Instructional Design Training Programmes
Create smarter, more effective learning

Is your existing training not delivering the results you want?   Are changes to the way you deliver training, driving the need for new skills?   Are you new to training design and need some help getting started?



Effective training design - critical to organisational success 

In uncertain economic times, an organisation needs its employees at the top of their game. More than ever, effective quality training is critical to both personal and organisational success.

If you want your courses and learning materials to:

  • really engage your learners
  • quickly introduce new skills, and
  • decisively improve organisational performance

you need reliable instructional design principles and a focused, results-driven approach.

Three types of instructional design programme

Whether you want instructional design training for yourself, a small group or a larger team of people, we have three delivery options to suit your circumstances and budget:

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Use the menu above left or the links at the bottom of this page to find out more about the options most relevant to you.

Why do our programmes and courses stand out from the crowd?

When you take one of our carefully-crafted instructional design programmes or courses, this is exactly what you'll get...

The latest in best practice

Get the most up-to-date thinking and best practices, developed and honed by top instructional design and course development experts from around the world.

The benefit of others' hard work

There are lots of clever people out there continually doing research into how we learn. We think you should benefit from their hard work, so you get the cream of their results and findings in our programme.

Their research doesn't solve every instructional problem you might face, but it does provide you with the basis for practical design principles. Principles you can easily apply to your work.

Help after the course

Because we pay attention to research, we know this for sure: you'll forget about 80% of what you learn after 3-4 weeks of the course finishing - unless there is reinforcement or additional practice.

For this reason, you get a range of follow-up activities to help you implement your learning most effectively. The really good news? Some of these activities are provided for free.

What you want when you want it

With our unique, flexible programmes available in several different delivery formats, (see below) you can get exactly the training you need, when you need it. Whether you are an individual learner, a small group or a larger team - you will find a learning option to suit you.

A great learning experience

We practice what we preach, so you get to experience first-hand the techniques and approaches you'll be learning about.

The results you need

If we do our job well, you succeed. So we love it when you can go off and create great courses. Courses that help embed learning, improve performance and increase results. In fact, nothing makes us happier - apart from a nice glass of wine on a Friday evening, that is!

Still not convinced?

See some of the nice things our customers say about their learning experience with us.


One final point...

We are really fascinated by the learning process and love teaching you about learning and instructional design.

Okay, we admit it, we are just a tiny bit nerdy in that respect.

But you don't have to be nerdy to appreciate the benefits of a really effective learning experience that also makes your learners happy.

Compare programme types

Use this handy comparison table to get a quick overview of the different types of programme on offer. Once open, you can download a copy for easy reference.

Which type of programme or course is right for me?

If you are interested in taking one of programmes or courses, use the simple guide below to help you decide what's best for your specific needs:

Type 1: Customised in-house programmes

Customised in-house programmes are classroom or virtual classroom based and instructor led; classroom-based courses would usually be delivered by us on your premises:

  • Ideal for small groups or larger teams of people all working in the same organisation.

Learn more about having a customised in-house programme...

Type 2: Scheduled public courses

There are two sorts of scheduled public courses. Both are instructor-led. One happens in a physical classroom, in the UK. The other happens live online, in a virtual classroom.

Scheduled public courses that run in a physical classroom are:

  • Perfect for individuals based in the UK.

Scheduled public courses that run in a virtual classroom are:

  • Ideal for individuals in the UK or other parts of the world - time differences permitting, of course.

Learn more about attending a scheduled public course...

Type 3: Self-study, distance learning courses

Self-study distance learning courses allow you study in your own time and at your own pace. Courses come in a basic, premium and deluxe version, to suit a range of budgets:

  • Ideal for individuals anywhere in the world who are looking for training for themselves.

Learn more about taking a self-study distance learning course...

Why do people take our programmes and courses?

There are many reasons people and organisations take our programmes and courses. Do any of these sound familar to you?

  • your organisation's current training courses are not getting good results or are not improving performance as much as you would like.
  • you are changing the way you deliver training and want to design for new mediums such as e-learning, mobile or a blend.
  • you are changing the type of content you design; as an example, you have lots of skills in technical training, but now need to start designing soft skills courses.
  • your organisation is bringing its training design and delivery in-house for the first time and you need to skill your new team.

What kind of people take our programmes and courses?

We have lots of different people taking our instructional design programmes and courses. They are ideal if:

  • you are new to the role of developing training programmes
  • you are a trainer with lots of delivery experience but limited design experience
  • you have design experience limited to one medium (e.g. classroom) and you need to learn about a different medium (e.g. e-learning).
  • you have lots of informal on-the-job design experience, but no formal training
  • you want to extend and update your instructional design skills and knowledge

Got questions? Need help?

If you have any questions, or need some help:

  • use our help form, (top left of the page)
  • call us on 0845 122 7102 or
  • email us at: .