This workshop offers a structured, consistent yet flexible approach to evaluating learning events. TAP's best-practice evaluation process builds upon the analysis, design, delivery, and workplace application phases of the training cycle and establishes what impact learning events have had on the real needs of the business and the people working in it. Learners will be introduced to the theory of evaluation through a case study and will critically review their own evaluation practices for L&D projects, writing action plans to implement on return to work.
It is strongly recommended that learners first attend the TAP Learning Needs Analysis course. It is also recommended that learners have attended the TAP Design course.
This course is for anyone who is required to evaluate learning events (classroom-based or live online courses e-learning etc.) as part of their role.
Learners will be able to plan an evaluation activity for their L&D projects following the seven-step TAP® Evaluation Process and using provided templates to guide them.
During the workshop, learners will apply the theory of each step of the process to their own L&D projects by completing an action plan at key stages. There will be a focus on planning actions during the workshop so that learners have practical solutions to implement on return to work.
After the workshop, learners will provide documented evidence of how they have applied their learning to their work.
Part 1: Getting started (pre-requisites)
Before the workshop, there is an important pre-course preparation document which will be marked as a milestone within QA’s online platform. The learners will be asked to:
- read the learning log and establish their goals for the workshop.
- think about a work-based learning event that the evaluation process can be applied to during and after the workshop.
Part 2: Two-day workshop
- Introduction to the evaluation process – who is involved in evaluation and how the TAP evaluation process maps to the training cycle and the Kirkpatrick Evaluation model.
- Aligning L&D projects to organisational goals.
- Writing project aims.
- Writing measurable business benefits.
- Aligning learning outcomes to content analysis.
- Assessing learning in the workplace.
- Aligning learning objectives to learning outcomes.
- Matching learning objectives and session assessments.
- Gathering feedback from learners and line managers.
- Collating feedback and assessment evidence for analysis.
- Analysing, interpreting, and displaying feedback, assessments and workplace application data, and actioning results.
- Reviewing measurable business benefits.
Part 3: Applying the learning at work
- Learners will have up to two months to further develop their skills, knowledge, and behaviours within the areas learnt.
- Learners will document their actions using a provided template, giving them the opportunity to reflect, plan, and discuss next steps with their manager/organisation.
Obtaining a digital badge
Once the following steps have been undertaken, a digital badge will be awarded:
- Completion of the learning within the workshop.
- Application of the learning in the workplace within two months of the workshop.
- Evidence of reflection and action planning within the learning log.
- A submitted declaration of implementation of actions that has been signed by the learner and their line manager.
If nine or more days of TAP Training have been completed and digital badges have been awarded, a TAP Excellence badge can be claimed by writing to email@example.com
The TAP Award Framework
QA’s TAP framework covers the full universe of learning and development functions, from learning design and delivery to needs analyses, workflow learning and facilitation. View our TAP Learning pathways organised by specialism below.
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