Our Team

With a growing team of e-learning consultants covering specific industries and specialist areas of online training, Learning Light is led by industry expert, David Patterson.

eLearning Expert David Patterson

David Patterson has worked for Learning Light for over 10 years, and in that time has become an influential commentator and valued consultant in the world of e-learning and learning technologies.

David is joint author of several research papers including the highly acclaimed 2009 and 2010 Learning Light reports on the UK e-learning market. He has recently worked closely with IBIS Capital on producing a comprehensive view of the e-learning market for investors.  His in depth experience has contributed to Learning Light being regarded as one of the UK’s leading research and consultancy organisations in the field of e-learning.

David was lead author of Learning Lights 2014 Review of the e-learning markets of the UK, EU and China which is available for purchase.

His strong business background both in the public and private sector gives him a leading edge when working with a wide range of clients to provide independent and impartial advice on the use of e-learning and learning technologies to improve business performance. David has advised many leading companies in the UK and internationally on e-learning strategies, procuring e-learning content and Learning Management systems.

David is a highly experienced manager with a strong background in ICT as well as e-learning and learning technologies. David has many years of experience in organisational change using well developed negotiation and influencing skills, along with project management skills and financial management skills.

David successfully studied for a MSc in Information Systems at the University of Sheffield in 1999-2000, and achieved a distinction. Here David developed his interest in e-learning, and indeed became a part-time distance learning tutor using e-learning and learning technologies for the University of Sheffield.


Our team also consists of experts in:

  • Delivery of WAMITAB training and assessments
  • Offender learning
  • Marketing and PR for e-learning companies


For further details of our consultancy offer, please contact us on
+44 (0)114 307 2357
or email: info@learninglight.com