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Planning and Analysis Modules

Build a solid foundation to ensure the design of your learning gets off to a flying start.


About The Planning and Analysis Modules

The modules in this content stream are designed to help you get to grips with:

  • the scope and complexity of the content you will be working with
  • a clear, comprehensive picture of your learners and their needs, and
  • evaluating whether your learning is having the desired impact back in the workplace.

What Are The Available Modules?

These are the three modules you can choose from in the Planning and Analysis content stream:


PA01: Setting The Scene

This module explores three crucial elements to consider before you get started with your instructional design:

  • How changing views on and theories of instructional design exert significant influence over how we all think about learning and learning design.
  • How to identify and leverage likely levels of motivation amongst your learners.
  • How to work with others in your organisation to establish a framework for evaluating your learning, from the outset.

Module length: 1.5 hours

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PA02: Getting Up And Running

This very task-focused module guides you through several key areas of your early stage analysis work:

  • Gathering information to help form a clear picture of your learners
  • Identifying their needs to define relevant performance and learning outcomes

The module also explores how to align those outcomes with the evaluation framework introduced in module PA01.

Module length: 2 hours

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PA03 Analysing and Scoping Your Content

This module shows you how to:

  • use a simple set of pre-defined content categories to unpick and streamline an SME 'brain dump'
  • use those pre-defined categories to plug gaps or remove any inaccuracies in your content, and
  • turn them into a meaningful content outline - the foundation for creating learner-centred courses and modules.


Module length: 1 hour

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Available Delivery Mediums

All of the modules in the Planning and Analysis content stream are available in the following delivery mediums:

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


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Ready to take a look at the modules in other content streams? Use the links below or the main site menu above.


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If you have any questions, or need some help with any aspect of the programme:
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Putting it all together

If you are ready to put your modules together into a customised in-house course, take a look at the How does it all work? page.

This explains how you can put together the modules you want into a customised programme.

  • The minimum length for a programme is half a day face-to-face or 3 hours of virtual classroom time
  • The maximum length is determined by however many modules you want to include

Your step-by-step guide to instructional design success


The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Instructional Design Success is a simple, but easy to follow road map, designed to set you on the right path.

In this highly practical guide, find out how to:

  • avoid developing long, dry presentations, over-stuffed with abstract, confusing content
  • incorporate effective, meaningful practice into your design, and
  • motivate your learners to apply what they've learnt back on the job.


Fill in the form below to be downloading your free copy of the guide, in seconds:

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