Digital learning design apprenticeship

Digital learning, or e-learning as it is also called, is a booming industry, with more and more businesses opting to use electronic media, educational technology and web-based learning to train their employees rather than more traditional training methods, including face-to-face learning.

The UK has the largest e-learning industry in Europe, with over 400 companies specialising in e-learning for the corporate market.

This new apprenticeship has been developed to train e-learning designers, thereby creating a workforce of talented technical staff who will work across the further education, public and private sectors to design, develop and implement strategies and content for digital learning.

As an apprentice, you might take on a role as a digital learning assistant, where you will be part of a team working to build simple digital content using rapid authoring tools and pre-designed templates. Or perhaps you will work as a virtual learning environment administrator, supporting the creation of online courses and instructional web projects. Meanwhile, as a technology-enhanced learning coordinator, you will work within a college environment providing support for teaching staff in the delivery and development of digital learning resources.

Completion of this Advanced Level apprenticeship will give you a number of different options for progression into more senior roles within the digital learning industry or across the creative and cultural sector.

Level:

Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary:

Salaries vary across the sector

Job roles:

Digital learning assistant, Virtual learning environment administrator, Technology-enhanced learning coordinator

Issuing authority:

Creative and Cultural Skills – www.ccskills.org.uk