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Getting the most out of your learning

As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience. Comments FutureLearn is …

Stage 1: identify training needs

A training needs analysis is the first stage in the training cycle, the purpose of which is to define the needs of all stakeholders. For example, this would include consideration …

Pre-training activities

Another issue to consider during the design phase of the training cycle is the use of pre-training activities. Have you attended training where pre-training activities were provided? Did you feel …

Practice makes perfect

We have previously touched upon the issue of practice, a critical issue for making training effective. Why is it important to practise newly-developed skills and what should the practice look …

Stage 3: deliver training

This stage of the cycle pertains to the delivery of the actual training programme, in line with the training design. Watch the above video in which Anna Chapman, an independent …

Training methods

The training models outlined at the start of this week (performance-based instructional design and instructional design system) reveal how training methods are a core part of the design process. The …

Sitting next to ‘Nellie’

Last week in Step 1.8, we asked you to identify any potential flaws with imitation and guidance training methods. Here, we mention some of those problems. It is common practice …

Job rotation

Job rotation involves moving an employee through a series of jobs so they can get a good feel for the tasks that are associated with different jobs. This approach is …

Off-the-job training (formal training)

Off-the-job training courses allow employees to undertake training away from their place of work, through day release, online or distance learning, as well as block release courses. These are often …

Role play and behavioural modelling

These methods are firmly based upon the psychological principles of imitation, guidance, feedback and reinforcement. Moreover, they are engaging, effective ways of providing a safe environment for trainees to see …

Other training methods

We have explored the following training methods so far: Instructional design system and performance-based instructional design In-house training Sitting next to ‘Nellie’ Apprenticeships Job rotation Off-the-job training Role play and …

Training approaches

The CIPD (2015) learning and training survey, completed by learning development professionals representing all the main industries in the UK, provides a different viewpoint of current training practice compared to …

Appetite for training

What does training look like in UK organisations? Is training prioritised by employers, and is it having the desired impact on employee outcomes? We will look at a couple of …