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TAP Certificate in Design - online self-study


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.

Who is it for?

  • Suitable for designers who are required to design learning solutions

What's Included

What's included in the course

  • Four online self-study modules
  • Self-paced activities: Reading, podcast videos, e-information modules, practice activities, self-check quiz and project work
  • Delegates need to allow 3-4 hours of study per module and to complete all modules

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 the design
  • Understanding the importance of quality assurance

Next steps

  • Blended Learning
  • Designing Workplace Learning
  • Creating Visual Impact

More Information

Module 1: Review existing resources and planning resources to support learners

In this session, we consider:

  • Reviewing existing resources
  • Research considerations
  • Learning theories and considerations for design
  • The importance of support resource
  • Types of support resources
  • Distribution methods and their benefits
  • Hints and tips for look, language and layout

Module 2: Learning objectives and assessments, methods and media

In this session, we consider:

  • The importance of learning objectives
  • Essential elements of objectives
  • Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Assessing learning
  • Types of assessments
  • Learning methods
  • Digital media
  • Practice and recap activities
  • Requirements for developing activities

Module 3: Delivery resources

In this session, we consider:

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

Module 4: Promoting the event and quality assurance

In this session, we consider:

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

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