How to design a course

Do you need to develop a new course or to redesign or further develop one of your existing courses? In one half-day group session meeting and 4 hours of individual support, the ‘How to design a course’ training covers the entire design cycle to allow you to design or redesign your course on the basis of a sound analysis. The session and support also offer space to share your experiences and receive feedback on the various elements of your course design.

This training is also eminently suitable for lecturers who are not or not yet working on the BKO qualification but require support in designing or redesigning a study component.


This training exists of one half-day group session meeting and 4 hours of individual support

Session - with the group
Link to curriculum and basic design 
Before you can design or redesign a course it is important to know what the use and relevance is of the course and how it ties in with the other courses in the curriculum. Once you have a clear idea about these matters, you can look at the basic design of your course on the basis of the concept of constructive alignment. During the first group meeting the basics of your course, challenges and possible solutions will be discussed. In the individual meetings this will be further developed together with the trainer of the course.

Learning objectives

At the end of the training the participant is able to design a course that:
- is aligned with the outcomes, teaching methods and assessment methods
- links to other courses in the curriculum
- promotes partnership with colleagues
- is motivating for students and the lecturer(s)
- saves time for the lecturer


Dates, time and location

Dates 2017     
Tue 21 March 2017  13.00 - 17.00 hrs  Wassenaarseweg 62A Room B4.16 
Presentation of certificates     
June 20, 2017 Tuesday  16.00 - 17.00 hrs  Wassenaarseweg 62A Room A2.03

Costs and registration

The costs are €490 for Leiden University lecturers and  €650 for lecturers from outside Leiden University.

Employees of Leiden University can register via Self Service.
You can enroll, as long as the course is visible in Self Service. Would you be so kind to send us an e-mail in case you register 7 days before the course begins? So we can mail you the preparation assignment as soon as possible.

Others can register by returning the completed and signed registration form to us (by email or by post).

If the date of the course is no longer in the overview in Self Service, this means that the course is full. In that case you can register for the same course on another date. If there isn’t another date, please send us an e-mail. As soon as there are enough people interested in the course, we will plan a new date and we will notify you.

See also: Registration, cancellation and certificate

More information

If you have any questions about this training, please contact the trainer, dr. H.M. (Harriët) Sjerps.

Last Modified: 14-03-2017