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Instructional Design Courses

Our Instructional Design Courses cater to individuals aspiring to join the field or enhance their existing skills.

Learners gain exclusive access to our ADDIE Toolkit (details below), an extensive resource kit comprising of materials, templates, and guides essential for excelling as an instructional designer. These resources are designed to be self-paced during the development of a personalised learning program project. Upon successful completion, participants receive an IDA Instructional Design Certificate, recognising their achievement.

ADDIE Toolkit

Our instructional design ADDIE Toolkit includes a comprehensive set of templates and guides to support your entire instructional design project, covering everything from a learning needs analysis to program evaluation templates.

Following the well-recognised ADDIE model, each section provides you with practical tools to create effective learning programs.

These templates also feature user-friendly instructions for each template and a helpful checklist to keep you on track and monitor your project’s progress as you work through it.

(The ADDIE Toolkit is licenced.)

Select the accordion items below to find our what’s in the ADDIE Toolkit.

ADDIE overview and checklist: A guide outlining the ADDIE model, guides, and templates provided in the ADDIE toolkit and their purpose. Includes a checklist for instructional designers to use through the ADDIE phases.

  • Learning needs analysis (LNA) discovery session in Miro: Before writing your learning needs analysis, you need to run a process of discovery to inform this document. We have created a Miro Board with interactive activities you can use to collaborate with your stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand needs and gather data.
  • Learning needs analysis (LNA) template (abridged): Template to conduct a learning needs analysis directly, aligned with the methodology introduced in the LNA guide (abridged). There are two versions – an abridged version for smaller projects and an extended version for large-scale projects and complex learning needs.
  • Learning needs analysis (LNA) guide (abridged): ‘How to’ guide for conducting a learning needs analysis, using LNA template (abridged).
  • Learning needs analysis (LNA) template (extended): Template to conduct a learning needs analysis, directly aligned with the methodology introduced in the 1.4_LNA guide.
  • Learning needs analysis (LNA) guide (abridged): ‘How to’ guide for conducting a learning needs analysis, using 1.3_LNA template (extended).
  • Learning needs analysis (LNA) validation tool: A guide to support instructional designers in validating identified needs.

  • Learning architecture template: Template to summarise the findings from the learning needs analysis (LNA), illustrate the recommended solution and outline the next steps.
  • High level design (HLD) template: Template to create a ‘map’ of the design and development requirements, to enable and implement the learning strategy. Includes a template for developing an evaluation approach to determine the effectiveness of the program.
  • High level design (HLD) eLearning template in Rise 360: High level design template in Rise 360 to help you create a skeleton for an eLearning solution.
  • High level design (HLD) microlearning template in Rise 360: High level design template in Rise 360 to help you create a skeleton for a microlearning solution.
  • Rise 360 storyboard template: Template to detail a Rise 360 eLearning program in Word format.
  • Video storyboard: Template to visually plan and map out the sequence and elements of a video. Use it to provide a detailed blueprint of the video’s narrative, visual elements and audio, ensuring the production team has a clear vision to follow.
  • Quick reference guide – Learning outcomes: A quick reference guide on using Bloom’s revised Taxonomy to craft clear, measurable learning outcomes, ensuring learners achieve targeted cognitive levels.
  • Quick reference guide – eLearning tips: A quick reference guide on how to create impactful, accessible eLearning programs.
  • Activity cards – Sample pack for face-to-face delivery: A selection of activity cards for face-to-face delivery from our activity cards pack.
  • Activity cards – Sample pack for virtual delivery: A selection of activity cards for virtual delivery from our activity cards pack.

  • Facilitator guide template: Facilitator guide template, including an overview of the program and detailed session plan. Includes a worked example extract.
  • Learner guide template: Learner guide template, including learning activities and key content.
  • Assessment book template: Assessment book template to develop relevant and effective assessment questions/tasks to evaluate participant learning against learning outcomes.
  • PowerPoint presentation template: PowerPoint presentation template to summarise key learning and discussion points, visuals, and video links.
  • Job aid templates: Job aid templates (or Quick Reference Guide) to summarise key information for participants to readily reference on the job.
    Includes worked examples.
  • Thinking aloud testing template: Template to capture key stakeholders (identified as reviewers and approvers) feedback on changes required to the learning materials developed.
  • Empathy map: Template used to step into the learner’s shoes and see the design from their perspective.
  • Leader kit template: Template to provide leaders with an overview of the program, as well as key discussion points and tips on ways they can assist their people to apply their developing knowledge, skills, and behaviours on the job.

  • Train the trainer template: Template to up-skill trainers in the delivery of the learning program.
  • Trainer feedback tool – Evaluating learning materials: Template used by trainers to provide insights and feedback on the learning materials from a trainer’s perspective for refinement and enhancement.
  • Instructional designer feedback tool – Evaluating trainer delivery: Template used by instructional designers to provide constructive feedback to trainers on their delivery of learning materials for effective and engaging learning experiences.
  • Learner feedback tool – Evaluating learning experience: Template used by learners to capture feedback from the pilot phase of a program. Findings will be used to improve both delivery and development for a seamless learner experience.

  • Questionnaire templates: Questionnaire templates, based on the evaluation approach established in the Design phase. Used to review the effectiveness of the learning program and materials.
  • Focus group session template: Template to facilitate a review of the effectiveness of the learning program and materials with a focus group.
  • Observation checklist template: Template to observe shifts in knowledge/skills on the job post-learning program.
  • Evaluation report template: Simple evaluation report template to communicate key evaluation findings to business stakeholders.

The ADDIE Toolkit is provided to all learners enrolled in:

  • Instructional Design Basics
  • Instructional Design Plus
  • Instructional Design for Teams
  • Instructional Design for Your Organisation (customised to your branding)

It’s also available for individual sale.

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Activity Cards

Discover our versatile Activity Cards, your ultimate workshop energisers.

These cards are your ticket to injecting life, interaction, and engagement into your sessions.

Whether you prefer physical or digital sessions, these cards seamlessly adapt.

What’s more, you can personalise each card to seamlessly match your brand identity.

With three distinct activity categories, you can tailor your sessions to spark enthusiasm, build unity and facilitate meaningful learning moments.

What is the ADDIE Model?

Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Unlike some industries, you don’t necessarily need a qualification or licence to become an Instructional Designer.

However, in order to develop effective learning programs, you should have a strong understanding of the key elements and theory that underpin the instructional design process – including how to conduct a learning needs analysis (LNA), adult learning principles and assessment strategies.

An IDA or DLD course will help you to develop this knowledge and understanding.

Learn more here.

Who Are The Courses For?

These instructional design courses and ADDIE Toolkit is suited to both those who are new to Instructional Design and those seeking to refine or specialise their skills.

Importantly, each course gives the participants a license to use the included Instructional Design templates in perpetuity.

Our courses are designed for:

  • Anyone starting their career in instructional design
  • Instructional designers who want to deepen their expertise
  • Teachers looking for a career change
  • Learning and development consultants
  • Higher education professionals
  • Facilitators and trainers designing learning
  • eLearning developers who want to broaden their skills

What People Say About Our Courses

This course represents tremendous value for money, it’s really practical and gave me all the tools I need – following the process outlined is a great way to engender the confidence and support of stakeholders

Hugo L&D Consultant

This ID course included great templates and tools beyond just standard learning materials. A fantastic and helpful head-start on creating a program for my organisation that I received lots of positive feedback on.

Joan L&D Manager

The toolkit is fantastic – more detailed and hands-on than I expected. Not just theory information.

Simon Operations Manager

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