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Training and development plan

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Our Training and Development Plan template helps you create effective strategies to enhance employee skills and foster professional growth.

If you need a training plan to track and monitor progress toward a training and development goal, use this model template.

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5 mins
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What is a Training and development plan?

A training and development plan outlines strategies and activities to enhance employee skills, knowledge, and competencies, improving performance and job satisfaction.

It identifies essential skills, assesses employee training needs, selects appropriate methods, sets measurable goals, and allocates resources.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this template be issued?
As and when required, or as part of a post-appraisal process
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this template, and to whom?
The Employer (you) to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this template be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

How can I ensure that this templateis executed effectively?

Step Description Responsibility Timing
1 Identify Organisational Goals HR/Management Team Start of planning process
2 Assess Training Needs HR/Training Department During employee evaluation and performance reviews
3 Develop Training Plan HR/Training Department After assessing needs, within specified timeframe
4 Review and Approve Plan HR/Management Team Prior to implementation
5 Issue Training and Development Plan HR/Management Team After approval, before training commences

What legislation and best practice guidelines have been taken into account in the development of this template?

United Kingdom
  • Equality Act 2010: Ensures equal opportunities for training and development regardless of protected characteristics.

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Requires employers to provide necessary training to ensure employees' health and safety.

  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Establishes the right to request time off for training.

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009: Supports employer investment in employee training through apprenticeship schemes.

  • Education and Skills Act 2008: Promotes the development of skills and lifelong learning opportunities for employees.

Other territories

Consult your jurisdiction's employment legislation or labor laws to ensure compliance with the template. Review the language for local precision.

Training and development plan

Trainee name:  
Line manager:  
Job title:  


Skill Training required Planned completion date Resources required Method Progress Date completed Approved

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