Netherlands Fellowship Programme in Training the Trainers, RNTC

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To strengthen the capacity of trainers, training organisers and educators working in or for the broadcast sector to assess training needs and design, develop and deliver effective and efficient training solutions.

New training solutions for the broadcast sector
Worldwide, the broadcast industry is undergoing radical change. The pace of technological innovation is breathtaking. The digitalisation of information is forging new types of media. Private broadcasting companies, local, national, regional or global, are mushrooming. Competition is increasing. Professional mobility is on the rise and new staff is employed every day. Moreover, there are a growing number of non-traditional media-professionals (e.g. from non-governmental organisations, international organisations and national ministries.)

These changes have brought about a reassessment of the important contribution of training to the viability of broadcasting organisations. At the same time, however, the nature and pace of the changes make heavy demands on the existing training resources of broadcasting organisations. These resources are faced with a run on their services, a growing demand for a wider range of training topics, an increasingly heterogeneous client group and a clamouring for new types of training delivery. And, notwithstanding the renewed interest, budgets allocated to training are under pressure.

In the light of these developments, trainers, training organisers and educators, working in or for the broadcasting industry in developing countries, have to review, explore and exploit traditional and new methods of organisation, design and delivery of training activities. New training solutions are needed.

Methodology: learning by doing
The course will focus on the knowledge, skills and attitudes a trainer, training organisers and/or educators need to organise, design and develop effective and efficient training solutions for their organisation. Participants will become familiar with instruments to analyse the broader environment and to formulate the contribution training can make to organisational development as well as improved staff performance. Key concepts in training and education, such as learning objectives, (adult) learning styles, teaching methods, lifelong learning and the learning organisation will be analysed and explored. Participants will learn different techniques for assessing learners and learning needs and for formulating appropriate learning objectives.

Participants will become aware of the important difference between different types of learning objectives. The advantages of individual and collaborative learning will be further explored. Attention will also be paid to extending the expertise and services of trainers, training departments, training centres and mass communication faculties to non-traditional clients, such as ngo’s and ministries. The translation of the training objectives into specific training solutions (i.e. training activities that suit the needs and possibilities of the individual learner as well as the possibilities and limitations of the trainer/training organiser/educator) will form the heart of the course.

Participants will be exposed to different methods for training delivery, such as traditional classroom-based training, as well as more innovative methods such as coaching, mentoring and computer and network facilitated learning. During the course, participants will design and develop training solutions that are relevant to their own organisation and working situation. The course will emphasize the importance of exchanging knowledge and experience with the other participants.

These training solutions will enable broadcast organisations to meet the challenges of increased competition, technological change and professional mobility and to improve the quality and appropriateness of their output.

How to apply
We warmly welcome you to apply for this course. In case of any troubles with your application, please contact us at

Self-paying or sponsored candidates only apply with RNTC. Nationals from 60 countries can apply for a NFP-fellowship, provided by the Dutch government. They apply with both RNTC and NFP.

Who can apply
All RNTC’s courses are targeted at media professionals from developing countries and countries in transition. If you are working for a media organisation, or an organisation working with the media, you can apply. For all our courses, the following requirements apply:

  1. you have a minimum of three years working experience in the media
  2. your employer supports your participation in the training
  3. you have followed secondary education, and professional education or training in media
  4. you are used to work with computers
  5. your speaking and writing skills in English (the course language) are sufficient

There are no restrictions on the age of the applicants or on the maximum number of participants from one given organisation or country. For most of our courses, we have additional requirements, related to the course content.

Specific target group for this course
This course is designed for mid career trainers, training organisers and educators working for broadcasting organisations, training providers (departments, centres, institutes), schools of journalism and broadcasting, or media and communication departments at universities.

Course fee and fellowship
To cover the costs of participation, you have three options:

  1. You or your organisation covers the costs. Upon request, we’ll provide you with detailed information about the costs involved of the course of your choice (
  2. You’ll find a sponsor or a grant to participate (for more information, visit:
  3. You’ll apply for a Fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)

Netherlands Fellowship Programme
The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is a demand-driven fellowship programme designed to foster capacity building within organisations by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. NFP-fellowships cover your travel costs, accommodation and course fee. NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development co-operation, and run by NUFFIC, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education. Half of the available fellowships are awarded to women, and simultaneously, half of the available budget is spent on candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from this, priority is given to candidates from deprived groups and/or from marginalized regions.

Who is eligible for NFP?

To be eligible for a scholarship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes you must meet the following criteria:
  • You are a a national of one of the following 60 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • You are not applying for more than one course with the same NFP application deadline
  • You are not employed by a multinational corporation, a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, a bilateral or multinational donor organisation, or a large national and/or commercial organisation
  • You have not already received two NFP fellowships for short courses in the past
  • You have not already received an NFP fellowship for a short courses in the year prior to this fellowship application

Application procedure
1) Select the course you want to apply for
2) Check that you are eligible under the course selection criteria and that the course is still open for applications
3) Download the RNTC application form (see bottom of this page), fill it in and send it to RNTC by post, by fax or by email. We will send you confirmation that we have received it.

  • Postal address: RNTC Course Secretariat, P.O. Box 303, 1200 AH Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Fax: + 31 35 6724531
  • Email:

Please note: if you send your application by email you will need to scan the parts of the application which require your and your employer’s signatures; you will also need to scan the relevant diploma’s/qualifications and send them as attachments.

4) If you want to apply for an NFP fellowship and are eligible (see below) to do so, you can fill in and submit your NFP application online or on paper.

  • Online: (The application form follows after you’ve answered the knock out questions) at the NFP Scholarships Online (SOL) website. Problems with your application? Check the manual.
  • Paper: you can find the application form at You should send the form to NUFFIC, NFP-team, P.O. Box 29777, 2502 LT The Hague, The Netherlands

If you have any questions regarding the NFP application procedure, check the FAQ’s at Nuffic’s website.

5) If you are submitting your NFP application online or on paper, make sure that you do so before the deadline for online and paper (a month earlier) applications. You can find the application deadline on the course-pages.

6) Allow 12-16 weeks from the online application deadline for the NFP application process to be completed. You will be informed automatically both if your application is rejected and if it is successful. All NFP applicants (online and on paper) will be able to check the status of their application by logging on to the SOL website.

Course dates: May 14 – June 22, 2012 (6 weeks)
Media: Radio / Television and Internet
Type of Diploma: Certificate
RNTC application deadline: September 15, 2011
NFP applications: online between July 1, 2011 and Oct 1, 2011, on paper deadline September 1, 2011
Deadline non fellowship applicants: February 28, 2012

For more information, please visit official website:

2 comments on “Netherlands Fellowship Programme in Training the Trainers, RNTC

  1. I am very glad to see that you have created this opportunity being connected with me . Hence I would like to thank from my heart. I’m looking for RNTC media course along with scholarship. with regards, , Aminul Haque -Adviser- -Nonprofit Organization – 8801727038826


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