Bolts & Nuts of Training Needs Analysis

Course Date:
To be advised

Registration Period:
To be advised

14 hours / 2 days

9:00am – 5:00pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

It has been acknowledged that TNA is a critical skill to have for curriculum developers, instructional designers, assessors, facilitators, trainers, consultants, analysts and researchers. The selected solution, be it training or non-training interventions, requires a clear understanding of the causes and effects of the problem at various levels. TNA is also influenced by the business and economic environment. At the individual level, the needs of the staff and learners must also be examined.

This course aims to ensure that the participants will experience learning on how to design and implement a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) at their workplace. It will deal with the WHY and HOW of demonstrating this TNA skill.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the stages of Training Needs Analysis
2. Understand and scope client’s request
3. Contract with client(s) on a Needs Analysis
4. Use appropriate data collection methods
5. Prepare data for analysis
6. Design a TNA Report

Course Outline

1. Scope & Requirements of Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
2. Is Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Important?
3. Purpose of TNA
4. The Beginning of TNA
5. The TNA Process
6. The Approach
7. Main Contracting Tasks
8. Data Collection Methods
9. Analysis of Data
10. Format of a TNA Report
11. The Final Report

Suitable for

Managers, Executives, Support Staff and Corporate Employees

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge


Mode of Assessment

There is no formal assessment but quizzes will be set at the appropriate stage of the course.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)

Profile of Trainer

Mr David Wong is competent in facilitating learning in a variety of activity-based and practical sessions for this module. As a Trainer interested in helping others realise their potential to grow in learning, he has attained, Master in Education, Master in Science (Library and Information Studies), Diploma in Training Management (DTM) and Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE).

Currently, he is a Trainer for the ESS modules in the Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) programmes conducted by the Singapore Polytechnic. In the past, he has taught in the NSRS OJT modules and worked with corporate clients in designing OJT programmes at the workplace.

Course Fee

 Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above Singapore PRs/Foreigners
Funding available50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)Nil
Course Fees Payable$199.50
  (incl. of GST)
  (incl. of GST)
1. Government subsidy will only apply to the course fee portion and will not cover GST
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Funding Incentives

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*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
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