IITD Certificate in Training Needs Analysis & Design - QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Component Award in Training Needs Identification and Design (6N3325)

Start Date Location Duration
04/05/2022 ONLINE - 100% DELIVERED 4 Class Days Express Interest
21/09/2022 ONLINE - 100% DELIVERED 4 Class Days Express Interest
12/10/2022 100% DELIVERED - ONLINE 4 Class Days Express Interest

Course details

IITD Certificate in Training Needs Analysis & Design

QQI Level 6 – Training Needs Identification & Design Component Award (6N3325 - 15 ECTS Credits)



May 4th, 2022 (Participants must attend an online induction session on April 27th, 12.30pm to 1.00pm)

September 21st, 2022 (Participants must attend an online induction session on September 14th, 12.30pm to 1.00pm)

October 12th, 2022 (Participants must attend an online induction session on October 5th, 12.30pm to 1.00pm)


This is your opportunity for growth.


Introduction - Who should complete this programme?

New to working in an L&D department? Or new to training? Need to gain a recognised L&D qualification? This programme provides participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake training assessment and design/planning activities.

The programme encompasses the development of competences that will enable L&D professionals to identify and assess training needs, design, develop, plan and organise/administer relevant training activities.




Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain key elements of training and development practice and the role of training and development in an organisational context.
  • Discuss key aspects of adult learning theory and implement associated principles during analysis of training needs and design of training interventions.
  • Identify a range of instructional design system (ISD) and Training needs analysis (TNA) models and discuss their application in a variety of organisational settings.
  • Select a TNA model and implement an appropriate TNA process incorporating outputs in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes required and priorities.
  • Devise training plans based on prioritised training needs, including a cost benefit analysis.
  • Develop and design a range of appropriate training interventions.


Please Note: This Component award is Module 1 of the IITD Professional Practice Certificate in Training & Development


Structure and Content of Programme 

  • The Context of Training & Development (T&D)
  • Adult Learning
  • Training Needs Identification & Analysis.
  • Training Design.
The programme content comprises four sections and is delivered in a highly participative and practical manner. Some Pre-Reading and a Questionnaire is required with this programme, A range of learning methods and approaches will be used to promote the practical application of theoretical concepts covered.
Typical running order of a day on the IITD Certificate in Training Needs Analysis & Design:
9am Pre-class check and assigning of pre-class work
10am Online class
12pm Post class exercise
1pm Lunch
2pm - 4pm Online class



Assessment process

Students will review theoretical concepts surrounding the systematic approach to training and apply these in practical situations. Programme assessment methods are written assignments. Deadline for final submissions are typically three weeks after completion of the programme. 

QQI Level 6 Component Award

In conjunction with the IITD Certificate in Training Needs Analysis & Design, successful participants will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Training Needs Identification and Design Component Award (6N3325)

The programme is designed to ensure that assessment standards implemented by IITD are aligned to those of the QQI award. This facilitates a streamlined and user-friendly process for programme tutors and participants. 


Cost of programme: 

€495 to participants eligible for Trainers' Learning Skillnet (TLS) funding

€795  - non-eligible participants


For more information or to register your interest, please call: 045 881166

Applicants for the Professional Practice Certificate candidates must:

Be at least 18 years of age by 1 January of the year of application; 

Hold a Leaving Certificate/FETAC level 5 qualification or equivalent (it is assumed that participants will have an underlying foundational working knowledge/experience/interest in L&D and/or training).

All applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6 or the equivalent TOEFL score 

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered online. Applicants must have access to a computer, stable WiFi, camera, speakers and microphone.


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