Establishing a learning architecture

Develop the skills and the confidence you need to help your clients define their overall learning strategy

What have we got here?

Establishing a learning architecture 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 providing strategic consulting services for their clients, whether you operate internally as a manager, learning specialist or business partner, or externally as a consultant. Specifically, you'll be interested in the broader context in which a population of employees learns and develops over time and not just at how to make a formal response to a particular problem.

What will I learn?

This course will enable you to:

  • identify the characteristics of the true learning professional;
  • distinguish between the various contexts in which learning occurs in the workplace;
  • recognise, for a given population, the available opportunities for enhancing workplace learning in all its contexts;
  • recommend, for a given population, an appropriate balance between formal, non-formal, on-demand and experiential learning;
  • describe the conditions under which bottom-up learning can successfully flourish; recommend, for a given population, an appropriate balance between top-down and bottom learning.

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 optional activity to complete. We'll also provide you with a number of e-books that you can use for on-going reference as well as an infographic.

If you want, you can complete an optional assignment to help you put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your skills to others.

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.