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IITD Professional Practice Certificate in Training & Development

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04/11/2017 Dublin-Hilton Kilmainham 8 Class Days 0 - Sat's 04th , 11th,18th,25th Nov, 9th,16th Dec 2017, 06th, 13th Jan 2018 (Book Now)
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IITD Professional Practice Certificate in Training & Development

QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Training & Development Special Purpose Award (6S3372) 30 ECTS Credits


Programme Overview

The overall aim of the programme is to enable participants to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake training activities. The programme encompasses the development of competences that will enable students to identify and assess training needs, and to develop, plan, organise, deliver and evaluate relevant training activities.

The programme offers participants the opportunity to achieve recognised certification as an effective trainer:  awards include:

  • IITD Professional Practice Certificate in Training & Development
  • QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Training and Development Special Purpose Award – 6S3372  


Who Should Undertake the Programme? 

The IITD Professional Practice Certificate in Training and Development is aimed at: 

  • Individuals who have an interest in training and development and may wish to pursue it as a career.
  • Individuals who hold training and development responsibilities in organisations.
  • Individuals and teams involved in the design and delivery of training programmes.
  • Consultants who wish to gain a formal qualification in training and development. 
  • Managers and team leaders who wish to gain an insight into the systematic training process. 


Structure and Content of Programme 

The programme consists of two modules and is delivered in a highly participative and practical manner. A range of learning methods and approaches will be used to promote the practical application of theoretical concepts covered.   

Some Pre-Reading & a Questionnaire will be required to be completed prior to attending this programme

Module 1 - Training Needs Identification & Design – QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Component Award 6N3325 

  • Background and context of training and development (T & D).
  • Organisational context of T & D.
  • Adult learning theory.
  • Systematic training and Instructional Systems Design (ISD).
  • Training needs identification and analysis.
  • Training plans.
  • Training design and development.

Module 2 - Training Delivery and Evaluation – QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Component Award 6N3226 

  • Role and competences of the trainer.
  • Preparing for training delivery.
  • Training delivery.
  • Assessment of learning.
  • Training evaluation. 


Programme Objectives 

Module 1 - Training Needs Identification and Design – QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Component Award 6N3325  (15 ECTS Credits )


Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the background and context of training and development (T & D) and discuss the organisational context of T & D. 
  • Identify primary contributors to adult learning theory and explain key adult learning approaches and methods.
  • Discuss a range of instructional design systems (ISD) approaches and models.
  • Explain the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) process, review a range of TNA models and discuss their application in a variety of organisational settings.
  • Select a TNA model and implement an effective TNA process that incorporates outputs in terms of priorities and of knowledge, skills and attitudes required.
  • Devise training plans based on prioritised training needs, including a cost benefit analysis.
  • Explain key issues around the setting of training objectives.
  • Set appropriate objectives and design and develop a range of appropriate training interventions. 

Module 2 – Training Delivery and Evaluation – QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Component Award 6N3226 ( 15 ECTS Credits )

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the role and competences of the trainer.
  • Identify key factors in preparing for training delivery.
  • Demonstrate core skills required for effective delivery of training programmes.
  • Discuss the assessment of trainees’ learning, identify a range of assessment tools, techniques and approaches and devise an appropriate training assessment process.
  • Explain the background to training evaluation, identify a range of evaluation models and principles, evaluate training programmes effectively and identify key areas of benefit and opportunity.


Programme Assessment Process 

Programme assessment is on a continuous basis and will require students to review theoretical concepts surrounding the systematic approach to training and apply these in practical situations. Assessment methods incorporate: assignments; projects; skills demonstrations; and a learner record. 

QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Training & Development Special Purpose Award (6S3372) 

In conjunction with the IITD Professional Practice Certificate in Training and Development, Successful students will be awarded a QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Training & Development Special Purpose Award (6S3372). The programme is designed to ensure that assessment standards implemented by IITD are aligned to those required for the QQI (FETAC) award. This facilitates a streamlined and user-friendly assessment process for programme tutors and students.

Cost of the Programme:

€850 participants eligible for Trainer Learning Skillnet funding

€1,100 for non-members

100% funding may be available from the Trainer Learning Skillnet to one job-seeker per training programme (subject to submission of TLS Job Seeker Registration Form) T&C's Apply




Membership of the Trainers' Learning Skillnet is open to Private Sector and Commercial Public Sector companies in all industry sectors. Courses are primarily aimed at those involved in the HR and Training professions.

There is No Fee to join the Trainers' Learning Skillnet. 

Member companies can avail of the subsidised member rate for all Trainers' Learning Skillnet courses and events. 

To join the Trainers' Learning Skillnet, please complete the Trainers' Learning Skillnet Membership Form and return to the Network Manager by post or e-mail. 

Please Note: 

Funding is not available to non-commercial public sector (government-funded) organisations or registered charities. If your organisation falls into this category, the non-member rate will apply.


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