Leading to QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development.

Course Code: 6S3372

Accreditation: QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award

  • Training Delivery and Evaluation (6N3326) 15 Credits
  • Training Needs Identification & Design (6N3325) 15 Credits

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Train the Trainer Information

train the trainer QQIOur Train the Trainer course provides trainees with the knowledge, skills and ability to design and deliver effective, quality-assured training courses. Our training courses are aimed at practicing trainers including supervisors, managers, coordinators and freelance trainers who wish to develop advanced training skills and gain a recognized qualification. The Train the Trainer model is recognised as crucial to developing the multi-layered skill set demanded of trainers in this constantly evolving field. In taking this course, trainees will develop an in depth appreciation of the methodologies, theories, processes and practical situations involved in the delivery of successful adult training sessions. Through the work and support of our attentive, experienced staff, and our wide array of course materials and accompanying online resources, you can realise the benefits of a best practice approach to your training work or work practice.

Our Train the Trainer (Special Purpose Award in Training and Development,6S3372) courses are QQI accredited, ensuring the knowledge and skills gained on our programmes conform to the latest developments in training coaching and are of the highest standard in this competitive field. The hands-on, personable tutors of the New Links team are adept at nurturing talent from people of diverse backgrounds in training, instilling seasoned know-how in Train the Trainer basics, best practices and the management of complex situations.  QQI have consistently commended New Links Training Solutions for the quality of our Train the Trainer programme.

We offer Train the Trainer courses in Waterford, Cork and Dublin on a rolling basis, lasting 6 days for the complete, comprehensive course. (see the Locations menu for info on our upcoming programmes). We also offer in-house programmes to clients countrywide.  Along with tuition by a highly experienced professional in the area of professional development, our course fee also includes a training manual and other relevant course notes along with access to our online resource drive.    Please click here to view Frequently Asked Questions on the Train the Trainer Programme.

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Train the Trainer Course Overview

The following modules are completed:

Training Delivery and Evaluation (6N3326)

By the end of this training module trainees will:

  • Be familiar with concepts and theories underlying the delivery and evaluation of training interventions
  • Examine the key areas impacting on the effectiveness of a training session, such as: the learning environment, the trainer’s role, learning methodologies and the group dynamics of participants
  • Understand the importance of relevant issues including equality, diversity and disability, in the context of current legislation with regard to training provision
  • Learn to formulate appropriate training content and materials using a range of training aids
  • Gain a knowledge of evaluation tools, techniques and approaches for a training session to determine whether or not training needs were met and objectives fulfilled
  • Develop effective skills in providing constructive feedback to participants in relation to training intervention
  • Devise a complete training evaluation process to include the identification of key stakeholders, feedback from the trainee, challenges within the process, and the methodology of the evaluation
  • Learn to create a report on a training and development evaluation to include the identification of areas of success and opportunities for improvement

Training Needs Identification & Design (6N3325)
By the end of this training module trainees will:

  • Study the internal and external environmental factors influencing training and development requirements
  • Differentiate between the concepts of learning, training, development and education
  • Examine the impact of organisation strategy, policy, vision and mission on training and development, and learn how to fit these for the purposes of training and development in different settings
  • Become familiar with the benefits of training needs analysis at an organisational and or individual level
  • Assess a range of approaches and techniques required to conduct a training needs analysis
  • Understand the different stages of conducting a training needs analysis
  • Assess a range of Instructional System Design (ISD) models
  • Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools in identifying the barriers to training and attitudes to training in an organisation
  • Devise a training plan based on prioritised training needs to include a cost-benefit analysis
  • Develop appropriate training content and materials using a range of learning aids to include web-based facilities, software, flipcharts and handouts
  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to identify training and development needs of an organisation and or individual
  • Identify TNA outcomes in terms of gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes.

(These modules are also available individually. Please consult our brochure or contact a member of our staff)

These modules are available individually

Training Delivery and Evaluation 6N3326

Training Needs Identification and Design 6N3325

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course trainees will:

  • Understand a variety of educational theories and concepts related to training
  • Compare and contrast different concepts of training, teaching and facilitation, and successfully apply these to workplace scenarios
  • Deal with complex issues such as interrupting, discrimination, group process dynamics and managing unconscious dynamics
  • Conduct advanced session planning for various training situations
  • Understand what motivates an adult learner and learn how to cultivate talent
  • Plan, undertake and evaluate a training needs analysis
  • Set clear and achievable objectives for a training course
  • Understand the logic behind, and be able to confidently demonstrate, the communication skills needed to deliver an effective training programme
  • Evaluate a training session through written and oral feedback and apply this to your practice
  • Understand current legislation and its influence on training and delivery

Course Locations

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Course Dates

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We deliver accredited training programmes nationwide, please contact us to enquire about course delivery in your area.


Special Purpose Award in Training & Development


Our professional development programmes are offered to professionals who wish further to develop.

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Training Delivery & Evaluation


Training Delivery & Evaluation is for anybody who  wishes to deliver training to adults professionally.

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Training Needs Identification & Design

training needs analysis

You will examine evaluation models and develop tools for revising and improving your training delivery.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Learn more about your Train the Trainer award by reviewing our FAQ blog post here.

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Dates & Locations

1010100: Train the Trainer 6S3372

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