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Workplace Training: Planning and Designing Training Solutions

ATC Training via FutureLearn


Assess training needs and objectives

To succeed with your training courses, you first need to understand the importance of training.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn how to assess the need for training in your organisation while considering the learning needs of the individual.

Learn how to conduct a Training Needs Analysis

Using a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) gives you an insight into the individual, group, or organisational training needs so you can adapt your sessions accordingly.

You’ll learn how to conduct a TNA that carefully considers training needs in the planning and designing stages of your course development, helping you to deliver more effective sessions.

Find out how to initiate SMART learning objectives

This course will teach you how best to begin your learning programmes so they fit the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) learning objectives. This can include oral presentations, group work, and objective tests.

You’ll learn how to identify different assessment methods to incorporate into your course design, as well as how to create lesson plans and training materials that are inclusive, engaging, and maximise learning.

Learn from CPD specialists at ATC Training

Learning alongside the specialists at ATC training with this CPD accredited course, this course will help you build your skills and confidence in the training industry and gain the practical tools and expert advice you need to plan and design effective training courses.

This course is part of the ExpertTrack ‘Train the Trainer: Certificate in Corporate Training’ where you’ll gain an understanding of the full training cycle to help you design, deliver, and evaluate effective training sessions.

This course is suited for trainers/tutors or those who in the future might be required to plan and design courses, training sessions, or programmes.

This will suit you if you are a beginner with no prior knowledge but will also benefit experienced trainers looking to expand their skills.


  • Identifying Training Needs
    • Welcome to the course
    • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
    • Individual Learning Needs
    • Group Learning Needs
    • Recap and Summary
  • Session and Course Planning
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Learning Aims and Objectives
    • Session Planning Documents
    • Templates and Advice
    • Recap
  • Designing Courses that Maximise Learning
    • Week 3 Introduction
    • Inclusive Learning
    • Embedding Functional Skills
    • Creating Learning Materials
    • Assessment Activity and Course Summary

Taught by

Andrew Cumiskey


4.5 rating at FutureLearn based on 8 ratings

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