Cert in Training and Development

Cert in Training and Development

€ 699
12 Weeks
CPD, Job Skills and CPD
Apply by 1st March 2019; course commences 15th March 2019

Course description

This twelve week programme – Certificate in Training and Development (6S3372) – provides participants with the tools to identify training needs and design, plan, deliver and evaluate quality and engaging training.

The course is aimed at qualified practitioners who wish to pursue a career as a trainer; at individuals already involved in designing and delivering training as part of a project; and team leaders, supervisors and managers required to plan, deliver and/or evaluate training in their workplace.

The Certificate course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deliver good quality training. During it you will:

  • Develop and enhance your skills as a trainer
  • Provide you with the ‘Essential Trainer Toolkit’ that will enable you to confidently identify training needs and design, plan, deliver and evaluate quality and engaging training interventions
  • Help you understand your role with regard to best practice in adult education, group work, legislation, equality and diversity issues

After successfully completing the course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge of training and development practice and the role of training and development across a range of organisations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key principles and theoretical concepts underpinning training and development within a range of contexts
  • Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools to develop strategies required for training and development needs identification, delivery and evaluation in a range of contexts
  • Select from appropriate tools and techniques to identify training and development needs, deliver and evaluate a training intervention
  • Apply training and development concepts, technical skills and creative thinking to a range of contexts
  • Implement a training and development plan to include the identification of training and development needs within an organisation and delivery and evaluation of training interventions
  • Evaluate own learning and assist others to identify their learning styles and needs within a training and development context
  • Reflect on personal and professional practice, evaluating the impact on others within a training and development context

The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.

Course Details

The Training and Development Special Purpose Award (6S3372) consists of two modules: Training Needs Identification and Design (6N3325) and Training Delivery and Evaluation (6N3326)

The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.


Module 1 – Training Needs Identification and Design (15 credits) QQI /FET Level 6 Component Certificate 6N3325 Programme Content: (2-day workshop)

  • Context of Training and Development and the factors that impact on its role and implementation in the workplace
  • Training Needs Analysis – ‘the how to guide’
  • How to design effective Training Plans based on identified needs

Module 2 – Training Delivery and Evaluation (15 credits) QQI /FET Level 6 Component Certificate 6N3326 Programme Content: (3-day workshop)

  • The role and essential competencies of a Trainer Role
  • Best practice in Adult Training and Education
  • Training and Delivery in Practice – creating engaging and constructive learning environments Equality, diversity and disability in the context of current legislation
  • Integrating Evaluation into the Training Cycle – ‘the how to guide’


Successful completion of the Award is dependent on completing the following assessments:

For Training Needs Identification and Design you are required to:

  • Write two assessments on the theory and concepts underpinning Training Needs Identification and Design
  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis
  • Design a Programme and Lesson Plan

For Training Delivery and Evaluation you are required to:

  • Demonstrate your delivery skills
  • Evaluate a training programme of your own design


The course uses a blended approach which combines online learning, virtual tutorials and face-to face workshops.

Our online learning materials are designed to accommodate the pressures that ome with trying to balance work, life and learning. They make it possible to build study time around your work schedule. These are accessible through our learning centre which provides a platform for you to study, collaborate and communicate with your fellow learners. Regular online tutorials will expand your knowledge of the topic and answer any questions you have as you study.

Each workshop focuses on extending your understanding of the subject matter and helping you apply it in your working practice. The workshops will be led by a subject matter expert who also has extensive experience in providing coaching/training to people working in the human services and non-profit sector.

Discussion, collaboration and the sharing of experiences are actively encouraged in order for the workshop to achieve one of its primary goals.

Key to everything we do in the College is our learning community. This is made up of tutors who have extensive first-line experience, learning support staff who understand the human challenges people can face when attending college and our learners who are defined by their commitment to supporting each other.

We believe this creates a learning experience unique to the Open Training College, one that meets the specific requirements of people working in our sector and improves the quality of service our users receive. This is known as the Supported Open Learning Model. Visit the opentrainingcollege.com to find out more.


The course costs €699 to attend (or €375 per module).

Booking a Place

Apply via our Online Application Centre.