Kirkpatrick Certification

Complete the popular Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification 100% online with one of the UK's only providers of the Kirkpatrick Programme.

What our Kirkpatrick Certification offers

Complete the course 100% online

One of the exclusive UK providers of Kirkpatrick programmes

97% of participants recommend the programme

Become Bronze Certified opening up the pathway to Silver and Gold Certification

Kirkpatrick Certifications with DPG

We offer both open and in-house programmes, helping you effectively bridge the gap between learning & development and business performance.

The Kirkpatrick Evaluation programme has helped thousands of organisations become more efficient and improve their business performance by applying the New World Kirkpatrick methodology in the right way.

Like all our other programmes, we are taking the necessary precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic and have moved all Kirkpatrick programmes online until further notice.

The next available Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation programme will be announced shortly.

Kirkpatrick Bronze Level Certification

The Kirkpatrick Bronze programme is the first step to getting Kirkpatrick certified. It currently consists of five live online sessions over 2 days. Each session is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes long.

  • Delivered by the UK’s only Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators Phil Wilcox and Jo Edwards
  • Bronze certification opens up the pathway to Silver and Gold Certification
  • Create an effective Blended Evaluation Plan® that maximises business results and minimises resources employed
  • 97% of participants recommend the programme.

What does the Kirkpatrick programme cover?

During this programme, you will:

  • Learn the four levels of evaluation and gain a complete understanding of what each level measures
  • Receive a downloadable manual filled with examples and templates to adapt to your own Blended Evaluation Plan® 
  • Explore the reasons why evaluation is critical to training success and hear case studies and success stories from companies that have used the model effectively
  • Learn tactics to help you to allocate training resources effectively.

A focus of this program is the exploration of how to ensure that what is learned transfers to on-the job behaviours. You will learn why training alone is not enough and receive guidance to ensure that what you teach actually gets used on the job.

Kirkpatrick Evaluation Objectives

After successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Objectively determine where to allocate training resources to create the most business impact
  • Create an effective program Blended Evaluation Plan® that maximises business results and minimises resources employed
  • Define the critical difference between effective training and training effectiveness
  • Identify appropriate Blended Evaluation Plan® methods and tools for any program.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a delegate of the DPG Kirkpatrick programme, you will receive:

  • 24/7 support via our award-winning DPG Online Community as well as 4 weeks’ follow-up email support
  • A free copy of ‘Bringing Business Partnership to Life’
  • Grading and personalised feedback on your individual evaluation plan
  • Kirkpatrick Practitioners accreditation and certification
  • A comprehensive participant guide filled with practical examples and templates

You can attain Bronze Level Kirkpatrick Certification by attending a 2-day online Bronze Certification Programme and successfully completing a Kirkpatrick post-work Evaluation Plan.

After completing the pre-work, the 5 online sessions and the post-work assignment, you will be confident and competent in applying the model to Learning and Development projects in your organisation.

Your personalised plan will receive feedback from our Kirkpatrick-accredited facilitators, who will support you in championing the model within your organisation.

A unique feature of this programme is the focus on how any learning is transferred through changing behaviours leading to sustained business change. You will learn why training alone is not enough, and receive guidance to make sure that your approaches are collaborative and your solutions transfer into action and desired change.

Become Silver Certified in the New World Kirkpatrick Model by attending the 1-day Silver Programme and conference calls before successfully completing an Individual Action Plan and Final Report.

The Silver Certification workshop focuses on how to engage stakeholders and present your successes. Designed to be attended when a programme is in implementation, Kirkpatrick Silver Level Certification is obtained after the participant makes a final presentation on the programme’s outcome and results via a conference call scheduled within 12 months of their course attendance.

The Gold Level is open to those who have attained Kirkpatrick Silver Level Certification, and is provided at no charge.

Silver Certified individuals become Gold Certified by presenting or publishing a programme evaluation process, results or best practices in a way that assists other training or business professionals.

Examples include having an article published in a trade magazine, presenting at a trade event or to an audience outside your own organisation, or having a case example included in a book, journal or white paper.

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