Training Development Unit
The Garda College Training Development Unit was established in August 2001 following the recommendations of the Garda / Senior Management Initiatives review of In-Service (Continuous Professional Development) and Management Development Training. It is headed up by a civilian head and Garda support staff.
The Vision of the Training Development Unit is ‘To provide Quality Assured Collaborative Learning Solutions across all faculties of the Garda Organisation’. This is achieved by working in collaboration with key stakeholders to research, develop, design and implement training development programmes, which are quality assured, for the Garda Síochána Organisation. The Unit’s key responsibilities includes: policy advice, Training Needs Analysis, programme and materials design, training evaluation, distance learning support and management information provision. The Training Development Unit also provides technical advice and support to the Director of Training and Development across a range of training and development areas.
It has developed the following programmes:
# Published Learning & Development Strategy.
# Published Quality Assurance Handbook.
# Crime Scene Investigators Accreditation Report.
# Final Report of Joint Policing Committees (JPC’s) Pilot.
# Specialist Interviewing of Children Under 14 and Persons with Intellectual Disability.
# Senior Investigating Officers Course.
# Incident Room Coordinators (IRC’s).
# Detective Garda Training Programme.
# Detective Sergeants Training Programme.
# Sergeants development Programme.
# Inspectors Development Programme.
# Superintendents Development Programme.
# Chief-Superintendents Development Programme.
# Civilian Induction Training Programme.
# Phased implementation of Garda Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Key projects for 2009 include:
* Development and Delivery of Investigative Interviewing of Witnesses and Suspects (Level 1 and level 2) Programme
* Accomplishment Growth Model Training
* Discovery and Disclosure Officers Course
* House to House Coordinators Course
* Further development and enhancement of the VLE
* Development of the National Model of Community Policing Training
* Quality Assurance of Accredited and Non-Accredited Programmes.
The Unit reports directly to the Director of Training and Development -
Head of Training Development Unit
Garda Síochána College
Tel: +353 504 35545
Fax:+353 504 35508