training needs identification and design Course

The Training Needs Identification & Design course provides participants with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training and development needs at an organisation and or individual level. It offers learners the opportunity to learn the skills of devising a training plan and to explore the scope of training and development design.

The course is designed for both new and experienced trainers and all those involved in carrying out training and who want to achieve a recognised qualification.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives

On course completion Learners will be able to:

  • Examine the internal and external environmental factors influencing training and development requirements.
  • Examine the impact of organisation strategy, policy, vision and mission on training and development.
  • Assess a range of approaches and techniques to conduct a training needs analysis.
  • Outline the stages in conducting a training needs analysis.
  • Assess a range of Instructional System Design (ISD) models.
  • Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools in identifying the barriers to training and attitudes to training in an organisation.
  • Devise a training plan based on prioritised training needs to include a cost benefit analysis.
  • 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.
  • Develop appropriate training content and materials using a range of learning aids to include web based facilities, software, flip-charts and handouts.
  • Evaluate a range of performance management approaches in the context of identifying training and development needs.
  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to identify training and development needs for an organisation and or individual.
  • Identify TNA outcomes in terms of gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Course Topics
  • Concepts of training:
    • Examine the purpose and objectives for training.
    • The principles of adult learning.
  • Factors affecting training:
    • Internal and external factors influencing training requirements.
    • Identifying barriers to training and development.
    • The impact of organisation strategy on training and development.
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA):
    • Evaluate the importance and benefits of a TNA.
    • Outline the stages in conducting a TNA.
    • Assess a variety of approaches and techniques for conducting a TNA.
    • Evaluating TNA outcomes in terms of gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Instructional System Design (ISD) Models:
    • Discuss and evaluate ISD models/
  •  Designing training programmes:
    • Outlining training objectives.
    • Devising a training programme based on training objectives and the outcomes of your training needs analysis.
    • Creating sample training sessions.
    • Devising suitable exercises to support the learning.
    • Developing relevant training content and materials.


A maximum of 10 participants can attend each Training Needs Identification and Design training session.


Training Needs Identification and Design training sessions are 5-days in duration.


On successful competition of the Training Needs Identification and Design course participants will receive an Accredited Certificate. The certification has no defined expiry date.


Participants are required to keep their skills up to date through ongoing continued professional development (CPD).

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

Public Course Dates

Summary Of Assessments
  • Project 60% 
  • Assignment 40%
  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

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