This five-week online course will help L&D professionals design and deliver engaging virtual sessions. This is a practical, skills-based course, allowing participants to get hands-on practise with the tools to get them ready to design and facilitate virtual sessions back in the workplace.

The course comprises four two-hour virtual sessions, and a final showcase day spread over five weeks, with course work between sessions. It also includes an optional practise day.

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This course is ideal for L&D professionals with or without classroom training experience, subject matter experts, or anyone who needs to gain practical experience of facilitating online learning events. It does not have any formal pre-requisites.

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Assessment information

Delegates will:

  • plan and facilitate a 15–20-minute online session to meet the criteria of the Facilitating Online Learning checklist.
  • participate in the weekly activities and assignments.
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Session details

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 participants will have to:

  • read the learning log and establish their goals for the course.
  • agree upon a work-based learning project with their line manager to work on and after the course.

Part two: Five-day workshop

Week one: Overview and Learning Objectives

This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: 2 hours
    • Discussion on the drivers for digital transformation and demand-driven learning impacting learning design and delivery.
    • Writing learning objectives.
  • Assignment one - Choose a topic for your eLearning project and write your learning objective.

Week two: Engagement and Design

This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: 2 hours
    • Structuring a session effectively.
    • Ideas for designing eye-catching graphics.
    • Considering facilitation style.
  • Assignment two - Create an interactive slide ready to deliver in Week 3.

Week three: Online Tools

This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: 2 hours
    • Delivery platforms and set-up.
    • External apps - Miro showcase.
    • Common functionality.
    • Showcase your slide.
  • Assignment three - Start designing your slides and notes.

Week four: Planning and Preparation

This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session: 2 hours
    • Getting ready on the day.
    • Creating a positive learning climate.
    • Troubleshooting.
    • Hands-on practise - Showcase your first few slides.
  • Assignment three - Continue with designing your slides and notes.

Week five: Showcase days (9.30am-4.30pm)

This week includes:

  • Tutor-led online session:
    • Facilitate your own 15-20 minute live online session.
    • Participate in the facilitated activities of others in the group.
    • Tutor feedback.

Part three: Applying the learning at work

  • Participants will have up to two months to further develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours within the areas learnt.
  • They will document their actions using a template we provide giving them the opportunity to reflect, plan and discuss next steps with their managers/organisations.

Obtaining a digital badge

A digital badge will be awarded once the following has been undertaken:

  • Completion of the learning within the course.
  • Application of the learning in the workplace within two months of the course.
  • Evidence of reflection and action planning within the learning log.
  • Declaration of implementation of actions signed by them and their line manager and submitted.

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 qa.customerservice@qa.com.

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