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Instructional Design Fundamentals

Design and develop effective, learner-centred training courses

One course. Four popular modules from our in-house learning impact and instructional design programme. Two different delivery mediums to choose from.


What You Will Cover

The Instructional Design Fundamentals course covers these four popular modules from our learning impact and instructional design programme:

PA01: Setting the Scene


This module lays some key foundational ideas and principles, by exploring three three key areas:

  • How theories of instructional design exert significant influence over how we think about learning.
  • How to identify and leverage likely levels of motivation amongst your learners.
  • How to establish a framework for evaluating your learning, from the outset.

PA02: Getting Up and Running

This very task-focused module guides you through 2 key elements of your early stage analysis work:
  • gathering a clear picture of your learners, and
  • identifying their needs. 
The module also explores how to align those learner needs with the evaluation framework introduced in module PA01.

PA03: Analysing and Scoping Your Content


This module focuses specifically on the third (and often forgotten) element of the early development cycle: analysing and scoping your content.

The module introduces a simple content taxonomy which enables you to better scope and categorise content based on learner need, rather than subject matter expert preference.

IDF01: Achieving Successful Skills and Knowledge Transfer

This module introduces:
  • the skills and knowledge transfer continuum.
  • the three types of transfer that sit on this continuum.
  • how to identify the kind of transfer type (or types) for the content you are working with, and
  • the implications this has for your learning design – especially in relation to the type of practice you build into your design.

How You Benefit

This course will help you to:

  • Explore key approaches to and aspects of instructional design
  • Integrate newer, alternative approaches with more traditional ones.
  • Analyse your subject matter to better understand its purpose and relevance for your intended learners.
  • Apply different types of transfer effectively in your course design and understand when you should use each type.
  • Select the most effective types of practice for your learners, based on context and delivery medium.

Who Is It For?

This course is ideal for anyone:

  • new to instructional design.
  • with existing, but limited instructional design experience.
  • with lots of experience, but no previous formal training in instructional design.

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Available Delivery Mediums

The Instructional Design Fundamentals course is available in two different delivery mediums:


1. In-Person

  • Practical course details

    Length: 1 day

    Times: 10.30 - 17.15

    Maximum participants: 6

    Frequency: courses run approximately every 12 weeks

    Price per person: £595, plus VAT (Discounts for multiple bookings)

    Location: Central London

    Price includes: all course materials, lunch & refreshments throughout the day

  • Schedules and bookings

    You can see:

    • upcoming course dates, and
    • book course places


    at our separate Performance and Learning Academy website:



2. Live Online

  • Practical course details

    Length: The course consists of 3 live online sessions of 1 hour 40 minutes each.

    Session times:

    • Session 1: 9.30 - 11.10
    • Session 2: 11.30 - 13.10
    • Session 3: 14.30 - 16.10


    Maximum participants: 4

    Frequency: courses run approximately every 8 weeks

    Price per person: £545, plus VAT (Discounts for multiple bookings

    Location: Online

    Price includes: access to all materials both online and in downloadable format.

  • Schedules and bookings

    You can see:

    • upcoming course dates, and
    • book course places


    at our separate Performance and Learning Academy website:



Guaranteed to Run

All publicly scheduled face-to-face and virtual classroom courses are guaranteed to run.

Payment Options

Pay for your course by credit or debit card on our website. Contact us if you need to pay by invoice and bank transfer.

Satisfaction Guarantee

All our public and self-study courses come with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Discounts Available

Book two or more course places on any public courses and discounts apply. Check current offers when booking.

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Brilliant. Well-tailored and specific to needs. Would recommend to others.
Rachel Evans
George Eliot NHS Trust
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Excellent! Matched and exceeded expectations.
Lou Leggan
TSB Bank
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Very good. Definitely a worthwhile investment.
Brian Hume
Martec International

Download A Learning Impact and Instructional Design Brochure...

If you need more information about our public and self-study courses (or our in-house programme) download one of the comprehensive learning impact and instructional design training brochures shown below:


Need Something Else?


Need In-House Training?

If you think an in-house course might be a more suitable option for yourself and colleagues, we have over 20 modules you can choose from (including the modules in the public courses).

To create a course that's perfect for you, take a look at the modules you can choose from.

Or download a brochure directly above or below.

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