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Leading the way in instructional design

At Digital Learning Institute, we shape and support the careers of ambitious digital learning professionals. Because we believe that learning is life-changing, and the very best learning experiences should be made easily accessible ​to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Career Defining

DLI has helped thousands of students transition into digital learning careers.

Globally Recognised

Universally acclaimed, industry-endorsed, and university-credit rated

Industry Preferred

DLI is trusted by 800+ leading companies and leaders

Trusted by the world's leading universities and organisations:

We build and maintain your skills

Digital Learning Institute supports career-long progression. Whether you are completely new to this area or already have a track record in education and learning, we help you achieve your professional goals. Our university credit-rated courses and CPD platform enable you to learn core practical skills, then specialise and maintain your knowledge as you develop your career.

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Learn the skills to become a Certified Digital Learning Professional

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Specialise and enhance your certification with stackable credentials

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Maintain your certification with a CPD Subscription

1. Learn

Become a Certified Digital Learning Professional

The end-to-end skills and confidence to create and deploy groundbreaking digital learning experiences in any context.

Industry approved COURSE

Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design

Certified Digital Learning Professional (CDLP)

Cohort Based or On Demand

Gain career-defining digital learning design skills that will help you plan, build, and deliver engaging and impactful learning experiences online.

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2. Specialise

Enhance your certification with stackable credentials

After your Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design, round out your expertise and enhance your certification by specialising.

3. Maintain

Maintain your certification with a CPD Subscription

Boost your skills

Stay relevant with self-paced micro-credentials to bolster your learning and your professional profile.

High-quality resources

Access comprehensive toolkits, practical guides, and best-practice blueprints whenever you need them.

Live learning events

Attend specialist webinars, masterclasses, and workshops every month to keep your finger on the pulse.

A thriving peer community

Collaborate on projects with your peers in our immersive learning lab. Connect through live online meetups and a specialist careers forum.

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Still to this day after graduating 10 months ago I am constantly using the toolkits from the Digital Learning Institute to make sure I am making the best design process

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Foundation programme

Associate Certificate in Instructional Design

Explore the fundamentals of digital learning design. Gain an understanding of the principles and concepts used in instructional design. Discover the main tools and blueprints used to design, build, and roll out high-quality online learning experiences.

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Certificate or Diploma – which is right for me?

The Associate Certificate course is for people who need to understand the fundamentals of digital learning design. It addresses the core process, principles, and practices of instructional design by focusing on the design of multimedia digital learning.

The Diploma course is for those looking to advance their careers as digital learning professionals. This is an end-to-end course that builds the knowledge and practical skills you need to design all forms of digital learning and implement digital learning strategies.

Course Accreditation

Our courses are university credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This means you will benefit from our courses being on the UK and European qualification frameworks, with global framework equivalence.

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Why choose Digital Learning Institute?

As the leaders in our field, we upskill you to meet the very latest market-defined standards in digital learning and equip you with the practical tools and confidence you need to revolutionise the next chapter in digital learning.

Our hands-on approach blends academic rigour and industry expertise so that you gain cutting edge, applicable skills that are highly sought-after by employers.

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Igniting your learning career

We help learning professionals accelerate rewarding careers in digital learning design. Working closely with industry and educators, we deliver the transformative, hands-on skills that employers are looking for and boost your CV with recognised credentials.


As part of your course, you will also design and create a real-world digital learning project. This allows you to apply the theories and principles you've learned in a practical setting - simulating the challenges and rewards of a real digital learning initiative.

Leading industry standards

We give you the confidence and capabilities to innovate, design, and lead in your professional field. Then we help you stay ahead of the curve and set you up for a career marked by progress, influence, and the ability to shape the future of digital learning.


Because we’re at the forefront of the latest trends, technologies, and best practice, you can rely on us to support your career-long professional development, signposting the latest thinking, adding to your skillset, and keeping you in contact with your peers.

Your fellow students deliver best-in-class digital learning at the world’s leading organisations

We’ve helped thousands of students to accelerate rewarding careers in digital learning. See how DLI certification has impacted their careers

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Fiona O'Brien

Superb course content, great style of presentation both online and in person. John in particular is an excellent facilitator who can break things down into simpler form. All the staff were supportive, organised and kept us informed. I would highly rate this company.

Ivona Funaru

Ivona Funaru

On a scale from 0 – 10, it’s a 10! The Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design is an excellent fit for individuals just starting their careers as it delves deeply into theoretical foundations and fundamental concepts every L&D professional should know. You will undoubtedly find elements within the course that can elevate your career, enrich your experiences, and amplify your offering However, it's also perfect for those with experience, as it refines and fine-tunes existing skills.

Catherine White

Catherine White

From completing the Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design it has given me more confidence and now I feel more credible in what I have to say about Digital Learning Design. I am no longer afraid to speak up with my opinion on something because I feel like I have factual evidence behind me now.

Deirdre Keary

Deirdre Keary

Before completing the Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design I wasn’t tech savy and wouldn’t see it as my strength but now I definitely have more confidence now that I have done the course! It was very comprehensible.

Alan O' Flaherty

Alan O' Flaherty

Even though I had that knowledge, I didn’t have a qualification to back it up so I was feeling imposter syndrome in my job. Digital Learning Institute definitely helped me progress in my journey within digital learning.

Karl Kearns

Karl Kearns

Moving from face-to-face instruction to digital content creation was challenging, but the Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design at Digital Learning Institute transformed my approach. This course not only helped me bridge my skills gap but also introduced me to effective digital learning methods. The course's structure, combined with unwavering support from Digital Learning Institute's team, made my experience unparalleled. My advice? Investing in yourself is crucial. Digital Learning Institute courses have supercharged my career more in a short span than years prior. If you're considering advancing your skills in this domain, Digital Learning Institute is the place to start.

Lucas Ginani

Lucas Ginani

This course not only closed the knowledge gaps I had but also honed my expertise in digital learning design. Now, I approach my work with greater confidence and precision, and my content quality has vastly improved. This program is the perfect guide for anyone aiming to excel in the Learning and Development or Instructional Design realm. If you want clarity, efficiency, and precision in your career, I wholeheartedly recommend the Digital Learning Institute.

David McKay

David McKay

With the Digital Learning Institute's Professional Diploma, I gained an invaluable understanding of the eLearning process, right from conceptualization to a finished product. The structured approach, particularly lessons on wireframing, was pivotal in simplifying and enhancing content creation for me. The confidence and clarity I've achieved through this course are unmatched, and I wholeheartedly recommend the Digital Learning Institute to anyone looking to amplify their digital learning prowess.

Pamela Atzori

Pamela Atzori

I would definitely recommend the Digital Learning Institute, because for me I could see it as a group of people who are very passionate about education and have created a course that’s tailored around training and people who want to improve their careers.

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