*self funders only
Purpose and aim of unit
Evaluating L&D activities completes the training cycle and enables L&D practitioners and managers to ensure that activities meet intended objectives. Without evaluation, weaknesses in L&D activities are likely to be continued, opportunities for improvement missed and valuable time and resources may be wasted. This unit develops learners understanding of the reasons for evaluation and the different approaches that can be taken to evaluating L&D activities. Armed with this understanding, learners are required to determine criteria for evaluating a specific L&D activity and identify the related information to be collected. They will then learn about, design and apply tools for collecting the required information. Finally learners will develop their skills by analysing evaluation information and using different formats to present their findings and recommendations.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in L&D
- are already working in the field of L&D and aim to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to evaluating L&D activities.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand the purpose and practice of evaluating L&D activities.
- Be able to identify and collect information required to evaluate an L&D activity.
- Be able to analyse evaluation information and present findings and related recommendations.
To achieve this unit, the evidence the learner presents for assessment must demonstrate that they have met all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1 Understand the purpose and practice of evaluating L&D activities.
|1.1 Explain key reasons for evaluating L&D activities.
1.2 Explain different levels of, and approaches to, evaluating L&D activities.
|2. Be able to identify and collect information required to evaluate an L&D activity.
|2.1 Determine criteria for evaluating a specific L&D activity.
2.2 Identify the information required for the evaluation and appropriate collection methods.
2.3 Select and apply tools for collecting evaluation information.
|3. Be able to analyse evaluation information and present findings and related recommendations.||3.1 Analyse and draw conclusions from evaluation information.
3.2 Use a range of formats to present evaluation findings and related recommendations.