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

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IITD Certificate in Training Needs Analysis & Design

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



March 8th, 2022 (Participants must attend an online induction session on March 1st, 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




Programme assessment is on a continuous basis, embracing theoretical reviews and practical assignments and project work.

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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