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Training and development plan template

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

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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.

What are the best practice implementation milestones / timescales?

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
Training and development plan template
training and development plan template

What legal and best practice aspects should employers be aware of?

  • 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.

Training and development plan

Trainee name:  
Line manager:  
Job title:  


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


The Training and development plan template is issued by an employer
Issue path
The Training and development plan template is issued to an employee


As and when required, or as part of a post-appraisal process.


Previous step
Performance appraisal form template

A regular performance appraisal or performance development review is important to keep track on the employee in terms of their performance against objectives or other standards, and to maintain their development.

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