Training Needs Analysis

Training needs analysis (TNA) is a structured approach to determine the most suitable solutions to knowledge or skills gaps brought about by changes in: equipment, personnel, legislation or policy, working practices or organisational culture. By applying a Systems Approach to Training (SAT) Methodology, we ensure a comprehensive training development audit trail is created as we produce high quality training interventions.


Explosive Learning Solutions offers a range of specialist TNA services. Our experts have over 40 years combined experience in the conduct of TNA in the public, private and voluntary sectors. This experience is underpinned by strong academic backgrounds to Masters-level in training, education and occupational psychology disciplines. We employ TNA techniques to develop solutions for hard and soft skills where training did not exist or where existing training was sub-optimal. We have extensive experience in the application of the UK MOD Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) prescribed in JSP 822 and we can provide everything from initial scoping exercises to full TNA reports.


We can conduct TNA as a standalone training project or as part of a capability integration project. We have conducted TNA for:


• Defence Human Capability Science Technology Centre.
• Social & Welfare.
• Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
• Generic counter-IED training.


Our tailored TNA approach integrates with your organisation to develop training methods and media that suit your organisational requirements. From the outset we work in partnership with your people to enable the change that is required with the introduction of new equipment, policies or personnel.