Overview

This course offers a structured approach to identifying learning needs to ensure the most appropriate intervention is designed. Accurately discerning learning and the business needs enables solutions to address performance gaps between what a target group currently knows or does and what the organisation requires it to know or do.

What's included in the course?

  • Pre-course work
  • Evening work
  • Assessment

Who is it for?

L&D professionals who are required to analyse the learning needs of the target group.

What the delegates will learn

  • Understanding the learning needs analysis process
  • Clarifying a sponsor’s request
  • Forecast business benefits
  • Gathering information about the performance gap
  • Determining the content
  • Selecting delivery options and analysing resources
  • Costing learning and making recommendations

Next steps

  • L&D Consultancy Skills
  • Managing Learning Transfer
  • Learning Evaluation
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Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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Assessment information

Delegates plan the analysis of their own learning event to meet the criteria of the Analysis Profile, using the templates provided.

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Session details

Session 1: Introduction to the analysis process
In this session, we consider:

  • What learning needs analysis is
  • The analysis process

Session 2: Scoping your project
In this session, we consider:

  • Scoping your project
  • The benefits of scoping
  • Scoping questions

Session 3: Planning for evaluation
In this session, we consider:

  • Planning for evaluation
  • The Kirkpatrick model
  • Four stages of defining business benefits
  • Planning measurable business benefits

Session 4: Gathering information
In this session, we consider:

  • Information gathering techniques
  • Analysis tools

Session 5: Analysing the content
In this session, we consider:

  • Analysing the content
  • The content analysis process
  • Task matrix to define learners’ competencies

Session 6: Developing aims and outcomes
In this session, we consider:

  • Differences between aims, outcomes and objectives
  • Writing aims and outcomes

Session 7: Selecting delivery options and analysing environments
In this session, we consider:

  • Types of delivery options and their benefits
  • Estimating delivery times
  • Types of environments
  • Analysing the environments

Session 8: Estimating time and costs and making recommendations
In this session, we consider:

  • Estimating design time
  • Estimating project costs
  • Requirements for estimating costs
  • Winning support for recommendations
  • Learning needs analysis report formats
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Why choose QA

Special Notices

This course is also available as an online digital course covering the same learning outcomes as the classroom event. Please contact us for more details.

Dates & Locations

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QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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