CPD for modern learning professionals
Our skills define us. They are what makes us useful and productive. They are the foundations of our achievements. In many ways, they make us what we are.

And ‘what we are’ is constantly changing. As we look to meet new challenges, take advantage of new opportunities and meet the changing expectations of learners and managers.

Imagine a new development programme designed from the ground up with one aim in mind: to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to fulfil your potential as a modern learning professional. A programme focused entirely on what is relevant, practical and founded on the very latest research.

Imagine a programme that gives you the flexibility to learn just what you need, when and where you want. And at the same time provides you with all the support you need to take your skills to the next level.

It’s time to begin your skills journey.

The world of the modern learning professional

The modern learning professional needs the skills and confidence to interact with key stakeholders, with learners and increasingly with digital media. These skills are informed by an understanding of evidence-based principles of teaching and learning, an up-to-date knowledge of the latest tools and technologies and an awareness of what is current best practice:

The Skills Journey curriculum follows a comprehensive competency framework for learning professionals, allowing you to use Skills Journey as the basis for a development programme for everyone in your team, as well as the coaches, on-job instructors and subject specialists that support your efforts.

For a fuller discussion of the changes affecting learning professionals and the implications for future roles, see The Changing Skill Set of the Learning Professional


Interacting with media

  • Digital design in context
  • The six characteristics of compelling content
  • Visual design
  • Communicating with sound
  • Designing for interactivity
  • Creating live action videos
  • Creating animated videos
  • Creating screencasts
  • Creating interactive scenarios
  • Making micro-learning work for you

Interacting with stakeholders

  • Establishing a learning architecture
  • Analysing needs
  • Designing solutions
  • Implementing your solution
  • Evaluating success

Interacting with learners

  • Practical 21st century classroom skills**
  • Presenting as a subject specialist
  • Classroom instruction*
  • Classroom facilitation*
  • Coaching for learning
  • The trainer in the virtual classroom**
  • Instructing on-the-job
  • Managing online learning communities**
  • Curating content for learning**

* Available May 2018
** Available mid 2018

Evidence based principles

  • The Knowledge

What next?

As an individual learner, or for smaller organisations, you can purchase individual courses here on this site.

For organisations looking for a solution for larger numbers of learning professionals, courses are available on a subscription basis, through our partnership with the Totara Academy. A Skills Journey subscription will give an organisation access to all of our courses and there are packages to suit organisations of any size. Subscriptions to the Skills Journey courses are open to any organisation, whether or not they subscribe to Totara Learn or Totara Social.

Interested in becoming a Skills Journey partner or distributor? Use the contact form below to get in touch. 

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