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Evaluation: Embedding Quality and Learning

Explore the role, scope and methods of evaluation in training and exercising.

Evaluation: Embedding Quality and Learning
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Evaluation of the effectiveness and quality of training and exercising is key if we are to maximise benefits and cost effectiveness. We will analyse a holistic approach to evaluation and how it benefits learners, training and exercise development teams, organisations and the sector. We will explore good practice methods in quality assurance, challenges for measuring costs and returns and effective ways to make a business case for training and exercising programmes.

What topics will you cover?

  • Defining quality and accountability

  • Quality systems and evaluation

  • Quality assurance in training

  • Evaluation for effective training and exercising

  • Common failures when ‘improving’ training and exercising

  • Strategic aims of training and exercising

  • Was it worth it?

  • Assessing the benefits of training and exercising

  • Making the business case for your training programme

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...

  • Evaluate an effective approach to quality assurance.
  • Assess the need for and approaches to holistic evaluation.
  • Assess approaches to defining the benefit and value of training and exercising.
  • Making a business case for a training programme.

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 and 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.

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

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.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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