Training needs analysis

At CRID we see training as skill acquisition concepts or attitudes that must result in improved performance within the job environment. As such we take training needs analysis very seriously, which looks at each aspect of an operational domain so that the initial skills, concepts and attitudes of the human elements of a system can be effectively identified and appropriate training can be specified.

Our training needs analysis process covers:

  • Review of current training
  • Task analysis (of new or modified system)
  • Identification of training gap
  • Statement of training requirement
  • Assessment of training options
  • Cost benefit analysis of training options

The role of training needs analysis is to build a formal bridge between the available design data / training media and training objectives, in order to facilitate the transfer of training elements into the operational environment. This helps us to ensure that we do not just provide training programmes / schedules to our deserving clients, but identify the initial need for training.

Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is defined as the “Identification of training requirements and the most cost effective means of meeting those requirements”. A TNA should always be performed where a major new development in policy, equipment acquisition or procedures is deemed to have potential impact upon the current training regime.

CRID has considerable experience of successfully employing the accepted techniques applied to the development of training systems, including the Systems Approach to Training (SAT) in both the public and private sectors using customer specific standards such as JSP 822 where required. Carrying out all TNA activities in accordance with SAT principles ensures rigorous visibility in each design stage with clear audit trails from the initial Scoping Study through to the recommended solution.

Most importantly, properly executed TNA prevents the waste of scarce economic resources; such corporate time, finances and human resource, as our final training component becomes need oriented.