Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design

Advance your career as a digital learning professional with a globally recognised, industry-approved qualification.

University credit-rated by: GCU




16 weeks

Hours per week

4 hours per week


€ 1950



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Our alumni work with the world’s leading companies

An Post
Central Bank of Ireland
The Insurance Institute
William Fry

Leading the way in instructional design education

We’ve partnered with Glasgow Caledonian University and industry leaders to make sure our courses meet the highest educational standards.

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Next course commences:

25 Feb 2022

36 spaces available

Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design

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Your learning experience

Self-paced learning resources

Self-paced learning resources

Explore the interactive course content on our learning platform in your time, at your own speed

Instructional design toolkit

Instructional design toolkit

Discover a range of templates and design aids to help you screenplan, storyboard, develop and rollout your own eLearning content

One-to-one mentoring

One-to-one mentoring

Live, one-to-one mentoring with our digital learning mentors to support your growth in the world of digital learning

Build your project portfolio

Build your project portfolio

Start applying your learning practically with a live, practical digital learning project and build a portfolio that you can showcase

Student community

Student community

Share, reflect and engage with your fellow students during the course through dedicated working groups and out interactive social learning platform

Live virtual classrooms

Live virtual classrooms

Join the live virtual classrooms with other students to discuss the content, ask questions and take on challenges

“The course was very complete and I felt much more confident and knowledgeable in my work after attending it. Thanks to the Digital Learning Institute team I managed to create interactive and user-friendly eLearning content in my role. We used real case scenarios, role plays, brainstorming and many other interactive activities. I also had the opportunity to learn more about LMS, eLearning softwares, interactive platforms for games and quizzes, new technologies and best practices in digital learning.”

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Course Curriculum

We’ve put together a university credit-rated curriculum that covers everything you need to know to become a certified Digital Learning Professional.

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Module 1

Digital Learning Fundamentals

The options, roles and process for digital learning design.

Module 2

Design Principles

The core principles underpinning the instructional design and the visual design of digital learning.

Module 3

Analysis and Definition

Mapping out your content and your digital learning experience.

Module 4

Multimedia eLearning Design

Step by step process for designing and building multimedia eLearning courses.

Module 5

Video & Podcasts Learning Design

Step by step process for designing and creating videos and podcasts for learning.

Module 6

Virtual Classroom Design

Step by step process for designing and delivering an interactive virtual classroom.

Module 7

Micro Learning Design

Step by step process for designing and building learning aids and micro learning assets.

Module 8

Social & Immersive Learning Design

Step by step process for designing and building both social and immersive learning experiences.

Module 9

Rollout & the LMS

Implementing your digital learning experience and the role of the Learning Management System.

Module 10

Evaluation & Learning Analytics

Utilise learning analytics to profile your learners and make informed design decisions.

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Student stories

Learn how our courses have helped students from all backgrounds build successful careers in digital learning.

Frequently asked questions

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  • Students are admitted on a case-by-case basis after a consultation with one of our Advisors.

    Our students for each course come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Whilst some have experience in training & development, or even some eLearning design experience, for many people this may be their first time exploring the world of digital learning.

    The main criteria for consideration is your commitment to putting in the study time and attention required to achieve this professional qualification. Our mentors will support and guide you, but you will need to be prepared to set aside several hours a week for both study and project work.

    A working knowledge of the English language will also be required to benefit fully from this course. All course material, and live virtual classrooms, are delivered in English.

  • This course follows a four-month structure, consisting of live virtual classrooms and self-paced learning. The bi-weekly live virtual classrooms, hosted by one of our mentors, give you the opportunity to discuss, ask questions and take on challenges with other students. In between these virtual classrooms, you’ll be given online learning content to explore at your own pace, in addition to project work to complete.

  • Yes. Throughout the course, you will be supported by one of our mentors – all of whom are experienced digital learning professionals and facilitators. In addition to hosting your bi-weekly virtual classrooms, your mentor will support you through one-to-one sessions, guidance and feedback on your projects.

  • Yes. The work-based project on the course will give you the chance to design & build end-to-end digital learning experiences in multiple formats, which will have the added benefit of building your portfolio that showcases your digital learning design skills and experience.

  • Whilst most people prefer to do individual projects, you may work with colleagues or friends on the same project if you choose. Whether you’re working on an individual project or team project, will be put in a working group during the course. This will give you a social learning environment in which to discuss and showcase your project to others, receive feedback from peers, and see other ideas and projects come to life.

  • The UK higher education system is internationally renowned for its excellent standards. Our courses are all credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university. The Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design is allocated 20 credits at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system.

    For guidance, please review the Certification Equivalents Table.

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