TAP: Learning Design
This course offers a structured yet flexible approach to training design, promoting a consistent way of designing effective learning solutions.
TAP’s best-practice seven-step design process builds upon the analysis undertaken during the Learning Needs Analysis phase and ensures that learning design addresses the real needs of the business and the people working in it.
Learners will be able to:
- Plan the design of their learning solution, following the seven-step TAP Design Process, using the templates to guide them.
During the course, learners will plan the design of a work-based learning solution. Achievement will be assessed by the verification of submitted templates, mapped to the seven-step TAP Design Process.
After the course, learners will provide documented evidence of how they have applied their learning to their work.
This course is designed for anyone who is required to design learning solutions (classroom courses, online workshops etc.) as a part of their role.
Part 1: Getting started (pre-requisites)
Before the workshop, there is an important pre-course preparation document, which will be marked as a milestone within QA’s online platform. To get started on their pre-course work, learners will have to:
- Read the learning log and establish their goals for the course.
- Agree upon a work-based learning project with their line manager to work on and after the course.
- Complete the LNA (Learning Needs Analysis) summary template for the agreed learning project.
Part 2: Three-day workshop
- Introduction to the design process.
- Review existing resources.
- Plan learner support resources.
Evening work – update/create any support resource.
- Designing a learning session/module.
- Write objectives
- Design assessments
- Select effective methods for delivering key points
- Include digital media for efficiency and engagement
- Design practice activities/recaps
Evening work – Add finishing touches to practice activity/assessment/support resource.
- Showcase resources designed as evening work.
- Draft delivery resources.
- Promote the course:
- Draft course outlines
- Draft joining instructions
- Plan promotional activities
- Quality assurance methods
Part 3: Applying the learning at work
- Learners will have up to two months to further develop their skills, knowledge, and behaviours within the areas learnt.
- They will document their actions using a provided template, giving them the opportunity to reflect, plan, and discuss next steps with their manager/organisation.
Obtaining a digital badge
Once the following has been undertaken, a digital badge will be awarded:
- Completion of the learning within the course.
- Application of the learning in the workplace within two months of the course.
- Evidence of reflection and action planning within the learning log.
- Submitted a declaration of implementation of actions signed by the learner and their line manager.
If nine or more days of TAP Training have been completed and digital badges have been awarded, a TAP Excellence badge can also be claimed by writing to email@example.com