Title of the tool

Competence Model for trainers at International level

Short description

It’s not by following a Train the Trainer course that you are automatically suddenly a competent international trainer.  You don’t make yourself a trainer, it’s other people that make you a trainer, as they recognize a set of competencies that you master.

The European Commission, together with SALTO (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities for Youth) have developed a Competence Model for trainers that (want to) work at international level, to make a self-assessment and to reflect upon areas for further development

Language of the tool



To stimulate life long learning and further professional development of trainers


Table of content 


  • Understanding and facilitating individual & group learning processes
  • Learning to learn
  • Designing educational programmes
  • Cooperating successfully in teams
  • Communicating meaningfull with others
  • Intercultural competences
  • Being civically engaged


  • Instructions for self-assessment
  • Self-assessment forms for each criterion
  • Visualisation of the results of your self-assessment  

Target group

☑ Kiwanis Trainers & Experts

Duration and training process

Unless you already know that you need to self-assess yourself only in one given competence area, doing it for all seven areas can really take a lot of time. In fact, we do not recommend you to do so in one go. Instead, take your time. Think. Remember situations, and go gradually, competence area per competence area, competence per competence. You can save the excel file with your self-assessment on your computer, so nothing will be lost.

Category of the tool

☑ Training, Skills & Leadership Development

Tool topics

☑ Evaluation
☑ Intercultural learning
☑ Leadership development
☑ Personal development

Tool types

☑ Reflection tool

Behind the tool

This tool was developed by the European Commission and SALTO as part of the European Training Strategy.  

The tool was created by

SALTO (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities for Youth)