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Apprenticeship training course

Digital learning designer (level 5)

A digital designer works closely with colleagues to deliver high-quality learning activities.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Digital learning designer
  • E-learning developer
  • Instructional designer
  • Learning design officer
  • Learning designer
  • Learning technologist
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Develop communication strategies to manage and engage with project stakeholders and use appropriate methods and technologies to facilitate and document communications.
  • Plan and facilitate discussions and activities to initiate and progress work, analyse and interpret information, gather requirements, and engage effectively with stakeholders.
  • Gather, analyse, and interpret information about learners and learning environments, such as learner feedback, learning analytics, needs analysis, and profile mapping, to inform the learning design approach and technical requirements.
  • Select and apply appropriate learning theories and instructional design models and methodologies to inform digital learning design approaches, outputs, and implementation strategies.
  • Use instructional design tools, taxonomies, and frameworks to articulate meaningful learning objectives and learning content, through scripts or storyboards.
  • Use learning objectives to map a learning journey to facilitate and measure their achievement through formative and summative activities.
  • Interpret and synthesise information sources and concepts to organise content and re-present information to align with learning objectives and meet learner needs.
  • Communicate concepts, designs, and strategies to suit different stakeholder audiences and facilitate Collaborative processes, using appropriate formats and technologies, such as face to face and virtual presentations, storyboards, and project documentation.
  • Select and use distinct software, hardware, platforms, and tools to design, develop, and implement digital learning products and experiences.
  • Use professional techniques to script, edit, create, and produce a range of multimedia formats, including text, imagery, audio, and video.
  • Configure and apply regulatory, professional, organisational and technical standards and techniques including accessibility standards and data security to the sustainable design and formatting of documents, multimedia, user interface, digital products and platforms.
  • Conduct the quality checking and testing of digital outputs whilst ensuring there is ongoing improvement of quality assurance processes with internally and or with target users, prior to implementation, including proofreading, updating, renewing and revising existing content, application of branding, accessibility and functionality.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of digital learning products and experiences in achieving project requirements and intended learning objectives, using appropriate tools and methodologies.
  • Plan and manage your own design and development activities and collaborate with others to achieve shared objectives and outputs.
  • Organise and manage digital assets and outputs on a platform in accordance with organisational or professional standards, to maintain regulatory compliance, version control, efficient collaborative processes, and quality assurance.
  • Assimilate and use evaluative information to contribute to the review of organisational policies, processes and systems.

Full information on Digital learning designer (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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