Training & Development Manager
The Training and Development Manager manages the learning of an organisation's workforce.
The training element of the work gives staff the skills, knowledge, understanding, practical skills and motivation to carry out particular work-related tasks. The Training and Development Manager will manage the development, delivery and quality assurance of all learning and development in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
The development work relates more to the ongoing, long-term continuous professional development and improvement of employees so that they can fulfil their potential within that organisation.
The Training and Development Manager is responsible for managing and measuring comprehensive training packages that encompasses both of these elements in order to maintain a motivated and skilled workforce.
The exact nature of the work will depend on the size of the employing organisation.
However, it will almost certainly involve:
- industry-specific, with the level of responsibility and variety of the role dependent on the type and size of organisation
- identifying learning and development needs within an organisation through job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with business managers
- designing and developing learning and development programmes based on the organisation's, and on individual, needs
- considering the costs of planned programmes and keeping within budgets - assessing the return on investment of any learning and development programmes
- working in a team to produce programmes that are satisfactory to all relevant parties in an organisation, including line managers and senior managers, managing and conducting appraisals
- devising individual learning plans
- producing training materials for in-house courses
- managing the delivery of learning and development programmes
- monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees by using questionnaires and through discussions with managers
- ensuring that statutory training requirements are met
- evaluating learning and development programmes
- supervising the work of trainers
- using IT to produce training materials and manuals
Relevant HND or Degree
Commercial/industry-related work experience
Training and Development Managers can earn between 25,000GBP and 50,000GBP a year.
Training directors or senior training managers working for a large organisation could earn in excess of 50,000GBP or more.
Working hours are usually 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. More flexible hours may sometimes be required, perhaps to cover residential courses or workshops, or if a shift system is in operation.
Training and Development Managers are office-based, but may be expected to travel between company sites or to training venues, such as hotels or conference centres.
L4 NVQ Management
IOSH Managing Safety
L4/5 Training and Development Qualification
Assessor and Verifier Units
- interpersonal skills
- written and spoken communication skills
- problem-solving skills
- initiative and the ability to offer new ideas
- organisational and planning skills
- facilitation and presentation skills
- personal commitment to improving one's own knowledge and skills
- generic learning and development systems and processes
- company systems, policies and procedures
- legislative requirements
- site awareness