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QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development

Delivery: Live Virtual Classroom Training

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.

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 standalone course if preferred.

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  • What: Virtual classroom training delivered by experienced trainers.
  • When: Click our next start dates to select your preferred training date.
  • How: Connect from wherever you are with any internet-enabled device that has a web camera.

Next Start Dates

23rd of April 2020 Virtual Classroom Reserve
25th of May 2020 Virtual Classroom Reserve
22nd of June 2020 Dublin Reserve
21st of July 2020 Dublin Reserve
  • Benefits
  • Objectives
  • Course Content
  • FETAC Train the Trainer

What are the benefits of achieving this QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development?

  • 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 environment gives you access to support, feedback and advice from our expert trainers.


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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Special Purpose Award Outline

3 Reasons to Choose This Award:

  • Achieve certification with credibility - a must for professional trainers
  • Learn to identify training needs, and design relevant training sessions
  • Develop skill and confidence in training delivery and evaluation methods

Course Content

Here is a brief outline of the topics covered in each component of the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development. Download a 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

Your Train The Trainer Certification

If you have already achieved the FETAC Train The Trainer certification (Level 6 minor award, code: E30179), you may already be halfway to achieving the new QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development.

Those who are FETAC Train The Trainer certified may claim an exemption from having to complete the Training Delivery & Evaluation component of this award. This means that you would only need to attend and successfully complete the Training Needs Identification & Design component.

This exemption is only available for a limited period of time. The exemption window depends on when you completed your existing Train The Trainer certificate, so your exemption deadline is very specific to you.

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Find out more about how to claim your exemption and what these changes mean for you by asking us a question using the button below.

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QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development Brochure

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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 skillset. 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.

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.

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 standalone basis.

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.

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 My Place” and “Reserve” buttons on this page to instantly reserve a provisional place on an upcoming date. This will hold your spot for 2 working days.

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

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

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

Learn more about our in-company QQI Special Purpose Award training.

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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