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Professional Certificates and Diplomas

Online: Active Travel – Planning & Design

  • CPD Value: This course is awarded 24 CPD hours.


Code Dates Location Type Cost (ex VAT)
AT2201 Part one: 15-16 Feb 22
Part two: 15-16 Mar 22
Online via Teams Online

IHE members £1,750
Non members £1995


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Full Details

This course provides delegates with the information and skills to develop designs for walking and cycling infrastructure within the UK regulatory framework. It also leads to the Professional Certificate or Diploma in Active Travel. The Department for Transport Cycle Proofing Working Group has listed the IHE Professional Certificate & Diploma in Active Travel as an acknowledged product for engineers planning and designing active travel infrastructure.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be able to understand the role of walking and cycling as modes of transport; plan spatial route networks; and, design appropriate links, crossings, junctions and other infrastructure to accommodate these modes.

Aims and Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the role of walking and cycling within the wider context of transport planning;
  • List the main sources of design guidance for these modes in the UK;
  • Understand how to use an evidence-based approach for planning local route networks;
  • Describe the 5 main design criteria that underpin walking and cycling infrastructure;
  • Apply the design criteria in different types of road environment (links, crossings, junctions);
  • Understand the regulatory signs and markings associated with different types of infrastructure;
  • Plan and design direction signs for walking and cycling;
  • Plan and design cycle parking;
  • Undertake a review of existing or planned infrastructure to identify the design requirements;
  • Develop design solutions in accordance with national design guidance.

Course Outline

The course takes place over four days which are split into two, two-day classroom sessions. Delegates will also be asked to bring their own local case studies for discussion and to undertake a practical design exercise at home.

The course content includes:

  • Active Travel Policies
  • Design requirements for pedestrian and cycle traffic
  • Design Criteria
  • Network Planning and Planning Tools
  • Sources of Design Guidance
  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
  • Bus and Cycle Lanes
  • Priority, signal controlled and grade separated junctions and crossings
  • Cycle Parking
  • Cycle Audit and Review (Level of Service) Tools
  • Wayfinding

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance with CPD just for attending the course.

Intended for

This course is intended for local authority staff, transport planning consultants and contractors working in the design of highway infrastructure.

Achieving the Certificate or Diploma

If you wish to go on to gain the Professional Certificate or Diploma then you will need to submit an Individual Portfolio of Evidence, which documents how you have achieved the competencies required. Click here to view the guidance document and application form. Please note: the fee to submit your application is included in the cost of the course.

Achieving Professional Registration

In addition, courses have an additional day set aside to make an application for EngTech Professional Registration.

If you have any questions regarding the course email us at:

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations made less than 21 days before the meeting will incur a 50% charge. Any cancellations made within 10 days of the event will be charged at the full delegate rate. You can of course send replacement delegates.

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