• Are you an L&D Professional who wants to upskill in learning technology?
  • Do you want to take the first step in the development of your eLearning skill-set?
  • Do you want to learn the core fundamentals of effective eLearning design and development?
  • Develop the core skills involved in the design, development, assessment & evaluation of brilliantly engaging digital learning experiences.


Course Overview

We partner with Newcastle University's Centre for Executive & Professional Development to deliver our fully-online, accredited and internationally recognised eLearning Essentials Programme. This fast-track programme will help you develop the core skills involved in the design, development, assessment and evaluation of effective elearning solutions in a range of services and sectors.

The programme is ideal for anyone responsible for creating training and education material within their organisation and works well for participants in both public and private sector organisations.



Is this course delivered online or in the classroom?
This course is completely online and delivered through live, highly interactive Virtual Classroom sessions. You'll be sharing your learning experience with a small group of up to 12 others through ongoing social learning.


Do I need to have any experience in eLearning prior to this course?
Not at all. The eLearning Essentials course is designed for those who have no experience in eLearning, and for those who have limited experience but no formal training in design and development.


How long is the course and I how much homework will I have?
The course is three weeks long, with two Virtual Classroom sessions per week. Each Virtual Classroom is 2 hours long. There will be individual and group activities to do in between Virtual Classroom sessions. Additional materials and supporting resources will be made available to you to access in your own time.


Does this course include eLearning tools training?
Yes, you'll be getting hands-on experience with Articulate Storyline - one of the most popular eAuthoring tools on the market. We will also demonstrate a range of additional eLearning tools available to you and explain when and how you can use these in your projects.


Will I get a cert after completing this course?
Yes, upon completion of the course you will be awarded a Professional Development Certificate in eLearning.



At the end of this instructional design eLearning you will be able to:


Design eLearning – Unit 1
Employ a practical, problem-solving approach to designing pedagogically aligned eLearning across diverse levels of learning.

Develop eLearning - Unit 2
Structured hands-on development of real world eLearning using proven techniques to engage, stimulate and challenge learners.

Assess eLearning – Unit 3
Learn how to constructively align assessment into your eLearning design to produce authentic, realistic assessments.

Evaluate eLearning - Unit 4
Build a well-structured evaluation framework to monitor your eLearning projects, adapt to the learner's needs and deliver the best experience.



This programme is recognised by Newcastle University's Centre for Executive and Professional Development.

The programme is certified through the CPD accreditation institution in the UK. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a Professional Development Certificate in eLearning.



eBriefing Session: Friday 4th September – 1pm – 2pm


Virtual Classroom 1 – Learning Theory: Tuesday 8th September - 10am – 12pm


Virtual Classroom 2 – Team Project: Thursday 10th September - 10am – 12pm


Virtual Classroom 3 – Trends & Tools: Tuesday 15th September - 10am – 12pm


Virtual Classroom 4 – Screenplanning: Thursday 17th September - 10am – 12pm


Virtual Classroom 5 – Assessment Evaluation: Tuesday 22nd September - 10am – 12pm


Virtual Classroom 6 – Articulate Storyline: Thursday 24th September - 10am – 12pm


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Accredited Course


Fully Online Course

- 6 Live Virtual Classroom Sessions

- Individual & Team Activities

- Ongoing Social Learning



- Access to Flex Labs Online



Price: €1,100 per person

15% Skillnet funding available



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