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TAP Certificate in Design

This course offers a structured yet flexible approach to training design which encourages a consistent approach to designing effective learning solutions.

TAP’s best-practice 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.

What's included in the course?

  • Pre-course work
  • Evening work
  • Assessment

Who is it for?

Suitable for Designers who are required to design learning solutions

What the delegates will learn

  • Understanding the design process
  • Reviewing resources and adult learning theories
  • Planning resources to support learners
  • Designing a learning session/module
  • Developing objectives and assessments
  • Selecting methods and media
  • Developing resources to support training delivery
  • Developing resources to promote design
  • Understanding the importance of quality assurance

Next steps

  • Blended Learning
  • Designing Performance Support Resources
  • Creating Visual Impact

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There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Content

Session 1. Review resources
In this session, we consider:

  • Reviewing existing resources
  • Research considerations
  • Learning theories and considerations for design

Session 2. Plan resources to support learnings
In this session, we consider:

  • The importance of support resource
  • Types of support resources
  • Distribution methods and their benefits
  • Hints and tips for look, language and layout

Session 3. Learning objectives and assessments
In this session, we consider:

  • The importance of learning objectives
  • Essential elements of objectives
  • Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Assessing learning
  • Types of assessments

Session 4. Methods and media
In this session, we consider:

  • Learning methods
  • Digital media
  • Practice and recap activities
  • Requirements for developing activities

Session 5. Delivery resources
In this session, we consider:

  • Types of delivery resources
  • TAP® session structure
  • Training plans / guidance notes and their formats

Session 6. Promotional resources
In this session, we consider:

  • Promotional materials
  • Promotional activities

Session 7. Quality assurance
In this session, we consider:

  • Style guides, templates and branding
  • Pilot events, reviewing feedback and modifications
  • How to train the trainers
  • Assessing trainer delivery
  • Quality audit materials

Exams & Certification

Delegates plan the design of a learning solution to meet the criteria of the Design Profile, using the templates provided.

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