Achieve this Special Purpose Award
This award is made up of 2 separate training modules and their accompanying assessments:
- Training Needs Identification & Design (3 Days)
- Training Delivery & Evaluation (4 Days)
By attending both training modules and successfully completing the relevant assessments, you will gain the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development.Download Brochure Get Upcoming Dates
5 Benefits of this QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development
Master the Training Cycle
The training cycle refers to the 4 stages in any successful training endeavour: training needs identification, training design, training delivery, and training evaluation.
Over the course of this award programme, you will cover each of these steps in detail.
Build Confidence in Your own Skills
The practical nature of our Special Purpose Award programme’s delivery enables you to apply your new skills as you learn and receive feedback from your trainer.
This approach is proven to help build confidence in your capability and skill as a trainer.
Add Credibility to Your Training Career
Achieving an award like this highlights the quality of your level of knowledge and understanding.
As a trainer, being able to add this QQI Special Purpose Award to your CV communicates your commitment and proficiency as a trainer.
Learn from Experienced Trainers
The trainers who deliver our Special Purpose Award courses are very experienced.
They share the benefit of that experience with participants on every course through stories, advice, and feedback.
When working towards this Special Purpose Award in Training and Development, you can choose in which order you wish to complete the components. You can also take several months’ break between components.
Read more about each component and how you can achieve the award in the tabs below and our PDF course brochure.
What Are The Programme Objectives of this Special Purpose Award?
Over the 7 days of this programme, you will cover a wide variety of skills and knowledge areas.
We have 5 main objectives for this programme. Upon completion, participants will:
- Understand key concepts and theories relating to training
- Be able to complete an accurate Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
- Possess a variety of training design skills
- Know how to deliver training with confidence
- Be able to utilise various training evaluation models
There are two components or courses within this award:
As their names might suggest, each component covers two stages of the Training Cycle.
To achieve the Special Purpose Award, you must successfully complete both components. You can attend the components in whichever order you prefer and take a break in between courses.
Our QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development is available for both public and in-company training.
Our public courses run throughout the year. They are open to all and suitable for anyone with an interest in learning to train others.
You can view upcoming dates by requesting our course schedule.
Public courses are delivered in a live virtual classroom style. This means connecting online to our real-time training sessions.
You can interact with your trainer and fellow classmates as you would in a classroom situation.
In-company training means that we deliver training to a group of participants from a single organisation on selected dates.
It is beneficial for companies of all sizes and within every industry.
We can deliver in-company training in your preferred style: live virtual or in-person format, where we come to your location.
Learn more about in-company training
How Can I Get Started?
Our QQI Special Purpose Award brochure includes detailed information on the award content, benefits, and path to certification.
To ask about upcoming dates and venues, please call us on Freephone 1800 910 810, or use the button below to Reserve a Place.Download Brochure Reserve a Place
What is Covered During this QQI Special Purpose Award?
There is a significant amount of content covered over the course of this programme.
You can read a detailed outline in our PDF course brochure. Here, we have provided a very high level overview of each module and its purpose.Get a Brochure
Training Needs Identification and Design
Module 1: Training Concepts
Core principles of adult learning and theory of training and education.
Module 2: ISD (Instructional System Design) Models
Learn about important models for constructing effective training, including Honey & Mumford and Kolb’s Learning Cycle.
Module 3: Factors Impacting Training
Examine factors that can affect training, both internal and external.
Module 4: Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
Understand how a TNA works and learn the techniques you need to conduct one accurately.
Module 5: Training Design Skills
Cover a broad range of methods for designing effective and engaging training material.
Training Delivery and Evaluation
Module 1: Training Concepts and Theories
Motivation in training and various adult learning styles.
Module 2: Planning for Successful Training
Important elements to consider when planning your training session, including training environment, group dynamics, and legislation.
Module 3: Effective Training Delivery
The skills and knowledge you need to begin building a confident, effective training delivery style.
Module 4: Training Evaluation Models and Methods
Essential models of evaluation, including Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels of Evaluation.
Read More and Save Your Space
You can read a full programme outline by downloading our course brochure.
To view upcoming dates and save your space, use the “Course Schedule” button below.Ask a Question Course Schedule
About this QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development
This award is beneficial for anyone who trains others. It is particularly valuable for those who would like to pursue training as a speciality or career.
Here are some quick information points about the award:
- Title: QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development
- Code: 6S3372
- Type: Special Purpose Award
- Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)
- Credits: 30 credits
Achieving This Award
There are 5 steps to achieving your special purpose award. You can learn about them in more detail within our brochure, but here is a quick synopsis:
Step 1: Attend First Component
This can be either Training Needs Identification and Design or Training Delivery and Evaluation, depending on your interest and upcoming course dates.
Step 2: Complete Self-Directed Learning and Assessment Work for First Component
You will have 8 weeks to complete and submit your assessment work following training.
Step 3: Complete Second Component
Attend whichever course you did not attend in the first step.
You can choose to take some time between components if your schedule is packed or you would like a break.
Step 4: Complete Self-Directed Learning and Assessment Work for Second Component
As with the first component, you will have 8 weeks following the last date of training to complete and submit your work.
Step 5: Grading and Verification
For each component, your work must go through a series and quality assurance procedures to insure it has been fairly and accurately marked.
Once this process has been completed, you will receive your grade and following this, your award. You will only receive your full Special Purpose Award once both components have been passed and verified.
Ask Us Anything
If you have any questions about this award, please let us know.
You can reach our training consultants by phone (Freephone 1800 910 810 or Dublin 01 861 0700) or by asking a question below.Download Brochure Ask a Question
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About This Special Purpose Award
What Certification Will I Achieve?
This is a Special Purpose Award in Training and Development which sits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
The award code is 6S3372.
Do I need experience for this programme?
No previous experience is needed for this training programme. It is recommended for anyone who wishes to learn how to train others successfully.
Which order should I complete the courses in?
There is no particular order in which you need to complete the components (courses).
Training Delivery and Evaluation runs more often, so you may find its upcoming dates easier to fit into your schedule first.
We recommend speaking with one of our consultants for the full range of scheduled dates for each component.
How do I get certified?
There are assessments associated with each component, which must be completed and passed to achieve your award.
The assessments for each course are slightly different. You can find full details on the assessment process in our brochure.
How do I book my place?
You can reserve your spot provisionally using any of the “course schedule” buttons on this page.
Alternatively, call us directly to save a space on any upcoming date.
Where does this training take place?
Training is delivered online in a live virtual classroom format.
This means that you join real-time training online and can take part in discussions and exercises, ask questions, and receive feedback from your trainer.
Who delivers this course?
Our trainers for this programme have robust backgrounds in delivering training at a professional level.
They are seasoned, qualified experts in all aspects of designing and delivering training programmes.
Did we miss your question?
If you have other questions, we would love to hear them. Get in touch with us, either by asking a question online or calling us directly.
Download your QQI Special Purpose Award Brochure
Download our PDF Special Purpose Award in Training and Development brochure to learn more about how this qualification and programme work. The brochure includes:
- Programme objectives and benefits
- Details on training delivery styles
- Complete course content outline
- Steps to certification
We will also get in touch with our upcoming course dates and answer any questions you have.Download Brochure