Bolts & Nuts of Training Needs Analysis

Course Objectives

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


Suitable for

Managers, Executives, Support Staff and Corporate Employees


Trainer’s Profile 

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 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


 Mode of Assessment

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


Certificate of Attendance

Funding Incentives

National Sliver Academy Funding

Participants must be Singaporean aged 50 and above in the year of course commencement.
Funding will be reimbursed to eligible participant after course confirmation.

  Singapore Citizens / SPR / Foreigners National Sliver Academy Funding
Participants must be Singaporean aged 50 and above in the year of course commencement.
Full Course Fees $350 $350
Subsidy Amount - $175
GST $24.50 $24.50
Course Fees Payable $374.50 $199.50


SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

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.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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Date of Course:

To be confirmed

Registration Period:

Registration Closed

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up


Duration: 2 Days

Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic


Fees Payable:

$374.50 (Inclusive GST)





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