fully involves your learners. Find out more

TPMA Refresher & Renewal to help you recognise and understand how to tailor your training to meet both learner and business needs. Find out more

Effective Group Facilitation looks at the preparation, structure and useful ways to engage people, as well as how to handle difficult behaviour. Find out more