Evaluating Learning and Impact Essential Insights
Evaluate your learning and add credibility to your organisation’s learning provision.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
Being able to determine the impact of your organisation’s learning will increase the credibility of your organisation’s learning provision.
This course looks at why evaluation is important and its role in any learning intervention or course. It will explore different learning evaluation models and provide practical examples of how to use the models in different contexts.
It will also aid the thought process for anyone involved in undertaking a learning needs analysis or investigating a need for a training event. As well as the process of learning design itself. This course includes insights on how to ensure impact, engagement and learning transfer can be measured.
The programme has been designed by credible and well-respected L&D professional, Fiona McBride, and features contributions from a number of sources across the L&D profession.
All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.
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Members, this course is included as part of your membership. Please access your free learning here.
In this course, you will:
- explain why we evaluate learning and development activities
- describe key models and methods of evaluation
- describe how methods of evaluation might be applied in their specific organisational context
- have relevant conversations in their organisation around how well they are evaluating learning activities.
Is this course right for me?
This course is perfect for anyone whose role includes the need to evaluate learning, development, and training programmes. Regularly highlighted as a skills gap for trainers, L&D practitioners, and teams, learning evaluation is a key skill required by anyone with responsibility for learning or training.
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|15% discount on all courses|
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I want to put my team on this course
Equip your team with the knowledge they need to evaluate learning and development activities to increase the credibility of your organisation’s learning provision. They’ll develop awareness of the different models and processes they can apply to your own organisational context as well as be able to hold conversations about how well learning is evaluated.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- articulate the different definitions of evaluation
- apply approaches to determine the impact, engagement, and subsequent transfer of any learning provision
- use traditional and more recent models of evaluation
- utilise practical insights and case studies so you can apply your learning in your context.
This short 60–90-minute course, consists of a mix of written, video, and interactive content.
The programme covers the following:
- Measuring value not volume – what the evidence says
- The Kirkpatrick/Katzel model
- The Thalheimer LTEM model
- The Brinkerhoff Success Case Study method
- How do I start evaluating impact?
- Knowledge check
This self-serve, online course has been designed so you can learn at your own pace.
There is a short knowledge check at the end of the course to test yourself against the key topics. This is not a formal assessment but an opportunity to self-test and can be done multiple times.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months.