About this course

Course type Premium
Course code TTFTNA
Duration 2 Days
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.

This 2-day course offers a structured approach to identifying learning needs to ensure quality in the design of learning interventions (often referred to as training needs analysis).

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.

Benefits to the delegate

  • Learn a process for Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) that ensures learning solutions recommended to the sponsor will meet the needs of the individuals concerned and the organisation
  • Build the confidence of sponsors by achieving professional certification in LNA processes
  • Bring the theory to life by applying each stage of the process to a work-based project
  • Take away templates to assist in the analysis of future learning needs

Benefits to the organisation

  • Involves the learning community at an early stage of the intervention builds buy-in
  • Increases confidence in L&D's capability to understand the business issues and its ability to recommend innovative learning solutions that recognise organisational context
  • Applies of a consistent approach to the LNA process based on a best-practice model
  • Builds trust in the applicability and reliability of learning interventions in the business
  • Ensures efficient selection of appropriate learning options based on available budget

TAP Certifications

Due to their unique range and scope, TAP Qualifications provide individuals and organisations with a means to develop a career pathway based on achieving Certification of Learning and Development skills.

Prerequisites and audience

This course is for training designers or trainers who are required to analyse the learning needs of a target group

Course objectives and assessment

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

Leading to the TAP Certificate in Learning Needs Analysis

Competencies delegates will develop

1. Understanding the learning analysis process

  • Defining the term ‘learning needs analysis’
  • Understanding the learning needs analysis process
  • Applying the skills of learning needs analysis within different contexts

2. Clarifying a sponsor’s request

  • Conducting an interview to clarify the sponsor’s request
  • Establishing accurate information about the current and required performance
  • Separating the performance gaps that can be addressed by learning interventions from those that require other strategies
  • Analysing the target group to ensure the solution is relevant

3. Forecast business benefits

  • Predicting the impact the training will have on individuals, teams and the organisation
  • Determining the measurable business benefits of the training

4. Gathering information about the performance gap

  • Selecting appropriate techniques in order to gather information on the performance gap
  • Gathering information efficiently
  • Conducting a learning needs interview professionally
  • Developing, distributing and analysing questionnaires
  • Using technology and media to maximise efficiency

5. Determining the content

  • Determining content by breaking down a goal into tasks and sub-tasks
  • Breaking down a task or sub-task into detailed learning points
  • Grouping the identified tasks into sessions and structuring logically
  • Identifying any learner pre-requisites for the intervention
  • Estimating timings
  • Analysing the relevance and competence of skills by job roles/individuals
  • Writing aims and objectives

6. Selecting delivery methods and analysing resources

  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of delivery methods
  • Selecting the most appropriate delivery method/s for each element of the design
  • Analysing the location, facilities and equipment to ensure they are fit for purpose and within budget
  • Predicting issues that may arise during delivery and eliminating these where possible

7. Costing learning and making recommendations

  • Negotiating adjustments to the budget, if applicable, based upon the estimated costs
  • Reaching agreement on the objectives and deliverables
  • Writing a report recommending a learning solution
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