These are the overall, general goals or intentions of a learning programme or session. For example, 'this course aims to provide candidates with an awareness of new techniques to improve flexibility'.
Aims should answer the following questions:
- What is the purpose of this training?
- What is the training intended to achieve?
These are statements that describe what a learner will be able to do as a result of learning. They are sometimes called objectives. Outcomes should specify the knowledge and skills which someone will be required to demonstrate to when they have completed the training successfully. Examples include: 'know the procedure for reporting accidents'; 'recognise the value of play to children'; 'demonstrate the ability to collect children's views on the play opportunities provided'.
Learning Outcomes should address what a learner has demonstrated that they know or can do.
If your training is a workshop or varied training, you should simply state the overall aims of your CPD, for example, 'to present research on new methods for improving sprinting techniques'.