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Training Needs Identification & Design

Training Needs Identification & Design - International Academy of Travel

Training Needs Identification & Design

(which leads to a QQI Level 6 Award now made by QQI - attracts 15 Credits under the new Common Awards System - Ref 6N3325)

QQI Award

If you fancy working as a Qualified Trainer, training people in your area of expertise, then this course is a must for you!

This interactive training programme is written, designed and delivered by trainers who are passionate about what they do and are committed to providing recognised qualifications that will help advance your career and make you stand out from the crowd!


3 Days.


Available on request.

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Cert (or equivalent) and/or relevant life experience

Regardless of your subject domain, you will benefit from taking this course. Previous students have included:

Hairdressers, beauticians, health care assistants, nurses, painters, decorators, builders, gardeners, mechanics, fitness instructors, driving instructors, fork lift drivers, accountants, yoga teachers, security staff, engineers, cabin crew, airport staff , travel agents, fire-fighters, hotel staff , coaches, instructors, teachers, trainers etc.

Who is this course for?

  • Newly Appointed Trainers
  • On the Job Trainers
  • Team Leaders
  • Staff involved in Administration, Delivery, Design and Assessment
  • Those who are planning a career in Training and Development
  • Trainers who need to up-skill and gain a formal National Qualification
  • Those who need credit towards another QQI Certificate i.e. Business, Administration etc.

Our Approach

We offer a lively, engaging and effective Training & Development Train the Trainer programme which is memorable, lively, interactive and effective, helping you become an outstanding trainer that makes a difference.

This interactive training programme is written and designed by trainers who are passionate about what they do.

Using a variety of training techniques to cater for different styles of learning you will progress naturally through this course.

We encourage interaction and collaboration to make the learning experience positive.

Course Content:

Unit 1 - Theories of Training and Adult Learning

  • Apply principles of adult learning in a training situation
  • Compare and contrast concepts of training and education
  • Explore key principles and methodologies which underpin adult learning of learning styles, learning outcomes and essential techniques
  • Evaluate the approaches of different adult learning theorists i.e. Knowles, Kolb, Honey and Mumford etc.
  • Assess the contribution of theorists to the psychology of learning
  • Assess a range of Instructional System Design (ISD) Models
  • Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools in identifying the barriers to training and attitudes to training in an organisation

Unit 2 - Training Needs Analysis and Programme Design

  • Identify the different stages of the Training Cycle
  • Analyse a Training Need
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of completing a Training Needs Analysis
  • Outline the 4 steps used to perform a Training Needs Analysis
  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis
  • Outline the 3 components of a Training Programme
  • Compile a list of Learning Objectives (Outcomes)
  • Justify how Learning Objectives can be used to evaluate learning effectiveness
  • Design Learning programmes relevant to the identifi ed needs of the Learners
  • Write for your Learners

Unit 3 - Preparing for Training and Delivery

  • Plan the Delivery of a Training Session
  • Prepare appropriate training methods for each element of the training session
  • Produce exercises/activities for use within a training session
  • Prepare and demonstrate the use of visuals aids in line with best practices

Learning Cycle

This course includes the first 2 stages of the Learning Cycle:

  1. Identify
  2. Develop

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