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Professional Certificates and Diplomas

Active Travel – Planning & Design

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


Code Dates Location Type Cost (ex VAT)
AT2001 Part one: 13-14 Oct 20
Part two: 10-11 Nov 20
B1 2JB

IHE members £1,750
Non members £1995

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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:

Training Facilities

Most of our training is delivered throughout the year in the clean, contemporary setting of our Birmingham office space and meeting rooms. This centrally located venue in Birmingham Brindleyplace give excellent connectivity across the UK.

Training is also run at:

Please check the location under your specific course to find out where your course is run.

Health and Safety Procedures for Brindleyplace, Birmingham following Covid-19

We are recommencing our training courses at Brindleyplace, Birmingham from October 2020 and have put the following procedures in place for your health and safety:

  • The capacity of the training room has been reduced by 50% so there will be a maximum of 10/11 delegates on the courses.
  • 2m social distancing and one way systems will be in force.
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers and wipes will be in place throughout the building and in the training rooms and foot operated sanitiser stations will also be available.
  • We will be required to book visitors attending courses prior to the training, providing your name, surname and email address.
  • Meeting rooms will be fully cleaned and disinfected daily after each event.
  • Operatives will be working in the centre throughout the day and will continuously clean all touch points.

The IHE is committed to the safety and well being of our delegates and will make every effort to offer any additional support as required.

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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