The CertHE Digital Learning Design programme offers students the opportunity to learn and create engaging and effective online and blended delivery courses for use in schools, further and higher education sectors, within businesses, training organisations and by individual content authors. The programme contains modules of study providing discrete digital and planning skills that, when combined with the course project, allow the creation of a fully formed digital course. Assessment activities focus on producing tangible outputs that can be of significant practical value in real world education and training situations. This course is suitable for any practitioner/trainer wishing to create digital learning materials for learners from Further Education level and onwards.
Typical Course Structure; Digital Authoring, 21st Century learning design principals, Principals of online pedagogy, Project.
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include: Reports, Essays, Coursework, Project-style tasks, Individual and group presentations, Case studies, Websites. This programme has a strong emphasis on practicality and applicability. Students are not merely assessed on their understanding of the key pedagogical and technical principles of digital learning design, but their ability to apply them within their own professional environment. A number of modules will be assessed using portfolios which require the completion of a number of smaller tasks that are spread across the academic semester. This ensures that assessment deadlines are not bunched at the end of a semester and that students receive feedback on a regular basis that contributes to their development and improvement.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry Requirements Currently in a teaching, assessing, or teaching-adjacent support role Level 2 qualification in English and mathematics.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.