How TNAS Works
Alpha Training Needs Assessment System (TNAS) is based on the following four dimensions of training needs assessment :
- Type of competencies
- b.Proficiency level
- c.Importance Level
- Performance level
Types of Competencies
There are at least three types of competencies: Core, Profession, and Position (Technical) competencies.
- Core competency â€“ Required by all positions in an organization in order to be able to successfully perform duties required to meet the organizationâ€™s strategic plan.
- Profession competency â€“ Required by a specific organisational unit, department or type in addition to core competencies in order to successfully perform the duties required.
- Position competency â€“ A competency specific to a particular position. Position competencies may also include technical competencies, which refer to specific occupational skills gained from education or training or which are based on a particular area of expertise.
The type of competencies (or skills) has to be determined by top management and / or supervisor or manager before the assessment.
Proficiency levels indicate the spectrum of complexity with which the TNAS is to be applied. Proficiency levels describe what expected of both the job and the incumbent. TNAS classification Proficiency levels:
The proficiency level has to be determined by the supervisor or manager before the assessment
The Three ways of differentiating importance that TNAS uses are:
- Very Important (absolutely necessary)
- Some Importance (Performance Differentiating - if present, contributes to the overall performance of the incumbent in the position.
- Not Important
The performance levels relate to how well the competency is being performed by the incumbent at any proficiency level.
In TNAS system, there are five performance levels:
- Outstanding â€“ employee consistently completes task or performs function at a very high level with little or no assistance
- Very Good â€“ employee consistently complete task or perform functions in an above average manner with little or no assistance
- Satisfactory â€“ employee can complete task or perform function in a satisfactory manner with little or no assistance
- Needs Improvement â€“ employee can complete task or perform function with considerable assistance
- Needs Significant Improvement â€“ employee is unable to complete task or perform function in a satisfactory manner even with assistance