Instructional Design (Classroom, 3 days)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 317 participants from 45 countries have taken this course with IATA?


During this Instructional Design (ID) course you will learn how to develop sound instruction to enable adult learning experiences to be more efficient, effective and appealing. We will teach you the skills you need to consider when designing and developing valuable training programs that address different learning styles. Over three days, the course follows a systematic process that will assist you to develop a training course that is professional, well-designed and cost-effective. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to practice some of these key skills when developing training and educational programs.

Watch the videos below to find out what previous participants thought about the course.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course code: TAPH-02

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

Next class

Instructional Design (Classroom, 3 days)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
6 - 8 October, 2021
Register before 15 Sep, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 15 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132455 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,440
USD 1,880
USD 2,100

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Interpret adult teaching and learning principles
  • Summarise the benefits of using an Instructional Design (ID) process
  • Apply project management techniques to ID
  • Use needs analysis to validate training need and create training scope
  • Develop learning objectives and corresponding lesson plans
  • Design appropriate learner involvement and learner assessment strategies
  • Outline and present an ID project

Course content

  • Principles of adult learning
  • ADDIE methodology
  • Project Management for ID
  • Learning objectives
  • Module design
  • Material validation
  • Training evaluation

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  • Interactive exercises
  • Role play
  • Group discussions
  • Create and present an ID Project template with feedback and guidance from the instructor

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Instructors
  • Training specialists and aviation professionals
  • Subject matter experts involved in training development and implementation

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Additional content


Nandalal Manoo, Air Traffic Services Instructor, Trinidad & Tobago CAA
I have been an instructor for 10 years and this course took me to a new level of understanding and appreciation for what is involved in designing top quality training materials. The instructor was most qualified and knowledgeable in the field: she went way beyond what was required to ensure that the participants' individual needs were addressed.

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