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Training and Development at Work: An Introduction

Explore different types of workplace training and the methods practitioners use to inform training design and implementation.

2,318 enrolled on this course

Training and Development at Work: An Introduction
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
This course is part of the program Learning, Training and Development, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Business and Organisational Psychology. Find out more.

Understand various aspects of workplace training, from analysis to delivery.

Training and development plays an important role in any workplace. On this course, you will explore the role of training from a number of stakeholder approaches, both on an individual and organisational level.

You will consider the main priorities and uses of training in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the theories, models and tools used to support training and development.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to the many roles of training
  • Examine training from a number of stakeholder approaches including organisation, teams, trainees, trainers
  • Define key terms eg training, learning
  • Provide scope of the study of training, discussing the main theories, models and tools used. For example, the training cycle and different types of training

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore familiarity with the main models and tools used to support training
  • Evaluate the role of training
  • Demonstrate awareness of different approaches to identifying training needs, training methods and approaches, and training outcomes

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone that wants to explore the importance of training in the workplace, and the theories and tools that are used to create training courses.

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?

PhD Business and Economics,
Assistant Professor in Occupational, Business and Organisational Psychology,
Chair of Organisational Psychology for the British Academy of Management

Module Leader: Learning, Training and Development

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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