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1.2 Sketching out the training programme

Once you have collected your data on current versus desired capabilities, you can begin to sketch out an overall design for the training programme. This will typically include:

  • expected learning outcomes
  • assumptions about prior learning and current skill base
  • key success factors and analysis of risks
  • suggestions for delivery method
  • ideas for training evaluation
  • indicative timescales
  • indicative costs
  • stakeholder engagement strategy.

At this stage, the programme design is provisional – a ‘sketch’. It reflects your first ideas and working assumptions about the training provision you think is required. At the TNA stage, you need to document these elements so that you can get feedback and endorsement for your approach from key organisational stakeholders. As you move into the subsequent training design, development and delivery phases, you may well need to revisit some of these ideas and assumptions.

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