Skills Assignment: Best Practices

See how we recommend that you use the skills assignment feature

When creating learning paths, it's crucial to include a clear representation of skills that learners will acquire. This helps learners understand what they will gain and allows for better assessment and tracking of their progress.

To learn how to use the feature in the platform, read this article: "Skill Assignment".

This article includes our recommendations for what we suggest you keep in mind when making skills and some concrete examples you can use or take inspiration from.

Quick Tip💡

If you already have learning content on your platform, it’ll be essential to start with a practical step before you become strategic: Create an overview of all your learning paths, their learning objectives, and in which sharing (learning journey) the learning path is used. This can be efficiently done by organising this information in a structured format, for instance, within an Excel spreadsheet.

Now, here’s how you can effectively incorporate skills into your learning paths on a more strategic level:

1. Define Skills Clearly: Start by defining the specific skills that your learning path will help users acquire. Consider skills as a combination of knowledge, abilities, and experience required for a particular role or task.

2. Skill Level: Assign skill levels to each skill, indicating whether the training is intended for Novices, Basics, Intermediates, Advanced users, or Experts. Use the 1-5 scale to represent these skill levels, offering learners a clear progression.

3. Alignment with Learning Objectives: Ensure that the skills you identify align with the learning objectives of your learning path. Each learning objective should contribute to the skill level.

4. Create a Clear Learning Journey: Develop a logical learning journey that outlines how users progress from one skill level to another. Ensure the learning paths within the learning journey provide the necessary training and practice opportunities for each skill.

5. Regular Review and Updates: Periodically review and update your learning paths to keep them aligned with industry trends and changing skill requirements.

6. Skills Tracking: Utilise the platform for tracking and recording users' progress in acquiring these skills. This data is valuable for both the learner and the trainer.

Concrete example

The following table shows how one could structure what skill and level is given after completing a learning path that focuses on Safety in Production for new employees.

As you can see, the skill is based on the purpose of the learning path, followed by an explanation of the level and, lastly, an overview of what is learned in the different modules. The examples could have

Learning path name Navigating a Secure Start in Production
Learning purpose

The learning path aims to provide new employees in Production with essential safety knowledge and skills in a production environment through short, focused, 3–5-minute modules. 

The requirement for the employee before this learning path is basic knowledge of safety, and we need to introduce them to both the specific requirements within our organisation and lift their skill assessment to intermediate.

Assessment of Skill for the Learning Path
  • Skillset: Safety Proficiency for Production Workers

  • Level: Level 3 - Intermediate

Skillset: Safety Proficiency for Production Workers

Level: Level 3 - Intermediate

The learning path is designed to take participants from a novice level in safety to an intermediate level by the end of their training. They will have a solid understanding of safety protocols, danger identification, and emergency response. However, they may still require some guidance and experience to reach an advanced or expert level of proficiency.

Module Number & learning objective

Module 1: "Safety First: Your Role in Production Safety"

Learning Objective: Understand your active role in maintaining safety within the production environment.

Module Number & learning objective

Module 2: "Spotting Danger: On-the-Job Safety"

Learning Objective: Develop the ability to recognise and address common on-the-job dangers quickly.

Module Number & learning objective

Module 3: "Safety Rules in Action: Protocols and Procedures"

Learning Objective: Implement safety rules by effectively following protocols and procedures.

Module Number & learning objective

Module 4: "Emergency Response Mastery"

Learning Objective: Master the skills to respond confidently in emergencies.


Module Number & learning objective

Module 5: "Incident Attentiveness: Reporting for a Safer Workplace"

Learning Objective: Become proficient in reporting safety incidents and contributing to a safer workplace.

Module Number & learning objective

Module 6: "Safety Pro Certification Challenge"

Learning Objective: Take the Safety Pro Certification Challenge to demonstrate your competence.

We hope you found this information on how to implement Skills in your daily work with learning and development. If you have any further questions, please contact our support🚀