Content & Curriculum Design

We all make mistakes. We do too – with incredible results. NIIT’s proven design methodology and advanced media capabilities help us develop highly impactful learning programs across delivery formats.

Ready to make the move from instructional design to experience design?
Learn how we create highly engaging learning experiences.

Bespoke Training, Designed Just for You

Every business is different and so are its learning needs, driven by business goals and shaped by culture and people. You need a partner that can create bespoke training programs just for you. NIIT’s flagship curriculum design and content development offering is spearheaded by our specialist content development division, Cognitive Arts based in Evanston, IL. Using our proven design methodology and the most advanced media capabilities, we develop learning programs in all delivery formats, including instructor-led, online, blended, and collaborative learning. Our content development services are based on instructional design best practices, and our rigorous process enables us to deliver superior courses against predictable timelines.


Hours of customer content developed annually


Full-time instructional design professionals


Localization services in over 25 languages


Industry awards


NIIT offers unmatched scale and flexibility in content development, with capabilities that include complex gaming and simulation, 2D and 3D animation, and high-end video. Our award-winning teams across Evanston, Dublin, Mississauga, Gurgaon and Sheffield develop over 18000 hours of custom content annually. Our flexible engagement models are designed to ensure that we work with our proven tools and infrastructure, or adapt to our customer’s preferred development environment. Our team of triple-A gaming professionals develop state-of-the-art gamification and AR/VR based solutions at our NIIT GameWorks studio in Sheffield, England.


High-End User Interfaces

2D and 3D Animation

App-Based Delivery

Complex Simulations

Game Based Learning

High-End Video

Interactive 3D Models

HTML5 Animation

HTML5 Delivery

Mobile Delivery

Motion Graphics

Real Time 3D Environments

The NIIT Advantage

How we create effective learning experiences

Determining what to teach can be a challenge for even the most qualified learning experts. Often, curriculum designers struggle to make a choice between what learners ought to know versus what they really struggle with.

Dr. Gregg Collins, Chief Learning Scientist at NIIT talks about our content development process.

Critical Mistake Analysis – our award winning and proprietary methodology

We employ our proprietary Critical Mistake Analysis (CMA) methodology to ensure business alignment and measurable results. CMA provides a practical framework to identify the mistakes that have maximum business impact and design learning challenges around them to create effective learning experiences.

A Platform-Agnostic Level Playing Field

We have implemented courses on multiple platforms and ensure that interoperability standards are met in all the content we produce. As a purveyor of LMS-ready content, our learning products are developed to “play” within the widest possible range of Learning Management Systems.

NIIT content is compliant with SCORM 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 2004. NIIT is AICC Certified. During the delivery and implementation phase of a project, NIIT conducts a complete Quality Assurance to ensure course operability and eliminate unforeseen technical or functional issues. To ensure complete interoperability, we consult with our customers to fully understand requirements and develop a custom Quality Control Plan and testing procedure.

NIIT provides ongoing support to customers and their end users through a helpdesk for technical support questions and to address any functional issues.



✓ Improved impact, often with less training

✓ Proven value creating instructional design model & processes

✓ Increased business alignment

✓ Access to broad skills and expertise

✓ Scalable capacity

✓ Increased use of blended learning


✓ Reduce direct costs (20% to 40%)

✓ Reduce total costs (including delivery costs, SME time)

✓ Shift costs from fixed to variable

Business Impact

Shell: Facilitating Technology Adoption for Improved Business Performance

Shell wanted to streamline the planning process across its Projects and Technology division to enable the worldwide adoption of standardized workflows and technology in a customized application. NIIT’s award-winning learning program helped thousands of users in 22 locations worldwide adopt the workflows and improve time to proficiency.

Leading Insurance Company: Award-Winning Global Curriculum

NIIT’s award-winning curriculum for a leading insurance company’s worldwide Partner Learning program has been implemented in over 30 countries worldwide with consistent and sustained business impact globally including a 20% increase in productivity.

You can’t spell TRAINING without NIIT.

NIIT is a market-leading, pure-play Managed Training Services company with over 41 years of experience in learning outsourcing. With a global footprint that spans over 40 countries, we help the world’s leading companies dramatically improve L&D effectiveness and efficiency.