Certificate in Learning and Development

Programme Overview

Our Certificate in Learning and Development is a 12 month programme for anyone in a role with L&D responsibilities, who wants to build both operational and strategic learning design and delivery skills and grow your knowledge of models, tools and techniques.

Over the course you can attend workshops, watch videos, read articles and complete online learning modules and assignments and get coaching and feedback from our team.

The programme also involves assessing your achievement level from the start to the finish.

Who should register?

You’ll benefit most from the Certificate in Learning & Development if you are in a role which has some responsibility for organising, designing or running training programmes. You may be:

  • In an Office Manager/PA role but with L&D responsibilities
  • Working as an HR Administrator, Coordinator or HR Advisor but responsible for learning.
  • Be in a Learning Advisor or Learning Consultant role and want a practical qualification that will prepare you to continue your learning career.

What will you finish with?

The Certificate in L&D is different from tertiary study as we cover real life, rather than just covering theory. It’s full of practical suggestions and ideas to use. You’ll work through each module, with real case studies and assessments to test you are applying what we’ve covered. Once you’ve completed your final assessment you will be awarded your certificate.

Elephant Certificates are now recognised globally, in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, the US and United Kingdom.

The programme investment is NZ$1,950 + GST, AUD$1,750, UK£995 or EURO995.

You will need to complete the on-line application to register for the Certificate. We have two intakes a year, in March and September.

Core Modules

These modules must be completed. If you have advanced training or experience in one of these areas, then you can apply to have this module  exchanged for an optional module.

Introduction to Learning

Understanding the different Learning and Development roles and roles and a virtual session to discuss the challenges that can face you in your career.

Learning Strategy

Different ways you can conduct a Training Needs Analysis, as well as building frameworks for developing a strategy and how to present it to your senior leaders.

Instructional Design 101

This module covers understanding different learning styles and then tools and techniques to design different types of learning activities.

Designing Learning Materials and online learning

Tools and techniques to make your slides, workbooks, handouts and online materials effective and look amazing. Then the second part of the module is to put these into an online learning module.

Engaging your Learners

You might have the best learning programmes in the world, but they’re meaningless if you can’t get managers and employees engaged in learning! This module covers tools to engage your learners.

Learning Management and Measurement

Managing an existing learning programme has a range of skills attached. This module covers all aspects of learning management.

Building a Learning Culture

You can have the best learning programmes in place but may still find L&D have to drive learning. Building a Learning Culture changes that. This module covers how.

Optional Modules

Two optional modules must be chosen from our choices below:

Performance Coaching

Whether part of leadership development, L&D programmes or as a tool to use when advising and supporting a business, understanding and using the principles and models of performance coaching can be very valuable.

Transformational Workplaces

Over the last few years at the HR Game Changer Conference we have explored and discussed what the amazing companies are doing to transform culture and work practises.

OD models and tools

There are a number of organisational development models and tools that are useful for L&D professionals to know. This module covers what they are, and how to use them for different parts of your HR, L&D or OD processes.

OD Psychology 101

There are a number of Industrial Organisational (IO) Psychology principles that are useful for anyone working in OD to understand. Using key methodology and practises mean you can put in place solutions that address the root cause of issues.

Leadership Capability

One of the key areas many L&D and OD professionals are responsible for is building leadership capability across an organisation, and often at different leadership levels.  

Developing and Using Competencies

L&D can help their business use competencies in a variety of ways. This module covers how to design, develop and use competency models for different OD functions.

Just complete the online application to enrol. We will then liaise with you on your timetable. The programme fees must be paid on registration.

The Certificate is scheduled over 12 months however you can defer completion by a further 6 months due to work or other circumstances.

Please do let us know if you have any questions. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds once you have started your study.

Our team

During your study, the team at Elephant will present the webinars and learning material as well as mark your assignments and provide you with personalised feedback and coaching.

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