Training Needs Identification and Design Course QQI Level 6

This fully accredited QQI Level 6 course is an excellent course for those who wish to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training needs, and design training programmes. This course will provide you with a proven step – by –step design process. You will learn how to implement the following stages: Consulting, Analysis, Design, Development, and Evaluation phases. The course will enable you to design training interventions that will ensure your training is specific, lively and achieve all your learning outcomes.

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This course leads to a QQI certification (formerly FETAC). When you attend our course and pass the assessments, you will achieve a QQI Level 6 certificate in Training Needs, Identification and Design. This QQI / FETAC award is placed at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

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Learn the stages of learning and how to apply them:
• Learn how to adopt a consultative approach to analyse training needs
• Design training courses that address performance needs
• Design training that sets learners up for success on the job
• Evaluate training programmes
• Translate job-related knowledge and skills into clear, concise, and complete terms for your target audience
• Understand the Instructural Design Models and learn how to use them
• Learn the most up to date practices for designing training hand-outs/ notes/ manuals

Training Consultation Phase

  • Key questions to ask when a project is assigned to you.
  • Assessing the organisations internal culture and work environment.
  • Why the business structure  impacts on training design.
  • The difference between training and education.
  • How training designs differ from educational designs.
  • The influencing factors and purpose of training.
  • The theorists that outlined the approaches to learning and personal development.
  • Learn how to apply the theories in your approach to training.
  • The tips for planning a successful design project.
  • How to estimate design time.
  • Factors to consider in determining design priorities.
  • How to stop other people from ruining your course designs.
  • Tips for handling organisational politics.
  • How training designs differ from educational designs.
  • How to best use job aids in training.
  • How to compile a complete project for management/client approval.


  • Analyse the most importantthings you need to know about learners.
  • Where to get this information.
  • How to cater for learners with diverse backgrounds.
  • How to develop performance-based.
  • How much theory/background material to include in a course.
  • Mistakes to avoid with Task Analysis.
  • How to con Multiple Task Analysis examples for different types of content.
  • How to conduct a thorough Task Analysis quickly.
  • How to conduct a proper Performance Analysis.
  • Tips for making course content meaningful and relevant to learners.
  • What types of content should not be included in a course.
  • The benefits of a structured approach to TNA, Quality, Cost and Time.
  • The four steps in the Systematic Training Cycle.
  • How to gather and analyse training needs.
  • Compiling a TNA report.

Setting Training Objectives

  • The importance of objectives.
  • Writing SMART training objectives.
  • How to deal with “soft” skills (e.g. customer service, management, sales, leadership, ethics, etc.).
  • How to work effectively with SMEs, clients, and line managers (and your own boss).


  • Setting Training Objectives.
  • The importance of objectives.
  • Writing SMART training objectives.
  • How to write objectives quickly and easily.
  • Instructional Design Models.
  • ADDIE.
  • Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels of Training Evaluation.
  • Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction.
  • Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy.
  • Kemp’s Instructional Design Model.
  • How to build a variety of methods into your courses.
  • Guidelines for selecting the most appropriate methods.
  • How much content to cover at one time.
  • How much content to cover in a typical day.
  • How much practice to build into a lesson.
  • The step by step approach to module design.
  • Be able to write effective opening and closing sessions.
  • Structuring your training course.
  • Creating lesson plans.
  • Create Session Plans.
  • How to make your courses modular.


  • How adults learn.
  • How to keep the attention of the group.
  • The best way to provide feedback to learners.
  • How to match the learning to learners needs.
  • How to motivate learners to learn.
  • How to guarantee everyone participates.
  • Types of activities to schedule based on time of day.
  • How to make your courses fun and exciting.
  • When to schedule breaks and energisers.
  • Learn how to prevent boredom.
  • The best time to conduct reviews and summaries.
  • How to get managers to reinforce your training.
  • How to promote the transfer of new skills to the job.
  • How to design materials for inexperienced instructors.
  • How to design handouts.

Evaluation of training

  • Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training.
  • Design your own evaluation forms.
  • Learn how to analyse the scope of an evaluation project.
  • Put together an evaluation plan.
  • Design evaluation mechanisms
  • Learn how to gather evaluation data.
  • Analyse the results obtained from training.
  • Identify learner use of new skills.
  • Identify learner learning level.
  • Identify learner reactions to training.
  • Determine training problems and improvements.
  • Preparing an evaluation report.
  • Presenting evaluation results with impact.


  • This Programme is assessed through completion of a Project (60%), and Assignments (40%).
  • As part of our quality assurance, assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.

Additional Fees *There will be a €90 QQI Assessment Fee for each delegate.

Do I need experience to attend?
No, this course is suited to participants of any experience level. Training Needs, Identification and Design works both as a foundation course for new trainers and a refresher course for experienced trainers. Our courses always have a mix of seasoned trainers and those who are new to the area of training and development.

Who Attends Train The Trainer Courses?

  • Training Personnel: These courses are hugely beneficial for anyone working in a HR or internal training role as they focus on identifying training needs and delivering training to others. Utilising these skills ensures that an organisation maximises its return on any training investment.
  • Professional Life Coaches and Executive Coaches: Training and coaching are closely interlinked skills. You will often find that professional coaches also hold training certifications.
  • Managers, Team Leaders, and Supervisors: The mentoring skills you gain from our Coaching Models of Practice course and the tools to train others are invaluable to those who manage others.
  • Are QQI the same as FETAC?
    QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) was set up to bring together the agencies of FETAC, HETAC and NQAI. Therefore, courses we previously offered as FETAC Level 6 courses have been redesigned and improved to become QQI Level 6 certifications.

    What Certificate will I receive?
    This course leads to a QQI certification (formerly FETAC). When you attend our course and pass the assessments, you will achieve a QQI Level 6 certificate in Training Needs, Identification and Design Level 6 This QQI / FETAC award is placed at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

    Is certification important if I want to work as a trainer?
    Yes, certification is extremely important if you would like to work as a trainer. Employers need to see credible proof that you have gained competence in the skills associated with designing, delivering and evaluating training programmes. Our training courses are specifically designed to achieve these outcomes and you have the peace of mind of knowing that all of our training courses are validated by QQI.

    What do I need to bring?
    Just bring yourself and your interest in learning! We provide refreshments, lunch and course materials on all of our open courses.

    Who delivers the course?
    We work with a team of trainers who are not only certified training professionals but carry extensive experience in their chosen training field.

    Do I receive tutor support?
    Hibernian Training Tutors are dedicated to staying on hand for questions or help long after delegates have attended the course.

    Course Type:
    Day Course

    Course Duration:
    3 Days

    Course Fee:

    *This includes the QQI administration & examination fee of €90

    Course Location:

    38 Fenian Street,

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