Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design

Build your career as a Digital Learning professional
with a globally recognised and industry approved qualification.

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22 weeks

Hours per week

4 hours per week




Online Cohort & OnDemand

Our alumni work with the world’s leading companies

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With this Digital Learning Design Diploma, you will…

  • Become a certified digital learning professional in a growing industry
  • Design high quality learning experiences for all types of learners
  • Practice the latest eLearning tools, AI, and technology
  • Have access to a network of established digital learning professionals
  • Apply instructional design, UDL and LX design principles to your digital learning

The Impact of Digital Learning Design Education

Even though you may have that knowledge, you might not have the qualification behind you, so I was feeling imposter syndrome. DLI definitely helped me progress in my journey within digital learning.

Alan O'Flaherty

Alan O’Flaherty

Support and Content Manager at EazySAFE Read Alan O’Flaherty’s story

I started off not knowing what digital learning was, so if I didn’t do this course, it wouldn’t have opened up this whole new world for me. I wasn’t a very confident person and always kept my ideas to myself, but once I got into this area, I was able to develop in a different place more in line with my interests.

Emily McAuley

Emily McAuley

Digital Learning Business Executive at Meritec Read Emily McAuley’s story

I got a promotion just around Christmas time. And yes, I have my experience, but I’m certain it was also because I had the Certificate to back me up.

Sallie Melton

Sallie Melton

Educator at East Riding Council Read Sallie Melton’s story

I’ve gone from being a novice in the L&D field, to now where I am able to have conversations with the more experienced team members, challenge ideas, and bring new ideas to the table and how do we move from standard eLearning to microlearning, video content. That future thinking has all come from me joining the diploma programme.

Aaron Willoughby

Aaron Willoughby

Digital Learning Specialist at KFC Read Aaron Willoughby’s story

Setting the Global Standard in Digital Learning 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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What to Expect From a Digital Learning Design Course

  • A new industry and career path in the Learning and Development Sector
  • An opportunity to build your instructional design skills for all forms of digital learning
  • Practice with the tools and software used in digital learning today including Chat GBT, Articulate, Elucidate, 7Taps and more
  • Deliver high impact learning experiences with an understanding of various learning models
  • Learn how to work seamlessly with subject matter experts
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Next cohort commences:

31 Mar 2023

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(on-demand also available)

Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design

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About the Diploma Program

We’ve put together a university credit-rated curriculum that covers everything you need to know
to become a certified Digital Learning Professional. In 22 weeks of cohort based learning, you
can feel confident entering the digital learning industry with the skills needed to excel.

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Module 1

Digital Learning Fundamentals

The options, roles and process for digital learning design.

Module 2

Design Principles

The core theory and principles underpinning the instructional design, visual design and universal design of digital learning experiences.

Module 3

Analysis and Definition

Mapping out an end to end digital learning experience and work seamlessly with your Subject Matter Experts.

Module 4

Multimedia eLearning Design

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

Module 5

Virtual Classroom Design

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

Module 6

Video Based Learning

Step by step process for designing and creating videos for learning including instructional videos, animated videos and interactive videos.

Module 7

Micro Learning & Podcasts

Step by step process for designing and building learning aids and podcasts.

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.

Module 11

AI Driven Learning [New]

Practice the latest AI tools and techniques to support learning delivery.

Your Digital Learning Experience

We want all of our students to complete our Diploma with a model of what exceptional Digital Learning Design looks like. In our diploma you’ll be supported with mentoring, student community, digital learning toolkits, and more.

Self-paced learning resources

Self-paced learning resources

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

Self-paced learning resources

Instructional design toolkit

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

Self-paced learning resources

One-to-one mentoring

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

Self-paced learning resources

Build your project portfolio

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

Self-paced learning resources

Student community

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

Self-paced learning resources

Live virtual classrooms

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

Who Is This Digital Learning Course For?

Individuals who graduate the Professional Diploma in Digital Learning are certified as experienced Digital Learning professionals ready to pivot careers entirely or gain more responsibility in their current roles. Digital Learning Managers invest in the diploma to ensure every team member is equipped with the skills needed to excel their company’s department forward.

  • Teachers
  • Instructional designers
  • L&D professionals
  • Higher Education Professionals
  • Corporate learning professionals
  • Individuals ready for a career change
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Why the Digital Learning Institute

The Digital Learning Institute was founded in 2018 (formerly known as Flex Labs) and we are the global leaders in digital learning education. We are comprised of a team of digital learning specialists with a passion for helping professionals reach their potential through digital learning design courses. Since 2018, the Digital Learning Institute has helped 5,000+ students transition into digital learning careers and improve a variety of company’s learning and development departments. We regularly work with global brands to upskill their teams in Learning & Development, product training, customer education and much more.

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

    Our students for each course come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Whilst some have experience in training & development, or even digital learning design, 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 asidetime each 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 content, and live virtual classrooms, are delivered in English.

  • There is two approaches to taking the Diploma.

    • Cohort Based Learning
    • Self-Paced Learning

    Cohort Based Learning

    Cohort Based Learning is a scheduled and structured digital learning experience over a 22-week period. You will start the course at a scheduled time with other students from your cohort. There will be scheduled learning activities, interventions and assessment milestones over the 22 weeks. The content is all available self-paced but is accessed in a timetabled manner. You will have an opportunity to network with your peers and attend live virtual classroom sessions. The option is ideal for people who want to get certified quickly and experience a course with other students.

    Self-Paced Learning

    The self paced options allow you to start the Diploma at any time and complete the course in your own time. There are no scheduled learning activities and interventions. You can set your own timetable for the assessment. You will receive support from a learning mentor to guide you through the process. This option is ideal for people who cannot dedicate 4 hours per week to study and need flexibility to manage their own time.

  • 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 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.

  • There are no additional/hidden costs – all tools & software used and referenced in the diploma, have free trials available to the students.

  • Yes! 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 at 20 units 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.

  • The certification course addresses the core process, principles and practices of simply instructional design. The certificate focuses on the design of multimedia eLearning courses and is ideal for people who are currently working alongside digital learning professionals and are looking for a solid understanding in the fundamentals.

    The diploma is designed for people who are looking to advance their career as a Digital Learning Professional or directly pivot from one career to the Digital Learning Design Industry. The diploma covers the end-to-end knowledge and skills you will need to design engaging and impactful digital learning experiences.

    While a lot of our students progress from the Cert to the Diploma there is not requirement to complete the Cert first because the Diploma covers everything that is covered in the Cert but it goes more in depth.