Training Needs Identification and Design QQI Level 6

Overview – This programme provides participants with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training and development needs at an organisation and or individual level. It offers participants the opportunity to learn the skills of devising a training plan and to explore the scope of training and development design. The aim of this programme is to provide a practical insight into the training needs analysis, identification and design.

QQI Course Code: Training Needs Identification and Design 6N3325

This is an on-demand online programme through MyOptimum e-learning platform with the support of Optimum support personnel and the Specialist Trainer within a 10-12 week period.

This programme is part of the QQI Special Purpose Level 6 Award in Training and Development 6S3372

QQI Level 6

10-12 Weeks

MyOptimum Moodle

Module Breakdown

Module 1 | Learning concepts and internal and external factors that influence training and development

Module 2 | Purpose of training and impact of organisational strategy, policy and vision on training and development

Module 3 | Benefits of a Training Needs Analysis (TNA), range of approaches and techniques to conduct a TNA and the stages Involved

Module 4 | Instructional System Design Models (ISD) which are systematic approaches used in the field of instructional design to develop effective and efficient training programmes

Module 5 | Identifying barriers to training and organisational attitudes, training plan and cost benefit analysis

Module 6 | Designing a training intervention and developing training content and material to include training aids

Module 7 | Performance management approaches, conducting a TNA and evaluating training outcomes

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Training Delivery and Evaluation QQI Level 6

Overview –This programme is designed to enable participants to impart skills and experience to others with confidence through designing and delivering professional training with positive learning outcomes for all involved. This course aims to provide all participants with an overview of the core Training Design and Delivery which will enhance their training ability on a practical and professional level.

QQI Course Code: Training Delivery and Evaluation 6N3326

This programme is part of the QQI Special Purpose Level 6 Award in Training and Development 6S3372

QQI Level 6

4 Days


Module Breakdown

Module 1 | Introduction and learn about the purpose and importance of training and adult learning. The module covers topics such as the principles of adult learning, understanding learning styles, and the benefits of effective training.

Module 2 | Plan and prepare for training sessions effectively. Explore the training needs analysis process, setting clear objectives, designing training materials, and selecting appropriate training methods

Module 3 | Practical aspects of delivering training sessions. Learn about effective presentation skills, engaging adult learners, and managing group dynamics. Cover various assessment methods to evaluate participants’ learning progress.

Module 4 | Participants explore topics such as equality, diversity, and inclusion in training design and delivery. Learn about legislation and regulations related to training, such as anti-discrimination laws and health and safety regulations. Emphasizes creating an inclusive and safe learning environment for all participants.

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Why Should I Choose Optimum Limited

Optimum Limited provides a wide range of business development, consultancy and training, accredited and non-accredited to companies across all industry sectors, whilst also offering client-specific and scheduled training programmes. 

Since its establishment in 1990, Optimum has demonstrated a clear correlation between people development and the bottom line. This ethos has helped Optimum in establishing a portfolio of highly reputable clients in the private sector, state and local agencies, universities and professional bodies,nationally and internationally. As a preferred choice provider and partner to many of Ireland’s leading businesses, we have learned that the key to our success is putting their success first. Our focus is on building lasting partnerships that offer positive outcomes and an engaging and rewarding learning experience. 

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Who Should Apply

This course is suited to participants of all experience levels,  both new and experienced trainers, HR professionals, and talent development managers. It’s perfect for those looking to excel in designing, delivering, and evaluating training sessions. Whether starting a career or enhancing existing skills, this programme offers a recognised pathway to success in the field of learning and development.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 5 or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Competent in self-directed learning

For more details on participation suitability of this course, check out our learner handbook (click here) or contact us directly at / (01) 672 8628

What Study Options Are Available

Many of our courses are now available in a variety of classroom formats. All formats cover the same course content.

Live Virtual Online Classroom

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom ( or MS Teams if requested. During these sessions, your tutors will use interactive learning elements to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their video and microphones so that they can ask questions and enhance peer to peer learning

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

In-Person and Onsite Classroom

Optimum Limited can provide in-company onsite training if requested. If there is not a classroom available, Optimum can provide a training room in the HQ Office in Dublin.

Optimum can also provide training in hotels conference rooms or room hires if requested.

On Demand

On Demand courses enable you to complete your course on your own time. Optimum have an e-learning platform called MyOptimum which includes a library of online on demand training programmes. This learning platform comprises of  pre-recorded videos and interactive powerpoints followed by activities designed to put the new information and concepts into practice through exercises, quizzes, forum participation and other activities.

How Will This Course Benefit Me

This QQI accredited training and development programme benefits aspiring trainers, HR professionals, and organisational development specialists seeking to enhance their skills in talent development and training. It offers practical knowledge and a recognised qualification for anyone interested in the dynamic field of learning and development.

Assessment Criteria

Training Needs:

Project 60%
Assignment One 20%
Assignment Two 20%

Training Delivery:

Project 40%
Skills Demonstration 40%
Learner Record 20%

Qualification & Progression Options

This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland.

NFQ Credit Value: 15 credits

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 6 credit towards the QQI Major Business Award (6M4985). To view more Major Awards that this programme can lead to, please contact us directly or visit

Payment & Funding Options

Payment Options:

Payments can be made by EFT, PayPal or Stripe. If you need to pay by other forms of payment, please enquire with us and we can let you know if this is possible.

Funding Options:

Due to our experience and reputation, Optimum are part of many panels that provide funding opportunities to businesses in different sectors. Funding can range from 10% – 35% subsidy. Contact the Optimum Team for further information.

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How to Apply

If you have any queries and require further information, we would be happy to chat to you. Contact us directly at or talk to our team at (01) 672 8628

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