University of Leeds & UCL Institute of Education program

Blended Learning Essentials

Essentials for teachers, trainers & managers developing blended learning and prepare learners to succeed in the workplace.

  • Overview 4 courses
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Learn Free

Explore the essentials for teachers, trainers & managers developing blended learning

Technology has fundamentally changed how we learn, making it more engaging but also challenging. The program contains essential knowledge for teachers, trainers & managers developing blended learning and prepare learners to succeed in the workplace.

You may be working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning and lifelong learning or adult education. Whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training, this program will help you use digital technology and blended learning more effectively.

Throughout this program you’ll understand the main principles of blended learning, how to embed it in your practice, how to develop your learners’ digital skills for the modern workplace and how to use digital technology to enhance apprentices’ experience.

You will find practical advice from with teaching and training professionals on how overcome challenges and resources you will need to make digital technology work for you.

How does our pricing work?

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$336 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn from experts using technology for training, teaching and delivering apprenticeships

This program is developed by leading experts from the University of Leeds and the UCL Institute of Education, working in partnership with colleges, training providers and sector bodies.

The courses in this program demonstrate the hands-on expertise of teachers, trainers and managers using technology for training, teaching and delivering apprenticeships.

Each course is supported by Digital Champions, expert who share their experience, stimulate discussion and help you apply what you learn in the course in your own context.

Blended Learning Essentials is supported by professional bodies and sector agencies whose work informs the curriculum and who provide further pathways to accreditation for a range of professional roles and providers.

Who will you learn with?

Chair of Learning with Digital Technology, Knowledge Lab, UCL IOE.
Developing a global community of teachers around the Learning Designer

Twitter: @thinksitthrough

Dean of Digital Education and Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Leeds. For more information see:

I am a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Education in the School of Education at the University of Leeds.

Gain evidence of your continuing professional development

The courses within this program have been certified from the CPD Certification Service which means they can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.