Certificate in Training Design


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Identify training needs at both individual and organisational levels. Plan and design training sessions that maximise learning.

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CPD Accredited | Approx. 15-20 hours | Self-study Distance Learning

Create lesson plans, schemes of work and training materials to promote inclusion and maximise learning. This course provides a foundation of knowledge of how people learn, how to consider individual, group or organisational training needs and create effective learning aims and objectives. This course includes practical tools and advice on planning and designing outstanding courses.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Compare popular theories of learning and relate them to your own experience.
  • Identify the training needs of individuals and the broader organisation.
  • Develop SMART learning objectives with suitable assessment methods.
  • Design session plans and a scheme of work to promote inclusive learning.
  • Produce training material that maximises learning.


  • Learning Styles and Learning Models
  • The Teaching / Training Cycle
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Individual and Group Learning Needs (ILN/GLN)
  • Learning Aims and Objectives
  • Maximising Learning
  • Creating Learning Resources
  • Creating Assessments
  • Session Planning


This course contains a multiple-choice quiz, which must be completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%. If you fail, you can re-attempt it, and tutor support can be provided upon request.


Who should do this course?

Ideal for those who plan and/or design training sessions or programmes. The course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge and experienced trainers or training managers looking to fill knowledge gaps.


This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. To access the content, learners must have access to the Internet and an individual email address.


This course includes a PDF certificate that is available for immediate download upon successful completion.