QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development

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  • Certification: QQI Level 6
  • QQI Special Purpose Award
  • Award Code: 6S3372
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  • Locations: Dublin, Online, Onsite
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This QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development is for anyone who wants to train professionally, or trains others as part of an existing role. Achieving this award will add credibility to your experience as a trainer, and put your skills on the map if you are new to training.

Achieving Your Special Purpose Award

Achieving Your Award

To achieve the Special Purpose Award, you must successfully complete 2 components - Training Needs Identification & Design and Training Delivery & Evaluation. These courses focus on a different element of the Training Cycle. Each component can also be taken as a stand-alone course if preferred.

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  • was €1,199, now €1,090
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  • Duration: 7 Days
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In-House Training

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  • Flexible Duration
  • Tailored Team Training

Training for Your Team

We recommend running this programme in organisations with large HR departments, or businesses that have a need to deliver training on a regular basis.

For example, many clients that regularly train new employees host this as an in-company programme to develop a skilled team of in-house trainers.

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Key Objectives of this QQI Special Purpose Award

You can find a detailed list of objectives for each component of this award within each course brochure. When you complete this award programme, you’ll cover all 4 stages of the Training Cycle. Here is a high level view of our top 4 objectives for this QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development. Upon completing this programme, you will:

  • 1. Know how to carry out a Training Needs Analysis (TNA

    All great training begins with identifying the right areas to focus on by conducting a training needs analysis. QQI Training Needs Identification and Design shows you have to carry out a TNA accurately.
  • 2. Possess a range of training design skills

    As part of the Training Needs Identification and Design programme, you will learn how to design effective training programmes and accompanying support materials.
  • 3. Gain professional training delivery skills

    There are so many different capabilities needed to deliver successful training. A large part of the QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation course is dedicated to equipping you with these important capabilities.
  • 4. Understand, and be able to apply popular models of training evaluation

    Evaluation is crucial to the impact of any training session, and for the development of every trainer. Training Delivery and Evaluation covers the most widely-utilised models, such as Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation.
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About Virtual Training

With social distancing in place, all of our Train The Trainer courses (including this Special Purpose Award) are running as live virtual classroom training. "Virtual Training" means that you can connect to real-time, trainer-led courses from your home or wherever you are currently based.

To access our live virtual training, you'll need a steady internet connection (standard home connections usually work perfectly). You'll also need an internet-enabled device (computer, tablet, smartphone) that has a web-cam, microphone, and speakers (standard features for most computers, phones, and tablets).

Book a Classroom or Virtual Place

Use the buttons below to provisionally reserve a place on one of our upcoming Special Purpose Award programmes. We will be in touch to answer any questions you have and confirm your place.

Why Our QQI Special Purpose Award?

  • Certification with Credibility

    Completing the Special Purpose Award will communicate to clients and employers that you are skilled and confident in professional training skills.
  • Training Design, Delivery and Evaluation Skills

    The syllabus for these courses works towards establishing best-practice methods and promoting excellence in training for all award holders.
  • Group Dynamics and Coping with Challenging Situations

    These courses address ways of handling difficult situations as they arise. You also learn about group dynamics and how to work with different kinds of learner groups. These are practical skills you will need in your career as a trainer.
  • Valuable Tips & Advice from Experienced Trainers

    Training in our classroom or virtual environment gives you access to support, feedback and advice from our expert trainers.

Course Content

Here is a brief outline of the topics covered in each component of the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development. Download our PDF brochure to receive full course details.

Training Needs Identification & Design Course

  • Concepts of Training
  • Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Models
  • Factors Affecting Training
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Designing Training Programmes


Training Delivery & Evaluation Course

  • Concepts and Theories
  • Planning To Succeed
  • Delivering Engaging Training
  • Evaluation of Training

Tailored, In-Company QQI Training for Your Team or Department

The QQI Special Purpose Award for Training and Development is very popular with our clients as an in-company programme for continuous development. In completing this 7-day programme, your team will gain depth of understanding and confidence in implementing all aspects of the Training Cycle.

We can adapt the programme content to address the needs of your business or participants. Delivery of each module is also flexible, giving you the freedom to hold training at a time that suits you.

Why Run a QQI Special Purpose Award at your workplace?

  • Flexibility and Convenience

    By choosing to run this QQI Special Purpose Award training at your business, you’ll gain the ability to choose a delivery format that works best for you and your team. The award is comprised of Training Needs Identification and Design (3 days) and Training Delivery and Evaluation (4 days). You can run the programme as 7 consecutive days, or by taking a break between modules.
  • Consistent High Standards

    Each participant on the course will receive a detailed level of training in all skills required for training excellence.
  • Training Needs Analysis & Programme Design

    Training Needs Identification and Design focuses on the first stages of the Training Cycle. Your team will learn to identify a client or colleague’s training needs through Training Needs Analysis. They will learn how to use the information to design the right training for the individual or group.
  • Delivery with Confidence

    Training delivery is such a huge part of a trainer’s role. During the Training Delivery and Evaluation workshop, we work on developing training delivery skills. Participants will receive valuable feedback from our experienced trainer.
  • Training Evaluation

    The final stage of the training cycle - evaluation - is an important one. For the benefit of both the trainer and trainees, there must be a way to determine how successful and useful the training has been. Methods for evaluation are covered in the final stages of the Training Delivery and Evaluation module.
  • Achievement

    Successful participants will achieve the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development. This is placed at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Talk to Us

If you feel like the Special Purpose Award could be the right fit for your team and department, we’ll be happy to advise on the best way to get started.

Call our consultants on Freephone 1800 910 810, or request your in-company quote using the button below.

How can I achieve this QQI Special Purpose Award?

This QQI Special Purpose Award is comprised of 2 components:

When both components and their assessments are completed successfully, the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development is achieved.

You don’t have to complete both components in any particular order, or attend one immediately after the other. It’s quite common – and beneficial – for our students to take a break between each module.

  • Participants must attend the training and then follow a period of study and assessment work.
  • 8 weeks after the course is completed, all assessment work must be submitted for grading.
  • Once the grading process has been completed, successful candidates will be put forward for the award.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about this Special Purpose Award, where you should begin, or whether it’s right for you, we’ll be happy to help. You can click below to ask us a question, or call us on Freephone 1800 910 810 to speak with on of our training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

A QQI Special Purpose Award is comprised of more than one component. The components within the award are usually closely grouped around a specific subject or skill-set. In this case, the components are focused in the area of training skills.

As it takes added time, resources, and commitment to achieve an award, holding a Special Purpose Award adds extra respectability to your credentials as a trainer.

This QQI Training & Development Special Purpose Award will demonstrate your skill, credibility and competency as a trainer with potential employers.

Completing this award will build your confidence and assist you in developing your training design, delivery and evaluation abilities.

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) was set up to merge the separate agencies of FETAC, HETAC and NQAI.

This means that awards which were previously FETAC, have now been revised and established as new QQI awards.

If you want to achieve the Special Purpose Award, you must complete both components (courses + assessments) successfully.

However, if you are not working towards the Special Purpose Award and are interested in attending one component only, either course can be taken on a stand-alone basis.

If you successfully complete both components (courses) of the Special Purpose Award (Training Needs Identification & Design and Training Delivery & Evaluation) along with the relevant assessments, you will earn a QQI Special Award in Training and Development. The code for this award is 6S3372.

The answer to this question depends on your schedule, your goals, and your interests. If there is a Training Needs Identification and Design date coming up in the next few months, we recommend starting here.

However, Training Delivery and Evaluation runs more frequently, so if that helps you get started faster, it might be the right choice.

Talking to one of our training consultants can help you find the right solution for your Special Purpose Award training. You can reach our team at Freephone 1800 910 810, or click below to request a call back.

No. You only need to attend both Training Needs Identification & Design and Training Delivery & Evaluation if you would like to achieve the Special Purpose Award. They can also be completed as stand-alone courses.

Calling our training team at Freephone 1800 910 810 to book your place is the fastest way to confirm your booking.

You can also use the “Reserve A Place” buttons on this page to instantly reserve a provisional place on an upcoming date. This will hold your spot for 2 working days.

Our classroom courses run in Dublin throughout the year. All Dublin training venues are all located close to the M50, with free parking provided.

Our virtual training is available to connect with from anywhere in the world.

Yes, we have plenty of experience running tailored, in-house training programmes for groups.

We can come to your location anywhere in Ireland or deliver this QQI Special Purpose Award programme virtually for your team.

If you have a question that we haven’t answered above, you can ask us anything about the QQI Special Purpose Award by using the Ask a Question button below.

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