How to write a Training Plan
We are sometimes asked to produce a training plan for our department or team.. where do we start?
Having completed a Training Needs Analysis (TNA), the resulting information can be formulated into a document as outlined below:
REPORT/ PLAN TITLE __________________
Intro, purpose, overview, scope
2. Skills Needed
ABC personnel require the following skills:
- Familiarity with….
- Understanding of …..
- Ability to …
3. Training Requirements
ABC personnel are required to complete the following training courses:
- Level 1 staff…..
- Level 2 staff….
- Level 3 staff ….
- Specific skill requirements by person are shown in the training needs analysis table
4. Training Records
Training records and dates completed for current employees will be maintained in three places:
Level 1 staff ….
Level 2 staff….
Level 3 staff ….
The Training Plan Matrix shows an example format for maintaining near-term Training requirements, training records, and. training schedules.
Example Individual Training Needs Analysis Table
|Name||Job Title||Training Needed||When Needed|
Example Training Plan Matrix
|Leadership||First Line Manager||Sales Skills||Train the Trainer||Appraisals||Presentation Skills||Time|
|Manual Handling||Finance for|
|Trainer/ facilitator (Initials):||AG||MDM||GG||MDM/ JA||CH||MDM/ AH||AH||MDM||MDM||AH|
|Front Line Staff||X|
Legend for Course/ Programme/ Category Titles:
X = Required training/ learning/ course
O = Optional, depending on job assignment and project phase
Legend for Individuals:
<date> or <tick> = Training completed
A = Action based project training needed this year/ period
B = Bite sized solutions training needed this year/ period
J = On-the-job training needed this year/ period
M = Mentor training needed this year
P = Project training needed this year
Note – this is a sample template, part of a series we are publishing on this site – please adapt to your situation and needs.