Impact - Monitoring and Evaluation

Describe the difference your work makes

This course will demystify common evaluation jargon around outcomes, outputs and impact and increase confidence in articulating project outcomes clearly to funders. Attendees will develop an understanding of how the CES Planning Triangle © can be used to plan new projects and describe existing work in outcome-focused terms. 

Who is this course for?

No experience with evaluation is needed to attend this course. It is suitable for anyone who needs to write funding bids or support strategic planning within their organisation.

Eligibility for free or discounted courses:

This Impact course belongs to the 'Impact – Monitoring and Evaluation' bundle, that includes all 3 Monitoring and Evaluation courses. Buying a bundle will enable you to save 10% off all 3 courses. To buy the bundle, go onto the Course Catalogue and view the white panel on the right-hand side. You will be able to view the discounted course combinations in ‘BUNDLES’. When purchasing a bundle, you will also be able to redeem any relevant coupons that you are eligible for (see below).

We offer this course as free or discounted to specific groups of organisations. This currently includes Women’s Aid member organisations, London-based organisations, and ‘By and for’ organisations. Specialist ‘By and for’ services are run by and for the communities they serve, such as for Black and minoritised women, Deaf and disabled women and LGBT+ survivors.

If your organisation belongs to one of these groups, the coupon codes available for your team are visible in the ‘Noticeboard: Opportunities and discounts’ section of this page:

When purchasing your course, you will be able to enter the relevant coupon on the payment information page. Usage of the coupon codes is monitored regularly to ensure the coupons are not misused by any individual or organisation.
  • Guide to our On Track and Impact eLearning Courses
  • Pre-Course Survey
  • Introduction Video: Describe the difference your work makes
  • Assignment: What is Evaluation?
  • Video: Explaining Evaluation
  • Match up: Key Terms
  • Video: The structure of an evaluation
  • Video: Stage 1: Measuring the difference we make
  • Video: Introducing the Planning Triangle
  • Video: Our Example - The Freedom Programme
  • Video: Identifying the Overall Aim
  • Video: Identifying Specific Aims
  • Video: Conducting Checks on Specific Aims
  • Video: Identifying Activities
  • Video: Conducting Checks on Activities
  • Assignment: Create Your Own Triangle
  • Fill in the Gaps: Planning ​Triangle​ Checklist
  • Video: Planning Triangle Checklist
  • Video: Stage 2: Measuring The Work We Deliver
  • Assignment: Mapping Evaluation onto Planning
  • Upload Your Assignment: Mapping Evaluation onto Planning
  • Video: Mapping Evaluation onto Planning
  • Video: Outcomes
  • Assignment: Outcome Indicators .docx
  • Upload Your Assignment: Outcome Indicators
  • Video: Choosing Indicators
  • Video: Clear Indicators
  • Assignment: Mapping Activities to Outputs
  • Upload Your Assignment: Mapping Activities to Outputs
  • Video: Mapping Activities to Outputs
  • Assignment: Output Indicators
  • Upload Your Assignment: Output Indicators
  • Video: Mapping Output Indicators
  • Assignment: Develop Your Planning Triangle
  • Video: Finishing The Evaluation Framework
  • Assignment: How do I describe the difference we make?
  • Describe the difference you make with OASIS On Track
  • Summary Quiz: Describe the difference your work makes
  • Post-Course Survey
  • Planning Triangle Template
  • Course Handout
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "Summary Quiz: Describe the difference your work makes"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years