Digital Learning Design Programme

CIPD Learning
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5 days
2,195 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

Digital Learning Design Programme

The world of learning is changing, and the way people consume information has evolved. As the leader in workplace learning, the CIPD has developed this highly practical programme in Digital Learning Design.

Developed specifically to improve digital learning design skills, this practical course provides you with a unique, hands-on opportunity to plan and develop learning solutions that can be implemented into your workplace context.

The course is written and delivered by one of the UK's leading experts in digital learning, Barry Sampson, with content support from Clive Shepherd. Your learning will be enhanced through presentation and in-depth discussions, along with demonstrations of the skills and tools used in the session.

Working closely with like-minded professionals from diverse backgrounds you will build the confidence needed to apply your learning beyond the programme. You'll explore your own needs as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your specialist tutor.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Is this course right for me?

This course is designed for learning professionals, existing designers or developers, subject matter experts or teachers or lecturers in higher education.

The programme will improve your skills in the design and development of a variety of digital learning content. You'll explore the key principles of effective learning content design and the processes of design and development so you can better manage these activities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • determine the learning requirements of your project sponsor, including the characteristics of the target population and the logistical constraints
  • determine whether digital learning content will add value, the form(s) that this content should take, and the skills, tools, time and budget required to design and develop the content
  • develop a clear, logical and concise proposal to the project sponsor outlining all of the above
  • establish a design and development process that will deliver the content to the required standard within the budget and timeframe, ensuring adequate provision for inevitable changes in the light of new information, shifting business needs, developing ideas and learner feedback
  • work with specialist tutor(s) to determine the technical content that needs to be covered, but without surrendering the initiative in terms of the design and always with the needs of the learner in mind
  • develop a design for the content, in consultation with other specialists where necessary, that clearly describes the end product and provides other information needed by the project sponsor and other stakeholders to progress with the development of the content
  • write clearly and concisely for the screen and for voiceover
  • create or source suitable imagery (photos, illustrations, diagrams, charts) and perform the simple edits required to suit the intended purpose
  • describe the conditions necessary for high quality audio and video recording and post-production
  • record audio and video and perform simple edits (dependent on constraints of the course environment)
  • combine text, images and other media elements to create slide shows, animations, software demos, web pages and PDFs that conform to established design principles
  • integrate interactivity into multimedia materials in order to design tutorials and scenarios that conform to established design principles and deliver on pre-agreed learning objectives
  • write test items that validly and reliably test the achievement of specific learning objectives.


As part of this course, you will:

  • explore ways to analyse requirements
  • describe the power of pictures
  • write and produce a podcast
  • explore the component parts of producing an animated learning asset
  • explore the success factors of working with a subject matter expert
  • write and produce a live-action video learning asset
  • write and produce an interactive learning asset
  • list the key features of documenting the design process.

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Course fees for member: £2195 + VAT

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