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Designing Effective Training

Evaluate approaches to designing effective training, considering the learners needs, and how to deliver effective training.

Designing Effective Training
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Designing effective training can be expensive so analysing the training requirements is important. Training can then be designed to successfully produce objectives, assess learners and evaluate outcomes. When producing training it is also important to consider learners and design around their needs and experience.

You will learn how to assess needs and apply this to the emergency and disaster management sector. You will critique learning objectives and produce your own examples. You will study preferences and models of learning and see how training methods support individual needs.

What topics will you cover?

  • Training needs analysis

  • Designing learning objectives

  • Learning levels

  • Types of assessment

  • The process of learning

  • Learning models

  • Development of expertise

  • Delivering training

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Produce effective learning objectives and performance criteria.
  • Apply learning preferences and models to training design.
  • Explore learning levels and the development of expertise.
  • Assess approaches to identifying training needs for individuals, teams, organisations and across agencies.

Who is the course for?

This course is for those enrolled on Training and Exercising Design and Delivery, which forms part of the MSc Emergency Management & Resilience online degree at Coventry University.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor in disaster management and emergency planning at Coventry University, The focus of my research is on the risk communication and pedagogy for emergency response exercises.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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