Designing learning solutions

Create world-class interventions that make a real impact on performance

What have we got here?

Designing learning solutions is a self-paced, online course that you can start, finish or just dip into at any time. It's one of a growing catalogue of Skills Journey courses for learning professionals. You can buy this course on its own or subscribe to the whole catalogue.

Is this course right for me?

The course is aimed at learning professionals who have a responsibility for designing learning solutions to meet the needs of their clients, whether you operate internally as a manager, learning specialist or business partner, or externally as a consultant or designer of learning experiences and resources.

What will I learn?

This course will enable you to:

  • interpret the information gathered during the analysis phase in terms of its implications for the solution;
  • structure a solution in order to ensure effective transfer of learning;
  • select appropriate strategies for teaching and learning at each phase in your solution;
  • make appropriate design decisions in terms of who the learner needs to work with and when;
  • decide when it is necessary to introduce face-to-face elements and when working online would be more appropriate;
  • achieve the right balance between live and self-paced elements in your design;
  • apply what you have learned to any real-world problem, large or small.

When should I take this course?

Although this course will stand alone, it is designed to ideally follow on from Analysing Performance and Learning Needs.

How long will it take?

Well, it all depends.

  • If you’re curious about something or you need to know urgently how to carry out a task, you could get in, get what you want and get out again in less than 10 minutes.
  • If what you need is a quick appreciation of the subject matter covered by the course, you could watch all the lesson videos in an hour, give or take. You’d be better off spreading this over a few days, but if an hour is all you’ve got, then go ahead and binge.
  • Our courses are roughly equivalent in scope to a one or two day classroom event. If you were to spend a whole day on one of our courses, perhaps spread over a week or two, you’d be able to complete all the activities and begin applying your new skills to your work.

How does it all work?

The course is composed of seven lessons, each of which includes a short video and an activity to complete. The activities are optional but will help you to build your skills and confidence. We'll also provide you with a wide range of other resources that you can use for further exploration and to support you in applying your new skills, including five case study videos, handouts, worked examples of blended solutions, Q&A videos, infographics and animated explainer videos.

Download the course info sheet.

The Team

Skills Journey
Skills Journey

This resource has been designed, developed and presented by the Skills Journey team, drawing upon decades of experience working with learning and development professionals across the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
As the course is self-paced, you decide when you start and when you finish, if indeed you finish at all.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you maintain your subscription - across any and all devices you own.
Why should I trust the content of this course?
The Skills Journey curriculum has been designed with the help of some of the world’s most respected thought leaders and most experienced practitioners. Our authors have helped thousands of learning professionals to transform their skills and improve their confidence. We base our content on the latest, evidence-based principles of teaching and learning and on practice that has been proven to work in the real world.
How do I enrol on this course?
This course is available as part of our all courses subscription for just £99 per year. That works out at under 30p a day. You can dip in and out of the catalogue to your heart’s content to follow up on your interests or get support to help you with a current work challenge. Find out more.