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Training Practice

Training Practice

Penelope Hackett


This definitive introduction to training, learning and development will show you how to identify learning needs, assess and evaluate effectively, and design and deliver successful training programmes.

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About the book

Training Practice is the definitive introduction to training, learning and development and an invaluable book for trainers seeking further information on the subject to develop their career, HR professionals, and students studying for certificates in Training Practice. Key areas covered include training in organisations, identifying learning needs and appropriate learning opportunities, designing and delivering training, assessment, review and evaluation, management and administration, and the trainer today and in the future.

Each easy to navigate chapter has a clear overview and concise summary, providing ideal points for revision and reference, as well as 'quick tips', case studies, mini-tasks and questions to aid learning. The book contains detailed sources for further information and regular activities to enable readers to develop their competencies in a practical context. Striking a unique balance between theory and practical application, Training Practice addresses the need for the clear and detailed information that is essential for students and practitioner trainers to develop successful programmes in practice.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Training in Organisations;
    • Chapter - 02: Identifying Learning Needs;
    • Chapter - 03: Choosing Appropriate Learning Opportunities;
    • Chapter - 04: Designing Training;
    • Chapter - 05: Materials and Facilities;
    • Chapter - 06: Delivering Training;
    • Chapter - 07: Assessment;
    • Chapter - 08: Designing Training Programmes;
    • Chapter - 09: Review and Evaluation;
    • Chapter - 10: Management and Administration;
    • Chapter - 11: The Trainer Today and Tomorrow


The book provides good coverage for the CTP course. I approve of the learning objectives at the start of each chapter, and the summary at the end of each chapter is a useful tool. The use of case studies and tasks give students the opportunity to reflect on the issues covered. The book’s strong point is its up-to-date coverage of the elements of the CTP course
Debbie Payne, CIPD Course Tutor for the Certificate in Training Practice, Eastleigh College, UK

There is very limited choice for specific HRD textbooks...Those that exist are very basic and operational in focus. I would be very keen to recommend the text to my students
Jane Eldridge, Lecturer in HRM, Southampton Institute, UK

Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9780852929803
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 19th September 2003
  • Paperback
  • Format: 246x178
  • 168 pages

About the Author

Penny Hackett is Executive Director of the Learning and Skills Council Wiltshire and Swindon, UK. Formerly Chief Executive of a leading College of Further Education, she has many years’ experience as training practitioner and lecturer. She has written a number of books for the CIPD and other publishers.

Penelope Hackett