Learning Designer

Job Family Business Support
Job Sub Family Learning and Development
Code BUS-LD-SD-Learning Designer v1.0 DRAFT

Role Purpose

Learning designers identify education gaps and design a curriculum, programme of learning or learning activities to meet that need for both classroom-based and digital delivery. They develop learning resources and provide support materials and guidance for the deliverers (i.e. tutors, trainers and instructors) in relation to good practice.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with subject matter experts to identify the learning needs of a target audience and create high quality, innovative learning programmes and activities, including digital learning solutions


  • Apply tested instructional design theory practice and methods including digital learning


  • Map learning outcomes to the Policing Education Qualification Framework (PEQF)


  • Create engaging and appropriate learning content that is innovative, fit for purpose, inclusive and accessible


  • Design learning programmes and activities which take into account the diversity of learner needs, including neurodiversity


  • Collaborate appropriately in order to determine the assessment criteria used to determine successful learner performance and develop appropriate assessment methodology


  • Capture and analyse learning metrics in order to continually improve the learning programmes.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior Education and Experience:

  • Competent and operating within the Police Sector Standard for the Training of Assessors (‘Assessor Standard’)


  • Competent and operating within the Police Sector Standard for the Training of Tutors (‘Tutor Standard’)


  • Experienced in mapping learning to the Policing Education Qualification Framework (PEQF)


  • Experience in digital learning design tools and software




  • Able to design learning programmes and activities for a range of blended learning environments


  • Skilled in designing and developing innovative, engaging, accessible and relevant learning content


  • Effective stakeholder relationship management skills


  • Able to consult and collaborate in order to understand learner needs and concerns


  • Solid knowledge of course/learning development software, learning management systems and a range of visual design tools (e.g. Dreamweaver, illustrator, Photoshop)


  • Ability to design inclusive and appropriate learning design solutions

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Maintain awareness of current and emerging trends and technologies in online pedagogy


  • Maintain and enhance knowledge and understanding of digital learning design and its application to a policing context


  • Test new ideas in relation to instructional design and incorporate good practice.

Professional Registration/Licenses

Not applicable

Links to other Profiles

  • Head of Learning & Development
  • Coach/Mentor
  • Assessor
  • Internal Verifier
  • Trainer
  • Instructor
  • Tutor
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