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Digital Learning Designer

Apprenticeship Overview

A level 5 apprenticeship, digital learning designers are experts in adult learning and have specialist skills in educational technologies. They design and develop a range of products and initiatives, such as online courses, interactive multimedia, and virtual simulations, to address a wide range of educational and business needs. 

This occupation is found in organisations of any size or sector where there is either an internal need, or where digital learning services are part of their business outputs. Typical organisations include, formal education providers, public sector organisations, private training providers, in-house and specialist digital learning design studios and private companies, for example retail and telecommunications. 

Typical duration to gateway (excluding EPA period):  24 months.

Maximum funding:  £16,000.

Entry Criteria 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs, A levels, a level 2 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications. 

Key information

No Knowledge Modules or Vendor Qualifications

There are no mandated knowledge modules or professional vendor certification for this apprenticeship standard. Although you may want to utilise professional vendor certification that has been mapped to the knowledge components listed in the apprenticeship standard, you will not be able to use apprenticeship funding to pay for the certification.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours

All knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by the two different assessment methods: professional discussion underpinned by portfolio (AM1) and project with presentation, and questioning (AM2). 

EPA Gateway

In addition to the employer’s confirmation that the apprentice is working at or above the level in the occupational standard, the apprentice must have completed the following gateway requirements prior to beginning end-point assessment (EPA). 

Achieved English and Mathematics Level 2

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those who have BSL as their primary language. 

Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

A selection of the best pieces of evidence gathered by an apprentice during their apprenticeship. The evidence should demonstrate how an apprentice has carried out specific work tasks mapped to the assessment criteria and knowledge, skills and behaviours listed in the assessment plan for AM1.  

Project with presentation, and questioning

No requirements.

Digital Product Designer EPA

The EPA consists of two assessment methods.

Assessment Method 1 (AM1) – Professional Discussion Underpinned by Portfolio

A 60-minute two-way discussion underpinned by the portfolio, which involves both the independent assessor and the apprentice actively listening and participating in a formal conversation.

Assessment Method 2 (AM2) – Project with Presentation, and Questioning

A 5,000-word project designed to meet the needs of the business, delivering real business benefit, submitted by the end of week 12 of the EPA period. A presentation based on the project is also prepared and the presentation speaker notes and supporting materials are submitted at the same time as the project report. 

A digital learning product equivalent to 15 minutes learning time is also submitted by the end of week 12 of the EPA period. 

A presentation with questions session will follow with an independent assessor; the presentation will take 20 minutes and will be followed by 40 minutes of questioning.


Apprentices must pass both assessment methods (1 & 2), which can be taken in any order, to successfully complete their apprenticeship. Grades awarded are fail, pass, merit, or distinction. Apprentices will receive their grade ten working days after completing their final assessment method.


Link to Apprenticeship Standard

Link to Assessment Plan

Link to qualification specification

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