Measuring return on investment


Tony Bray & Tessa Simpson Last Published  24 March 2014

Return on investment - or ROI - is a performance measure commonly used in business to evaluate the efficiency of an investment, or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. Our interest is in the efficiency of learning, or particular instances of learning, as an investment.

Who this tool is for:
This tool is for new and inexperienced trainers to explain what ROI is and how it’s measured.

Tool aims
This tool will help you to:
  • To help you understand what ROI is, and how it is calculated
  • To assist you conducting and ROI calculation for a training initiative
  • To enable you to calculate the payback of the training