College of Management and IT (CMIT)

QQI Training Needs Identification and Design

Qualification under the NFQ.

eLearning course with Tutor Support.

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Course Details

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to run, manage and deliver effective training programmes. The course covers the following: (1) Training and Development, (2) The Learning Process, (3) Training Needs Analysis, (4) Training Plan Design.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes comprehensive course manuals, videos, quizzes and access to your Tutor. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive Tutor feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Experienced Trainers and Consultants: Ideal for professionals already engaged in training and consultancy who wish to formalise their skills with a nationally recognised qualification. This course provides an in-depth understanding of training needs analysis, design, and evaluation, enhancing the skills of seasoned trainers. Offers insights into adult learning principles, motivation theories, and effective training delivery styles, vital for consultants to create impactful training sessions​​​​​​.
  • Human Resources Professionals: HR professionals involved in employee training and development would significantly benefit from this course. It covers key aspects such as the learning process, training needs analysis, and training plan design, essential for HR roles focused on enhancing workforce skills and knowledge. Understanding of instructional design and evaluation models will empower HR personnel to develop and assess training programs effectively​​.
  • Organisational Development Specialists: This course is suitable for those involved in organisational development and change management, where training is a key component. Skills in training needs analysis and training program design will help in aligning employee skills with organisational goals and strategies. The course content on organisational analysis and the impact of organisational mission and values on training is particularly relevant​​.
  • Educational Coordinators and Academic Staff: Educational coordinators or academic staff in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions would find this course beneficial. It provides insights into the psychology of learning, learning styles, and barriers to effective training, crucial for educational settings. Knowledge of diverse training delivery methods, including online and face-to-face, is valuable in the current educational landscape​​.
  • Corporate Training Managers and Instructional Designers:Ideal for those responsible for corporate training and instructional design. The course covers training evaluation techniques, including Kirkpatrick’s model, enabling managers to measure the impact of training on employee performance and organisational results. Skills in training delivery and facilitation are crucial for instructional designers in creating engaging and effective training content​​.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Level 5 Certificate / Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience detailed in a current Curriculum Vitae. Please provide details and attach a copy of either a current CV or Certificate.
  • You will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis and Training Plan as part of the assessment for this course. You must be either working or have access to an organisation where you can complete this (this can be on a voluntary basis).
  • As this NFQ level 6 qualification is delivered through English it is necessary learners will have sufficient written English skills to complete this course.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>


How CMIT eLearning Works…
Units in this course are as follows:
Unit 1. Training and Development
  • Key concepts in training and development
  • Roles in training and development
  • Factors that influence the need for training and development
  • Impact of organisation mission, values, and strategy on training
Unit 2. The learning process
  • The psychology of learning
  • Adult learning theories
  • Motivation theory
  • Instructional system design
  • Barriers to effective training
Unit 3. Training needs analysis
  • Training needs analysis
  • Organisation analysis
  • Job analysis
  • Task analysis
  • Skills audit
  • Learning outcomes
  • Objective mapping
Unit 4. Training plan design
  • Training plan design
  • Mode of delivery
  • Schemes of work and lesson plans
  • Training aids
  • Assessment
  • The course is assessed through completion of an Assignment (written) and a Project (which involves completing a Training Needs Analysis in an organisation).
  • As part of our quality assurance, assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • Following successful completion you will receive an award in Training Needs Identification and Design (6N3325).
  • QQI is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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