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I have a colleague who has been working with me for some time in our training department. She has been involved in the delivery of internal training programmes and has a qualification to support this. Now though she is about to take on a more strategic role, identifying training needs, developing training plans and evaluating their success or otherwise, etc. I would like to encourage her to work towards a formal qualification in this area and wondered if anybody could recommend a specific course? As we are overseas it would be beneficial if this was either available internationally or through distance/e-learning. The other consideration is that English is her second language.
robin windley

5 Responses

  1. CIPD
    You could try the CIPD – they do some excellent courses in all aspects of training, though I know this does not meet your needs of a distance learning/non-English course. However, worth contacting them to see if they can make any suggestions.

    Another option is to try a company who provides the CIPD course via distance learning – perhaps your colleague could do just the training part of the qualification.

    Or the final option I can think of is to go for a NVQ in training – the TDLB standards do various levels. They can also be done by distance learning.


  2. training development query
    The CIPD run short 2-3 day courses specifically in this area.

    However, you might wish to read a relevant publication in the area first. Enter key words on a search engine and go from there.

    egIn today’s tough business climate, you need strategic approach to training to achieve the level of cost effectiveness and delivery necessary for success.
    Practical Training Strategies for the Future offers advice, guidance and practical tips to help you accomplish this. It provides a step by step approach to developing a training strategy. Developed with the busy manager or training professional in mind, it has an easy to use format featuring diagrams, summaries and checklists.
    Contents include:
    Introducing a strategic approach to training
    Training links to HR strategy
    Tailoring training to the needs of the business
    Promoting individual learning & development
    Working with technology
    Skills for the strategic training function

  3. distance learning
    Hi, The Univeristy of Leicester offer a certificate in training, and other courses including training and human resource management, the only reason I suggest it, is that there are distant learning options for quite a few of the courses.

  4. T & D qualification
    The Advanced Diploma in Training and Development provides partly distance learning for a training specialist. It incorporates parts of the CIPD qualification and one of the providers is Malpas.

    Hope this helps.

    Janis Cording

  5. Leicester Uni
    I second the Leicester comment. I did my qualification through them, and it was the only one I could find that was 100% distance learning. You also get allocated an e-tutor to bounce ideas off / address questions to. It’s convened by their Centre for Labour Market Studies. Their intake is October or April, tho there may be some flexibility with this. It covers every aspect of the Training Co-ordinator’s role, from TNA through to evaluation. Email [email protected] who is the course administrator.


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