QQI Training Needs Identification and Design

Training Needs Identification & Design

Gain the knowledge, skills and competence to identify training and development needs and design and implement training programmes with our QQI Level 6 Training Needs Identification and Design course.

Delivered online through ZOOM, our 5-day Quality an Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Training Needs Identification and Design  course will help you to identify emerging skills or knowledge areas that might be relevant for training and development. On course completion you will have the learning and development skills to help and support individuals in their personal and professional growth. The overarching aim is to empower learners to enhance their capabilities and achieve their goals in a learning and development environment.

Identifying training and development needs typically involves a systematic process to determine the knowledge, skills, and competencies that individuals or teams require to perform effectively in their roles. It is an ongoing process. It should be revisited periodically to ensure that training programmes remain aligned with evolving organisational goals and individual development requirements.


Upcoming Courses

  • ZOOM
    May 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th & 29th
    • €699.00 excl.

Why complete a Training Needs Identification and Design course?

  1. Professional Development: The course can contribute to your professional development by providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to identify training needs within an organisation. This is valuable for those working in human resources, training and development, or related fields.
  2. Enhanced Training Skills: The course typically covers principles and techniques for designing effective training programs. This includes understanding adult learning principles, designing engaging training materials, and creating assessments to measure learning outcomes.
  3. Meeting Organisational Goals: Training needs identification and design are crucial components in meeting an organisation’s strategic goals. By understanding how to assess and address the training needs of employees, you contribute to the overall success of the organisation.
  4. Improved Employee Performance: Identifying and addressing training needs helps enhance the skills and knowledge of employees. This, in turn, can lead to improved job performance, increased productivity, and a more competent workforce.
  5. Compliance with Standards: In some industries, there may be regulatory or compliance requirements for employee training. Completing a QQI Training Needs Identification and Design course can help ensure that training programs meet these standards.
  6. Cost-Efficiency: Properly identifying training needs and designing targeted programs can result in more cost-effective training initiatives. By addressing specific areas of improvement, resources can be focused where they are most needed, avoiding unnecessary expenses.
  7. Adaptation to Change: Organisations are constantly evolving, and employees may need to acquire new skills to adapt to changes in technology, industry trends, or company processes. Understanding how to identify and design training programs allows for a more agile response to these changes.
  8. Increased Employee Engagement: Well-designed training programs that address the actual needs of employees are more likely to be engaging and relevant. This can lead to increased motivation and satisfaction among employees.
  9. Career Advancement: For individuals, completing a QQI Training Needs Identification and Design course can enhance their credentials and make them more competitive in the job market, especially in roles related to training, development, and human resources.
  10. Contributing to a Learning Culture: Training initiatives foster a culture of continuous learning within an organisation. By understanding the process of training needs identification and design, individuals can play a key role in promoting a learning culture.

Some recent feedback:

  • “I really enjoyed this course, it gave me a great understanding of the subject and how to use it in my role. The instructor was fantastic and made us, the learners, feel at ease which is very important in adult learning.”
  • “It was a great learning experience, the instructor was excellent and a people person. The CPL handbook is very well done and the guide to the assignments and project are well broken down which helped guide me and alleviate my concerns about undertaking these.”
  • “The course delivery and involvement by all made the course interesting and enjoyable.”

Course Eligibility:

You must be competent in the written and spoken language which the course is being delivered in. This is English unless otherwise indicated.

Course Assessment:

  • Project 60%
  • Assignment (1) 20%
  • Assignment (2) 20%

All to be completed in learners own time


Training Needs Identification and Design Certificate 6N3325 – Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

This component has a credit value of 15. Successful completion of this course enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Training Needs Identification and Design Certificate Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Course Objectives:

On course completion Learners will be able to:

  • Examine the internal and external environmental factors influencing training and development requirements
  • Examine the impact of organisation strategy, policy, vision and mission on training and development
  • Assess a range of approaches and techniques to conduct a training needs analysis
  • Outline the stages in conducting a training needs analysis
  • 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
  • Devise a training plan based on prioritised training needs to include a cost benefit analysis
  • Design a training intervention, that incorporates a range of design factors to include trainees, adult learning theories, motivation theories, objectives, exercises, training methods, learning aids, location and facilities
  • Develop appropriate training content and materials using a range of learning aids to include web based facilities, software, flipcharts and handouts
  • Evaluate a range of performance management approaches in the context of identifying training and development needs
  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to identify training and development needs for an organisation and or individual
  • Identify TNA outcomes in terms of gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes

Online Training Requirements:

  • You must have access to a laptop/computer with a webcam to complete this training
  • You must be available to complete the whole course as 100% attendance is required
  • You will receive a link by email to access the training and the platform controls will be discussed at the beginning of the session

All participants’ names, gender, DOB and PPS numbers must be supplied to The Cpl Institute as part of QQI certification requirements.

Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.

QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training and Development requirements:

In order to receive a QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training & Development you must complete both QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation (4 day course) and QQI Training Needs Identification and Design (5 day course).

If you currently hold a FETAC Train the Trainer qualification you are exempt from having to complete the QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation course and just need to complete QQI Training Needs Identification and Design in order to receive a QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training & Development

What are the National Framework of Qualifications?

The National Framework of Qualifications describes what learners need to know, understand and be able to do, to achieve a qualification. It lists the main qualifications awarded at each level and pathways from one NFQ level to the next.

It allows you to compare qualifications to help with your choice of programme or course, knowing that it will be recognised at home and abroad.

All qualifications included on the NFQ are listed in the Irish Register of Qualifications. If your qualification was obtained outside Ireland, NARIC Ireland, the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will help you find out how your qualification is understood in Ireland.

Add to your personal skill set and add more value to your company by completing a QQI Level 6 Training Needs Identification and Design Certificate with The Cpl Institute.