Digital Learning Design Programme

Development Programme
Duration: 5 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the creation of digital learning content, including how to effectively analyse, design and develop digital learning initiatives.

We caught up with Clive Shepherd at ACE to talk all things digital learning. Watch our short video.



Dates and Availability

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Start Date Location Availability Non-members Members Delegates  
15 October 2018
Duration: 5 days
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£2,070.00 + VAT Book places now

Booking information and ways to pay

  1. At checkout you can either pay online using a credit/debit card, cheque or BACS transfer, or you can request to pay by invoice. The invoice option is only available for bookings where a UK company name and address has been provided at checkout.
  2. If you need to book more than four places on one date, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6202 or email us
  3. If you prefer to complete a paper booking form, you can download and print it here (PDF 128KB)
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We're experiencing rapid change in the way we learn and consume information, with traditional media becoming fast outdated...

...ensure you’re prepared with CIPD learning arm’s new five-day Digital Learning Design development programme. Aimed at a wide-ranging audience, you’ll be provided with both the competence and the confidence you need to create engaging digital learning content.

Regardless of your organisation’s chosen learning strategy, digital learning content, in all it’s forms – from web pages to videos, PDFs to quizzes, slides to interactive scenarios, will play an ever increasing role, whether that’s in the classroom, on the job, on the move or at home.



Designed for learning professionals and subject specialists, the Digital Learning Design programme provides you with both the competence and the confidence to create engaging digital learning content. You’ll develop the skills you need to analyse learning requirements and audience characteristics, select the most appropriate forms of content, and then work individually or with a specialist.



Special Features

First-class tutors

The Digital Learning Design programme was written, developed and is delivered by one of the UK’s leading learning and development specialists, Clive Shepherd.

A real workshop

You will not be spend all your time exploring theory. This programme is highly practical to ensure you gain the confidence you need to further your learning independently.

Network with like-minded professionals from diverse backgrounds

This programme provides you with a unique opportunity to meet and share your experiences with like-minded professionals from a variety of organisations, helping you to develop ideas and solutions that you can use back at work.

Be inspired and enhance learning

Your learning will be enhanced through presentations and in-depth discussions, along with demonstrations of the skills and tools you’ll need. 

Practical and applicable

For your learning to work, it has to be relevant to your workplace. That’s why our programmes focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You’ll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your specialist tutor.


Please note: learners will need to bring their own laptops, and will need access to basic tools, i.e. a recent version of Microsoft Office, free or open source audio, video and picture editors (unless, of course, they own professional tools), plus an e-learning authoring tool – either one that their company uses or a recommended tool downloaded on a free, 30-day trial. For detailed information, please see 'Programme' section below or alternatively call our customer services team on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training. Call our in-house training team to discuss your particular requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

To successfully complete the programme, you must attend the five day, face to face workshop. You then have 8 weeks to submit an assessment which includes designing and developing digital content.

The duration of the programme is 9 weeks.

Please note this is a development programme and is not accredited.

Course Tutors

Mr Barry Sampson

Barry is a consultant, trainer and facilitator, helping organisations to make better choices about how they design and deliver learning - particularly if it involves technology. His work focuses on how to make the best use of technology to support learning, communication and performance in the workplace. Although he's always on the look out for new developments in technology and how it might be used, it’s always with a focus on how it can enable or enhance learning and how that in turn can improve performance.

Key skills and experience

• Designs and delivers skills training for those wishing to use technology based learning tools of all kinds.
• Designs and develops online learning content for organisations in the commercial, public and charity sector.
• Facilitates online learning programmes for a range of organisations.

Recent projects and achievements

• Designed and developed a suite of induction learning content for all front line staff in a national restaurant chain.
• Assisted an NHS trust in the selection and implementation of an e-portfolio system.
• Facilitated an online global leadership programme for an international children’s charity.
• Designed and facilitated a series of workshops to introduce social media and smart devices to library staff in Hertfordshire.

People who have been on this course say

Well-structured programme with support provided throughout. Katy