Parttime Classroom Education

Skills to Compete Training Needs Identification and Design

The aim of the programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training and development needs at an organisation and or individual level, to devise a training plan and to explore the scope of training and development design to meet those needs.

Start Date: 16-01-2024 Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 10 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Leaving Certificate standard and have two years relevant previous work experience or have a QQI Level 5 qualification in a related subject.

Age Requirements
Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age

Learning Aptitude
A good standard of written and spoken English is essential. Attention to detail is important for this course.

Previous Experience
Industrial or commercial experience and experience of giving training instruction to others is essential.

Module Award Body
Training Needs Identification And Design – 6N3325 Training Needs Identification & Design (6N3325) QQI
Induction (Evenings)
On successful completion of the training programme learners will be able to:

1- Examine the internal and external environmental factors influencing training and development
2- Differentiate between the concepts of learning, training, development and education
3-Examine the impact of organisation strategy, policy, vision and mission on training and development
4-Examine the purpose of training and development in an organisational and or individual setting
5-Outline the benefits of training needs analysis at an organisation and or individual level
6- Assess a range of approaches and techniques to conduct a training needs analysis
7-Outline the stages in conducting a training needs analysis
8-Assess a range of Instructional System Design (ISD) models
9- Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools in identifying the barriers to training and attitudes to training in an organisation
10-Devise a training plan based on prioritised training needs to include a cost benefit analysis
11- Design a training intervention, that incorporates a range of design factors to include trainees, adult learning theories, motivation theories, objectives, exercises, training methods, learning aids, location and facilities
12- Develop appropriate training content and materials using a range of learning aids to include web based facilities, software, flipcharts and handouts
13- Evaluate a range of performance management approaches in the context of identifying training and development needs
14-Conduct a Training Needs Analysis(TNA) to identify training and development needs for an organisation and or individual
15- Identify TNA outcomes in terms of gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes.


Evening Training


Waterford Training centre, Cork Road , Waterford , X91 PX02


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Teresa Greene Catherine Prendergast


051 301564/ 051 301593