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Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design
Advance your instructional design career in the USA with a certified digital learning design credential. Master planning, creating, and delivering online learning experiences. Explore immersive learning, accessible design and AI under expert guidance. Create a digital learning project to underpin your professional portfolio. This globally recognized, industry-endorsed certification is university credit-rated.Download Brochure
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Study options and your learning experience
Start and finish when it suits you best and work at your own speed. Attend optional live sessions and get support from a learning mentor. Ideal for people who need the flexibility to manage their own time.
Save €250 (11%)
- Create your own flexible timetable
- More time to complete qualification (up to 32 weeks access)
- Start anytime
- Deliver a real-world learning project
A structured, scheduled learning experience where self-paced learning is punctuated by live virtual classrooms. Start and finish with your fellow students. Get certified in a timely manner and experience the course with others.
- Social learning with other students
- Timetabled milestones to achieve (complete in 18 weeks)
- Guided learning experience
- Deliver a real-world learning project
Upcoming start dates:
Cohort Based - February
Starts 01 Mar 24 – Ends 15 Aug 24
Cohort Based - March Morning
Starts 28 Mar 24 – Ends 28 Aug 24
Digital Learning Design certificate content
This university credit-rated Certificate in Digital Learning Design course arms you with the know-how, experience, and insights you need to build and deliver all forms of digital learning in the US and throughout North America.
Bundle CPD and gain access to all electives.
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Training Specialist, Northern Trust.
"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, organized and kept us informed. I would highly rate this company."
Understand the options, roles, and processes of digital learning design.
What you'll learn:
Evaluate digital learning methods
Understand key roles in digital learning design
Apply digital learning design models and tools
Put your new skills into practice with a real-world project of your choosing
Working through a series of assignments and challenges, you will build a real digital learning experience that showcases your digital learning design skills, experience, and value. Browse these portfolio projects created by other students.
Deirdre KearyGlobal People Development Manager Transitions Optical.
“Before completing the Professional Certificate 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.”
Get Certified. Stay Ahead.
Enhance your certification with stackable credentials
When you study with DLI, you can take your career in any direction.
Certified Digital Learning Associate (CDLA)
Associate Certificate in Instructional Design
Gain foundational knowledge in the tools and concepts of instructional design with this entry-level certificate.
Certified Digital Learning Professional (CDLP)
Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design
Empowers you with the end-to-end skills and confidence to create and deploy groundbreaking digital learning experiences in any context. A globally recognized, industry approved, and university credit-rated qualification.
Certified Digital Learning Specialist (CDLS)
CPD Maintain your skills
Maintain your certification with CPD
Access benefits such as live learning events, toolkits, and micro-credentials to keep your skills fresh and relevant. Join a thriving community of alumni and receive discounts on our other courses so you can continue to grow professionally.
Maintain your certification with a CPD Subscription
Maintain your certification
Stay relevant with self-paced microcredentials to bolster your learning and your professional profile.
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 vibrant peer community
Work on projects with your peers in our immersive learning lab. Connect through live online meetups and a specialist forum.
The resources are incredibly useful. Particularly the toolkits which act as quick reference documents to refresh my understanding of concepts, and the templates which have helped me to structure project planning.
Your fully supported learning journey
We have tailored a best-in-class learning experience to help digital learning professionals reach their full potential. Guided and supported by leaders in the field, you will explore the very latest concepts and tools as you learn what it takes to create and roll out impactful learning.
Build your job-ready skills as you get hands-on with all forms of digital learning, including multimedia learning, video, podcasts, micro-learning, and social learning.
Expert course mentors
Your mentors and tutors are all leading experts in instructional design. They guide you through the learning experience and support your practical project work.
Build a professional portfolio
From day one, work on a real-world project where you can apply your new skills and knowledge while building a portfolio to demonstrate your abilities.
Live virtual classrooms and Q&A sessions
Live online classrooms give you the opportunity to connect with your tutor and fellow students for feedback, question and answer sessions, collaboration, and challenges.
Become a Certified Digital Learning Professional
Please note: You will choose your delivery method and start date when checking out. A payment plan is also available.
Buy this course without CPD
Leap forward in your career as an innovative instructional designer and digital learning professional.
Choose between on-demand or cohort-based
Complete in four months
Deliver a real-life learning project
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Bundle your certificate with CPD to keep your journey going. Obtain, and then maintain and sustain, your qualification with a range of post-course benefits and gain access to all electives.
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Maintain your designation
$210 USD discount on additional certificates
Access course materials and add microcredentials
Add Specialist Certification & CPD
Add a specialist certificate course to your certificate and CPD subscription.
Save €400 (13%)
Become a digital learning specialist
$420 USD discount on additional certificates
Develop a specialist learning project
Your fellow students deliver best-in-class digital learning at the world’s leading US organizations and universities
We’ve helped thousands of students to accelerate rewarding careers in digital learning. See how DLI certification has impacted their careers
As a student, I've found the DLI Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design program to be an exceptional and comprehensive learning journey. The program's structure, encompassing self-paced modules, weekly assignments, discussion forums, collaborative activities, quizzes, and virtual classroom sessions, has provided me with both challenging and exciting opportunities to apply my learning. I'm impressed by the meticulous design and thoroughness of the program, which I believe is essential for both new and continuing instructional designers and e-Learning developers. The practical application of knowledge, closely mirroring real-world scenarios, has significantly enhanced my skills in instructional design and e-Learning development. The abundance of resources, like templates, instructional videos, articles, and podcasts, has been particularly beneficial. I feel empowered and well-equipped for my future career in this field and would highly recommend this program to others seeking to build a strong foundation in digital learning design.
From completing the Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design, I have gone from novice in the L&D field, to now where I am able to have conversations with the more experienced team members, challenge ideas and how to bring new ideas to the table
Doing the Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design definitely helped me get a new job! The course made me feel more confident to say I am an instructional designer and helped frame my career.
Moving from face-to-face instruction to digital content creation was challenging, but the Professional Certificate 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.
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.
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.
The L&D industry is constantly evolving, so for those of us working within it, we must continue to do the same. I learned a huge amount throughout the Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their instructional design skills.
Chuleeporn (Gwen) Theppitak
I completed the Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design and it has been instrumental in helping me understand the intricacies of instructional design in a systematic manner. The inclusion of project-based work has enabled me to translate theory into practice by creating captivating eLearning courses. Most importantly the program introduced me to the latest tools and technologies that are shaping the eLearning landscape.
An excellent experience overall. I loved that the Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design allowed me flexibility through the asynchronous design. I could manage my own time and fit it into my schedule, while still being a part of an interactive online community.
I found the experience of studying for the Professional Certificate in Digital Learning Design to be incredibly rewarding and enriching. The course was structured in a way that provided a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical experience. The instructors were highly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter, which made the learning process engaging and inspiring. I appreciated their dedication to helping us succeed.
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