Choose a region to view courses specific to your location.

Choose a region to view courses specific to your location.

Virtual classroom design and delivery

Learn how to deliver impactful, talked-about virtual learning with this practical course, which takes a holistic approach to virtual learning design.

Introductory Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

€529.00 exc. VAT

Check availability
Evidence based

Perfect for:

L&D managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • communicate a clear purpose to your participants
  • engage participants before and after the live session
  • use visual design and interaction to enhance learning in a live session
  • explore the practicalities of delivering virtual lessons.

About this course

Course length: Four to six hours

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: People professionals who want to improve live learning and communication with virtual classrooms or webinars

Topics covered

  • why use virtual classrooms and webinars?
  • engaging your participants before the session
  • design for maximum engagement
  • practical elements during a live session
  • how to end your session well.

What to expect from this ‘virtual classroom design and delivery’ course

This course has been designed in collaboration with Gary Cookson, a recognised learning and development professional. It explains how to holistically optimise the learning environment and learning mindset. You’ll explore common tools for delivering virtual lessons and build on your knowledge of inclusion, interaction, and design.

This course will also teach you how to settle your nerves and steer a live classroom so you can communicate credibly and confidently.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This course has six lessons which you can access online at a time that suits you. You can work through the lessons at your own pace – we estimate the course will take between four to six hours to complete. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment, and you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘virtual classroom design and delivery’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • teach participants using a range of common virtual hosting tools
  • design and deliver online learning with a holistic approach
  • deliver your message in a credible, impactful way, and learn to handle your nerves
  • champion the engagement and productivity benefits of online learning and virtual classrooms.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.