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This course offers a structured approach to identifying learning needs to ensure the most appropriate intervention is designed. Accurately discerning learning and the business needs enables solutions to address performance gaps between what a target group currently knows or does and what the organisation requires it to know or do.

What’s included in the course?
  • Pre-course work
  • Evening work
  • Assessment
Assessment information
Participants plan the analysis of their own learning event to meet the criteria of the Analysis Profile, using the templates provided.


This course is suitable for L&D professionals who are required to analyse the learning needs of the target group.


The learning outcomes for this course include:
  • Understanding the learning needs analysis process
  • Clarifying a sponsor’s request
  • Forecast business benefits
  • Gathering information about the performance gap
  • Determining the content
  • Selecting delivery options and analysing resources
  • Costing learning and making recommendations


Session 1: Introduction to the analysis process
In this session, we cover:
  • What learning needs analysis is
  • The analysis process
Session 2: Scoping your project
In this session, we cover:
  • Scoping your project
  • The benefits of scoping
  • Scoping questions
Session 3: Planning for evaluation and writing aims
In this session, we cover:
  • Planning for evaluation
  • The Kirkpatrick model
  • Four stages of defining business benefits
  • Planning measurable business benefits
  • Writing project aims
Session 4: Gathering information
In this session, we cover:
  • Information gathering techniques
  • Analysis tools
Session 5: Analysing the content
In this session, we cover:
  • Analysing the content
  • The content analysis process
  • Task matrix to define learners’ competencies
Session 6: Developing outcomes
In this session, we cover:
  • Introduction to outcomes
  • Examples of outcomes
Session 7: Selecting delivery options and analysing environments
In this session, we cover:
  • Types of delivery options and their benefits
  • Estimating delivery times
  • Types of environments
  • Analysing the environments
Session 8: Estimating time and costs and making recommendations
In this session, we cover:
  • Estimating design time
  • Estimating project costs
  • Requirements for estimating costs
  • Winning support for recommendations
  • Learning needs analysis report formats

Special Notices

This course is also available as an online digital course covering the same learning outcomes as the classroom event. Please contact us for more details.

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