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Designing and Authoring Training Courses

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the creation of training courses, generally leading to running formal classroom based instructor led sessions.

Typical job roles will include those involved in training and education, such as trainers, teachers, lecturers and coaches.

This course is also appropriate to people involved in courseware authoring, who may not be delivering the courses, for example: subject matter experts (SMEs), IT support staff, programmers and developers or HR staff involved in inducting new staff.

This course is not Office version specific and is designed to cater for a mix of Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 users.

Please note: for Attend from Anywhere customers an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.


Learning Objectives

  • In Module 1 Delegates will explore the different stages of the Training Cycle and begin building the framework for a new course.
  • In Module 2 Delegates will explore a basic course structure, the individual elements or building blocks that make up a course with consideration of the timings.
  • In Module 3 Delegates will explore the core documentation that a Course Designer can develop for a course.
  • In Module 4 Delegates will explore what authoring tools exist in Word and PowerPoint and will then go on to complete the course objective.

By the end of the course, Delegates will demonstrate their understanding of the concepts covered and the skills learnt, by designing and developing training and support documentation for an Authoring Long Documents course.


Delegates should already be fully experienced in creating professional looking documentation in Word and professional presentations in PowerPoint.

Course Content

Day 1 Day 1 is discussion and theory based, looking at the methodology and processes to design and develop a training course.

Module 1 - The Training Cycle

  •   Topic A - Training Needs Analysis
  •   Topic B - Set SMART Objectives
  •   Topic C - Choose Method and Media
  •   Topic D - Implement Training
  •   Topic E - Evaluation

Module 2 - Course Design

  •   Topic A - MoSCoW
  •   Topic B - Course Structure
  •   Topic C - INTROP - Course Introduction
  •   Topic D - TAPR - Learning Styles
  •   Topic E - CORBNSEC - Course Closure
  •   Topic F - Teaching vs Testing Questions
  •   Topic G - Timings

Day 2 Day 2 is hands-on and activity based, with an introduction to the authoring tools within Microsoft Office to create training materials.

Module 3 - Developing Training Materials

  •   Topic A - Course Build Checklist
  •   Topic B - Setup/Clear Down Guide
  •   Topic C - The Training Manual
  •   Topic D - A Lesson Plan
  •   Topic E - The Course Presentation

Module 4 - Authoring Tools

  •   Topic A - Authoring Tools in Word
  •   Topic B - Authoring Tools in PowerPoint

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