The five stages of evaluation


Anne Bradbury, L&D Consultant Last Modified  11 August 2016

This tool explores the importance of evaluating learning and provides an overview of the five stages that can be used.

Who is this tool for?

This tool is for new and inexperienced trainers. It provides an explanation of the importance of evaluating training, and describe the five levels of training evaluation.

Tips and suggestions about how and when to apply each of the five stages of training evaluation are detailed in these tools:
There is also a further tool developed by Robert O Brinkerhoff, called The Success Case Method, which offers a straightforward approach for evaluating learning.

Tool aims

This tool will help you to:
  • understand why it is necessary to evaluate training
  • assess what effective evaluation might look like
  • gain an overview of the five stages of training evaluation