What is scenario-based learning?

Scenario-based learning (SBL) is based on the principle that knowledge is best retained when it’s used in context. By working through scenarios, learners can apply critical thinking to decision making in complex situations – improving understanding, retention and recall.

For years, Learning and Development (L&D) teams have focused on the importance of subject-based learning. But it’s the wrong approach. Knowing the facts isn’t what’s important; it’s how you apply them that matters.  

Scenario-based learning changes everything. It’s a way for learners to develop knowledge and test it in real-world situations they may experience. Every choice your learner makes has an impact, with scenario-based learning demonstrating the cause-effect relationship and its effect on outcomes. 

Scenario-based learning is an immersive environment where theory meets reality. It’s risk-free, cost-effective and proven to improve the learning experience.

What is Resimion?

Resimion is an action-based learning platform that enables you to create your own specific scenarios for learners. The simple-to-use app works online and offline and provides an engaging opportunity for learners to work individually or as a group to tackle challenges.

It’s ideal for complex and multifaceted problems those who work in healthcare, forensic science and policing face every day. But the fundamental principles of scenario-based learning can be applied to all industries, sectors and specialities. 

Using a scenario-based learning approach, you’ll gain an insight into the learner as you watch them run through assessments in real-time. It allows you to see what your learners know – and crucially what they don’t, so you can fill any gaps in their knowledge. Real-time feedback enables you to optimise the scenario, continually improving the learner experience. 

Your learners need no costly equipment or special software, just a suitable device and the time to learn. 

Is scenario-based learning right for you?

In the real-world, every decision has a consequence, so why should learning be any different?

Scenario-based learning could work for you if:

  • The learning outcomes are based on problem-solving.
  • It’s difficult, costly or impractical to safely provide real-world experience
  • The outcomes are affected by the decisions taken during the process

If you’ve answered yes to any of these, a scenario-based learning approach could transform your approach to training.

What are the benefits of scenario-based learning?

Scenario-based learning is better for learners, trainers and providers. Here’s why…


  • solve real-life problems, improving confidence
  • can experience scenarios multiple times
  • feedback is tailored and targeted
  • training environment is risk-freel
  • earning can happen at any time and anywhere


  • validate the learning process effectively
  • offer support and guidance to learners as they progress
  • continually refine and improve the learning environment
  • use real-time feedback to gain an insight into learner behaviour and decision-making
  • receive instant, detailed and accurate results

Training providers

  • scenario-based learning is cost-effective, efficient and proven to work
  • scenarios can be used multiple times and adapted and refined
  • learners don’t require any special equipment or costly software, just a suitable device
  • training results and learner outcomes are improved

Do you want to know more about scenario-based learning?

If you’re interested in the potential and power of scenario-based learning for your organisation or institution, then  contact us today.

We’re already working with leading organisations to help them transform their approach to training and development and we can help you too.