Course Overview


The overall aim of the programme is to enable participants to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake training activities. The programme encompasses the development of competences that will enable students to identify and assess training needs, and to develop, plan, organise, deliver and evaluate relevant training activities.


The course consists of two modules and is delivered in with emphasis on practical application and relevance to the workplace:


  • Module 1: 6S3325 – Training Needs, Identification and Design
  • Module 2: 6S3326 – Training Delivery and Evaluation


A range of learning methods and approaches will be used to promote the practical application of the theoretical concepts covered.


Run over a three month period, this part-time programme is designed to lead to a QQI Level 6 Training and Development Special Purpose Award – 6S3372. Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Please note: If you want to achieve the Special Purpose Award, you must complete both courses successfully. However, if you are not working towards the Special Purpose Award and are interested in attending one component only, either course can be taken on a standalone basis.


Fee Structure


€1200 (Special Award)
€650 – Each Module
€100 – Extra payable for administration & QQI Award/Compnant fees (Subject to Change)


Profile of Target Learners


Liffey College recognises the need to augment and develop programmes which equip learners with the knowledge and skills that are relevant to training and development. This proposed programme recognises that need and allows learners the opportunity to progress in their academic and skills development.

The Certificate in Training and Development (CTD) programme offered at Liffey College is suitable, but not restricted to:

  • individuals who have an interest in training and development and who wish to explore it as a career option
  • individuals responsible for the in the design and delivery of training programmes in organisations who wish to gain a formal qualification in training and development
  • managers and team leaders who want to learn about the role of Training and development in their business sectors
  • adult learners who are interested in commissioning or designing training as part of community development projects


Course Structure


  • Module 1: 6S3325 – Training Needs, Identification and Design 
  • Theories of learning
  • The role of the trainer
  • Training needs analysis and programme design
  • Module 2: 6S3326 – Training Delivery and Evaluation
  • Preparing for training delivery
  • Delivery and assessment
  • Evaluation of training delivery


Contact  & Non-Contact Hours


Tutoring – 50 & Independent – 100 (Each Module) – Subject to Change.


Allocation of marks within the Module


Assignment – 50% & Practical – 50% Total 100% (Each Module)



  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Credits (ETCS): 2 x 15 (30)
  • NQF Level: 6
  • Part-time

Study Modes

This programme takes a blocked teaching approach as outlined in the indiciative delivery schedule contained in this document. The programme is class-based and timed to facilitate adult and working learners in a set, yet flexible way.


Transfer & Progression Routes

Learners have a number of transfer and progression options available on completion of the programme, examples are:

Transfer options:

  • 6M2263 Inclusive Education and Training (Level 6 Major Award)
  • 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 6 Major Award)
  • 6M4749 Leisure Facility Supervisory Management (Level 6 Major Award)
  • 6S3153 Life and Workplace Coaching (Level 6 Special Purpose Award)

Progression options:

  • Bachelor Early Childhood – Teaching & Learning [MH801] at National University of Ireland Maynooth
  • Bachelor of Education (primary teaching) [MH001]) at National University of Ireland Maynooth


Indicative Delivery Schedule (Subject to change)

Each Module – 6 weeks with 10hours per week
Monday, Thursday – 6pm to 8:30pm (2.5hours each day, total 5hours)
AND Saturday – 10am to 3pm (5hours)



Tazila Ramputh

Telephone: 01 444 444 7