QQI Training & Development Special Purpose Award

This QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development is designed for anyone who wants to train professionally, or trains others as part of an existing role. Achieving this award will add weight and credibility to your experience as a trainer, or 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.

Why 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

Next Start Dates

22nd of July 2019 Dublin Reserve
19th of August 2019 Dublin Reserve
16th of September 2019 Dublin Reserve
14th of October 2019 Dublin Reserve
  • Benefits
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  • I Already Have Train The Trainer
  • FAQ

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 with 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.


Special Purpose Award Outline

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


Training Delivery & Evaluation Course

  • Concepts and Theories of Training Delivery
  • Planning Your Training Session
  • Legislative Awareness
  • Fundamentals of Training Needs Identification
  • Delivery Skills
  • Evaluating Training Programmes

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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Frequently Asked Questions: QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development

  • Are QQI the same as FETAC?

    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.
  • What Certification Will I Receive?

    If you successfully complete both components 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.
  • Is it essential to complete both courses?

    If you want to achieve the Special Purpose Award, you must complete both courses 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.
  • How will gaining the QQI Training & Development Special Purpose Award benefit my career?

    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 design, delivery and evaluation of effective training programmes.

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