QQI Level 6 Training Needs Identification and Design Certificate

About the Course

Participants learn to identify training and development needs at an organisation and or individual level, to devise a training plan and to explore the scope of training and development design to meet those needs.

Requirements To access this course a participant must have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level, QQI Level 5, of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
Duration 5 days
Dates TBC
Skillnet courses are eligible for funding which will reduce this price. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis. 

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Who should attend?

The course is designed for new and experienced trainers as well as anyone involved in carrying out training.

Benefits of QQI Level 6 Training Needs Identification and Design

On course completion Learners will be able to:

  • Examine the internal and external environmental factors influencing training and development requirements.
  • Differentiate between the concepts of learning, training, development and education.
  • Examine the impact of organisation strategy, policy, vision and mission on training and development.
  • Examine the purpose of training and development in an organisational and or individual setting.
  • Outline the benefits of training needs analysis at an organisation and or individual level.
  • 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, and 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 hand-outs.
  • 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.


Assignments – there will be two assignments with a weighting of 20% each. They must be carried out in response to the assessors brief which will include specific guidelines.

Project -  the project will be in response to a brief devised by the assessor.  


QQI Level 6 Training Needs Identification and Design.


Successful completion of this course enables the participant to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.