*self funders only
Purpose and aim of unit
For individuals and their organisations to respond to changing environments and exploit emerging opportunities they need to ensure the quality and currency of their skills, knowledge and capabilities. Taking a pro-active approach to identifying learning needs is a key part of this, and often the responsibility of the L&D practitioner. This unit supports the development of the skills required to undertake an effective identification of others’ learning needs. It begins with a consideration of why individual and group learning needs arise and why it is important for both organisations and individuals to be aware of them. The unit goes on to explore the types of information required for identifying L&D needs and different methods for collecting and analysing this information. Learners are required to apply their knowledge to the practical identification and prioritisation of individual or group needs, and to specify their findings in an appropriate format, along with any other identified factors which might impact on the learning solution.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in L&D
- are already working in the field of L&D and aim to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to identifying L&D needs.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand how learning and development needs arise and why it is important to be aware of them.
- Be able to identify, prioritise and specify learning and development needs.
To achieve this unit, the evidence the learner presents for assessment must demonstrate that they have met all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1. Understand how learning and development needs arise and why it is important to be aware of them.
|1.1 Explain key reasons why learning needs may arise for individuals and groups.
1.2 Explain the benefits to individuals and their organisations of identifying individual and group learning needs.
|2. Be able to identify, prioritise and specify learning and development needs.||2.1 Explain the information which should be collected for an individual or group learning needs analysis.
2.2 Use a range of methods for collecting information relating to individual or group learning needs.
2.3 Identify and prioritise learning needs from gathered information.
2.4 Specify learning need and other factors which might affect the choice of learning solutions.