About Day One Technologies

Forget tick-box training - we create engaging, interactive elearning to transform business results

Welcome to Day One.

The sweet spot eLearning provider; the perfect trainer partner who ticks all the right boxes.

We’re the Can Do elearning company

Learning psychology, the latest technology and a dose of elbow grease – that’s our formula for tailor-made elearning that meets even the toughest business and training challenges.

We build bespoke learning scenarios and simulation-based training that deliver learning by doing, not by rote. This is the key to faster skills development and long-term knowledge retention.

Whether you’re an L&D team or a specialist training company, we’re the perfect silent elearning partner that will make sure you reach your goals.

The approach

Helping you keep your promises

We’ve been creating bespoke elearning solutions for over 25 years, supporting businesses, government and third sector organisations with their training. 

This longevity is down to working closely with our clients to understand their challenges, and collaborate with them on creative solutions. 

ELEARNING THAT'S JUUUST RIGHT

When there’s so many suppliers shouting for attention, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. 

We believe that most elearning is too static or too gimmicky, so we concentrate resources on providing rich but highly practical content that yields measurable results.

Learning By Doing

There’s learning by rote or there’s learning by doing. Ticking boxes and multiple choice just aren’t effective for long-term knowledge and skills development.

That’s why our scenario and simulation-based training pushes the boundaries of elearning, making learning immersive and true to life.

Meet the leadership team

Day One Technologies was founded in 1997, and we’re still here because we’ve built long-term client relationships based on their success.

Here are some of our core team:

Elaine Teal

eLearning Specialist & Director

Elaine has had many years’ experience in the digital training world. Her background in Educational Psychology combined with a career designing and developing online learning puts her an unrivalled position to understand what really works for adult learners, and how to achieve it given the constraints of technology, budget and culture.

Andy Cottier

Technology Lead & Director

Andy worked in Finance before crossing over into full blown Software Development in 2000. He has 15 years experience working on ground-breaking projects, mainly focused around the easy building of system simulation and scenario-based eLearning. He became Director in 2007.

David Price

Head of Design

David has over 20 years experience working in a range of roles focused on the digital world. He has a long background in both face-to-face and digital training, and has a passion for developing world-class user experiences in learning.

Gemma Wells

eLearning Solutions Manager

Gemma’s 15 years experience in digital design has given her the ability to identify the most appropriate medium for training through robust analysis of business and learner requirements, being able to translate these into creative and effective training modules.

Ioan-Cosmin Floroiu

Senior eLearning Developer & Development Lead

Ioan has been a valued member of the Day One team since September 2018, where he initially helped develop courses, upholding the company’s high standards and bringing a game-centric approach to user interaction and design. Over time, Ioan expanded his role to include troubleshooting admin & support issues as well as training and managing the main development team, nurturing their skills and empowering them by recognising their unique strengths and fostering an environment where everyone can excel and produce their best work.

Our clients

Supporting leaders in every sector

We provide elearning content, LMS and system simulations to some of the world’s biggest brands. 

We also partner with training and technology companies to help them deliver on their client promises.

Working with us- careers at Day One

We work on diverse and often high-profile projects, creating scenario-based training and system simulations that have a real impact.

This is a great time to gain experience working with some interesting new and existing clients, and to develop your career in the high-growth elearning sector.

Day One team

Make Learning by Doing part of your L&D toolkit!

Whatever your elearning content or learning platform needs, the Day One team can deliver on them with a bespoke solution.

Want to learn more? Contact us for an informal discussion about your needs.

Experience

She began her career as a computer-based training designer/developer; progressing to Project Manager (Mentor Interactive Training), Operations Manager (GKN Westland), and since 2007 has been Director and eLearning Specialist (Day One).

Elaine has played a key hands-on role in scores of eLearning projects across many sectors including Finance, Government, NHS, Defence and Technical.

She is particularly strong at considering the user experience and in mentoring professionals both in-house and client-side in order to achieve the best outcomes in terms of project aims, budgets and timeframes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Educational Psychology
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education
  • BA Hons Psychology

Skills

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Instructional Design
  • eLearning Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Account Management
  • Learning Psychology.

Experience

Andy joined Day One in 2002 as part of their software development team. He worked on the Genesys project – an authoring tool for system and scenario based elearning. He also dealt with the more technical aspects of the content for Lloyds TSB (Now LBG).

In 2009 Andy designed a web-based LMS to help with Lloyds-HBOS integration and a large project to help train 10,000 staff in new computer systems.

Since then, as well as supporting technical and project aspects of content development, he has worked on various projects to extend the LMS platform to support new types of content development and management, as well as the evolution of the Genesys IDE.

Qualifications

  • MSC in Computing
  • BSc in Pure Mathematics

Skills

  • Full Stack Web Development
  • .net,
  • Java,
  • XML Stack
  • PHP, HTML, CSS
  • JavaScript, JQuery
  • C#, C++, C
  • VB and VBA
  • SQL
  • AGILE Project Development

Experience

David has worked in a number of different industries over the years for small enterprises right through to global consumer goods companies. His core background for the past 10 years has been working in call centres, where he has developed global, award-winning training programmes.

Since joining Day One in 2018, he has worked on a wide range of projects to develop innovative and engaging eLearning content, while making it flexible enough for future updates.

At the end of 2019, David was elected to the board of directors at the Learning Network – a not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals develop their skills in the digital learning space – where he is also a Learning Mentor for members.

Skills

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (incl. Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, After Effects)
  • Camtasia
  • HTML, CSS
  • UX Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Project Management
  • Team Management

Experience

Gemma’s main focus is always making sure the experience for the learners is the best it can be using her autonomy to determine the best use of digital software to support learners and the content being developed.

She has also been part of the Learning Technologies judging team since 2018. The purpose of the Learning Technologies Awards is to recognise excellence in the sector. Her role as a judge is knowing that it is not just about how aesthetically pleasing the piece is, but also how effectively does it deliver its message to the learners, how clever it is as a piece of work to use/deliver and what techniques have been used by the creator to really bring out its best.

Gemma also has a love for all things social media, building an online presence for the company, creating content that is engaging, thought provoking, and aligned with Day One’s mission.

Skills

  • Coaching and developing a team
  • Consulting and relationship management
  • Data Acumen
  • Human Centric design
  • Award Winning design and development of high-quality learning experiences
  • Strong copywriting and attention to detail
  • Project management and organisation skills
  • Skilled in Articulate 360, Vyond, Canva, and Issuu

Experience

Ioan has always been very passionate about technology, with an emphasis on games and game-development. He always took the act of “play” a step further and tried to fully understand the intricacies that make a game into a successful art-form, the sublteties for which players keep coming back to and the driving factor which made them fall in love with the game in the first place.

He graduated LLB(Hons) in Law in 2013, and worked as an Assistant Legal Expert for a short while, back in his home country. After moving to the UK, he got his BSc(Hons) Computer Science for Games degree. His aim was to combine the soft & transferable skills gathered in Law school, with the technology, design and approach of games-development in order to create interactive applications meant for teaching different subject (closely related to Game design). During his final year he developed a testing & learning environment software, meant to deliver a “fun” learning experience, demonstrating and presenting comlpicated algorithms that create Artificial Intelligence & Emergent Behaviour in an easy-to-understand manner. This approach proved very useful during his time as a Student Ambassador where he showcased the project to young school students, blending his technical expertise with teaching and “fun” learning.

Qualifications

  • BSc Computer Science for Games, 1st
  • LLB in Law (First Class), 1st

Skills

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Storyboarding
  • Game Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe XD
  • Autodesk Maya
  • 3D Studio Max
  • C#, JavaScript
  • CSS, HTML
  • SQL
  • Git