Certificate In Instructional Design & Development (CIDD)

ITD World’s Instructional Design Course equips you with the skills and capabilities to create instructional materials that meets the demand for delivering effective training.


Instructional Design and Development

The learning landscape has changed significantly. There is a definite global trend indicating that, while direct delivery of instruction by trainers remains relevant, most organizations are asking their learning and development departments to transition to online, learner-led options. These options include micro-lessons, mobile learning, learning experience platforms, and augmented reality applications.

With the urgent need to equip organization members with fast-evolving skill sets, organizations are looking to their instructional designers for solutions.

Certificate in Instructional Design & Development (CIDD) equips learners with advanced capabilities for conceptualizing and creating instructional materials. After 8 sessions, participants should be able to use design thinking methods and course development tools to build effective and innovative learning experiences.

WHY should I attend this course

Offered by ARTDO International – in collaboration with ITD World, Certificate in Instructional Design & Development (CIDD) is designed to help participants develop the needed Instructional Design capabilities – including:

  • Learning sciences.
  • Training delivery and facilitation.
  • Design thinking.
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality.
  • Instructional theory.
  • Coaching and mentoring.
  • Instructional systems design = Evaluation.
  • E-learning tools, technology and learning systems.
Instructional Design and Development

Course objectives

Upon completion of this instructional design course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts of instructional design.
  • Discuss the leading theories in adult learning and instruction.
  • Apply the most current process models for instructional design work.
  • Describe the various analysis activities involved in instructional design.
  • Design trainer-led as well as learner-led learning experiences and courses.
  • Propose engaging and interactive learning strategies for self-directed learning.
  • Create prototype course materials for trainer-led, learner-led and hybrid course formats.
  • Implement a strategy for formative and summative evaluation of instruction.
Instructional Design and Development

WHO should attend?

Certificate in Instructional Design & Development (CIDD) is designed specifically with the following audience in mind:

  • Trainers and facilitators.
  • Learning and development professionals.
  • Subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • HR professionals.
  • People interested in developing and designing effective content and interventions for learning and talent development.

Course details

Certificate in Instructional Design & Development (CIDD) is comprised of 8 modules, which are delivered within 8 online sessions via Zoom.

Certificate in Instructional Design and Development Course Roadmap

MODULE 1 << Foundations of Instructional Design

  • Common terminologies used in Instructional Design.
  • The development of Instructional Design.
  • What instructional designers do.
  • Instruction Design to Learning Design.

MODULE 2 << Andragogy and Adult Learning Theories

  • Six principles of Andragogy.
  • Neuroscience and adult learning.
  • Robert Gagne and the Conditions of Learning.

MODULE 3 << Design Thinking and Instruction

  • Introduction to Design Thinking.
  • Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction.
  • Merrill’s Principles of Instruction.
  • Accelerated Learning Model.

MODULE 4 << Instructional Systems Design

  • The ADDIE Model.
  • Individualized Instruction Theory.
  • The SAM Model.

MODULE 5 << Instructional Analysis

  • Analysing performance problems and root cause analysis.
  • Pre-design, Front-end Analysis.
  • Anticipating future skill gaps.

MODULE 6 << Designing Learning

  • Process models for designing learning.
  • Domains and hierarchy of objectives.
  • Selecting learning strategies.
  • Designing Micro-learning.

MODULE 7 << Developing Course Resources

  • Resources for trainer-led and facilitated synchronous online courses.
  • Resources for asynchronous online courses.
  • Tools, techniques and steps for developing course materials.
  • Learning management systems and learning experience platforms.

MODULE 8 << Formative and Summative Evaluation

  • Formative evaluation of prototype courses.
  • Summative evaluation and the Kirkpatrick Model.
  • Real-world learning evaluation models.

Upon the completion of a five-module competency-based skills development program – plus the submission of required reports indicating the application of specific training competencies in an actual work-related setting, participants will be awarded with the Certification in Instructional Design & Development.

Course facilitator

Mario del Castillo

Dr Mario del Castillo

Certificate in Instructional Design & Development (CIDD) is created and delivered by Dr. Mario del Castillo – Senior Consultant of ITD World. He is the Past President of the Asian Regional Training and Development Organization – as well as Past President of the Philippine Society for Talent Development.

Dr. Mario was instrumental in establishing the Certificate in Training and Development in the Ateneo de Manila University Human Resource Centre. He later designed and developed ITD World’s signature Train the Trainer course – which is accredited by HRDF and has been adopted by various international organizations as their internal training standard.


Leverage on ITD World’s eLearning tools, technology and systems – and see how augmented reality and virtual reality can take your training delivery to the next level! Register today to know more about our instructional design course – and we will be in touch with you soon.