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Training Plans

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Having worked for HM Forces for 15 years I am now looking for a career change. Whilst I am fully confident of my ability to perform the job I have applied for, certain terminologies have appeared that the Forces do not use. It is here that I would like some help. If you, as a manager in a civilian firm asked me for a 'detailed training plan'. What would you expect to recieve?
Alec Bates

4 Responses

  1. MOD v’s Civvy
    I serve in the Territorial Army and the MOD is quite antiquated in it’s training delivery. When delivering a lesson to soldiers, it’s difficult for me to put my ‘Army Training Head’ on and forget all the good stuff I use in civvy life. Anyway, if I were asked for a detailed training plan, firstly I would want to know my audience, I would do a TNA (training needs analysis) to identify what training/development is required. You can do this through monitoring, questionnaires, feedback etc. Then propose the training that you will deliver – CBT, programmes, books etc, come up with a rough guide of what the training will include. Once you have the go ahead, design your said training and away you go.

  2. The ” Mission”
    Alec,
    Some 3 years ago I was in a similar position ex forces ect ect,the best way to explain this is the ” mission” and how you are going to achieve it. You do need to identify training needs, of all staff and managers
    what type of training is required ??
    Induction !
    Refresher !
    special subjects !

    who will do the training ?
    where will it be done ?
    Staff training records should be checked ( if any) to find out previous courses, knowledge ect.
    ask staff and managers for feedback!

    lots of info to gather first.
    work out your/company priority
    and if required what COST !! what is your budget
    What I would expect;!!
    what you have identified,
    what training is required,
    who requires training,when is it to be started and finished,
    where and who will teach.
    cost = facilities/food/accommodation
    draw up a draft plan, and ensure you can achieve your aim.
    I do have some previous plans, that I could send if required.

    steve,[email protected]

  3. Training Plan
    I am a strong believer in training plans, simply as it helps focus the mind of the ‘customer’ on what they want… whether this is a manager of a section, or a client its well worth doing.

    I suggest you do them in a table format, starting with (from left to right) The subject, target audience, content or detail, progress (useful for review meetings)… particularly useful when completed! and finally budget (a running total of what has been spent or numbers of staff attending)

    The planning process will help focus the minds of who ever holds the training budget and can help managers to understand the need to be strategic and not send a street sweeper on a basket weaving for beginners course, just because its only £30!

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