ILO Certification Programme for SIYB Trainers

ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

ILO Certification Programme for SIYB Trainers

22 Abril–22 Novembro 2024
O curso está disponível em English, Français
Apresentação do curso

The ILO Certification Programme for SIYB Trainers offers participants the opportunity to become certified trainers for the ILO SIYB training packages. This online academy provides training of trainers in both content and methodological issues. It is a must for any trainer working for a public or private institution striving to make a real difference in the lives of new or existing entrepreneurs. It is based on the most recent versions of Generate Your Business Idea (GYB), Start Your Business (SYB) and Improve Your Business (IYB).

Perfil dos participantes

The ILO Certification Programme for SIYB Trainers welcomes:

  • Trainers working for public or private institutions, BDS providers, microfinance institutions or as consultants;
  • Established ILO-certified trainers who want to upgrade their skills and/or become trainers for new training packages;
  • Managers of enterprise development organizations or microfinance institutions who wish to learn more about the training offered by the ILO for their programmes and projects.

The ILO Certification Programme for SIYB Trainers will consist of three distinct phases:

Preparatory Phase 
E-Campus: 24 April – 19 May 2023

The preparatory learning phase will be offered on the ITC-ILO E-campus and involves around 30 hours of work in total, starting on 24 May 2023. It can be done from any computer with Internet access. Participants will familiarize themselves with basic nomenclatures and concepts, the content of the selected training package and related on-line training methodologies.

Training of Trainers Phase
Distance with Webinar sessions: 22 May – 2 June 2023

Delivered by SIYB Master Trainers and ITCILO online training experts. This phase around 40 hours of work in total. Upon successful completion of the on-line Training of Trainers, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

E-Coaching Performed Phase 
Face to face in your country: 5 June – 24 November 2023

Participants who successfully completed the preparatory phase and the On-line Training of Trainers, will be required to themselves deliver two face to face SIYB training courses. Upon reception by the ITCILO of proof of successful course delivery in line with the required quality standards (video recording and course evaluation), participants will receive an SIYB trainers’ certificate. The estimated time investment during this phase is 70 hours.


In order to become a certified Trainer, all participants need to successfully complete the three phases of the Trainers Academy:

Preparatory phase

Distance E-Campus

  • Pass an online test related to the key contents of the training package.

Training of Trainers Phase

Distance with Webinar sessions

  • Full participation in the on-line Trainers of Trainers
  • Successful completion of distance learning phase, component sessions.

E-coaching Performed Phase 

Face-to-face in the respective countries of the participants

  • Evidence of organizing, designing and facilitating post-academy trainings’ with real beneficiaries.

When the training process is completed, your Master Trainer will enter your completion data in the SIYB Gateway, an ILO web-based monitoring tool for SIYB, that generates the official certificate. The certificate is renewed every three years if the trainer has actively conducted training during that period.

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