This course is available for in-company training only. See our public Training Needs Identification & Design Course

Training Needs Identification and Design Course In-Company

The QQI Training Needs Identification and Design course is an excellent choice for teams that need to be able to identify training requirements and design training modules or full programmes successfully. Over 4 days, our trainer will take your team through best practices for assessing training needs and creating engaging training.

Upon completing the training and passing the accompanying assessments, your team will achieve a QQI Level 6 certification.

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  • Course Content
  • Progression
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What are the benefits of running this Training Needs Identification & Design course in your organisation?

  • Custom-Made Content

    One of the main benefits of in-company training is the opportunity to adjust the existing course content to focus on the elements of training needs identification and design that your participants will need the most. We can refocus the content to refer to your business and its training challenges.
  • Consistency

    Training an entire team at once provides a common language, skill-set and level of competency throughout. This ensures that those who are trained by or within your business will receive the same standard of service at all times.
  • Confidence with Training Needs Analysis

    Identifying training needs and analysing them to determine the goals and objectives of training can be a tricky process. Having completed this QQI Training Needs Identification and Design course, participants will be competent and confident in conducting a full training needs analysis.
  • Training Design Skills

    Being able to design an engaging training programme or module around objectives is a valuable skill for any trainer. We teach participants how to create training that is both enjoyable and effective.
  • Certification

    Once delegates have successfully completed and passed their assessment work, they will achieve a respected QQI Level 6 certification.

What is covered on this QQI Training Needs Identification & Design Course?

    • Module 1: Concepts of Training

      Examine the purpose and objectives for training
      The principles of adult learning
    • Module 2: 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
    • Module 3: 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
    • Module 4: Instructional System Design (ISD) Models

      Discuss and evaluate ISD models such as:
      The Training Cycle
      Honey & Mumford Adult Learning Styles
      Kolb's Adult Learning Cycle
      Kirkpatrick's Levels of Evaluation
    • Module 5: 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

Progress to Training Delivery & Evaluation

Training Needs Identification and Design is an excellent and beneficial course in its own right. It is also hugely effective when combined with its partner course, QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation.

The Training Cycle

By completing both courses, your team will have covered all 4 stages of the training cycle. These stages are:

  • Analyse
  • Design
  • Deliver
  • Evaluate

QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development


Successful completion of both courses and the accompanying body of assessment work will earn participants with the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development. It’s an excellent continuous development programme that will enhance other areas of performance and boost team morale.

Frequently Asked Questions: Training Needs Identification and Design

  • Who is this course aimed at?


    Training Needs Identification is ideal for anyone who works in HR, or has a requirement for identifying and analysing training needs for others. It is also very beneficial for anyone who trains others regularly.

  • What is the QQI code for this course?


    The QQI code for this courses is 6N3325. It is placed at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

  • What is the certification process?


    First, participants must complete training. Next, comes a period of self-directed learning and assessment work. We will provide each participant with an assessment brief and guidance for self-directed learning during the course. All assessment work must be submitted 8 weeks after the last training date. The work is then evaluated, and successful candidates will receive their QQI certificate within 5 - 6 months of submitting their work.

  • I don’t want to organise in-company training. Can I attend a public version of this course?


    Yes, we run Training Needs Identification and Design as a public course, open for individuals to attend. Click here to read more about the public course, and get our schedule of dates.

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