Training Needs Identification

Certification Details

Module TitleTraining Needs Identification & Design 6N3325
Award TypeComponent Award Level 6 (15 Credits)
Awarding BodyQQI
Duration3 contact days
QQI CentreMCX Training & Development
TrainerMichael Cox


This programme aims to equip learners with the critical skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify training needs and to design a highly participatory, learner centred and engaging training programme for both groups and individuals in accordance with international best practice.

Module Details

This programme comprises of one module, namely Training Needs Identification & Design code 6N3325 (15 credits). While the course primarily focuses on Training Needs Identification & Design the programme will also include short modules briefly covering the other two aspects of the Training Cycle i.e. Training Delivery & Evaluation


Participants may decide at a later stage to take Training Delivery & Evaluation, Level 6 code 6N3326 (15 credits) over a further 5 or 6 days and combined with the Training Needs Identification & Design module achieve a Special Purpose Award – a Certificate in Training & Development 6S3372 (30 credits). All credits can subsequently contribute to an overall major award at levels 5 and/or 6 subject to conditions.



At the end of the programme learners will be able to:

  1. Outline the purpose of training and development in private, public and third sectors and explain the training cycle.
  2. List the key fundamental differences between education and training, teachers and trainers, learningand development, pedagogy and andragogy and clarify what excellent trainers do really well.
  3. Define, list benefits of and barriers to effective Training Needs Analysis and explore range of inputs, tools and approaches required to accurately identify the skill, knowledge and attitude gap.
  4. Conduct a Training Needs Analysis from individual, department or organisational perspective.
  5. Design a highly participatory an engaging programme plan including aims, objectives, unit plan, session schedule and lesson plan.
  6. Review a range of assessment tools and critically assess the five levels for evaluating training.


3 days with between three and eight hours own time for course work, review and assignment.

How Will I Learn?

This course is delivered using international best practice in adult learning. As a result the programme highly participatory using a range of training tools, methods and techniques to ensure that participants get the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge, learn from each other and are given the opportunity to apply and practice the critical skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be an excellent trainer.

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