eLearning Essentials: Instructional Design Course (Online Delivery)

Is eLearning Essentials for You?

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?


Are you responsible for creating training material within your organisation? 


Would you like to learn how to use the latest learning technology applications to create engaging eLearning content in a supportive environment?


Do you need to upskill a team or group? Ask about our in-house programme options that may work for you. 



Visit Flex Labs, our Digital Learning partners, to book today

The eLearning Essentials programme is delivered by our digital learning partners - Flex Labs.

To book onto this course or contact the team at Flex Labs for more information, please visit www.flexlabs.io



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.

The eLearning Essentials course is delivered through Flex Labs, our digital learning partners. Learn more about how Flex Labs can help you create independence in digital learning design here.  

Have you have completed this course? Do you already have extensive experience in eLearning instructional design and development? Do you want to create innovative learning experiences using the latest digital trends? View our Advanced Digital Learning Design Programme today



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.


Course Structure

6 live, highly interactive Virtual Classroom session over 6 weeks (2 hours per VC)

Individual and team activities between Virtual Classrooms

Ongoing social learning over the 3 weeks, allowing participants to share their learning experience


Course Accreditation

Digital Learning Design Essentials 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.


About the Facilitator

eLearning Essentials is delivered by John Kilroy from The Technology team.



“Thoroughly enjoyed the eLearning essentials course. Was great to take a step away from the computer for a few days and listen to other people’s perspective and experiences on eLearning design and development. The course was facilitated in an open-minded and engaging manner and the trainer (Eve) was very patient. Plenty of food for thought for future eLearning development.”  

-Shane Burke, HRD Training Partner – eLearning, Citco Fund Services (Ireland) Limited


More Information

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