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Developing a Training Needs Analysis


This intensive, hands-on, one-day workshop, delegates will explore how to accurately identify the training and development needs of three elements: the organization, the occupational groups within it and the individuals working there. They will look at each of the three in turn and work through approaches that are common to all, or unique to one.


All managers or supervisors, whether in an HR or line management role, who want an understanding of the purpose and principles of Training Needs Analysis that will form the basis of an ongoing development process for their staff.

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Learning Objectives

Training and Development is crucially important to the success of an organisation at all levels. It can and should be a powerful, positive process that helps individuals, groups and the whole organisation. Yet Training Needs Analysis (TNA) can be construed as expensive, or misunderstood, and not planned in a wider context of change and growth. It is necessary to recognise the value of properly implemented TNA in order to provide appropriate, cost-effective training that develops and motivates staff.

Course Content

MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  The Overall Picture
Topics covered:
  • Defining Training and Development Needs
  • Where Training Needs Occur
  • Whose Job Is It Anyway?
MODULE 3:  The Organisation
Topics covered:
  • The Systematic Approach
  • Organisation Development
  • Administrative Approach
  • Welfare Approach
  • Political Approach
  • Your Approach
MODULE 4:  Current Needs
Topics covered:
  • Current Versus Future Needs
  • Routine Monitoring
  • Investors In People Surveys
  • Discussions and Interviews
  • Your Experience
MODULE 5:  Occupations and Jobs
Topics covered:
  • Functional Analysis
  • Job Analysis
  • Task Analysis
MODULE 6:  The Individual
Topics covered:
  • Individual Training and Development Needs
  • Prioritising
  • Learning Requirements
  • Interviews
MODULE 7:  Bringing It All Together
Topics covered:
  • The Investors In People Action Plan
  • Planning to Meet the Needs
  • Avoiding Discrimination
  • Organisational Requirements
MODULE 8:  Your Personal Action Plan

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