Part-Time Design Leadership Online Course - Progress Your Career

Design Leadership

  • A 6 week, part-time design leadership courses based in our design studio in Shoreditch, London.
  • Ideal for creatives and designers looking to push their design career forward into leadership roles.
  • Covers business strategy, work culture, team building, delivering feedback, setting goals and more.
  • Learn through a series of reflective workshops and individual exercises throughout the course.
  • Understand how to position yourself as a better manager and leader within your organisation.

  • 6 Weeks
  • Part-time
  • In-Person

Design Leadership

Course Type: In-Person, Part-Time

Next Start Date: March 11th, 2024

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Course Fee: From £995

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Course Highlights

Based in a design agency, not a school.

Our studio is shared with one of London’s leading design and branding agencies. Students come into class inspired by the highly dynamic creative environment, and are encouraged to network to agency staff to help with their own professional development.

Relevant homework and activities

Students will work independently on a series of reflective exercises throughout the design leadership training Course. These activities will form a basis to create the necessary thinking, reflection and action points needed to move further in a design career.

Classes capped at 8 students.

Our small class sizes allows the instructor to spend more time with each student discussing key concepts, providing feedback on workshop and homework exercises, answering specific questions, and sharing the wealth of experience they have to offer.

You will be learning from the best in the field. Our talented and experienced design instructors have worked with various sized teams, from early-stage startups to award winning agencies, and industry leading organisations such as Amazon, PwC, and more.

  • BBC
  • IBM
  • Post Office
  • Samsung
  • HP
  • Facebook
  • BT
  • Vodafone
Huw Sambrook, Junior UX Designer, Deloitte

Product Design 020 Grad

Yulee Foster, Product Designer, accuRx

Product Design 0010 Grad

Oliver Jones, Product Designer,

UX & UI Career Development Programme 001 Grad

Learn by Doing.

Navigating your design career into a more senior role can be daunting. This 6 week, part-time, practical design leadership certificate course will equip you with everything you need to know about building and managing product and design teams, how to deliver and perform design critiques, the art of communication and effective delegation, battling imposter syndrome, and how to best represent design in the boardroom.

Classes are held twice a week in our Shoreditch studio (from 6:30pm-8:30pm London time) either on Monday and Wednesday evenings, or Tuesday and Thursday evenings, depending on your chosen start date.

Signup and Pre-Course Work

  • Complete Student Profile
  • Sign up to community platform
  • Pre-course reading

Week 1 - Introduction & Overview

  • Course Orientation
  • What leadership means, to you and others
  • Storytelling, articulating the value of design)
  • Introduction to Workbook activities
  • Reflect on your leadership journey
  • What is your leadership brand?

Week 2 - Business Strategy

  • What does it mean to be a strategic leader?
  • Understand competitive arenas in which you operate
  • Understand how competitors create value
  • Shaping business insights.
  • Build a broader strategic mindset

Week 3 - Work Culture

  • How to define culture in your workplace
  • Fuel your people's performance
  • Navigating change and disruption
  • Empowering employees
  • How to take and give criticism

Week 4 - Team Building

  • Bringing together people with diverse skills and experiences
  • How to build a successful team to achieve organisational goals
  • Writing job specifications
  • Interview preparation and techniques

Week 5 - Goal Setting & Appraisals

  • The importance of goal setting & appraisals
  • Introduction to OKRs
  • Identify/Define your organisation's OKRs
  • How to appraise your own performance
  • Appraising your team

Week 6 - Making an Impact

  • Leveraging the insights and experiences to inform vision and future journeys
  • How to share the knowledge with your wider team
  • Know how to network and influence those around you to achieve your vision

Post-Course Support

  • Portfolio Clinics
  • Q&A Sessions with Recruiters
  • Workshops with Industry Experts
  • Career Advice and Support

Hands-on workshops and activities.

Preparing you for a leadership role.

Over the duration of the course you will work on a set of practical and hands-on exercises (all set in a specially designed Experience Haus workbook) and use these tasks to reflect, think and prepare on life as a design leader in you organisation.

Product Management Workshop

Team discussion and collaboration.

Presentation Hackathon

Present your ideas and thoughts.

UI Training

Learn alongside like-minded individuals.

The Experience Haus Approach

We provide applied learning and hands-on courses for organisations and individuals covering an abundance of high-demand design disciplines.

Based in a global design agency.

Our studio is shared with one of London’s leading design and branding agencies, Matter of Form. We have created an unique learning ecosystem.

Students come into class inspired by the highly dynamic creative environment, and are able to talk to agency staff as they come and go.

Hands-on & working with real clients.

Our ‘learn by doing’ practical approach gives our students the perfect opportunity to apply what they have learnt straight away in the real world.

Our professional instructors.

Our quality course design and content is led by experienced design professionals.

They are all equipped with industry experience of helping students to develop their knowledge, improve and prepare them for new opportunities.

Hear from our recent alumni.

Real People. Real Companies. Real Careers.
Brendan Murray

"It really feels like EH is building a community rather than just churning through students. In-house team and instructors are genuinely interested in your success."

Brendan Murray | UX Designer, British Red Cross


"There were a few things that attracted me to it like the small classes, the constant support and contact with your tutors and different teachers throughout the course, and also the fact that it was a live start up, now just a concept start up"

Sam Dodd-Noble | Product Designer, Freelance

Led by Industry Experts.

Our experience design instructors have all worked with various sized teams, from small startups to leading agencies and organisations such as Amazon, John Lewis, Deliveroo, Meta, Huge, ustwo and more. You will be learning from the very best in the design field. Check out the About Us page for our full list of instructors you could be learning from.

Alessandro Iannuzzi

Alessandro is an experienced UX/Product Design professional, specilising in the end-to-end development of complex and innovative products. He has worked and managed teams at Deloitte, GfK and Pinnacle Sports.

Jaye Hackett

Jaye is a consulting designer and civic technologist based in London, who works on tough social and governmental problems.He has worked at Skippet, FutureGov/TPXImpact, the civil service and Samaritans before that.

Admissions Process

Are you eligible? Of course you are.

Our mission is to make our training fully accessible for everyone. So with Haus there is no application process as such, no interview and no waiting to find out if you’ve ‘made the cut’.

There are no pre-requisites to take the course, but having a keen interest in design definitely helps.

The course is perfect for anyone who is looking to add digital product design skills to their existing skillset. Previous students include account managers, front-end developers, graphic designers and brand consultants.

There is no need to have any knowledge of particular software as you will be taught everything along the way.


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Course Dates and Fees.

Design Leadership

  • 6 Weeks
  • Part-time
  • In-Person

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Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (GMT)

£995 (inc. VAT)

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2nd Installment £328.50
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£1,095.00 (inc. VAT)

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You have questions? We have the answers.

A specially designed short course to help anyone in the creative field advance their career into leadership roles. You could be a junior, midweight or senior creative, and as you plan your next career step, gain the relevant skills and ways of working that will help succeed. Learn how to build teams, provide useful feedback, develop a strategic mindset and more.

No, this course will touch upon building teams including User Experience and User Interface designers, but we do not go into UX and UI principles and methods on this course.

This will change depending on the stage of the course but we say on average there will be 4 hours of individual homework each week.

We offer two payment options for all of our courses. You can pay in full and save 10% off the regular price; or you can spread the cost by paying 3 instalments taken during the course, via direct debit.

If you have taken any courses with us before, you will save 20% off the regular price.

Ideally, yes. You should be in a junior, midweight or senior role, and looking to prepare to lead teams, build teams and generally advance your career.

There isn’t one! To secure your space in online design leadership courses all you have to do is book via our website or by contacting and telling us which programme you’d like to do. For those doing our larger courses, you’ll then get the chance to speak with one of our instructors and talk through your objectives, previous experience and how we might best support you during your time with us.

This course will definitely prepare you well for your job search and give you the confidence to move forward in your career. A course is only half of the work, the other half will come from your own determination, hard work, networking and desire to succeed.

Courses can be taken with standard Windows PC or Apple hardware. The only programs that you will almost definitely need to use at some stage are Mural and/or Miro (for capturing ideas, thoughts, and notes. these can be run through your internet browser with no need to download their desktop applications unless you want to work offline. Many other programs may be discussed throughout our courses, but none are essential.

Yes, most definitely. This course will only benefit you more if you attend with a colleague or your wider team. If you are looking to run a design leadership courses online just for your time, we can help with that too – just email and put in your request.

Purchases are non-refundable, except at the discretion of Experience Haus Ltd. Typically, cancellations or refund requests received 14 days prior to the start of a course or workshop will be honoured. However, due to the complex nature of the service being provided this cannot be guaranteed, and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This policy does not include deposits, all of which are non-refundable.

Provided you give us enough notice, we are happy for you to change courses once you’ve booked.

All students receive an Experience Haus design leadership certificate at the end of your design leadership training. The course is recognised in regards to Experience Haus being an industry recognised brand.

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