Training Needs Identification & Design QQI Level 6

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The aim of this module is to equip learners with the knowledge skills and competence necessary to accurately identify training needs, both at an individual and organisational level and to develop a training plan to meet these needs, exploring the scope of training and development design.


Course Objectives

  • Explore various environmental factors which can influence training and development requirements, internal and external.
  • Discuss the differences between the concepts of learning, training, development, and education.
  • Outline the effects of strategy, policy, vision, and mission of an organisation on training and development.
  • Describe the function of training and development in both an organisational and individual setting,
  • Explain the advantages of using training needs analysis at both an organisational and individual level.
  • Evaluate various approaches and techniques which can be adopted in conducting a training needs analysis.
  • Discuss the steps required to conduct a training needs analysis
  • Evaluate a variety of Instructional System Design models.
  • Utilise various specialised skills and tools to identify the barriers to effective training and understand attitudes to training within an organisation.
  • Develop a training plan which includes a cost benefit analysis, based on prioritised training needs.
  • Design and develop a practical training session, taking a variety of factors into account, including learners, adult learning theories, motivation theories, objectives, exercises, training methods, learning aids, location, and facilities.
  • Design and develop suitable training content and materials, making use of a variety of learning aids such as web-based facilities, software, flipcharts and handouts.
  • Assess various methods and approaches of performance management in the context of identifying training and developmental needs.

Unit 1 – Internal and External Environmental Factors Influencing Training and Development
Unit 2 – Examine the impact of organisation strategy, policy, vision, and mission on training and development
Unit 3 – The benefits of training needs analysis at an organisation and or individual level and the range of approaches to training needs analysis
Unit 4 – The stages in conducting a training needs analysis and evaluating a range of performance management approaches in the context of identifying training and development needs
Unit 5 – Conducting a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to identify training and development needs for an organisation and/or an individual
Unit 6 – Assessing a range of Instructional System Design (ISD) models
Unit 7 – Applying a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools in identifying the barriers to training and attitudes to training in an organisation
Unit 8 – Designing 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
Unit 9 – Developing appropriate training content and materials using a range of learning aids to include web-based facilities, software, flip charts, and handouts
Unit 10 – Devising a training plan based on prioritised training needs to include a cost-benefit analysis

QQI Level 6 Training Identification and Design 6N3325

There are no previous requirements required for entry to this course.

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