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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.


To get an award you will need to upgrade all courses on this program, then qualify for a Certificate of Achievement on each course. To qualify you need to do at least 90% of each course and score an average of 70% or above on any tests.

Once you have qualified for a Certificate of Achievement on every course you will receive a FutureLearn Award.

This program will require 12 weeks of learning and cost a total of $356.

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?

Diana Laurillard

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

Twitter: @thinksitthrough

Neil Morris

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

Bronwen Swinnerton

I am a Researcher in Digital Learning in the School of Education at the University of Leeds. I have a particular interest in MOOCs both from a research and a development perspective.

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.

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