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Digital Learning Design

Course title: Digital Learning Design Course level: Level 3
Qualification: Advanced Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Not available
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2017 - 2018
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 1 year
Venue: Employer Premises


The purpose of this apprenticeship is to train a new workforce of technical staff across the FE, private and public sectors.

This will create the first dedicated training and development route for digital learning designers employed across the FE sector, dedicated digital learning companies and in-house digital learning development staff within large organisations.

The skills required to be a ‘digital learning designer’ cut across a number of subject specialisms and sector skills areas.

This unique apprenticeship framework will deliver the blend of skills and knowledge required by employers and allow businesses to increase UK’s global advantage in this growth area.

Apprentices will be designing, developing and testing new digital teaching, learning and assessment materials to make learning accessible for all.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Introduction to the Digital Learning Environment
  • Professional and Personal Development
  • Working in a Digital Learning Life cycle
  • Effective Communication for Digital Learning Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Quality and Standards
  • Investigating and Analysing Requirements for Digital Learning Designs

Entry requirements

  • English grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be assessed via the combined diploma.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification.  They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • Digital Learning Design Level 3 Diploma
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2
  • English Functional Skills Level 2
  • ICT Functional Skills Level 2
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Progression from this Advanced Apprenticeship could be job roles such as:

  • Instructional Designer
  • E-learning Designer
  • Digital Learning Designer
  • Educational or Learning Technologist

Opportunities exist to achieve the following higher level qualifications, such as, Higher Level Apprenticeship in Digital Learning Design at Level 4 BA Honours Degrees in Design or other relevant subjects other vocational qualifications related to the digital or creative industries.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • E-learning Designers
  • Multimedia Developers
  • VLE Administrators
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Coordinators
  • Advanced Digital Learning Assistants

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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