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Table 1 Cost analysis of a computer-based training to an intensive training

From: Cost-effectiveness analyses of training: a manager’s guide

  Computer-based training and three-day workshop Intensive two-week workshop and two on-site trainings
  Cost per unit Units Cost* Units Cost*
Training program budget      
Curriculum designer $2,500/month 2 $5,000 2 $5,000
Subject matter experts $200/hour 9 $1,800 5 $1,000
Trainer $100/day 3 $300 10 $1,000
Materials: participant manuals $10/person 25 $250 25 $250
On-site training $1,000/site 0   5 $5,000
Subtotal training program    $7,350   $12,250
Training venue contract      
Rental $100/day 3 $300 10 $1,000
Meals and tea break $5/day 75 $375 250 $1,250
Subtotal training venue    $675   $2,250
Ministry of health contribution      
Trainees’ time computer-based course $20/day 125 $2,500   
Trainees’ time workshop $20/day 75 $1,500 250 $5,000
Trainees’ time on-site training $20/day   0 25 $500
Subtotal ministry of health    $4,000   $5,500
Total societal cost    $12,025   $20,000
Cost analysis      
Number of trainees    25   25
Cost per trainee    12025/25= $481   20,000/25= $800
  1. *To calculate each cost, multiply the cost per unit by the number of units. The subtotal is the sum of all the costs in the category.