SAFE08049 2019 Training and Development

General Details

Full Title
Training and Development
Transcript Title
Training and Development
70 %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edel Costello, Mary Hannon, Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Science in Occupational Safety and Health

The purpose of this module is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training and development needs and to deliver and evaluate a training intervention within a range of training and development contexts. This Level 8 module is the equivalent of the QQI Special Purpose Award in Training and Development 6S3372.  This module has two components which are the equivalent of the QQI Special Purpose Awards in Training Delivery and Evaluation 6N3326 (Train the Trainer) and Training Needs Identification and Design 6N3325.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge on training and development practice and of the role of training and development across a range of organisations.


Demonstrate and apply key principles and theoretical concepts underpinning training and development within a range of contexts.


Apply a range of of specialised skills and tools to develop strategies required for training and development needs identification.


Prepare a training and development plan to include the identification of training and development needs within an organisation.


Apply training and development concepts, technical skills and creative thinking in the preparation of training plans and material.


Deliver and evaluate a training intervention.


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.


Constructively critique and adapt health and safety training and development plans.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time.  This will include lectures, augmented by independent learning and directed learning.  This approach is expected to address student learning needs.  Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, unloading assignments and journals)


Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.  Regular Moodle Quizzes (15%) through out the semester .  A Relective Learner Record  (10%).  Devise a workplace training needs analysis and develop a training plan based on needs and cost benefit (25%).   Develop appropriate training content and materials. (25%).  Deliver Training and evaluate (Skills Demonstration) (25%)




Repeat Assessments

Repeat Assignments

Indicative Syllabus

The theory and concepts of training and evaluation of learning; ADDIE Model, Androgogical Learning Principles, The Training Cycle, Psychology of learning (Knowles, Kolb,  ) Therories -Behaviourism, Observational and Social Learning. Understading preferred Learning Styles, Objectives of Training Evaluation

Training Delivery Planning and preparation; Group and group formation, dealing with difficutlies, Programme Design, planning a training programme, lesson plans.  Role of the trainer -technical competencies, instructional and interactional competencies. Gagne model  Skills and andragogical knowledge and skills of trainer.  Training styles and Feedback.

Legislation and managing diversity; equal opportunities, dealing with biases, barriers to learning, inclusive teaching and learning, teaching strategies and specific disabilities, mental and physical disabilities, impairments , culture and language barriers, verbal and non verbal communication,Discrimination, Equal Status Acts, Emoloyment Equality Act, 

Instructional Design Models and IT - ADDIE Model Anaysis, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate - Instructional Design evaluations models-Response Evaluation Model. Instructional aids and their design. 

Training and Assessment Methods- Training strategies, learning outcomes and their alignment, Assessment techniques and approaches.  Assessment methodologies and criteria for marking. 

Training Delivery & Evaluation - Differences between evaluation and assessment, evaluation model- Kirkpatrick's model. Reviewing your training programme and trainer responsibilities

Differentiate between the concepts of learning, training, development, and education

Look at internal and external environmental factors which can influence training, development and education.

Consider organisational strategy, policy and mission on training and development.

Purpose of training and development in organisational and individual setting.

Benefits of training needs analysis, approaches and techniques to conduct  a training needs analysis

ISD models, Cost benefit analysis and prioitising training needs

Training interventions incorporating androgogical concepts, motivations and training methods.

The use of training aids, facilities, software and technologies in the development of training content and materials

Performance Management, Training Needs Analysis and gaps in skills, knowledge and attitudes. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quizes Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2
2 Reflective Learner Records Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % OnGoing 7,8
3 Training Needs Analysis and Training Plan Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % OnGoing 1,3,4,5,9
4 Develop Training Package and materials Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5,9
5 Deliver Training (Skill Demonstration) Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 25 % Week 11 1,2,6,9

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom Workshop 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-07-14 Train the Trainer Skills Converged
ISBN 9781534611085 ISBN-13 1534611088

What makes a training course successful? What is the secret to conducting an effective and memorable training course? What makes a great trainer? Why some training courses are useful, motivating and educational while others are boring and forgettable? This book provides you with a comprehensive set of guidelines on all aspects of training. The methodologies, scenarios and exercises presented in this book will ensure that you, as a trainer, are equipped with all the tools and skills needed to deliver a great training course. At Skills Converged, we specialise in supporting the training community with our state-of-the-art training materials. Over the years we have delivered numerous courses and have received extensive feedback from trainers who have used our products all over the world. We know what makes a training course successful and what makes one fail. In this book, we share our most treasured findings and experiences with you. We want to help you become the best trainer you can be and in turn, train as many people as possible around the world. Research shows that one of the fastest ways to learn is through examples. This book contains a large number of examples, case studies, and important research in the field of adult education for you to employ. Whether you are teaching soft skills, management, IT, technical courses or arts and crafts, you can benefit from this book as the lessons are applicable to teach any topic. This Second Edition has been extensively expanded with several chapters and now includes the entirety of our highly praised Train the Trainer Self-Study Course. In this book you will learn: - How to get the most from your training courses - How to avoid barriers to learning - How to take advantage of principles of Accelerated Learning - How to conduct a Training Needs Analysis - How to present confidentlyHow to avoid bad training delivery practices - How to plan your course - How to arrange the training environment optimally - How to keep the delegates constantly engaged - How to respond when you are being challenged - How to avoid poor statements that can hinder learning - How to take advantage of the power of story-telling - How to run training exercises to get the most from them

Required Reading
2004-01-01 Train-the-trainer Instructor Guide Human Resource Development
ISBN 9780874257502 ISBN-13 0874257506
Required Reading
2005-01 The Adult Learner Routledge
ISBN 9780750678377 ISBN-13 0750678372

Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, this book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the classic chapters that describe the roots and principles of andragogy, including a new chapter, which presents Knowles' program planning model. The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning with each chapter fully revised updated, incorporating a major expansion of Androgogy in Practice. The last part of the book will contain an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Dr. Knowles. This new edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners and students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.

Recommended Reading
2014-03-10 A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 1118457897 ISBN-13 9781118457894

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment examines the role of needs assessment in framing people-related problems and performance improvement opportunities. Co-published with ASTD, the third edition of this book features the latest research findings in the field and updated information on technology-enhanced needs assessments. It addresses knowledge and skills assessment, job and task analysis, competency-based needs assessment, strategic needs assessment, and techniques for managing needs assessments. HR professionals, practitioners, and students will find this comprehensive guide essential to increasing efficiency and enhancing decision-making about needs assessment.

Required Reading
2015 Training Design Basics ASTD
ISBN 1562869256 ISBN-13 9781562869250

"A complete how-to guide to help you create quality, performance-base training, develop fundamental training design skills, [and] ensure your training program meets learner needs."

Required Reading
2016-05-22 Creative Training
ISBN 0989661539 ISBN-13 9780989661539

In this book, Becky Pike Pluth, CEO of The Bob Pike Group, the pioneer in Creative Training Techniques, explains why creative training works and walksthe reader through a step-by-step process so you can implement these methods,experience improved training results, and reignite your passion for training.Contributors also include industry leaders like Jennifer Hofmann, Neen James, and Sharon Bowman to make this a truly formidable resource for both face-to-face and virtual creative training.

Required Reading
1995-11-01 Designs for Adult Learning Amer Society for Training &
ISBN PSU:000049878530
Required Reading
2016 Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation ASTD
ISBN 1607280086 ISBN-13 9781607280088

Don Kirkpatrick's training evaluation model relies on four levels: Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results. Now James and Wendy Kirkpatrick present new findings that, together with Don Kirkpatrick's work, provides a powerful training evaluation methodology that will help your organization meet its most crucial goals.

Required Reading
2016-10-01 Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Association for Talent Development
ISBN 9781607281023 ISBN-13 1607281023

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Specific notes will be provided for this module.

Library books as per reading list.

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

To facilitate the workshops a flat classroom with adequate IT resources and training software and recording equipment will be required for all sessions.  A student to facilitator ratio of 10:1 required to facilitate the delivery of these workshops.

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