How To Write A Training Request Letter (template)

By Ingrid Amitricioaei29 Apr 2020
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Ready to ask your manager to approve your developer training? Copy our sample request letter for training approval and convince your manager today.

So you’ve found the perfect development training opportunity for you, but now you have one final hurdle to overcome: getting a sign off from your boss. In a previous article, we looked at the strategies devs like you could use to ask for tech training approval. Today, we’re taking it one step further and providing a sample letter for training approval you can rework and submit to your manager.

By reviewing existing samples of request letters to attend training, you’ll be in a better position to formulate your own. Take notes from the letter below and our previous blog article to write your own letter and continue on your journey to becoming a React and/or GraphQL master!

Sample Request Letter for Tech Training

Dear Mr Stark,

I hope this letter finds you well. Since joining this company, I’ve sought opportunities to enhance both our team’s abilities and my own professional development. Continuing in that, today I’d like to request additional training to help me further improve my skills and bring greater benefits to the company.

Recently, I’ve noticed that we have a skills shortage in React and I believe that additional training in this area could benefit the company greatly, allowing us to maintain our high standards and deliver quality apps in the future. I’d like to request that the company covers the cost of the following React training so I can develop skills in this area and bring them to the company.

After conducting research online, I’ve found a company that got my attention: it’s React GraphQL Academy and they offer several training sessions that I believe would benefit the company, our department, and my professional development.

In particular, I think the Remote React Part-Time Bundle - Fundamentals + Advanced - would be a good choice for us because it takes place in the evenings or on Fridays and it’s a 100% remote training. This means I could keep working on my projects while attending the course. The training lasts for five weeks and includes an introduction to thinking in React and guides devs through to advanced features like building a UI component library. It costs 1,728€ if we book at least three weeks before the training starts.

An alternative to this learning pace is their Bootcamp: it covers exactly the same curriculum but it’s covered in 6 full-time days.

Although the React Bootcamp would make me unavailable for my day-to-day role, it would only be for a week and I would be in a better position to apply my new skills and knowledge sooner. Alternatively, the Part-time Bundle would allow me to undergo training without impacting on my abilities to deliver work for the company. Once I’ve completed the training I believe the company will see an increase in quality and ROI that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

If you have any other recommendations or ideas for potential training opportunities, I’d be more than happy to discuss them with you. Thanks for considering my request for training, and let me know if you'd like to schedule a follow-up meeting about this for next week. We can review my request and I can answer any questions you have.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Kind regards,

Peter Parker

Questions About Talking to Your Boss?

If you have any questions about how to request training from your manager, we’re here to help. We’ve worked with developers just like you who have been looking to upskill in React and GraphQL for several years now. We know it can be difficult to get training approval from your manager, but we’re here to help.

Get in touch with us today and we can provide additional information and answer any questions you might have about tech training. Armed with this information, you’ll be in a better position to request training.

You can also find out more about our courses in React and GraphQL from our website.

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