A training objective is a statement of specific goals of a course or lesson, describing what an individual should know or be able to do following training instruction. The statement should specify the knowledge, skills or abilities the learner will be able to exhibit as a result of participating in the training.
Training objectives must be “S.M.A.R.T.”:
S – Specific
M – Measurable/Observable
A – Attainable/Achieveable
R – Relevant and results-oriented
T – Targeted to the learner and to the desired level of learning or behavior change
What are learning outcomes?
Learning outcomes are basically the results that happen because of the training (i.e. capable of performing new task, change in behavior, etc.). They are the change that takes place after the lesson is over and the individual is back on the job or in the real world trying to apply what they have learned.