What is a training needs analysis?


Anne Bradbury, L&D Consultant Last Modified  11 August 2016

This tool provides an overview of what a training needs analysis is, and why conducting one is crucial before designing or delivering training.
Who is this tool is for?

This tool is for new and inexperienced trainers to explain the importance of undertaking training needs analysis.

Tool aims

This tool will help you to:
  • describe what a training needs analysis is
  • clarify why a training needs analysis is necessary
  • explain the benefits of conducting a training needs analysis
  • recognise the challenges that can arise in analysing training needs
  • identify the suggested steps to conducting a training needs analysis.